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    Museums Tramlijn Amsterdam

    by hokomoko Updated Apr 13, 2014

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    On every week ends a heritage tram line and its depot with many historic tram cars and also with a souvenir shop , accepts its hosts and with a very reasonable price making your day beautiful. On its historic tracks you can ride with an old tram car into the voods and can breath the fresh air get around and have great time. The friendly stuff will help you for wisiting the depot and you will see how they are caring the historic tram cars to keep them alive.

    Easy to go there from main train station with tram line 16.

    Tramlijn Amsterdam

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    Keukenhof Park

    by alza Updated Apr 2, 2014

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    Keukenhof near Lisse in the Netherlands, southwest of Amsterdam and south of Haarlem, is known as the Garden of Europe. It was established in 1949 and draws visitors from the world over. Grounds are extensive and varied, featuring an English garden with paths, an enclosed space known as the historical garden, a nature garden with ponds and colourful specimens and a Japanese garden.
    The grounds of Castle Keukenhof, also in the Park, are used for festivals throughout the year and the Castle offers classical music performances.

    The best time to view the gardens in bloom is between mid-April to early May. I visited Keukenhof three times, always at the end of April, and it was a wonderful excursion each time. Friends and I drove in from Brussels (a drive of just over 2 hours via Antwerp and Breda) and enjoyed the Park for hours before driving to Delft (about 40 minutes South, and back to Brussels in the evening.

    Keukenhof is the paradise of bulbs but the whole setting is enchanting. I especially liked walking along pathways by ponds, lined by tall trees and grassy areas, crossing little wooden bridges, spotting the old mill, and visiting a huge hot-house (nice place to warm up on some days!) We all took countless photos, every turn offered charming views. The atmosphere is calm and romantic and time seems at a standstill. It was actually difficult to leave...

    In those days, digital cameras did not exist. I found an old photo of Keukenhof, a pond with swans, tall trees looming over, and decided to scan it for this Review. This should be my 1,000th photo on VT. :-)

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    Ideas for trips in the Netherlands

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 10, 2013

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    Useful links:

    360 degrees presentations of some of the best Dutch attractions

    Dutch Tourist office ideas
    Short trips
    Daytrips Dutch only

    On-line events in the Netherlands

    The Dutch are known freeriders. Here are some "free"and discount websites
    Pick up for free
    Consuminderen in style
    FREE (?)
    Save by drving more economic
    NIBUD, The Dutch National Instutute for Budgets

    Great books about fabulous locations in the Netherlands.

    Dutch way to drive economicly
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    Take a canal boat ride Amsterdam

    by gwened Written Apr 19, 2013

    And the best one is the Lover's boat cruise on the canal right in front of Centraal train station. One hour for 15€ is a great deal indeed. A great way to soak on the history and architecture of the city. There are other cruise company in the canals of course,
    http://www.iamsterdam.com/en-GB/experience/what-to-do/activities-and-excursions/canal-cruising

    you will have all the information on them above in addition to Lovers webpge

    Lover's boat cruise dock canal boats cruisers the canal boat right facing out Centraal train sta a cruise boat by the bay behind centraal
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    church Saint Nicolas Amsterdam

    by gwened Written Apr 19, 2013

    very nice look coming out of centraal train station look left and you see this building, upon getting nearer is rather bleak and dirty on the facade but its lovely architecture and great history.
    In Dutch is Sint Nicolaaskerk

    The baroque dome is 58 meters high and it was built in 1887. A nice interlude while walking around the train station Centraal

    facade saint Nicolas the belltower Saint Nicolas out of centraal left and Saint Nicolas
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    Provincie Zeeland

    by grayfo Written Dec 3, 2012

    The Province of Zeeland is the westernmost province of the Netherlands and consists of a number of islands with a strip of land bordering Belgium. Large parts of the province are below sea level and have been reclaimed from the sea by its inhabitants, what was once a muddy landscape that disappeared at low tide, became small man-made hills which were connected by creating dikes, this led to a chain of dry land that gave the province its current shape.

    June 2010

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    Floriade

    by mvtouring Written Dec 2, 2012

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    A horticultural show taking place only every ten years, where many countries come together and do exhibitions of fruit, trees, flowers and other things that are grown in their respective countries or produced A very interesting show, but I was dissapointed as many countries did not go to a lot of trouble with their exhibitions.

    entrance to Floriade taking the cable car Fire dragon Children plaing in the mist
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    Provincie Limburg

    by grayfo Written Nov 12, 2012

    Limburg is a land-locked province located in the south-eastern part of the Netherlands and borders Belgium and Germany; it was also the latest addition to the Netherlands joining in 1866. Limburg also has its own language, called Limburgish and since 1997 has been an official regional language.

    August 2010

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    A city walk in Groningen

    by pawimzelf Written Oct 7, 2012

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    There are somany things in this city, it is a museum on his own. The market place is full of restaurants outside and during the winter inside. there are many churches worthy for a visite.
    Look around every corner you see a surprice.

    canal on the walk to the center one of the many churchs the city hall
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    Amsterdam

    by Twan Updated Jul 28, 2012

    If you go to Holland you go to Amsterdam, don´t be confuzed Amsterdam is the capital of Holland (not the other way around). Amsterdam is famous for the sex, drugs and rock ´n Roll, but don´t forget is is a beautiful city as well, with all the canels and old buildings!

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    Things to do in The Netherlands

    by dutchboycalledjan Written Jul 12, 2012

    Perhaps they can find a hotel in Leiden or Delft. This is a nice one in the old center of Delft: http://www.hoteldeplataan.nl. Leiden is between Amsterdam and The Hague and has the second largest historic city center and some fine museums. In The Hague they can visit Het Gemeentemuseum, - several collections, including Mondriaan - which also shows important paintings - Vermeer, Rembrandt, Potter, from The Mauritshuis - being restaured.

    Amsterdam is a must see, just walk around or try a boat trip. Hire a bike.

    When you like the country : visit Kinderdijk, the wind mills, and stop also at nearby Dordrecht. Gouda is also a nice city - yes, the cheese - and has the most beatifull church windows in the world. Also a good place to stay, with very good trains to Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.

    In Limburg, near Venlo, is the Floriade, an international flower and horticulture exhibition, once every ten year.

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    queens day (30 april) in amsterdam

    by Roggeveen Written Mar 9, 2012

    Absolutely Amsterdam. There are several nice things to experience; a very large second hand market; visit the Vondelpark; only children are allowed here to sell their items and make music. The tip to avoid the city centre is a good one. If you prepare your walk on a map, try to go to the Jordaan area.
    And above all; wear someting orange, and have fun!

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    Victory Boogie Woogie,...

    by egonwegh Updated Aug 18, 2011

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    Victory Boogie Woogie, alledgedly Pieter Mondriaan's unfinished master piece, made of paint, pieces of paper and plastics on canvas, on display at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. Bought by the Dutch State in 1998 for 80 million guilders, an enormous amount of money, about 32 million dollars or 22.5 million pounds. At the time, the purchase raised a lot of questions, but a recent publication has it that '...the price paid is no more than a fading memory by now'...
    Most hotly disputed work of art in the Netherlands in recent years.

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    Daytrip to Zutphen

    by Pijlmans Updated Jun 29, 2011

    Zutphen is a picturesque city along the river IJssel in the province Gelderland, in the mid-east of the Netherlands.

    It is about 90 minutes from Amsterdam by train.

    Zutphen used to be a fortified city, and the remains of the city wall, gates and defense towers remind you of this.

    There are also several churches, among which the St Walburgis Church with the famous 16th century Librije library. In this old library, the books are locked with chains in order to prevent theft. It's one of the three libraries like that in the world!

    See the link below for more information.

    Berkel Ruin, Zutphen Berkel Ruin, Zutphen Wijnhuis Tower, Zutphen Bourgonje Tower, Zutphen Berkel Ruin, Zutphen
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    Go visit Utrecht

    by parsifal56 Written May 18, 2011

    One of the largest University areas within the EU, the outskirts don´t look nice from the train, but once in the centre, the channels and architecture are spellbounding. Great cafes and walks and shopping and inexpensive accommodation.

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