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    by Leipzig Updated Oct 27, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: All over the year it's a good idea to bring warm weather clothes and cool weather gear as well as good rain-repellant coat or jacket!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring your umbrella at anytime in the year!

    Photo Equipment: It's easy to get films and batteries for every kind of camera!

    Miscellaneous: Climate in some towns:
    Amsterdam (north): Summers average maximum is about 21°C (72°F) minimum around 12°C (54°F). Winters average maximum is about 5°C (41°F) minimum around 0°C (32°F). It can rain/shower all over the year, mainly winters and springs.
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    Maastricht (south):
    Summers average maximum is about 22°C (73°F) minimum around 13°C (55°F). Winters average maximum is about 4°C (39°F) minimum around 0°C (32°F). It can rain/shower all over the year, there is no specific rainy season.

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    CLOTHES FOR EVERY SEASSON

    by Saldi Written Oct 7, 2002

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Summers are lovely but along with your shorts and beachwear pack a light-weight raincoat - the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winter winds can be cold and you should certainly wrap up well in January and February.

    Miscellaneous: The voltage in Holland is 220 volts. Hotels may have a 110-volt or 120-volt outlet for shavers, but travellers are advised to bring a power converter and an adapter for two-prong, round-prong plugs with side grounding contacts.

    If you plan on staying in The Netherlands for a while, you might want to buy a hair dryer or electric razor here. Battery operated appliances are another option if you don't mind replacing the batteries.

    Holland is in the Central European Time Zone, one hour ahead of GMT. During daylight saving time clocks are turned forward one hour. As a result, in summer Holland is on GMT +2. In 2002 the daylight saving period starts on March 31 and ends on October 26.

    Amsterdam by Night

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    by ATLC Written Oct 2, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Anything will do.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Prepare for rain. Summer can be anything from 10-30 degrees Celsius.
    Winter can be anything from -10 to 15 degrees Celsius.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything can be bought anywhere.

    Photo Equipment: Everything can be bought anywhere.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Everything can be bought anywhere.

    MY FRIEND AND HER LUGGAGE IN DUTCH TRAIN

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    by Gypsy_Saskia Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For any type of travel within our country, an umbrella is quite recommendable! It doesn't always rain of course, but it can rain in all seasons, so better be prepared!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I can't think of anything you can't get in the Netherlands.

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    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dress warmly! In the beginning of spring (march,april), at the end of autumn (october, november) and in winter (december-february) it can be very cold in Holland. At least bring a scarf and a warm coat / raincoat, sweaters and long trousers

    Miscellaneous: DO YOU WANT TO SEE SOME MORE NICE VIEWS (PICS) OF HOLLAND? TAKE A LOOK AT MY NETHERLANDS TRAVELOGUE!

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    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: when on businesstrip/luxury: take a suitcase, when not: take backpack or sportsbag. Make sure when you go camping or cycling that your bags are waterproof. It often rains in Holland, especially in autunm, winter and spring!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In summer: light clothes, but also a sweater, long trousers and a raincoat!
    In autumn: raincoat, rainboots, warm clothes
    In winter: dress warmly! It can be very cold!
    Spring: light clothes, warm clothes and a raincote!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: No medicines: there are no diseases here. At every local medicineshop you can get medicines for headaches, stomach aches etc.

    Photo Equipment: Bring whatever you want, but make sure you carry a waterproof photobag with you. There are filmshops where you can buy films or wher you can get your films printed very well. You can sometimes even get your camera fixed here!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camping: towels, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, raincoat
    Beach: (in summer) towel, bottle of water, suncream.

    Miscellaneous: On the picture: there is a lot that is worh photographing. Bring a waterproof photobag along. It often rains in Holland.

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    by RhondaRuth Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: A fanny-pack is more helpful than a pocketbook.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When everyone advises you to bring an umbrella or water resistant wind breaker ..... listen to them. Even if you have to carry it on those sunny days, you will need it before the day is over.

    Photo Equipment: If you bring a digital camera, don't forget to bring an adapter for your battery recharger. You don't want to miss any of those great pictures because you couldn't recharge your battery over night. Also bring extra cards for picture storage. See my travelogue for more pictures ...

    Miscellaneous: Found jeans, tshirt and sneakers the best outfit of the day.

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    by flydoll Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Water-proof in case of rain. Samll and easy to carry!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Easy, comfortable and fits the situation and your lifestyle. Holland is not so formal anymore. It seems the dress style in general is pretty relaxed but still somewhat fashionable.

    I would recommend that it is good to have a lightweight rain jacket and cardigan(in case) in summer and of course heavier style rain gear in and sweaters/jumpers in winter. Boots in winter come in handy and can dress up or down most clothes style for women. I found my Aran sweaters were quite helpful for the snow in December. Also a set of gloves, scarf, and knit hat were useful and necessary in the winter.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Can find anything and everything in the stores and pharmacies in Netherlands. But I do feel that one should be prepared for the weather,

    Photo Equipment: Again..you can buy all camera needs here.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: When I was in Schavenigin in the winter..it was very helpful when walking to have hooded jacket. The winds and snow on the beach made an umbrella useless. I have not camped in Holland.

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    by Roeffie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Summers are lovely but along with your shorts and beachwear pack a light-weight raincoat - the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winter winds can be cold and you should certainly wrap up well in January and February. The average temperature in these months hovers just above 2 degrees centrigrade. One of the nice things about Holland is that the Dutch are relaxed about clothes. You wear what you feel good in - particularly in Amsterdam when an opera audience happily turns up in jeans and t-shirts. Which is not to say you cannot wear dress if you want to. Men should bring a tie and women a skirt or dress if you plan dining up-market. Otherwise feel free.

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    by CURIOUSS Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: IF YOU ARE INTENDING TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY IN HOLLAND
    THEN BRING YOUR RAINCLOTHES, IS IS NOT RAINING ALL THE TIME BUT IT IS HANDY TO HAVE, TAKE SOME WARMER
    CLOTHES FOR THE EVENINGS, THEY SEEM TO BE MORE WINDY.
    THE SPRING AND AUTUMN ARE VARIED, SUMMER IS QUITE
    NICE FOR THE TEMPERATURE(ABT. 20 DEGREES)AND WINTER IS
    NOT EXTREEMLY COLD, AT THE COLDEST IT IS, ESPECIALLY AROUND FLUSHING, BECAUSE IT IS SITUATED NEAR THE SEA
    AROUND FREEZING POINT.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A GOOD GROUND COVER AGAINST THE WET SOIL

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    by koszja Written Aug 25, 2002

    Luggage and bags: Rain coats and umbrellas!!! Even in summer rain is to be expected. Temps from -10 (winter) to 32 (summer) degrees (Celsius). Summers mostly with high humidity.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Depending of time. From May till Sep. mostly good weather. From Oct. till May expect heavy rains and stormy winds.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toilets.......... this could be a laugh for you if you are not used to all those different kinds of toilets......

    Photo Equipment: Videosystem used in Europe is PAL (SECAM for France), not NTSC!!!

    Miscellaneous: 220 volt, don't forget your power adapter!!

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    by Prosperity Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear:
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    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: An umbrella is handy, I've needed it on both visits to this country. If visiting in winter dress warmly, it can be cold.

    Miscellaneous: If visiting from a country with a different voltage remember to bring your adapter and the right plug for the socket.

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    by G.D. Written Aug 25, 2002

    Luggage and bags: Because Drenthe is very green, it's not a bad idea to take some musquito stuff with you.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be ready to expect all kinds of weather. A raincoat is always welcome.

    Photo Equipment: It's no problem at all to get you films developed and to get all the things you need for your camera. Just remember, shops are closed on sundays!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Drenthe is filled with camping sites. You can stay at a 'normal' camping or give it a try at one of the many campings at a farmers house.

    Miscellaneous: Lots of film and your swimwear in summer.

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    by Lowlander Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Always take a raincote. It can be good weather for day's and day's, but when it starts to rain, you will always find yourself in an openfield.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Please leave your mountainclimbing gear at home. There are no reele mountains to be found around here and all the fake climbingmountains have this gear for rent.

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