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"Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills
"Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam""If you are in Amsterdam and want to take a break from the fast city life this is your perfect opportunity. Enjoy a 5 hour trip to the country side and suburbs of Amsterdam. During the trip you can see the old wooden houses and the wonderful windmills at the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans that make Netherlands famous around the world. In addition to this we will also visit a cheese making factory where you can see in detail
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Eat Like a Local in Amsterdam: Traditional Dutch Meal in a Local Home
"Meet your accommodating host at midday in the Jordaan district an old working-class Amsterdam neighborhood that is now known for its art galleries canal houses and picturesque urban scenery. Let your host show you around the area pointing out things you may never have noticed by yourself and perhaps even stop to pick up ingredients for your meal.Continue to your host's home which is situated in a converted 14th-century monastery. Join your host in the kitchen as they start preparing the food. While the meal is always different you might taste local specialties such as pannekoeken
From EUR51.00
 
Private Guided Historic Amsterdam Canal Cruise
"Your private hired boat will sail through the history to go back to 17th century via Amsterdam's famous canal districts; Herengracht Keizersgracht Prinsengracht Singelgracht. You will continue your tour by passing Anne Frank House from the water and it will also pass by Amstel river where city of Amsterdam was named after. Your boat will sail on the Y waterway that connects Amsterdam with the North Sea and the A the replica ship of a 400 year old Dutch East India Man Central Station from the Water and multiple historic churches."""
From EUR400.00

More Local Customs in Netherlands

National Holiday: Bevrijdingsdag

May 5 is Bevrijdingsdag or Liberation Day. This is the strangest National Holiday as it is held every 5 years, but it's not a day off for all workers. It's the same with shops: some will be open,...
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May 05, 2015

Kingsday – lot of traditions

Kingsday (the former Queensday) is one of our National Holidays and the whole country is colouring ORANGE. Street decorations and people wearing orange clothes. We are celebrating our King’s Birthday...
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vtveen
Nov 25, 2014

Draaiorgel (Barrel organ)

The "Draaiorgel" is a wonderful instrument to come across while you are exploring Holland. Unfortunately there are fewer organs on streets and also less people who can maintain them and are willing to...
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Nov 12, 2014

Recipe: Kale mash (Boerenkool met worst)

Farmers Cabbage With Smoked Sausage (Boerenkool Met Worst) Also known as curly cabbage.The kale is harvested at best when the first frost has hit the ground!Yield: 6 ServingsIngredients6 good sized...
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May 20, 2014

Sinterklaas & Zwarte Piet

Sinterklaas & Zwarte Piet (St. Nick & Black Peter) is the very Dutch children's event.Each year Sinterklaas and his helpers arrive by steam boat at the end of November; a happening that is...
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Nov 30, 2013

Wildviaduct

The wildviaduct is a typical Dutch construction. It's a highway overpass for wild animals only.The Netherlands are very small and the Dutch wild animals do not exactly live in the "wild".To not...
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Sep 27, 2013
 
 
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(NO) Bicycles

If you visit the Netherlands for the first time, you will experience the cheer number of cyclist speeding around on THEIR bicycle paths (don't dare to walk there!) and the enormous amount of "parked"...
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Jun 02, 2013

27th of April, our national holiday: KING's day

From 2014 we have a new national holiday: KING's day. Until 2013 we celebrated Queen's day on the 30st of April, the birthday of our former queen Juliana, mother of queen Beatrix, that choose to keep...
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Apr 30, 2013

30st of April, our national holiday Queensday!

Every 30st of April The normally so sober and hardworking Dutch people completely get crazy. This is our national holiday, known as Queensday. We dress up in orange (the colour of the royal family)...
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Apr 30, 2013

My culture tip is very nice:...

My culture tip is very nice: pictures of a top VT-member. Her name is Simone. Everybody on VT knows her. She has great pages with nice info and stories, and with beautiful pictures too.Today we had...
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Nov 07, 2012

Dutch breakfast

A traditional Dutch breakfast is not a culinary highlight. In fact, as previous poster says, you can have it at your hotel.Dutch breakfast consists of slices of bread, buttered, with a slice of ham or...
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Sep 07, 2012

Dweilorkest

A "Dweilorkest" is a small walking orchestra with at least 2 drum players and some trompet players. Bigger "orchestra's" often have more horn players.Often it is a group of friends that on a...
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Aug 21, 2011

Dutch hotel breakfast

In The Netherlands. most hotels offer a buffet breakfast. You will find:- cereals and yoghurt(s)- fruit and fruit salad- a selection of bread and crackers- jam and other sweet spreads- a selection of...
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ATLC
Apr 04, 2011

FOOD: Zeeuwse oesters (Oysters from Zeeland)

The oysters from the province of Zeeland (south west Netherlands) are a veritable delicacy.There are two kinds: The Zeeuwse oester and the Platte oester (flat oyster).Both differ quite a bit. The...
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Apr 04, 2011

Popular Cities in Netherlands

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Amsterdam

Provincie Noord-Holland
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Maastricht

Provincie Limburg
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The Hague

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Haarlem

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Rotterdam

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Utrecht

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Top Hotels in Netherlands

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Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1015 CZ, The Netherlands
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Weena 10, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, 3012-CM, The Netherlands
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Stationsstraat 40, Maastricht, Limburg, NL-6221, The Netherlands
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Lange Voorhout 54 - 56, The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2514 EG, The Netherlands
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Baan 7, Haarlem, Noord-Holland, 2012 DB, The Netherlands
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Geertebolwerk 1, Utrecht, Utrecht, 3511 XA, The Netherlands
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Top Things to Do in Netherlands

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St. Pietersberg

...it closed about 70 years ago :-( For an absolutely fascinating day out from Maastricht a visit to the "caves" at St Pietersberg is a must. These so-called "caves" are in fact the tunnels created...
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Madurodam, Miniature City

In July 2015 I visited Madurodam in The Hague (Den Haag). Madurodam was founded in 1952 as a war monument. It was in memory of warhero and partisan George Maduro who died in concentration camp...
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Grote Markt

The Stadthuis is one of the three buildings which really stand out on Haarlem's Grote Markt (the others being St Bavo and the Vleeshal). It stands on the west of the square. Originally, from around...
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Euromast

With it's 185 metres at the highest point, the Euromast is the tallest tower of the Netherlands that's open for the public to visit. I went there in May 2015 and it exceded my expectations. The view...
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Dom church and tower

The Dom van Utrecht (or Domkerk), or St. Martin's Cathedral was the cathedral of the diocese of Utrecht during the Middle Ages. Once the country's largest church and only cathedral it has been a...
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Eindhoven center & other areas

Eindhoven is linked with Bayeux in Normandy as the first major cities to be liberated in their respective countries and each year on 28th September the "Freedom Flames" is carried from Bayeux and...
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"A PRACTICAL AND PECULIAR GUIDE TO THE NETHERLANDS!"
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"A Great Place to Live In"
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"Margaret's Page"
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"Travelling around Holland"
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"BICYCLES RULES!"
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