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    Unpredictable dutch weather

    by csordila Updated Jan 25, 2010

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    ...on a single day!!!
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    Favorite thing: Dutch weather in Summer is fairly unpredictable with an average daytime temperature of 10 (ten) to 30(thirty) C°!!!!!!
    The climate here is maritime with a lot of wind and rain. You really need a water-proof jacket, since the combination of rain and wind makes an umbrella impractical, except for umbrella shops.
    A good summer has periods of several days of fine weather followed by two or more days of thunderstorms.

    Fondest memory: Be prepared for either sun, clouds, rain showers, periods with sustained rain, or thunder storms or, even on a single day, any mixture of these. However, the air freshens up after that, unlike other parts of the world, which then resemble saunas.

    In spite of that Noordwijk aan Zee is the most beautiful sea-side resort of the Netherlands.

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    Few words in Dutch

    by ealgisi Written Apr 7, 2008

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    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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    Parking

    by ealgisi Written Apr 7, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Parking in the town is allowed under payment.
    I wasn't able to find a parking place without pay and make sure you pay it otherwise the ticket can be 50 EUR.

    From 9 PM to 10 AM parking on the road that goes right in front of the sea, is free.

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    Beautiful Lady

    by RoyJava Updated Oct 25, 2007
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    Favorite thing: When we drive into direction of Noordwijk I enjoy my way passing this beautiful statue of an Dutch-Indies lady (whose Indo-European descendants are named "Indo"). It is a war-monument, but to me she is even more special because I've been born in the Dutch-Indies ... and I am an Indo, too.

    Fondest memory: My parents have lost family and friends in the WW II. This kneeling down lady shows in a very modest way her alliance with the war-victims of the Dutch-Indies colony of Holland who gave their lives in freedom (1945-1950). Even there was some commotion about her topless body by officials ... they probably didn't know the women are dressed that way and walked around in "sarungs" in the Dutch-Indies. I am really fond of this Beatiful Lady Statue

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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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    Don't mess up the dunes

    by Heinisuo Written Apr 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: You may notice the (barb) wires on the side of the dunes. I think they are there for the purpose. I guess they [locals] are trying (hard) to keep the dunes as the way it is - and also trying to keep those grass on the dunes, so that the whole town wouldn't be covered in sand.
    So, as much as you'd like to go walk on the dunes, be careful where you go. I quess crossing the wires might became expensive...

    ...too bad though. For example the dunes between Noordwijk and Katwijk look so "inviting"...

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