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    Useful phone numbers

    by ealgisi Written Jan 5, 2010

    Favorite thing: The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.

    Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Netherlands:

    Formerly 06-11
    Police (non-urgent): 0900-8844

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    Few words in Dutch

    by ealgisi Written Apr 20, 2007

    Favorite thing: 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

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    USEFUL LINKS

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Zeeland startpage 1
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    Search Zeeland cities/villages

    Zeelandnet

    Zeeland businesses

    Zeeland Blogs

    www.zeelandhotlinks.com
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    Schouwen-Duiveland

    by sammie Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Schouwen-Duiveland is the most northern part of the province of Zeeland. This area is connected to the main land with a bridge and three dams. The “Brouwersdam” and the “Grevelingendam” on the North side, and the “Stormvloedkering” (storm flood barrier) and the “Zeelandbridge” on the Southside.
    On the Westside (Westhoek) of Schouwen-Duiveland, you can find Zeeland’s widest beaches – with a total length of 17 kilometres. Right behind the beaches there’s a forest- and dune-area of about 1.100 ha, which can mostly be entered at anytime. Ofcourse there are also bicycle and riding tracks.

    Of course, there are also other parts of the island that are nice to visit or just to drop by. Well known seaside places are Renesse, Burgh-Haamstede, and Scharendijke.

    The Southside of the island is bounded on the “Oosterschelde”. This water-area used to be connected directly to the North Sea, but this came to an end with the construction of the “Stormvloedkering”. This dam can be closed when the water rises to a critical level, so that the unique flora and fauna of this saltwater tide-area can be preserved. While you’re on vacation here, you certainly cannot miss a visit to the Visitor Centre which is located at the isle of “Neeltje Jans”. Here you’ll find information about this hydraulic engineered project and some other aspects of the Delta Project.

    Up north, Schouwen-Duiveland is bounded on Lake Grevelingen (“Grevelingenmeer”). By now, thousands of people discovered this area for all kinds of aquatic sports, mostly windsurfing. During the summer, and sometimes even during the winter, you can see the sails gliding over the water.

    Fondest memory: During the early Middle-Ages, Zierikzee was a rich trading-town. They decided to build a tower, with a height of 206 metres higher than all other buildings in the surroundings of the town. In 1454 they started building, but Zierikzee lost its trading-power and soon there was no money left to finish the tower. To make things even worse, a part of the tower, and the church belonging to it, was destroyed by a big fire. The Fat Tower (“Dikke Toren”) was never finished.
    A large amount of walls, gates, and historical monuments in Zierikzee have been preserved, because the city was too pour to replace the old buildings by new ones.

    Brouwershaven is the place of birth of poet and statesman Jacob Cats. It’s a small picturesque town with a town hall dated from 1599 and a large old church, which is located just outside the city centre.

    The town of Dreischor has quite a characteristic town-centre around its church. The Medieval church itself is situated on higher land, surrounded by a ditch and stretches of grass. In the year 2000 Dreischor won a gold medal, being the Greenest Town in The Netherlands. The year after the where they most beautiful greenest Town of Europe

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    Luctor et Emergo (Ik worstel en kom boven)

    by sammie Updated Feb 18, 2005

    Favorite thing: If you're in Zeeland, maybe you will hear or see the slogan: 'Luctor et Emergo.' This means 'I struggle and I emerge..', which has, dispite what it looks like and as many may think, nothing to do with the struggle agains the water.
    The lion you see trying to climbing out of the water (picture) is a fighting dutch lion, who restised -under leadership of Willem of Orange- agains the Spanish people during the 80 year war.

    Luctor et Emergo
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    4 important cities

    by sammie Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The most visited cities of Zeeland are: Middelburg, Renesse, Vlissingen and Zierikzee.

    Renesse and Zierikzee lie on the island Schouwen Duiveland. Vlissingen and Middelburg lies on Goeree- Overflakkee.

    Fondest memory: Middelburg: A medium town with a very pretty centre. Around this centre there are long shopping streets where there are a large variety of shops located. Worth a visit: miniature Walcheren.
    Renesse: A small town, durign the summer there are more tourist then inhabitats. Worth a visit: The beach. (nightlife)
    Vlissingen: A medium town, known for its long boulevard from where you can get a unique view over the sea. Big and small ships are to be admired from one of the many look-out posts. The town itself is also worth a visit and especially "Het Arsenaal".
    Zierikzee: A picturesque little town with a beautifull harbour and very nice old houses. The market is on Thursdays and the town is certainly worth a visit. There are 4 Tourist days during the season.

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    Sea with land or land with sea

    by sammie Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Zeeland will always be bonded with the water. It carries her in it's name. Through out the year, it’s been an enemy but also a friend. The Zeelanders crosses the waters to distanced lands and played a important role in many countries history. But the water also killed many inhabitants of Zeeland during the century’s. The last big example was in 1953, 1836 people were killed by the unexpected water who came in the night. The task of building dykes and digging canals requires well-organized employment of human labour. The low-lying areas often had to be protected by dykes in all directions, against the rivers and swamps. The dykes at times served other purposes than keeping the water out. They were lines of defence. Feudal armies did not feel comfortable in the marshes, as the canals were obstacles to horse riding even in times of peace, and in case of fight the riders could easily be isolated. But the dykes weren’t strong enough in the night of January 31st on February 1st.

    Fondest memory: It took until November 1953 before the last dyke gap at Ouwerkerk was closed. This happened by putting big caissons in the water. Today these caissons can be seen and inside them is now a museum about the flood of 1953.

    Zeeland today
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    Zeeland/Zealand

    by sammie Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Did you know that New Zealand is named after this Province, The "Z" of Zealand still reminds us to that. In the 16th and 17th century People of the Netherlands and Sealand where sailors. They sailed around the world and trade a lot.

    Fondest memory: This province of the Netherlands is already very old. As you can see in my "Voc" travelogue, Zeeland played an important rule in the old days on the sea and abroad.

    Zeeland looked like this in the old days
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    Lovely villages

    by Helga67 Updated Aug 12, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Many villages in Zeeland are really lovely, and are small communities centralised around a church. Notice the circular road. A lot of villages in Zeeland are a "Kerkringdorp" literally translated as "a village with a ring around the church". The street goes all around the church.

    The best way, to get the feeling of these small villages is by bike. There are many signposted bike routes in Zeeland that lead you through many of the nice villages. You can ask for more info in the tourist offices (VVV).

    Kapelle
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    Tholen - The Flower island

    by Helga67 Updated Aug 5, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The island of Tholen is a very colourful island, especially between May and October. Driving or cycling around the island you will see acres and acres of fields, covered in flowers. All the different types and colours make it very picturesque. The flowers are at their best during the months of July and August.

    Windmill
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    Agriculture

    by Helga67 Updated Aug 2, 2004

    Favorite thing: Zeeland is a province of agriculture.
    Typical for the landscape are the fields with a single farmhouse often hidden behind a dike. Most people live in the small villages, but the farmers have their land outside of the villages. That's why, driving or biking from one place to another, you will only notice large farms here and there.

    Near Oosterdijk
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    On the road

    by Helga67 Updated Aug 2, 2004

    Favorite thing: It is fun to drive or bike along the smaller roads. Many of these roads are situated on top of a dike and surrounded by high trees on both sides. From those roads, you'll have a great view over the landscape.

    On the road
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    Enjoying the sun

    by Helga67 Updated Aug 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Zeeland has lot of opportunities for sunbathing. There is the Northsea in the west, but there are also two major rivers: the Western Scheldt and the Eastern Scheldt where it is nice to enjoy the sun. Just follow the road along one of the rivers and you will see where there is place for sunbathing. Mostly areas with a large green zone or even a small white sand beach. At some places there is even extra parking space for cars or you just park your car on the green zone.

    This pic was taken just outside of Yerseke (west)

    Along the Eastern Scheldt
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    Zeeuws Vlaanderen

    by OlafS Written Sep 23, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The province can be roughly divided in two parts. First, there are the islands that form the actual Zeeland. The second part is Zeeuws Vlaanderen, the most southern part of the province. This originally was part of the duchy of Flanders but was occupied by Holland in the 17th century. In the 19th century the occupation was ended and the region became officially part of the province of Zeeland. Here you'll find Flemish influences in the architecture and in local culture. Unlike the rest of the province people are mostly catholic here, which results in a different way of life (shops are open on Sundays for instance).

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    READY FOR THE FESTIVITIES.....

    by eden_teuling Written Sep 10, 2003

    Favorite thing: DEPARTURE TIME: I bet he jumped on that cart some decades ago but now it takes some more time......grandma gathers her skirts and is there, grandpa is doing his best and estimating his chances of getting up safely!

    This is a normal view here and never forget that we ARE the countryside here.....

    They will again have a day of fun and excitement and I? well, not being ZEEUWS I will be an outsider despite all the years I have already lived here among them all!! But I don't speak THEIR LANGUAGE: literaly and figuratively.....

    It is a bit like living among the Amish, I guess, but here they don't keep outsiders away........

    Fondest memory: But DO ask their permission before you take photographs!!!

    Which btw is just being polite, isn't it?

    READY FOR ANOTHER SPECIAL DAY....

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

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