Netherlands Travel Guide

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Netherlands Highlights

  • Pro
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    OlafS says…

     Very diverse country with many historical towns 

  • Con
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    Nathalie_B says…

     Sometimes it rains too much 

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    ATLC says…

     Perfect compact country to explore! 

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Amsterdam

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Amsterdam-463377/TravelGuide-Amsterdam.html

10233,21443,523

Rotterdam

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Rotterdam-457843/TravelGuide-Rotterdam.html

1424,3807,59

The Hague

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/The_Hague-457595/TravelGuide-The_Hague.html

1249,2883,58

Maastricht

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Limburg/Maastricht-459355/TravelGuide-Maastricht.html

1269,3261,55

Haarlem

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Haarlem-461150/TravelGuide-Haarlem.html

570,1426,20

Utrecht

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Utrecht/Utrecht-456864/TravelGuide-Utrecht.html

633,1541,26

Eindhoven

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Brabant/Eindhoven-461716/TravelGuide-Eindhoven.html

332,976,22

Leiden

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Leiden-459608/TravelGuide-Leiden.html

610,1421,15

Keukenhof

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Keukenhof-460103/TravelGuide-Keukenhof.html

188,728,0

Delft

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Delft-462233/TravelGuide-Delft.html

505,1372,20

Groningen

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Groningen/Groningen-461234/TravelGuide-Groningen.html

433,1074,28

Arnhem

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Gelderland/Arnhem-463321/TravelGuide-Arnhem.html

382,1375,17

Breda

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Brabant/Breda-462725/TravelGuide-Breda.html

437,1131,12

Nijmegen

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Gelderland/Nijmegen-458790/TravelGuide-Nijmegen.html

413,757,16

Tilburg

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Brabant/Tilburg-457056/TravelGuide-Tilburg.html

164,439,8

Schiphol

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Schiphol-457680/TravelGuide-Schiphol.html

187,505,4

Den Bosch

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Brabant/Den_Bosch-462192/TravelGuide-Den_Bosch.html

185,460,9

Valkenburg

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Limburg/Valkenburg-456845/TravelGuide-Valkenburg.html

240,537,61

Scheveningen

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Scheveningen-457704/TravelGuide-Scheveningen.html

250,795,14

Alkmaar

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Alkmaar-463428/TravelGuide-Alkmaar.html

126,345,11

Apeldoorn

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Gelderland/Apeldoorn-463344/TravelGuide-Apeldoorn.html

248,1031,12

Middelburg

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zeeland/Middelburg-459197/TravelGuide-Middelburg.html

164,407,6

Noordwijk aan Zee

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Noordwijk_aan_Zee-458710/TravelGuide-Noordwijk_aan_Zee.html

83,228,30

Assen

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Drenthe/Assen-463305/TravelGuide-Assen.html

130,328,3

Hengelo

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Overijssel/Hengelo-460814/TravelGuide-Hengelo.html

159,464,4

Dordrecht

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Dordrecht-461928/TravelGuide-Dordrecht.html

99,253,7

Amersfoort

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Utrecht/Amersfoort-463390/TravelGuide-Amersfoort.html

175,333,14

Enschede

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Overijssel/Enschede-461629/TravelGuide-Enschede.html

118,306,11

Leeuwarden

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Friesland/Leeuwarden-459618/TravelGuide-Leeuwarden.html

130,433,14

Zwolle

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Overijssel/Zwolle-455775/TravelGuide-Zwolle.html

75,268,11

Hoorn

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Hoorn-460452/TravelGuide-Hoorn.html

125,383,4

Roermond

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Limburg/Roermond-457898/TravelGuide-Roermond.html

75,147,5

Zaanse Schans

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Zaanse_Schans-2271918/TravelGuide-Zaanse_Schans.html

135,640,0

Vlissingen

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zeeland/Vlissingen-456632/TravelGuide-Vlissingen.html

96,259,15

Venlo

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Limburg/Venlo-456739/TravelGuide-Venlo.html

41,88,8

Bergen op Zoom

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Brabant/Bergen_op_Zoom-463068/TravelGuide-Bergen_op_Zoom.html

67,241,11

Volendam

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Volendam-456608/TravelGuide-Volendam.html

64,262,7

Zandvoort

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Zandvoort-455986/TravelGuide-Zandvoort.html

37,94,46

Giethoorn

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Overijssel/Giethoorn-461360/TravelGuide-Giethoorn.html

43,151,5

Amstelveen

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Amstelveen-463379/TravelGuide-Amstelveen.html

40,77,5

De Efteling

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Brabant/De_Efteling-462386/TravelGuide-De_Efteling.html

160,461,0

Texel

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Texel-457098/TravelGuide-Texel.html

194,495,3

Den Helder

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Den_Helder-462172/TravelGuide-Den_Helder.html

54,207,4

Gouda

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Gouda-461314/TravelGuide-Gouda.html

177,438,4

Enkhuizen

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Enkhuizen-461631/TravelGuide-Enkhuizen.html

149,480,7

Almere-Stad

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Flevoland/Almere_Stad-463417/TravelGuide-Almere_Stad.html

35,68,2

Brielle

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Brielle-462693/TravelGuide-Brielle.html

153,354,4

Kinderdijk

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Kinderdijk-460077/TravelGuide-Kinderdijk.html

97,318,0

Hoek van Holland

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Hoek_van_Holland-460632/TravelGuide-Hoek_van_Holland.html

58,280,1

Vaals

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Limburg/Vaals-456863/TravelGuide-Vaals.html

39,97,3

Amsterdam

See all 10233 Amsterdam Tips
  • Red Light District - De Wallen

    Amsterdam Things to Do

    I always found it droll travelers who are whisking their way across Europe and barely spend two days in Amsterdam. Sure there are a lot of strange smells but the Dutch are very pragmatic and welcoming to their masses of visitors. Take the VVV. I was benefited from this well run government outfit for lodging, maps, and information about the local...

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  • Hotel de l'Europe

    Amsterdam Hotels

    This is an absolutely beautiful hotel in a perfect position with all the amenities and more. It is...

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  • FEBO

    Amsterdam Restaurants

    Automatic vending machines for burgers, chips (fries) and croquettes. It's pretty cheap and pretty terrible. But if you're hungry, everything else is closed and you don't fancy a night shop rip-off, then needs must when the devil vomits into your kettle (c) Blackadder. Not a huge range for vegetarians. Situated all over town. I've only ever had...

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Rotterdam

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  • 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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  • Rotterdam Hilton

    Rotterdam Hotels

    The Rotterdam Hiltion Hotel is modern high class hotel located at the heart of the town at the...

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  • Central Station area

    Rotterdam Restaurants

    The dim sum are in big portions. Food wise, not too bad. Yet to try out other dishes, as 6 types of dim sum for two already made us so full in the afternoon. You have to ask the waiter for attention, as they are always busy with their own tasks, and do go earlier, or else rather busy in the afternoon. The lift from the entrance is rather shabby....

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The Hague

See all 1249 The Hague Tips

Maastricht

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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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  • Novotel Maastricht

    Maastricht Hotels

    It's great to see and witness that the hotel has a heated outdoor swimming pool, which you can use...

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  • Dialect

    Maastricht Local Customs

    Because of its location and diverse modern history Maastrichters have developed a dialect unique to the city which is heavily influence by Belgian and German and even has some French and Spanish minor roots. It differs from Standard Dutch not just in intonation but also regards vocabularly in that there are some terms which do not translate...

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Haarlem

See all 570 Haarlem Tips
  • 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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  • Haarlem Hotelsuites

    Haarlem Hotels

    Kleine Houtstraat 13, Haarlem, Noord-Holland, 2011 DD, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Specktakel

    Haarlem Restaurants

    open: from 17:00 ; kitchen open till 22:00 hour Lunch: from 12:00 till 16:00 hour only on saturday. nice dishes with food. i had a combination menu for 25 euro first (see picture) Japanese red tuna carpaccio main thais roasted duckbrest dessert mississippi mudcake

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Utrecht

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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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  • Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

    Utrecht Hotels

    I love this hotel. It is an old building (from the 1800's) that was originally built by Louis...

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  • Havana

    Utrecht Restaurants

    Here you'll find a peculiar atmosphere: this Belgian cafe is in an old ex-church! The ceiling is then very high, and the organ is still there along with some statues. You can go for a meal or just a beer. They have a wide assortment of bier, as in the best belgian tradition and the food is also very good. On top of all this the staff was very...

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Eindhoven

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Leiden

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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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  • Holiday Inn

    Leiden Hotels

    Typical holiday inn hotel...very americanised surroundings. Decent buffet breakfast and dinner....

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  • Scenic Leiden

    Leiden Favorites

    The Old Police Headquarter dates from 1927 and was designed by Jan Neisingh in the style of the Amsterdam school. The building is a National monument. Since the closure of the headquater in 2005 the city of Leiden is looking for another destination for the building like rendering of service. Location: Zonneveldstraat 10 - 2311RV Leiden

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Keukenhof

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  • Keukenhof 2012

    Keukenhof Things to Do

    The bulb growing area’s Flower parade on Saturday 21 April 2012, follows a forty kilometers route from Noordwijk to Haarlem and passes Keukenhof in the afternoon, over the ‘Keukenhof Corso Boulevard’ [Parade Boulevard]. This parade is called the ‘face of Spring’ for very good reason and is the most famous parade in the Netherlands. The procession...

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  • Good Asian Food in Lisse

    Keukenhof Restaurants

    Ok who would come to a small town in the Netherlands for Asian food. However I had heard good things about this place and eating here is much less crowded than trying to eat at the Keukenhof Gardens. The place was nicely decorated and at least a portion of the waiting staff spoke English. There is a fairly wide choice of entrees on the menu and the...

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  • World's largest flower garden -video...

    Keukenhof Things to Do

    Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world's largest flower garden for over 50 years. It is filled with tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other spring bulbs. Facts & figures: Over 7 million flower bulbs are planted by hand every year in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares. It has 4.5 million tulips in 100 varieties, and...

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Delft

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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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  • Hotel de Emauspoort

    Delft Hotels

    It is a unusual hotel with a location in the middle of the town, and it has a very nice accomadation...

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  • Delft Blue Pottery

    Delft Shopping

    Just world-famous for its blue and white pottery, porcelain and ceramics Delft cannot be left without visiting a Delft Blue shop. You may find beautiful small Delft Blue products for your kitchen,... And don't forget the Delft Blue tiles which are in favour, even the very cheap kitchy-ones. Some hand-made painted souvenirs are really gorgeous...

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Groningen

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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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  • NH Groningen

    Groningen Hotels

    We were in Groningen for a concert and were going to stay for only one night, so we wanted something...

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  • Students in Groningen

    Groningen Local Customs

    Groningen is the youngest city in the Netherlands, with over half the population under the age of 35. It is a popular city for students -- also for students from Germany, especially for those from nearby areas of northern Germany who don’t find it so difficult to learn the Dutch language.Having so many students makes Groningen a lively town, but...

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Arnhem

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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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  • Hampshire Classic - Landgoed Groot...

    Arnhem Hotels

    Bakenbergseweg 277, Arnhem, Gelderland, 6816 VP, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Javanese Food

    Arnhem Restaurants

    Authentic Indonesian interior with wooden wall interior deco.Quite a busy restaurant since it was Saturday and they do serve Eat all you Can Buffet.We did not make any reservation as we are on our way home from a day trip to Germany, and we are searching for a restaurant for dinner in between our drive. Our Ayam Panggang Makasar was delicious, but...

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Breda

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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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  • Het Scheepshuys

    Breda Hotels

    Teteringsedijk 196, Breda, Noord-Brabant, 4817 ML, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • De Corenmaet

    Breda Restaurants

    Warm ambiance and Latin decor don't make a meal. The guacamole contained only mashed avocado - where was the minced onion, the garlic, the cayenne pepper, tomato bits? Or even just salsa? The food was bland with no discernable flavours. Latin American food should be very falvourful and spicy, not full of cabbage. The mojito was watery with too much...

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Nijmegen

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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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  • Manna

    Nijmegen Hotels

    Oranjesingel 2c, Nijmegen, 6511 NS, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • De Muis

    Nijmegen Restaurants

    We were here with family members aunt M. and Frank on the final day of the Four Days' Marches, 18 July 2008. Also present were Frank's walking mate and her family. I borrowed this picture from the website of the restaurant. Some nice cool beer - König Ludwig Weissbier, a Bavarian brand apparently - mineral water, and Schnitzel. Jennie and I paid...

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Tilburg

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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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  • Mercure Tilburg

    Tilburg Hotels

    My Tilburg experience was very brief. Actually we travelled there to see a concert at Popcentrum, so...

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  • 013 music hall

    Tilburg Nightlife

    013 is the premier spot in Tilburg or that matter in the whole of Noord Brabant for up to date music and the very best of home grown and International bands. I have been there on a number of occasions to listen to some of the best modern bands in the World. Great quality beer served at this venue. Casual dress

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