Hotel Golf-Residentie Brunssummerheide
Rimburgerweg 52, Brunssum, 6445 pa, nl
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I'm just curious if they "punch" the bus passes when you use them or are they electronic? Is that the same for student passes?
Re: Bus Passes
All Dutch buses usualy use Stripen karte, wich driver stamps on your entrance. The students can buy monthly pass, wich have to be presented with photograf card, so driver can see thet is your card/pass.
You can chek all about passes www.veolia.nl they run the buses in all of Linburg and in few other states in The Netherlands.
On entrance you just have to show it to the driver.
Some buses in Eindhoven have electronic barcode reades in the bus wich reads the barcode on your pass, thus validating your journey.
Re: Bus Passes
Some places in the Netherlands (and eventually everybody) are switching to an electronic system, the OV-chipcard, see http://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/faq/?taal=en
Here you can find some info on the Strippenkaarten mentioned abive: http://www.vbn-bv.nl/content.php?pagina_id=3
Check this site to plan your trip: http://journeyplanner.9292.nl/
Travel Tips for Brunssum
Important phone numbers
Here is a short list of phone numbers you might need:
General emergencys: 112
The police: 09008844
Hospital Brunssum: 045 - 527 99 99
Taxi: 045 - 5252444
This off course isn't a favourite thing at all. Just might be usefull.
In the province of Limburg, people speak a dialect, most Dutch people cannot understand much of it and consider it to be some kind of German.
Limburger people know better, there's even a bit French influence in there, but basically it's just twisted Dutch with a mix of German. Every town (and sometimes every village) have their own dialect, differences can be quite big if you are a local. In fact you can face difficulties understanding people from another part of the province. Especially Kerkrade is notorious for their difficult dialect.
Brunssum (and the region) is a former mining city which attracted workers from all over the Netherlands and even Europe. So the local dialect is not that preserved here. Most young people know how to speak it but preffer Dutch. The older people preffer the dialect.
So don't worry if you don't speak our dialect, Dutch will do fine and people switch to it easily (as they do everywhere in Limburg). Do notice that when you try out Dutch, we might answer with a strange accent.. can't help it!!
Umbrellas a Must! :)
Bags for shopping -- grocery stores do not automatically give you a bag. Once you get used to the concept, it becomes second nature and makes a lot of sense in terms of cutting down waste. Rainjacket & comfortable shoes:
The downtown areas is for pedestrians only and many of the streets are brickpaved and uneven, not bad to walk on unless you're in high heels!
And much like my beloved Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (where I used to live), it rains a lot, so be prepared. As on any trip, bring things that you're used to, but I found that I was able to find everything that I wanted.
Ever seen 27 holes in one place?
Brunssum has a beautiful golf course that is situated in the middle of the nature parks. People from over the country come here to play golf and admire the scenery. The golf course has 3 courses with 9 holes each. So that is an amazing total of 27 holes.
There is an outdoor swimming "paradise" in Brunssum. It is called de Zeekoelen. There are a couple of swimmingpools there. And there is also a big grassy field to sunbathe on. Great fun for both kids and adults.
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