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The Dutch are football crazy! Holland introduced the idea of Total Football in the 70's (Cryuff, etc) and since then they have always been great to watch. They still have to win the World Cup but I think it will happen someday. Even the young ones are big supporters...
Updated Jan 29, 2005
Looks like people of The Hague and its surroundings really like winter sports. This is another indoor wintersport center, and it is located in the Royal City The Hague, just 15 minutes by tram from the center.
Except from skiing and ice skating, karting and rock climing are available.
One huge restaurant is decorated for Christmas 365 days a year and creates Winter atmosphere all year round.
In the nearby park you can experience mountain biking or just take a walk on a nice sunny day.
Updated Jan 2, 2005
This is quite a new game, a variation on the original golf game.
Preferably you trudge the Dutch grasslands on wooden shoes (but Wellies are allowed) and you hit an oversized tennisball with the club which consists of a stick with a small wooden shoe at the end of it.
Farmers Golf was developed by farmers in the north of the country. They never have time to play golf, found it too upmarket anyway, and they own the necessary land. So there you go, try it! At the link below you'll find several locations where you can play boerengolf.
Equipment: An oversized tennis ball and a wooden shoe on a stick
Written Nov 14, 2004
A tradition for over 70 years, the last saturday of June there is the Tourist Trophy motorcycle races in Assen.
Be aware, it is on a saturday !!! while most GP races are on sunday.
It is not only a tradition to visit the races on saturday, but also the night before party in the city of Assen.
There is lots of beer......... more beer, and ofcourse motorcycles.
We visited the races for 25 years now. And like us there are many people who come here every year.
Want to know more? See the website.
Want to visit? The last saturday of June next year !
Written Jul 1, 2004
There are several good possibilities to have a nice walk in our country. Never mind how small the piece of forest is there is bound to be a marked walk through it. Most of these paths are marked with colored poles and are roundtrips, which means you will get back to the place you started.
But there are also some great long distance walks in our country, the most famous being the Pieterpad. The Pieterpad is over 460 kilometer and leads from Pieterburen in Groningen Province to the Pietersberg in Limburg.
Written Apr 13, 2004
Website: http://www.wandelpad.nl/ (dutch)
Yes you can ski in The Netherlands! Not everything is flat here. The indoor wintersport town has 3 ski slopes with 8 lifts, restaurants, shops, and even ski school! Great experience, but don't expect the slopes to be to high.
See more info at here
Equipment: Everything can be rented at the snowword, even clothes!
Updated Mar 19, 2004
Address: Buytenparklaan 30, Zoetermeer-Noord
At Poldersport de Kwakel one can do a Poldersurvival. It means getting across the water in many different ways.
If you have a group of minimum 10 people you can have a great afternoon, start with lunch or end with dinner.
The ways to cross the water are, amongst others, a ropeway, a swing, a boat, a bridge...
We did this with the collegues of Gonnie and their partners. It was a lot of fun and we changed the goal into 10 different ways to get into the muddy water, instead of over it.
Equipment: All you need is old clothing and a pair of dry clothes for afterwards.
Prices are: 40 Euro per person for a canoetrip and the survival followed by a bbq dinner. Over 40 persons and you get 2 Euro reduction.
The program starts at 13:30 and ends at 21:00.
Written Sep 28, 2003
Address: Boterdijk 91, 1424ND de Kwakel
Close to our home you will find the Nieuwkoopse Plassen. It is a nature lovers paradise. The lake was originally formed when the people won turf here. They dug so deep the groundwater came to the surface. Villages became isolated and the waters threathened life here. Windmills were placed and many polders were milled dry. The Nieuwkoopse Plassen remained and are now a nature reservation area.
You can rent a canoe and discover its beauty.
More info and pics at our Nieuwkoop page.
picture by Dannie (= irisbe) may 2003
Updated Aug 19, 2003
Did I mention this at my Transport tip already? I guess I did, but never mind. The best way to see as much as possible of a smaller part of the country is by bicycle. You can rent one at many railway stations, to name just the most obvious option. You'll pay about 6 or 7 euros a day. Unlike cars, bicycles are easy to park (be sure to use the lock though), won't get stuck in a traffic jam and can even take you to places you otherwise wouldn't be allowed to go. They don't use petrol either. Do buy a good bicycling map of the area, unless you don't mind getting lost or have no particular place to go, which can be fun too. You'll find seperate bicycle tracks all over the country, which makes it a safe way of travelling too. As most of the country is totally flat you can come a long way without spending too much of your energy. The major exception is the southern part of the province of Limburg. The steep climbs that you have to take there makes bicycling a true sport.
Updated Jul 23, 2003
Not to skip swimming as the number one sport with water, I hop on over to waterskiing now. This is possible on many places, but especially popular on the lakes around the Flevopolders and along the North-Holland IJsselmeercoast ... as well as on the many lakes in Friesland and it's coast.
Written Jun 23, 2003
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