Few words in Dutch
Below few words that you can use while traveling in Holland:
good morning = goedemorgen
good afternoon = goedemiddag
good evening = goedenavond
see you = tot ziens
see you soon = tot gauw
yes = ja
no = nee
maybe = misschien
are you sure? (of it) = ben je daar zeker van?
of course! = natuurlijk!
thank you (formal) = dank U wel
thank you (informal) = dank je wel
thanks (casual) = bedankt
please (polite) - also: here you are = alstublieft
Mr. and Sir = meneer (mijnheer)
Mrs. and Ma'am = mevrouw
Miss = juffrouw
have fun = veel plezier
happy dreams = welterusten
bless you = gezondheid!
have a nice meal = eet smakelijk!
coffee = koffie
tea = thee
milk = melk
whipped cream = slagroom
sugar = suiker
coffee with milk = koffie verkeerd
bred = brood
cheese sandwich = broodje kaas
ham sandwich = broodje ham
french fries = friet
sea = zee
beach = strand
lake = meer
bicycle = fiets
train = trein
airplane = vliegtuig
bus = bus
auto = auto
departure = vertrek
arrival = aankomst
bedroom = slaapkamer
bed = bed
pillow = kussen
blanket = deken
bath = bad
bathroom = badkamer
towel = handdoek
very good (food) = erg lekker
Autumn / Spring
Comfortable walking shoes
Coat / rain coat, umbrella, maybe cotton gloves, warm clothes During this period, weather can change a lot from one day to the other, and the wind can blow (cold wind)
Holland's Finest Beach - Noordwijk Aan Zee
"White Night in Noordwijk"
From late May to early July the nights are very short in Noordwijk Aan Zee,
however is not the world's most northern city with its northerly location about 53 degrees.
But for me as a central-european it was a little funny, that the sun does not want to set in the near of midnight.
"Floral seaside resort of the Netherlands"
Coastal resort Noordwijk Aan Zee is a part of the city of Nordwijk on the coastal area, in the heart of the Dutch bulb fields that are on blooming season each spring.
It was founded around 1200 as a fishing village. Nowadays with its long sandy beaches it is a popular resort where the tourism industry is the primary business instead of fishing.
The nearby Keukenhof Gardens are famous for their extensive displays of flowers. Excursions that are ideal for everybody include a trip to Space Expo, the largest permanent European space exhibition, and the Ford Museum, with the largest collection of Ford vehicles in the world.
The town is approx. 35 km from Amsterdam far away and it can be reached very well by car, but the public transportation is also good.
"Noordwijkerhout - Hart van de Bollenstreek"
After the first world war many poorly-fed hungarian children, among them also my father, were invited by dutch families. He spent several years at a warm-hearted family on a farm near Groningen. When he returned, told unforgettable fairy tales from the country of tulip fields, the windmills, the fishing boats, the clogs and from the wonderful milk, cheese and chocolate. He forgot the Dutch language soon, but the prayer Paternoster/Onzevader never!
In the late eighties I was asked by a hungarian firm; whether it would be worth, to buy a pricey machinery from a dutch company; at that time I suddenly remembered to father's long forgotten debt, and said yes.
With the owner, who lived in Noordwijkerhout, we became friends and spent many pleasant years together both in Noordwijkerhout and in Budapest. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us since years. I miss him very much. more
Noordwijk aan Zee
"The seaside resort"
Noordwijk aan Zee (on sea) is a typical Dutch seaside village with a long boulevard and good beaches. In summer there's a flower corso which is worth visiting. Big vehicles covered with flowers file along the boulevard.
I also refer to my Noordwijk-Binnen page (also to be built soon).
Both are next to each other on the coast, near Leiden.