Provincie Zuid-Holland Things to Do

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Provincie Zuid-Holland Things to Do

  • Madurodam, Miniature City

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Hague Things to Do

    This park is actually a miniature city with models of buildings (scale 1:25) and in the beginning it was meant to give just the story of how a typical Dutch City has developed throughout the centuries, but later on a lot of main Dutch attractions/innovations were added so now the park displays architecture of famous cities/towns of Holland along...

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  • Euromast

    4 out of 5 stars

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    One of Rotterdams most famous attractions is the Euromast, also known as Space Tower in English. This is an observation tower of 185 meters and it offers an exeptional view of Rotterdam and its surroundings. There are possibilties to actually descend from the Euromast attached to firm ropes and in some type of armor. We use the word abseilen, but...

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  • Historical Leiden

    Leiden Things to Do

    This rather magnificently imposing building is the former Lutheran orphanage, built in 1583. As you can guess from the size of the building it was designed to house hundreds of children who came from all over the Netherlands and cities as far afield as Achen and Liege. Boys and girls were given basic schooling up to the age of twelve. The boys...

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  • Markt square

    Delft Things to Do

    The central market of Delft is one of the largest market squares in Europe, 50x120 yards, and bounded on the short ends by the Nieue Kerk and the Stadthuis. On the long axes, stores and restaurants with outdoor dining occupy most of the buildings. The square is on one of the highest points in the city and dates to the late 13th C, and has been used...

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  • De grote Kerk (the big church)

    Dordrecht Things to Do

    About the Churchtower: The Gothic Big Church is the third biggest one in the Netherlands, and the tower is about 75 meters high (about 250 feet) and never finished. The dome-vault of the Big Church is the only one in The Netherlands fully made of stone. The Tower of the Big Church was build about 1182. A few centuries ago, the size of the...

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  • Must visit in Zuid-Holland

    Provincie Zuid-Holland Things to Do

    It is great to see all these older and quite beautiful boats lying in the old harbour of Gouda. We cruised through it and then had to wait to get through the lock and into the Hollansche Ijssel, which gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos of the boats. This is the oldest part of Gouda's harbour and many historical ships and boats are moored...

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  • Scheveningen / Kijkduin beach

    The Hague Things to Do

    Scheveningen is part of the Hague having golden sand, many pubs and restaurants, an aquarium (Sea Life) and a modern lighthouse. The water, no surprise, is not really good for swimming but it can reach an "acceptable" temperature in the summer. However it's perfect for sunbathing on the rare sunny days.

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  • Street Scenes, Sights, and Art

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    City market | Coffee & tea, Shopping, Snacks | Free Hoogstraat Tue & Sat 08:00 – 17:00, Sun (Apr – Sep) 12:00 – 17:00 More than 400 stalls are set up every Tuesday and Saturday (and on Sundays in the summer), offering anything from antiques to cheese or exotic fruit. It’s the place to be for a good snack whether it’s a Dutch herring, a Vietnamese...

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  • Museums

    Leiden Things to Do

    At Corpus you will go through the human body. Inside of the human body to be exact. With a group of about 15 people you will start your journey. You will get a headphone and device. This device will be there throughout the tour so you will learn about it (this device is in mainly in Dutch language, but if you ask the reception they can provide you...

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  • Oude Kerk

    4 out of 5 stars

    Delft Things to Do

    The single statue fronting the Oude Kerk is a simple stylized image of a cloaked woman, Geertroyt van Oosten ( 1320-58 ). Born in Voorburch Holland, she was devout from childhood. After moving to Delft to work as a housekeeper, she was jilted and joined the local Beguinage and devoted her life to charitable works and piety. The surname van Oosten...

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  • West of Rotterdam

    Provincie Zuid-Holland Things to Do

    Heenvliet, together with Geervliet are two villages within the municipality of Bernisse. It's a small village that was once the home of the Lords of Voorne. It has a castle ruin and a delightful village square. See the link to my Heenvliet page below.

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  • Royal The Hague

    The Hague Things to Do

    Formerly known as the Old Court, the building became the Northend Palace in 1591 and is the official work and reception palace for Queen Beatrix. The Paleistuin (Palace Gardens) on the other side of the palace are open to the public and accessible via Prinsessewal. The statue (1845) is of Prince William of Orange on a horse.

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  • Cubic Houses (Kubus woningen)

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    Surprisingly these are inhabitable, a hostal here too, inside I guess all is pretty normal - very unusual from the outside though and worh a short trip to see them plus, there are some decent bars nearby!

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  • Churches

    Leiden Things to Do

    The Hartebrugkerk church dates from 1836, a time when the Dutch laws guaranteed Religious freedom for all and this new Roman Catholic church could be constructed. The Church's official name is "Onze Lieve Vrouw Onbevlekt Ontvangen", but the church is better known after the Hartebrug bridge over the former Mare canal. An older name is "Coelikerk"...

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  • Nieuwe Kerk

    4 out of 5 stars

    Delft Things to Do

    A large building, undergoing some restoration when I was there, is a big, typically Dutch church. Austere inside as well. As there was a service proceeding when I was there, no inside photo chances unfortunately.

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  • North of Rotterdam

    Provincie Zuid-Holland Things to Do

    Gouda is maybe one of the best known places to people from abroad because it has become synonymous with Dutch cheese. My Gouda page is a little bit special because I visited it with a TV filmcrew from Wales. It really makes you look at a place differently!

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  • Mauritshuis

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Hague Things to Do

    NEW: The Pulitzer price for fiction has been attributed to Dona Tartt for her roman "The Goldfinch". Glad to read that we share a common passion for the "Puttertje" from Carel Fabritius! The museum is CLOSED for works till 27/06/2014. the two works I described can be seen in: The Frick Collection, New York Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals:...

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  • Boat Tours

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    When you go for a trip on this boat, you can eat as much pancakes as you like. The trip takes about an hour and whike you are eating you can admire the Rotterdam Skyline. On Saturdaynight it is possible to have a moonlight cruise and of course eat as much as you like. Have fun!

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  • Windmill

    Leiden Things to Do

    Windmill De Put was build by Jan Janzoon Put in1618 at the Galgewater. Across the water stood a similar windmill owned by Rembrandt's parents. The Put has been painted by Rembrandt and can be seen in his earliest works. The Put burned down in 1640, but was quickly rebuild. In 1729 De Put was repleced by a much bigger one called De Korenbloem; this...

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  • Delft Blue ceramics

    Delft Things to Do

    It is true! When visiting Delft you may not leave without visiting a shop, a boutique, a school or a museum full of Delft Blue. Most tourists do visit the Stedelijk Museum at Prinsenhof ... But you may find all over the place those cute little shops with Delft Blue gifts. Take your walk in peace and quiet, and enjoy your time when spotting one of...

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  • North of The Hague

    Provincie Zuid-Holland Things to Do

    Like Zoetermeer, Leidschendam is mostly modern with a very small older, not too well-maintained center. It has great potential though, once the city council decides to invest. The main feature is the sluice with the two bridges that are worked by hand.

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  • Peace Palace

    The Hague Things to Do

    The Peace Palace in The Hague houses the International Court of Justice (since 1946), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (since 1913), the Hague Academy of International Law, and the extensive Peace Palace Library. The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial body of the United Nations. In November 1903 the Carnegie Foundation...

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  • Old Architecture

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    Today, the White House (Witte Huis), with a height of 43 metres, is nothing special in the skyline of Rotterdam. But when it was built in 1898, it was the tallest building in the whole of Europe. What makes the building so special today, is the fact that it is one of the few buildings in the centre of the city that survived the bombings in 1940....

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  • Natural Leiden

    Leiden Things to Do

    One of the joys of wandering without a plan is that you never know what is going to be round the next corner. That's how I discovered this wonderfully photogenic family of Coots nesting in the middle of the canal on the 5th Binnenvestgracht, where the University's Botanical Garden is. Eurasian Coots are quite common in the Netherlands due to their...

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  • Prinsenhof

    4 out of 5 stars

    Delft Things to Do

    It is within these walls that the man of whom much has been writ and said once trod. William of Orange, also known in these parts as William the Silent, led the resistance against Spanish rule in the Netherlands. The well laid out museum gives and insight into the times and William's role in the rebellion. Other protagonists during the Eighty...

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  • South of Rotterdam

    Provincie Zuid-Holland Things to Do

    The very best restaurant in the entire region is located in this little village. So if you're having important business relations or something special to celebrate, this is the place to go.

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  • Panorama Mesdag

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Hague Things to Do

    Here you can see how the beach looked in 1881. This is a 360° painting and is the biggest of the Netherlands. This is really something unique of the 19th century. If you go there its like going back in time.

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  • Blijdorp Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    When you visit Rotterdam Zoo Blijdorp you can take a historical tram for the Central station, which takes you in a few minutes to the zoo. The historical tram is a fun ride and it's cheap as well. It's much more fun than using the ordinary trams or buses. The tram returns you to the station as well after you visited the zoo.

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  • Academic Leiden

    Leiden Things to Do

    Kweekschool voor Zeevaar is the name of this building and there's a dedication to Prince Hendrik right above the portal. This, to me, is symbolic of the town inasmuch as schooling is one of its main attractions. Naturally enough, when that is the case, there's usually a vibrant youthful feel about the town. Thus it is so in Leiden.

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  • Town Hall

    Delft Things to Do

    The Delft city hall, which underwent a 20th C restoration to the original Renaissance architecture, dates to the 17th C and architect Hendrick de Keyser following a fire in 1618 which destroyed an earlier building, The red shutters are iconic. The Gothic tower at the rear is a 13th C limestone-covered structure which survived the fire and was used...

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  • Scenic The Hague

    The Hague Things to Do

    The Hague is often referred to as the green city for the abundance of parks within the city limits. The Haagse Bos (Den Haag Forest) extends right to the central train station and contains a small fenced area with deer. Personally, I’m most acquired with the forested parks between the centrum and the beach (Scheveningen). These wide swaths of...

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  • Bridges

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    The Erasmus bridge is nice! I really like to watch it! Built in 1996 is a 900m cable stayed bridge that links the north and south of Rotterdam. Because of its shape the locals call it -De Zwaan- (the Swan). hopefully we took the metro to return back to the city because we were almost dead after a long walking

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  • Markets

    Leiden Things to Do

    This bridge, across the New Rhine, adjacent to the Stadhuis, was built in 1642 and was the site of the corn market (hence the name). It was substantially redeveloped in 1825 by the city architect Salomon van der Paauw with the addition of a pair of colonnaded covered marketplaces, decorated by the city's crossed keys. The marketplaces are now...

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  • Canals

    Delft Things to Do

    The townhouses lining the Oude Canal remain true to principle of historic appearances, but most appear to have gutted and reconstructed interiors. Many exteriors have renovations as well, most apparent in the modern windows. Many house businesses with scattered cute restaurants and the occasional hotel.

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  • Governmental The Hague

    The Hague Things to Do

    Although Amsterdam is de facto the capital city of the Netherlands the Dutch government has been based here in Den Haag since 1588, apart from a brief period when Napoleon ruled from Amsterdam between 1808 and 1813. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate meet at the Binnenhof (Inner Court) here in the city centre. This is an interested...

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  • Museums

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    The Schielandshuis is the only remaining building from the 17th-century in the centre of Rotterdam. It is built between 1662 and 1665. This city palace housed about one and half century the regional government. In 1864 the Schielandshuis is almost totally destroyed by a fire. After a few years and an ugly restoration the building opened its doors...

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  • Oostpoort

    Delft Things to Do

    Oostpoort can be translated as East Gate and is the last surviving of the city's former five city gates. Built around 1400 in brick Gothic style, the gate was used not so much as a defense structure, but nonetheless has its embrasures. Nowadays, it's a luxurious apartment and makes for a very nice photo. The other gates were torn down in the 19th...

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  • Around The Hague

    The Hague Things to Do

    Going for a walk you can visit the Prins Hendrikplein. This wonderful square is surrounded by buildings built in the beginning of 1900. The railings and classic lanterns around the square correspond in same style. It has been renewed in the beginning of 2000 and the square, located in the Zeehelden Kwartier (Sea-heroes Area), is created in a...

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  • Neighbourhoods

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    Leaving old Rotterdam was exciting to come back to a modern "skyline city". I left Rotterdam on the move to Luzern, Switzerland. And returned to Holland to The Hague. When one day I visited Rotterdam in a sudden way I was stunned to see all the high buildings. Rotterdam had the first skyline of the Netherlands, and when coming to Rotterdam by...

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  • Royal tomb

    Delft Things to Do

    Born in 1533, Willem of the House of Orange started a dynasty (after marrying Jan de Oude from the House of Nassau) whose descendants are still alive today. This particular Willem is actually King Willem 1772 - 1843, the first to use that title, as distinct from prince. There have been 8 Willems so far and a Wilhelmina so don't be surprised if you...

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  • Artful The Hague

    The Hague Things to Do

    See the beauty of the old City-Hall of the Hague (from 1546 AD) which was much more inpressive than the new one and, still exists. The tower was added at the end of the 17th century. The old building in Renaissance-style was a replica of the cityhall of Antwerp, exept it is much smaller (The Hague was also much smaller than capital Antwerp in the...

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  • Delfshaven

    4 out of 5 stars

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    If a group of volunteers who show visitors around their exhibit could win an award for enthusiasm the people here would win - De Delft is an old Dutch ship sunk by the English ( I felt slightly guilty but the guide said we were forgiven now) in the North Sea off the Dutch coast that has been raised from its watery grave and brought to Rotterdam to...

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  • Delfland water council house

    Delft Things to Do

    This was the next thing to catch my eye. In the 19th century people realized that polluted drinking water could cause cholera and typhus. They then came up with systems for the distribution of drinking water. The water came from ´clean´ areas where it was filtered in a natural way. After yet another epidemic of cholera in 1866, large cities got...

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  • Shopping arcade

    The Hague Things to Do

    When visiting the Gevangenpoort you can go for a shop at the "Plaats", literally "Place". In former days it was a horrible "place", named Voorplaete van den Hove, where executions took place till 18th century (really, I'm not joking!). There are for now some top shops, a great pavement and, knockin' about the place, walk to the Noordeinde...

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  • Waterstad (Watercity)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    The museum Harbour is located just off the shopping area of center city. A variety of ships and shore facilitities through the years is on display with much machinery in operation. Open all year and free admission. There are guided tours and boattrips for a small fee.

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