Vrouwenakker Travel Guide

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Vrouwenakker Things to Do

  • Bilderdam, population about a few dozain

    One of the smallest but most pictoresque places in this neighborhood is difficult to reach. Bilderdam is only a group of houses built around the dam and the bridge and can be reached over two very narrow roads leading away from the village in two directions. The village holds quite beautiful houses and farms, as well as a very nice view along the...

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  • "Veen" and "Polder", the cause and the...

    By digging away the thick peat-layer, huge lakes were created by man's need for fuel. With storm, these lakes floaded and endangered enormous area's. Then again the Dutch should find a way in getting the damage relaired and dikes seemed to be the best solution. Later however the shortage in land urged the Dutch to regain the territory that they so...

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  • Nieuwveen, a place that peat created

    "Nieuwveen" is a wonderful village next to the Amstel. Here the "Kattebridge" offers a way to reach the other side. I here however want to tell you about a historical fact of Holland."Veen", one will see it in many names of Dutch places. It means "peat" the basic material in making "turf", which was in medieval times the black gold. This fuel came...

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Vrouwenakker Transportation

  • Drive over dikes and make many stops

    By car (or by bike) one can get around quite good in these surroundings. The small dike roads are especially inviting the tourists for the joy of this particular Dutch landscapes (or should I say waterscapes). There are various routes (ANWB) for cars, motors and bicyclists through these neighborhoods, that are also well appointed on the road. For...

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  • If you can, sail along the Amstel from...

    Seeing this area from the water is the best way to experience it. One can rent canoes in various places or go for a bigger boat from and back to Amsterdam. This last is however a thing that is rather expensive and also takes at least a few days.

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Vrouwenakker Local Customs

  • The people living from farming and...

    The people in these wide open landscapes with the many canals, lakes and rivers now-a-days live not only from agriculture anymore (though it still is the main economical drive in the area. Tourism, and above all, watersports, is a very strong impuls in the summermonths. International tourism as well, by people escaping the towns like Amsterdam, to...

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  • Enjoy, smell and taste the agriculture...

    These lands have been used for agriculture for centuries, millenia. The furtile clay soils have brought the Dutch to the top of the farming industries and nowhere on earth the production of a square kilometer soil is higher then here. The world of agriculture is fed by knowledge of the Dutch and now-a-days in crowded Holland even the farmers...

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Vrouwenakker Off The Beaten Path

  • Watching the farmhouses and new...

    Traditionally in these surroundings the farmhouses were build, but now-a-days one sees also that the villages offer quite large (especially in Dutch standards) for more wealthier residence that like to escape the busy and noisy citylife. Here in the open countryside the soil-prices are lower and the law permits building in more variations and...

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  • For those who only visit Amsterdam

    Many tourists only visit Amsterdam and ... I must emphasis that Amsterdam is by far Holland and for sure has only little to do with The Netherlands. This last two touristic spots are well outside Amsterdam, to begin with along the Amstel river (as well as going North from our capitol.Also for those who after a few days in hectic A'dam, want to...

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