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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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  • General tourist information

    Rotterdam Favorites

    The local Tourist Office (VVV) is located at the Coolsingel 195-197 3012 AG Rotterdam. There is a branch office in the main hall of the Central Train Station. The office offers much free information and in the shop some nice souvenirs are on sale.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sculptures

    Haarlem Favorites

    The Steekspel op 't Sant (Toernooirijders) statue was made by sculptor Eric Claus. It refers to popular horse tournament that was played at 't Sant (the former name of the market square). The statue is locate at the corner of the Grote Markt and the Lepelstraat.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • City sights

    Rotterdam Favorites

    Whenever in Rotterdam my eyes are drawn to the other side of the river Meuse. I cannot help it and always get mixed feelings ... Why? I donot really know. Maybe because I've seen the change of this small piece of Rotterdam, the Noordereiland. It used to be an underdoggy place pushed into a darkling corner by artists, musicians and performers and...

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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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  • 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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  • Philips

    Eindhoven Favorites

    The creation of the light-bulb in 1891 and the first DAF truck al little later was the beginning of the development and flourishing of the city. Since then Eindhoven has grown to become one of the most prominent cities of Europe in the fields of technology, knowledge and design. Many top-class international high-tech companies are now located in...

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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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  • 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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  • 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

    Majoor Bosshardt was a well known Salvation Army worker. Born as Alida Margaretha Bosshardt at Utrecht in 1913, she did a lot for the Amsterdam prostitutes at the Red Light District. No wonder a bench with her statue can be found opposite the local Salvation Army Goodwill center at the Oudezijds Voorburgwal 14, the house where she has lived untill...

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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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  • 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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  • Flowers

    Haarlem Favorites

    If you visit Haarlem in the springtime, be sure to look into Hofje van Oorschot and see the magnolias in full bloom. If you are making your way into the centre of Haarlem from the Train/Bus station, follow Kruisweg then Kruisstraat. You will find the hofje on the right, at the point where the road takes a turn to the left, opposite the 'Hema'...

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  • Money

    Eindhoven Favorites

    At the mainpostoffice u can draw money, buy tel.crads, stamps, send big packages which u cannot in the smalleroffices in the districts. Opposite the Dorinth Hotel and close to the station its not hard to find.

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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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  • Canals & Houseboats

    Amsterdam Favorites

    Amsterdam slowly is transforming into a greener canal belt. The canal boats will be transformed into electrical boats with no exhaust fumes. The goal is to get a 40% CO2-emissieon reduction in 2025 Also in the newest canal houses renovation projects; green is the startpoint. During the 2013 Heritage days I visited the pilot project at the Nieuwe...

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  • Bridges

    Rotterdam Favorites

    The Nieuwe Maas cuts right through the citycentre of Rotterdam. Several bridges and tunnels link the two banks. The important connections for cars are the Erasmusbrug connecting the northbank with the south bank of the river and a bit more inland the Willemsbrug connecting the north bank with the Noordereiland and the Koninginnebrug connecting...

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  • Festivals

    The Hague Favorites

    The Pasar Malam Besar, The Hague, still is one great happening to me. Ofcourse it is funtime, too, to meet a lot of friends who come to enjoy this Indo event and, to show my new paintings at the same time ... Yep, I do join this Indo Festival for a little exhibition with my last paintings. Mostly migrants from Indonesian colonial times come to...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Festivals and events

    Rotterdam Favorites

    Metropolis is a festival which is held yearly near the Ahoy Complex in Rotterdam. Here you find a market where the sell clothes, funny things and show some good causes. There is also music on many different stages. An ideal place to look around, enjoy the sun, sit in the grass and listen to the music. Entrance to the festival is free.

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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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