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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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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam
"Amsterdam has so much to offer including world-renowned museums delicious food and delightful canals. The I amsterdam city card makes it easy to get the most out of your stay in this vibrant city while saving lots of money. With your pass gain free admission to illustrious Amsterdam museums including the Van Gogh Museum Rembrandthuis Museum and Hermitage Amsterdam. Save 25% off popular Amsterdam attractions such as Madame Tussauds and Icebar XtraCold and receive discount offers for restaurants and shows. You'll also get a free city map to help you navigate the streets and canals of Amsterdam and unlimited use of public transport (airport train not included). Enjoy the sights from a free canal also included with your city pass. Your I amsterdam card contains 2 separate chips which can be activated separately
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Guided Motorcycle Sidecar Tour: Dutch Countryside and Muiderslot Castle from Amsterdam
"Start your tour by riding around the city of Amsterdam and seeing all it's most famous and traditional locations such as Central Train Station Nieuwmarkt Leidseplein Rembrandtplein De Dam Prinsengracht Maritime Museum and a glimpse of the Red Light District.Ride 1.5 hours through the beautiful Dutch countryside and explore the picturesque village of Muiden. Enjoy a nice meal (not included) before you continue your journey on to explore the cast
From EUR265.00

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Bourtange Bridges

The fortress was completely surrounded by water. The bridges are draw bridges, that would be opened to seal to fortress. Even when an enemy made it across, a long flat walkway over the water followed,...
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Bourtange Gates

After the bridges the fortress gates were the next obstacle for attackers.There were just two narrow gates, making the village a real fortification.To reach the gates one has to walk over an angled...
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Bourtange Pictures

Just a couple of impressions; just go through the pictures.This village is ideal for one or more 'Kodak moments'. The walls give you a good opportunity to shoot some overview pictures. The streets...
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Papenburg,Deutschland

Around 10:00 am the tourists start to arrive ,it may be a busload of School children , or visitors from Nearby Germany ...it was at this point we decided to travel the 20 Kms or so to Papenburg...
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Stand Guard on the Eastern Wall

If you're looking for a little tranquility after the hectic pace of the Randstad ,Bourtange will do nicely.For a history buff , or those who enjoy movies set in this period ,I haven't been anywhere...
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End of an intensive walk through the fortress

After this few hours of walking through a magnificent example of late-medieval and renaissance defensive systems, one has a great experience of what things must have been like in these times. There...
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The windmill of Bourtange, target practice

Also within the fortress a windmill stands tall in the wind. The original one was sold in 1832, when the whole fortress was publically sold to the highest bidder andeventually became the windmill in...
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The tred mill to provide oils and more

Between the windmill and the "Turf schuur" (peat barn) stands the "Rosmolen" (Tred mill, or literally "horse mill"). this completely restored building is fully operational. The millers stone can be...
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Fuel (turf = peat) for keeping warm

Fuel for heating was - in the average Dutch winter of those times - very necessary. To prevent that the enemy would hold a longer siege in winter time, the fortress Bourtange had to have a fuel...
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This was not a children's toy

The military was a strict and disciplinous place. This often was created by a reward and punishment system. If one did a heroic action in wartime or learned well at military school, the rewards came...
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The commanders house at the market square

Back on the Markt (central square) we again can enjoy the shade of the sixteen old trees that surround it (350 years old !). We stand next to the Commander's House and where once commands were called,...
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More religious food for the soldiers

In times that freedom of religion was the main drive of the independance struggle of the Lowlands (and the Seven Provinces in the first place), churches were of great importance. Also in Bourtange...
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More barracks and officers houses

In the direction that is still undiscovered terrain are a little restaurant and a small supermarket "t Lutje Winkel" and further away again more barracks appear. Here is also the hostel, but more...
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All information in building "De Poort" (The Gate)

When we return in "Bourtange Vesting" itself, the large building on your right hand side (number 32 on the map) is very much worth a visit. Inside a large maquette of the fortress is present and this...
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