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    Surfer at the Scheveningen beach
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    pier-bungy-jump-tower-scheveningen
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  • Beautiful mansions in the dunes.
    Beautiful mansions in the dunes.
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Netherlands Sports & Outdoors

  • AJAX - Arena

    Amsterdam Sports & Outdoors

    The Amsterdam ArenA is home to AFC Ajax, four times winners of the European Cup and a club with plenty of history of playing beautiful "Total Football", meaning in its roughest sense that every player is totally comfortable with the ball and can play in any postion on the pitch. Past famous players Johan Cruff and Marco Van Basten It was opened...

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  • Football (Feyenoord)

    Rotterdam Sports & Outdoors

    Feyenoord Rotterdam is one of the major teams of the Netherlands. They have won the Europe cup 1, two times the UEFA cup and have won the Dutch championship many times. They play their home games at the beautiful Feyenoord Stadium 'De Kuip'. This stadium has been the host of the final of the European Championships in 2000. On your visit to...

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  • Ice skating

    Haarlem Sports & Outdoors

    In the winter season you can always enjoy skating the ice in Haarlem. This year the season started Saturday October 5th and will end Sunday March 16th 2003. The lane is 400 metres long and there is lso a small area where you can practice bit before making the 400 m. rounds. Entrance will cost 4,50 EUR for adults. You can bring your own ice-skates,...

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  • PSV 1st. Soccerteam

    Eindhoven Sports & Outdoors

    The football matches of PSV are played in the the Philips Stadium is one of the top teams in the Dutch league. Top year in the history of PSV was 1988 when the club won the triple, the Dutch league (eredivisie), the Dutch cup (Amstel cup) and the Euro cup I (todays Champions League). International stars that played for PSV are: Ruud Gullit, Ronald...

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  • Ice Skating

    Amsterdam Sports & Outdoors

    If you can brake and keep up with the group speed, join the Friday Night Skaters. Tour Amsterdam on your inline skates. You will cover 20 kilometers and always a different route. Wrist, elbow and knee protection as well as a helmet are essential items.

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  • Rotterdam Marathon

    Rotterdam Sports & Outdoors

    On Sunday 13th April you will find much of the Rotterdam center closed because of a major yearly event: The Rotterdam Marathon. This marathon counts as an important event for worldwide marathons as often records are broken here. That's because the track is almost flat and thus very fast. Come and watch or participate. The website has all...

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  • Baseball

    Haarlem Sports & Outdoors

    A great baseball competition with international teams paticipating. National teams from country's like for example USA, Cuba, Japan, Chinese Taipei, South Africa and the Netherlands paticipate in the competition. You will really see big stars playing the game. Baseball on top level!! Action guaranteed!! When : 1 Week every year. For 2004:23 juli...

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  • MU skateramp

    Eindhoven Sports & Outdoors

    Skating at the MU BOWL, the biggest wooden skatebowl in Europe. Size about 22x22mtr. depth 3 mtr. July 20th. the MU Bowl was officially opened by the Mayor of Eindhoven. skates or skateboard entrance 5 euro per day

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  • Walking

    Amsterdam Sports & Outdoors

    Another great sport in Amsterdam is leisurely strolling along the many grachts (canals) and watching zillions of large and small, fast and slow boats float by. Since both my boy-friend and I enjoy being around water, we had a great time gracht walking and boat watching. Not only will you find interesting architecture along the grachts, but also...

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  • Haarlems Basketball Week

    Haarlem Sports & Outdoors

    International teams are participating in this basketball competition. For example: USA , Australia, South or Central America, France, Russia. Two Dutch teams are present too. It's very nice to see all these teams of mostly tall men playing against eachother. The crowd is very enthausiastic and the players are very driven to win. This is a very...

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  • IJssportcentrum Eindhoven

    Eindhoven Sports & Outdoors

    Fantastic Iceskating accomodation at Genneper Parken. Beside skating many events are organized. Even if its closed during the summer some events are taking place, more info at the url If u dont have skateattributes u can rent them near the entrance for a small price.

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  • Water Bikes

    Amsterdam Sports & Outdoors

    A Canal Bike is a stable, dry pedalboat that seats four people. Rent a comfortable Canal Bike in the heart of the city, take along a fun booklet with map and suggested routes and off you go! While the hectic street traffic passes over your head, take your time to enjoy the beautiful gables, bridges and churches. They all look best when seen from...

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  • Wall climbing

    Haarlem Sports & Outdoors

    Quite cheap is the KLIMMUUR especially when you start with an introduction course. Such an introduction course is some 2 1/2 - 3 hrs. of pure fun and you are having a work-out! There is 1000 m2 climbing surface with over a 100 routes in different stages of difficulty and height. Call to make an appointment.....it IS fun. You can also call if...

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  • 2nd Soccerteam

    Eindhoven Sports & Outdoors

    Eindhoven, the second soccerteam at Eindhoven, located next to our Indoorsport-Centrum in the south of Eindhoven, near the A2, exit 33. Colors of this team are blue and white, my dad was a fan of this team and he loved watching them. Although PSV was a better team, his fav.ourite team was Eindhoven. When he died his grave was covered with blue and...

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  • American Football

    Amsterdam Sports & Outdoors

    We were able to watch American Football (NFL) around midnight at the sports bar next to the Bulldog Coffeeshop in the Leidseplein area. Time zones require you to check starts but it was great after a full day of sightseeing to settle down with a cold one and a nice smoke and cheer on my favorite teams. Unbelievable!!!!

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  • Karting Hezemans Eindhoven

    Eindhoven Sports & Outdoors

    Indoor Karting Hezemans u will find in the northern part of Eindhoven. Wit people from work we had a day out and went karting at this great center. Nicely located with enough parkingplace and offcourse their is a Grand Cafe :-)

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  • Cycling

    Amsterdam Sports & Outdoors

    Bicycles are an integral part of Amsterdam. Most locals will use a bicycle for a ride up to half an hour for work, shopping or pleasure. On many major streets there are separate bicycle path, that are not to be used by pedestrians! (You will experience that on your first day of visit when you hear some loud bell ringing and probably some...

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  • De Tongelreep

    Eindhoven Sports & Outdoors

    subtorpical swimmingpook at Genneper Parken is one of the biggest in the Netherlands. There is a special trainingsarea for our Olympic swimmers. For families with children or schoolgroups a great place to have waterfun. Video Tongelreep

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  • national sport

    When the winter comes, the weather forecast mentions frost, all dutch getting nervy. Shall it or shall it not, with hawks eyes we watch the water. When will it be thick enough to skate on??? That´s the only question that keeps us busy. And when it is right loads of us, young and old, go skating on the canals in the polder. Drink hot choco at the...

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  • Football Euro Championship 2008

    Wish I were a football fan. I would have so much fun. Missing it all now because I don't care. But how true is this? When my country earns a place in the quarter finals of the Euro Champs 2004, I wear orange and cheer like the best of them!

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  • Vierdaagse Nijmegen (Four Day March)

    The famous Four Days March where anyone can join in. And does! Not only Dutch people but from all over the world. Individuals and groups.It's always on the national news how people cross the finish at the end and how they suffered blisters during this major sports event :-)Get ALL the info how to participate and what it is at the link below. Next...

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  • Pieterpad, long distance walk

    This is a north-south (or vice-versa) walking route in the eastern part of The Netherlands, nearly 500 kms long.Long distance walking is a very old tradition in Europe. But in our small country, this is about the longest route you can make (unless you walk in circles, of course!).Many of such routes are to do with very old commercial roads, or...

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  • Bicycle websites links

    BICYCLE:Dutch Cycling AssociationANWB cycling sectionDutch Tourist Organisation cycle tipsfietspad.nlfietsen.123.nlfietsroute.orgBicycle routesVrienden op de fietsoppad.nl; outdoor activitiesDutch World Cyclist Organisation"Fietsroutesknooppuntennetwerk info" Dutch onlyCycling routes start pageCycling Route Planner (Province of Utrecht)MOUNTAIN...

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  • Walking websites links

    WALKING:General linkswandelpad.nlwandelpad.comtoeractief.nltweevoeter.nlwandelnet.nlwandelzoekroutes per regioDutch tracksDutch search siteTRAILS:Dutch hiking siteWorldwide trailsCLIMBING:General linksDutch mountain walking siteMountain hut accommodationsNORDIC:General linksGEAR:outdooronline.nlbboutdoor.nlzwerfkei.nlNordic gearNordic gearWalking...

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  • Rotterdam Marathon

    This yearly marathon will next be held on Sunday 13 April 2008.The Rotterdam Marathon is known to be one where records are broken because the track is flat and fast.It's a huge event where many thousands come to look along the streets in Rotterdam.For the route see also the website.It's best to come by train this day. There can be traffic jams in...

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  • Sailing in the Netherlands

    A lot of water, a lot of lakes, the Oosterschelde, Ijsselmeer - so a lot of reasons to go for a sailing trip, one day/weekend or even a whole week. Most of the renting or training centers in the Netherlands are offering a complete equipment.Personal, extra clothing and food of course are not included

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  • Fierljeppen

    Fierljeppen is a traditional Dutch sport and it seems to be one of the most complex athletic sports. Why? I couldn't tell! Even pronouncing the word (it is Frisian) is rather hard for a local Dutchie. The Frisians have been doing this for a 1000 years, practically to be able to cross the streams between the grass fields.--A jump consists of short...

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  • Hiking in Holland

    The Netherlands appear to be a small and overcrowded country, however there still is quite a lot of nature to explore!On my Netherlands page you will find descriptions and links to websites with information about long and short hikes in the Netherlands.Although these sites are mostly in Dutch, you can easily find information about marked walking...

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  • Racefiets in NL (Bicycle Training in...

    I arrived in the last week of February to do a race in Belgium (Het Volk Ronde), but was snowed in New York and missed the event. I trained for 2 weeks in Holland; everyday was hedious conditions...snow, very strong wind, sleet. It was excellent. I came back to the states with weight loss and banged on form, thinking nothing of our bad weather in...

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  • Football Fever

    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...

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  • De Uithof

    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...

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  • Boerengolf

    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...

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  • TT Assen

    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...

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  • Do some walking

    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...

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  • Zoetermeer

    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 Everything can be rented at the snowword, even clothes!

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  • Learning to skate

    This is how my kids learned skating....wooden skates and pushing a chair for stabilitiy....this little thing learned quickly! Wooden skates. Warm clothing. Boots. A chair.

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  • Poldersport de Kwakel

    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...

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  • canoeing on the Nieuwkoopse Plassen

    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...

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  • Get a bike!

    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...

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  • Watersport 3: Waterskiing

    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.

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  • Watersport 2: Sailing

    Well, where ther's water and there's wind, there can be sailing. One on three Dutch families have a boat. One on five have a sailingboat varieting from a small 'til seagoing yaughts. Sailing is done by old and young and can be learned also in one of the few hundred sailingschools in The Netherlands. Especially Friesland's lakes and coastal places...

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  • Watersport 1: WIND-surfing

    In a country that is so rich with water, watersports cannot be left aside. Canals, rivers and many lakes offer great opportunities for everything in connection with water. Windsurfing might be called a national sport as The netherlands are also quite (in)famous for it's steady winds (what would the windmills be without it). Along the North Sea...

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  • Sjoelen

    I enjoy this game immensely. It's fun, a real family and friends game and can turn out to be a hard fought competition. In The Netherlands, the game Sjoelen came about probably in the 19th century. Thirty disks are aimed down a six foot table. You have to try to get them through four arches numbered 1 to 4 at the other end. However, you have to...

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  • Klootschieten

    This is a tradition sportsgame popular in the region of Twente.Two teams of 6 players each.The equipment is a wooden ball made of very dry wood with a center of lead and the size of approximately a tennisball.Every player throws the ball two or three times in turn and the team that has covered the longest distance this way, has won. A similar game...

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  • Getting Fit

    I think I was the fittest I have ever been during my 9 month stay in Holland. Having no car we cycled everywhere; to work, to the pub, to friends. It wasn't even that hard going. Holland is just so flat. The biggest "hill" I ever came across was where the road rose up the side of the dijk and down into the holiday village that we first stayed...

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