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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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Private Tour: 8h Amsterdam and Holland Country Side Tour
"Your guide will pick your up from your hotel. Start with a 2-hour walking tour to see the highlights of Amsterdam. Dam square with the royal palace the Beguinage floating flower market hidden church in the attic canals and more.Leave the city by car with your private guide and drive to the nostalgic village of De Rijp for a traditional lunch. A former fishing town. Enjoy a scenic drive through the typical Dutch Country Side of the Beemster polder. F""2-hour walking tour Amsterdam city highlights. By car drive to nostalgic small village to enjoy a traditional lunch. Windmills at reclaimed land of Beemster polder (UNESCO world heritage site). Local dairy farm to taste homemade Gouda cheese.
From EUR95.00
 
"Amsterdam Half-Day Tour to Zaanse Schans: Windmills
Half day tour to windmill village Zaanse Schans"Meet your guide and driver at a central meeting point just across from Central Station Amsterdam. A comfortable air-conditioned single deck bus will take you to the windmill village Zaanse Schans in just 20 minutes. The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open air museum that houses a collection of working windmills wooden houses barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. All these buildings were brought here from 1961 on bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region.In its golden age
From EUR30.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Groningen

Stadspark Groningen – True melting pot.

On May 19 1926 the Stadspark Groningen had its official opening right at the spot where now the City Park Pavilion is situated. This immediately meant the ending of the construction of the park, which...
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Jerelis
Jun 24, 2013

Stadspark Groningen – The arboretum.

The Stadspark Groningen was built at the beginning of the twentieth century. The construction of the park was an initiative of the Groninger industrial Evert Jan Scholten (1849-1918). In tribute was...
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Jerelis
Jun 24, 2013

Stadspark Groningen – Beautiful Park indeed.

At some point of being a VT member it amazed me that I never took time to write a tip about this beautiful park called the Stadspark Groningen in the city I used to live for over 5 years. I have quite...
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Jerelis
Jun 24, 2013

Museum De Buitenplaats

Museum 'De Buitenplaats'. Just south of the city of Groningen in the village Eelde.Museum for figurative arts. Amazing architecture in the organic style. The building is integrated with the garden...
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ATLC
Apr 04, 2011

Salsa Classes

It's very in to go for Salsa Classes..every Friday from 11 to early AM hemmingway (a trendy eatery around here) have salsa nites, where you can go and dance your feet away for free (and eat/drink for...
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peaceness98
May 14, 2005

30 April -Queens Day

the night of 29 April, and All day 30 April is KoningDag (Queens Day)All accross Holland people are celebrating, partying out in the streets; with open air concerts, open markets, lots of people...
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peaceness98
May 01, 2005
 
 
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Old hospital building

A part of the old hospital building is still standing and worth looking at. It can be seen at the Oostersingel. Look for the old inscriptions above the doors.Since in 1614 the university was started...
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tompt
Sep 15, 2003

Hospital

Normally you would keep away from the hospital as far as possible. But the AZG (Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen) is a great building to visit. The huge hallways give it a sort of covered city look....
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tompt
Sep 15, 2003

corps de garde

In 1624 the old city gate at the Boteringestraat was broken down, together with the old earthen wall. Major Heerdt asked the citycouncil to built a place where his soldiers could be stationed on the...
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tompt
Sep 10, 2003

old court building

Some of the most beautifull buildings can be found just outside of the centre. This very wide building in the Oude Boteringestraat dates from different centuries, but is made to one building through...
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tompt
Sep 10, 2003

delftsblue bridge

Sitting on the terrace of the Groninger museum keep your eyes on the water. If a boat is passing get your camera out, the attraction is to come.......When the drawbridge is opened you can see the...
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tompt
Sep 07, 2003

Groningen Harbors

Located at the points of the compass, three of the four original harbors in Groningen still exist. They are worth a visit. The harbors are located on the edge of the city center: the East harbor (also...
jheller
Aug 05, 2003

Nieuwstad

Guess what? Groningen has its own 'red light district' so there's no need to go to Amsterdam to see scarsely dressed ladies sitting behind windows. Oh boy, how spectacular. This is for those who like...
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OlafS
Mar 12, 2003

On this pic the 5 pipes,...

On this pic the 5 pipes, welcoming sign when travelling back home. They were from the electricity company, some years ago they were thorn down. Many people still regret that they are no longer...
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nighthawk
Sep 12, 2002

Top Hotels in Groningen

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Hanzeplein 132, Groningen, Groningen, 9713 GW, The Netherlands
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Oude Boteringestraat 43, Groningen, Groningen, 9712, The Netherlands
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Radesingel 50, (formerly De Nieuwe Academie), Groningen, Groningen, 9711 EK, The Netherlands
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Laan Corpus den Hoorn 300, Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
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Boterdiep 73-2, Groningen, Groningen, 9712 LL, The Netherlands
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Oosterstraat 53, Groningen, Groningen, 9711 NR, The Netherlands
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Top Things to Do in Groningen

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Martini Toren - Martini Tower

This church was build in the 15th century. The tower can be seen from a big distance, as it is 97 meters high. The church and tower have been build in different centuries, so there are different...
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City Museum

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....
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Goudkantoor - Gold Office

The Gold Office, or Goudkantoor, is one of the more striking old buildings in Groningen. It was originally the tax office of Groningen and later became the gold assay office. Currently it is a...
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Martinikerk - Martini Church

Quickly popped into the Martini church whose tower (Martini tower) is a landmark that can be seen from outside Groningen. They ask a 2.50 euro contribution per person (just for the church) but...
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Prinsenhof - The Court of the Prince

Beautiful secluded garden, enclosed by a wall, is one of the purest examples of Renaissance gardens in the Netherlands. As per their website, the Prinsenhof garden is open from the beginning of April...
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Synagogue

The design of the synagogue is from architect Tjeerd Kuipers from Amsterdam and IJ. van der Veen from Groningen. The building represent different styles with the spanish-moorish style being on the...
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"Groningen, a city I love!"
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"Groningen above all."
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"One of the world’s leading bicycle cities"
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"Citizens of Groningen are more courteous"
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"Groningen, real city life"
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