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Netherlands Things to Do

  • Euromast

    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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  • Streets & neighbourhoods

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Maastricht really suited my personal style of tourism. The city centre is compact and eminently walkable (although the cobblestones can be a bit hard on the feet) . The various streets and districts are diverse with all sorts of interesting individual features. To my mind if you walk about with a guidebook then all you'll see are the things in...

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  • Madurodam, Miniature City

    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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  • Grote Markt

    Haarlem Things to Do

    This is certainly the most elegant building of the Grote Markt. The Haarlem town authorities wanted a rich decorated meat market, a real prestige building and that is what the town architect Lieven de Key (one of the many Flemish immigrants) provided in 1604 by using much natural stone in combination with bricks. The style of the Vleeshal is...

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  • Dom church and tower

    Utrecht Things to Do

    The Domtower is 112 meter high, and more than 600 years old. Between the tower and the church is a square. This is quite unusual, normally the tower is a part of the church. The tower was separated from the church in 1674 when a hurricane destroyed about half the city and a big part of the church. The tower survived...... It's really worthwile...

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  • Eindhoven center & other areas

    Eindhoven Things to Do

    Theater, Music and other cultural performances been there May 1, 2011 for a show of 2 dutch entertainers Tel. reservations: (mon - fri 11.00 - 17.00 uur, sat 11.00 - 14.00 ) +31-40 - 2 11 11 22 From 19.00 at night only tickets for the performances of that night. They also have a very nice restaurant called "Park & Pluche" with a great terrace...

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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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  • Martini Toren - Martini Tower

    Groningen Things to Do

    The Martini Tower is the eye-catcher at the heart of the town of Groningen. From april 1 till november 1 from 11AM to 5PM the tower is open daily.; entrance fee € 3.00. More info at the Tourist Office, telephone: 0900-2023050. Guided tours of the tower, call +31-50-313571350 to reserve a guide.

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  • Burgers Zoo

    Arnhem Things to Do

    It's a very nice place to spend a day. On one and the same day you can “visit” Africa, Safari, Desert and Ocean. The animals here are kept like in the real nature. I liked a set of cafes located in beautiful places of the Zoo. Sitting in a cafe is a great way to enjoy a beautiful view and wild animals.

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  • Grote Kerk

    Breda Things to Do

    Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk (Our Lady's Church), also known as Grote Kerk (the Big Church), can be seen all over the city centre with its bright tower. The first mentioning of a stone chuch here was 1269 although no one seems to know if there was a chuch here earlier. Amongst things you can see in it today are the tombs of several old Dutch royals in...

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  • Architecture

    Tilburg Things to Do

    This building a few years ago was the first large tower to be seen when approaching Tilburg, the red, brown tower of 'Interpolis'. However recently another big tower can be seen as well, 'Westpoint' (see other tip)l. These buildings of Interpolis were built in 1998. The highest tower is ca. 98 metres high.

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  • Market Square

    Nijmegen Things to Do

    The triangular Grote Markt lies in the center of old Nijmegen. In the square there is a statue of Mariken van Nieumeghen, the chief character in the 15th century mystery play of that name. According to legend Mariken, having entered into a league with the Devil, was fettered in iron rings but that when her period of penitence was over the rings...

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  • Binnendieze

    Den Bosch Things to Do

    Den Bosch is circled by typical Dutch canals and the boat tours of the canals are operated in small boats powered by a small motor that take about 16 people. There is a choice of two trips - one takes 40 minutes and one takes over one hour - we chose the shorter journey and the cost was €6. Tickets are bought from a ticket office across the street...

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  • Amusement

    Valkenburg Things to Do

    Op top of the hill with the Wilhelmina Tower, you can make a ride with a toboggan/bobsled. You can get on top of the hill using the chairlift (Neerhem 44, http://www.kabelbaan.nl/) or take the stairs next to hotel Atlanta (Neerhem 20, http://www.hotelatlanta.nl/). NB: The more coins you buy for the toboggan ride, the cheaper they get!

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  • Cheese market

    Alkmaar Things to Do

    Originally a chapel for the Holy Ghost, this 14th century building was converted to a weigh house in 1582. Today it houses the Kaasmuseum (Cheese Museum) and is the backdrop for the cheese market on Fridays (10am – noon), April through August.

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  • Abbey & church Lange Jan

    Middelburg Things to Do

    The Lange Jan is a churchtower open to the public. After climbing the 207 steps you have a magnificient view over the city at an altitude of about 90 meters. The tower is part of the Abdij complex. Opening times: 11AM-4PM Admittance fee: Euro 4.00 (to be payed at the top).

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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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  • Architecture

    Bergen op Zoom Things to Do

    The area of het Havenkwartier has beautiful architecture.You can walk around a little, there are a few pubs to drink something and there is a nice restaurant het Spuihuis where you can get a good meal. There are also a few nice art-galleries to visit. At thursdays there is always a market with food and clothes.

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  • St. Jan cathedral

    's-Hertogenbosch Things to Do

    Go in and tour a beautiful old church. Altho, in April it was colder on the inside than it was outside. It's a spectacular gothic style church. I understand this city and many of it's structures date from the 15 hundreds. Spectacular!

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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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  • Canal Boat Tours

    Amsterdam Things to Do

    It happened that the Bleu Boats cruises were at moorings in front of my hotel near the Leidseplein. From a cruise years ago I remember that as these boats are low on water, so that they can pass under the bridges, the view on the houses along the canals is not best. The first thing one sees are the walls of the quays and the cars parked on these...

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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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  • St. Pietersberg

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Visit the Duivelsgrot (Devils cave) at the St. Pietersberg. The Duivelsgrot or Wijngaardgroeve is a small cave in the Sint-Pietersberg, part of Plateau van Caestert, located on the valley side of the river Jeker.

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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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  • Frans Hals Museum

    Haarlem Things to Do

    In my opinion, the number one place to visit in Haarlem - at least if you like art. The museum grew out of the city's collection which was exhibited in the town hall. It was moved to a 17th century building complex, a former almshouse for old men, in 1913. The garden is preserved and can be used for a short break in summertime.   Hals takes a...

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  • Canals

    Utrecht Things to Do

    If you want a nice and comfortable way to view the old city of Utrecht? Take the boattour on the canals. A guide will tell you about the history and buildings. If you like boat trips, there are several options for other excursions. In 2013 the price of the canal tour is € 9,60. New in 2013 is the museum tour.

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  • St. Catharina church & excavation

    Eindhoven Things to Do

    The excavation is closed now, but you can see some of the skelets below on the square in front of the Catharina Church . a skelet was found a few years ago from a boy age 14 yrs (Marcus of Eindhoven)who was burried here in medieval times (1300 ac). In March 2005 they started digging again because more bodies from that time (1300ac) will be tested...

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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

    Delft Things to Do

    This famous church, with the second tallest steeple in The Netherlands at 375 ft, is consecrated to St. Ursula, and faces the City Hall across the market square. By legend, the concept arose from the vision of a Delft beggar Symon in January 1351 who saw an image of golden church with Mary seated on a throne. A wooden church was erected on the site...

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  • City Museum

    Groningen Things to Do

    This is the most expensive museum in Groningen, and in my opinion the least interesting. I paid € 13.00 for admission in 2012 and all I saw was a jumble of second-rate temporary exhibitions. Supposedly the museum has a large Collection of artworks and whatnot that they have been collecting for over a century, but hardly any of this was on display...

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  • Open Air Museum

    Arnhem Things to Do

    At the Open Air Museum you will see how the Dutch people used to live. There are various farmhouses (from various areas around the country), gardens and windmills (old style). There are also shops in old style selling items which used to be sold (and some still are). There are also some activities you can watch or do yourself like baking your own...

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  • Begijnhof

    Breda Things to Do

    The "Beginhof" is literally "The House of the Beguines" who were a predominantly Low Countries, early Medieval, religious society of lay women. Although devout these women chose not to take holy orders and so weren't nuns. Instead they chose to live secular lives and many were married women. In several towns and cities the Beguines built...

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  • Surrounding area

    Tilburg Things to Do

    Another pic of the amusement parc showing the oldest part, the fairy tale park. That was the only part that existed when I was still a kid, but since the 80s many, many new attractions have been added.

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  • 4 days marches

    Nijmegen Things to Do

    Friday July 22, 2005 i was here again but only to pass the 4 days marches, big trafficproblem in and around Nijmegen, took us a long time to get out of the city but great to see. Monday - July 17, 2000. I went to Nijmegen to the NAC stadion with the guests from Concorde USA called 'The Blue Devils' a drumcorps. (They stayed as guests at the...

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  • St. Jan cathedral

    Den Bosch Things to Do

    a beautifull Cathedral with a great organ in the center of Den Bosch, certainly worth a visit! they have a wonderfull Mariachapel where people can sit down to meditate, burn candles On the floor you can see very old beautifull gravestones more info on their website

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  • Architecture

    Valkenburg Things to Do

    The ruins of this 12th century castle in the small Limburg town of Valkenburg are the highest anywhere in the Netherlands. Considering the typically flat Dutch landscape this is hardly surprising given that the only hills to be found here are deep in the south of Limburg. You can't miss this ancient edifice because it can easily be seen from the...

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  • Laurens Kerk (Laurens church)

    Alkmaar Things to Do

    This prominent and attractive church in the middle of the town as you head up to the main canal and cheese market past the Town Hall is a 15 th century church which contains the tomb of Count Floris V (ruled 1256-1296) and - the oldest church organ in the Netherlands!

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  • Miniatuur Walcheren

    Middelburg Things to Do

    Miniatuur Walcheren has moved from its former site off Molenwater/Zuidsingel in Middelburg. All the miniatures have been removed and relocated to Pretpark 'Mini Mundi', at Podium, a children's entertainment park about 2 kilometres south of Middelburg Station. All that remains at the original site are concrete plinths where the miniature buildings...

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  • Markiezenhof

    Bergen op Zoom Things to Do

    The Markiezenhof is one of the top 100 Dutch monuments. It was built in 1485 for the Lords, later Marquises of Bergen op Zoom. By 1514 the Markiezenhof had assumed its current dimensions. Right up until the 18th century the nobility of this area represented an important political and economic power-block, recognised far beyond the borders of The...

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  • Churches

    's-Hertogenbosch Things to Do

    The St. Antoniuskapel was originally built in 1491 and altered several times since. The Gothic facade however survived, and a new chapel was attached to it in 1956. The facade has had several restorations; four statues were added in 1910. Recently the complex it had been part of for the last few decades was demolished and replaced by something new....

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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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  • Anne Frank House

    Amsterdam Things to Do

    There seems to always be a line outside the Anne Frank house. We found out too late that you can pre-purchase your tickets on-line. This allows you to avoid the line - you show up at your designated time and you are allowed entry through a separate door. During the summer the museum is open 9a-9p and if you don't have tickets already, your best bet...

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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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  • St. Servaas church

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Inside the basilica of St Servatius, there are many beautiful fixtures, fittings, statuary etc. None the least is the beautiful tiled floor. The side altars featuring some wonderful icons, statues, pictures etc. are a joy to behold (as they say). I was fortunate to be able to join in the praying of the rosary in the little chapel before going into...

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