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  • Coffee shops

    Amsterdam Favorites

    its all over the place.dont go inthe first one avoid bulldog as they are for tourits look at the ones with plenty locals in stoned they are the best. i found the greenhouse to be the one, bubblegum is very popular smoke. nice babes behind the bar selling coka cola and coffee and the dealer in the corner expext to pay 8 euros for a good size bag...

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  • Vrijthof

    Maastricht Favorites

    The Vrijthof is the city's main focus for both locals and tourists. The eastern side is a row of terraced cafes which face the twin churches of St Jan (with its distinctive red tower) and St Servaas. Also around the square is the former Spanish Government House, the old Customs House and the Vrijthof Theatre. On the square itself are several...

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  • Scheveningen/Kijkduin beaches

    The Hague Favorites

    Scheveningen is a modern seaside resort with a long sandy beach, an esplanade, a pier, and a lighthouse. A nudist section is 1 km to the north. The harbor is used both for fishing and tourism. The long sandy beach is also popular for watersports like windsurfing and kiteboarding The earliest reference to the name 'Sceveninghe' goes back to...

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  • General tourist information

    Rotterdam Favorites

    I'd never considered Rottterdam as a tourist city on my previous visits - just a place to change trains (and of course having the Centraal station surrounded by a building site didn't help). But now that I've managed an afternoon/evening wandering the city it's given me a taster of the tourist city - and a very scrumptious one too. As well as the...

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  • Coffee Shops

    Haarlem Favorites

    Paddos instead of weed. During my recent stay in Holland I learned that the trend nowadays is for "paddos", Dutch word for "paddestoel" or mushroom. Hallucinogenic mushrooms are now a must. The Dutch newspapers reported already deadly casualties with "magic mushrooms" among tourists in Amsterdam. Owners of coffee shops will be obliged to hire...

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  • Dom church and tower

    Utrecht Favorites

    The Rune stone at the Domplain at the entrance of the Pandhof was a present of the Denmark for the 300th anniversary of the University of Utrecht in 1936. The stone is a copy of a real stone at the Danish Jelling, a UNESCO heritage.

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  • Tourist info

    Eindhoven Favorites

    PSV was established at August 31, 1913. So in 2013 PSV will have 100 years of history and this will be celebrated during the year with an aniversary shirt and lots of activities and on the aniversaty day 31 August 2013, PSV will for once play the light town derby in their home stadium.

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  • Scenic Leiden

    Leiden Favorites

    The Old Police Headquarter dates from 1927 and was designed by Jan Neisingh in the style of the Amsterdam school. The building is a National monument. Since the closure of the headquater in 2005 the city of Leiden is looking for another destination for the building like rendering of service. Location: Zonneveldstraat 10 - 2311RV Leiden

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  • General tourist information

    Delft Favorites

    Delft is located between Rotterdam and The Hague. Delft is primarily known for its typically Dutch town centre (with canals); also for the painter Vermeer, Delft Blue pottery (Delftware) and its association with the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau. I was lucky to visit it in December of 1996. You can watch my 2 min 46 sec Video...

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  • Ginneken / Bouvigne castle

    Breda Favorites

    I work in Breda and this castle is my neighbour, isn't that great! It is called castle Bouvigne and it dates from around 1425 Directions to the castle: by train: to central station Breda, after that by train taxi or city bus to Golden Tulip hotel Mastbosch. By car: from Utrecht A27, turn Breda/Bavel. Follow the sign Mastbos?de Klokkenberg. After...

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  • Events

    Tilburg Favorites

    Some major events that happen every year. No exact dates available. Meimarkt: in May. This day the whole centre is turned into a big fleamarket. Tilburg Hap Stap Festival: end of May. The restaurants of Tilburg let you taste some of their stuff at one big festival. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Festival van het Levenslied: Early June. Festival dedicated...

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  • Binnendieze

    's-Hertogenbosch Favorites

    The major highlight of our visit here was the tour of the river canal under Den Bosch. There there is much to see and the ambience while walking about or sitting at the cafe or pub is something I hope not to forget.

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  • IAmsterdam Card & Passes

    Amsterdam Favorites

    I've Many of them are available with several discount cards, but the Hosteldeals card is by far the most attractive of all! For just 17,50 i've had access for reduced rates and incidentally some free stuff! had a blast there!

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  • Parks

    Maastricht Favorites

    If you have the chance, on a sunny morning, to contemplate the medieval towers of Maastricht from Mount Saint Pieter, you will not find it hard to imagine yourself back in centuries past. Strolling down the hill towards the city, you might pass along cornfields, stroke a horse’s head over the barbed wire and pick a poppy flower from the grass. Your...

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  • Around The Hague

    The Hague Favorites

    The Hague (Den Haag, officially 's-Gravenhage) is the capital city of the province of South Holland. It is the third largest city of the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. In the fifteenth century the more formal 'des Graven hage' came into use, literally "the count's wood". The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government and parliament,...

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  • Architecture, modern

    Rotterdam Favorites

    Gebouw Delftse Poort (Gate of Delft Building) is an office complex consisting of two skyscrapers. The taller tower's (Until May 2009, the highest office in The Netherlands) height is 151 metres and has 41 floors and the shorter tower's height is 93 metres and has 25 floors. Both towers are built over a 4-storey multifunctional podium which...

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  • Sculptures

    Haarlem Favorites

    What would Haarlem be without the canals, without the water? The city is surrounded and crossed with the chanels. It is lovely to see all those big and small yaughts sailing in. Some one was even inventive and deisgned this bench so you an sit dry... or for what ever purpose it is designed ! One thing is for sure: it does add colour in the street!

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  • Old architecture

    Utrecht Favorites

    Utrecht has streets full of quite trendy little shops - definitely worth having a wander if you are looking for something special... but postcards are somewhat hard to find! I asked an assistant for postcards in a shop where I thought they might have them and she replied quite snootily..."Postcards?? This isn't Amsterdam!!" Nevertheless I did...

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  • General

    Eindhoven Favorites

    Iam born here, moved 2 times for a short period to other cities.. U can ask me anything about my hometown. I will try to update as much as possible:-If u eed any info just send me an email and i will try to help u:-) On the picture: The flying pins, some like this kind of "Art" i dont....

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  • Leiden University

    Leiden Favorites

    The Webster University at Leiden is an Academy for: -Business & Management (MBA) -Behavioral & Social Sciences (MA) -Global Politics -Media Communications & Fine Arts -Professional Development (CMA) The Webster University is located at Boommarkt 1 - 2311 EA Leiden. Tel: +31-71-5168001

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  • Delft Blue Pottery

    Delft Favorites

    Walking through picturesque Delft and its lovely small streets along the canals you may find some really beautiful views. So have a city-walk which can be booked at different tourist shops, where you can choose for your own theme (like an art walk, history-walk, architecture-walk etc.) Very fond of the Delft Blue this house door attracted my...

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  • Spanjaardsgat

    Breda Favorites

    At this place Holland was liberated from the Spanish about 400 years ago! Het "Spaanjaarsgat" refers to the freedom war against the Spains from 1568 till 1648. The story goes that Breda was liberated from Spaniards right here. On the historic Shrove- Tuesday in 1590 when the Spaniards where celebrating the occupation, Adriaan van Bergen sail with...

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  • Nederlands Textielmuseum

    Tilburg Favorites

    Tilburg Textile Museum. Visiting the University was nice but then a visit to a lovely Textile Museum was my favorite. I love crafting ... as many of you know. So I find it very interesting to see how cloth and items made of fabric are weaved into works of art. I even love the FEEL of fabric! I think Bill found the different machines used to be...

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  • Red Light District

    Amsterdam Favorites

    In the Red Light Districts of Amsterdam you will find, on any given day, hundreds of girls offering sex for money. Nowhere else on earth are the women so straightforwardly on display, sitting sparingly attired on stools behind windows. Nowhere else except in the other main Dutch cities, because this conspicuous window prostitution is distinct to...

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  • Binnenhof

    The Hague Favorites

    Het Kabinet der Koningin [The Queen's Office support to the Queen in the performance of her constitutional duties and acts as a link between the Queen and her ministers. Its functions are laid down in the Royal Decree of 16 December 2003. The Prime Minister has ministerial responsibility for the Office. The historic building that houses the...

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  • Cubic houses (Kubus woningen)

    Rotterdam Favorites

    Worth a visit inside! Yes, one of many of these apartments is a kind of a museum. You can take a look inside of the cube apartment to get an idea of the interior. You can even buy one, although the prices are 300,000 Euro and above :-)

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  • Keukenhof

    Haarlem Favorites

    Lentehof Information In the spring Keukenhof 2001 is open daily from March 22 through May 24 2001, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (admission booths open until 6:00 p.m.). Admission prices: Adults NLG 20.00 per person Children (ages 4-12) NLG 10.00 per person 65+ NLG 17.50 per person Parking fee NLG 7.50 per car. For more detailed...

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  • Canals

    Utrecht Favorites

    Yet again Oude Gracht, and for good reason. It's got a great selection of restaurants. THE most peaceful place (for me) in the world on a hot summers day. Go for a trip on the water on the canal boat (Rondvaart) for an even more unforgettable experience!

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  • Sports

    Eindhoven Favorites

    I used to work at the ?ndoor-Sportcentrum Eindhoven. This is the most beautifull sportcentre of Europe because of its special wooden roof construction. They have lots of big events mostly sports, European and worldchampionships so you understand that i liked my job very much. The city of Eindhoven has everything to offer for any kind of sports...

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  • Historical Delft

    Delft Favorites

    This statue (2003) is also located in the Prinsenhof Gardens on St Agatha's Square. William of Orange was shot in 1584 in the Prinsenhof (the Prince's Court). www.delft.nl

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  • Grote Kerk

    Breda Favorites

    You will not miss the Big Church (Grote kerk), also known as Onze-lieve-vrowe-kerk. It is the main Brabant Gothic building in the Netherlands and its beautiful single tower reaches 97 m. This building is very different from the kind of churches you can see in the Northern part of the country and it gives the city a more 'meridional' look. It is the...

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  • Statues and Sculptures

    Amsterdam Favorites

    The Herman Heijermans statue is located in the Leidsebosje, a small park just South of the Leidseplein square. It's mad by sculptor Joseph Mendes da Costa in 1929. Herman Heijermans was a writer of plays and small stories. The first statue was placed in the Vondelpark, but was the subject of much debate and vandalism. In 1934 the statue was badly...

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  • General tourist information

    The Hague Favorites

    See the Castalia, better known as the "Two Brests Of Lady Hague", the Atrium and the Hoftoren, photographed here from centre of The Hague. I just had to wait for the traffic light, and got struck by the beauty of the best-known buildings of The Hague against the blue sky during sunset . So I had to jump out of the car, take the photograph, jump in...

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  • History

    Rotterdam Favorites

    This is the oldest statue in the Netherlands! It stands at Grote Kerkplein, just a stone’s throw from the Laurens church. The philosopher Erasmus was born in Rotterdam around 1468. If you are interested in learning more about Erasmus, I recommend you a visit at the Erasmus House, located just behind the statue.

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  • Grote Markt

    Haarlem Favorites

    Rent à bike and Tour around Haarlem. THE city offers so much small streets, parcs and the beach. By bike you have easy access to all. We rented the bikes at a most amazing store. It's à sort toystore but THE Also have bisar bikes and you van also have coffie and pie. The place is located in à small street right on THE big square, in dutch; de grote...

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  • Museum Van Speelklok tot Pierement

    Utrecht Favorites

    Visit the peculiar museum 'Van Speelklok tot Pierement'. The Lowlands are famous for it's carrillons (symphonic churchbells), draaiorgels (streetorgans) and other automatic music-'boxes'. This museum shows you a wide range and you will be amazed about the Belgian Mortier-organs. Nora!

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  • Stratumseind

    Eindhoven Favorites

    One of my fondest memories was sitting with Carin (catnl) at her favorite pub drinking Belgian Beer and eating french fries Eindhoven style (she had hers with Ketchup, Mayonaise and Onions (The special!) and I had mine with Satay Sauce. MMmmmm!

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  • Architecture

    Amsterdam Favorites

    The NIOD or the Nederlands Instituut voor oorlogs-, holocaust- en genocidestudies Documentatiecentrum (Dutch Institute for war-, holocaust-and genocide studies) is housed in beautiful canal house at the Herengracht 380 build for Jacobus Nienhuys, a tobacco planter in 1890. A fire damaged the adjacent house, that was bought by Jacobus to create a...

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  • City landmarks

    The Hague Favorites

    The Grote Kerk [Big Church] (also known as the St. Jacobskerk [St. Jacob's Church]) is one of the oldest buildings in The Hague and is inextricably interwoven into the city’s history. Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk (English: Great, or St. James church) is a landmark Protestant church in The Hague. The building is located on the Torenstraat, named for...

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  • Shopping areas

    Rotterdam Favorites

    We arrived at the central square of Rotterdam on a rainy day and as you can see, there weren't much people around. But when the sun is back, Everyone seems to appear from nowhere! Lots of popular brand of shops around and you can expect to spend quite a sum if your n shopaholic. The fantastic Euromast tower! Friendly and helpful people...the...

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  • VT-meetings

    Haarlem Favorites

    Fondest memory is an easy one. It was meeting VT member Sandra (sandravdp), her friend Isabel and Sandra's dad Leo (lvdpiet), another VT'er. Sandra and Isabel met up with me at the train station and we headed off to the restaurant for dinner. Poor Sandra had her bike and had to ride it in the rain while Isabel and I took the nice dry bus. We had a...

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  • Media

    Eindhoven Favorites

    This radiostation has some goodmusic, interviews with locals and.....live on the internet. Special about this radiostation: they give tips where u might get flashed if ur speeding ! http://www.decibel.nl

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  • Dam Square

    Amsterdam Favorites

    In the center of Amsterdam you find many Chinese businesses, not limited to the Chinese quarter. Chinese Massage is one of those businesses and they might differ from one to the other. Chinese Beauty Massage at the Gravenstraat 28 (behind the Nieuwe Kerk at the Dam square) is one of them.

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  • Embassies

    The Hague Favorites

    To get a visa for Ukraine in Holland you have to go to The Hague and fill in some forms. Bring youre passport, you have to fill in address were youre staying, reason of visit etc. Take some money with you to pay for the visa. The people at the Embassy speak Ukrainian or English. Fee for a single entry: 50 euro a double entry: 90...

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  • Rotterdam Watercity (Waterstad)

    Rotterdam Favorites

    The Europoort is an industrial and port south of the New Waterway and north of the Hartel Canal, east of the Maasvlakte and west of the Botlek. The area belongs to the municipality of Rotterdam is 3600 ha. The Europoort Botlek together with the one of the largest petrochemical industrial areas of the world. At the beginning of the Caland Canal...

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