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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.
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"Dutch Countryside and Culture Tour from Amsterdam Including Zaanse Schans
"Dutch Countryside and Culture Tour from Amsterdam Including Zaanse Schans Edam and Volendam""Start with a pickup from central Amsterdam or select city hotels. Settle into your seat aboard a single-decker coach. With limited spaces you’ll enjoy a smaller more personalized experience than that of larger double-decker coach trips.Leave the city behind and ride out to the Dutch countryside characterized by its dykes windmills and blooming flowers. As you travel
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The Martinikerk is the church adjacent to the Martinitoren. It was originally a romanogotic crosschurch from ±1230. The choir was built in 1430 and is much higher then the rest of the church. The church has some frescos from the 13th century.The organ, built by Arp Schnitger, is one of the biggest in europe. The Martini church has its name from Saint Martin.

For a small entrance fee (1 Euro) you can go inside and see the beautifull paintings. Open easter to 11 november: tuesday-friday: 12.00-17.00. A guided tour starts at 13.30 each day when the church is open

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Sep 08, 2003

Martini Kerk

Right next to the Martini Tower is the Martini church. I didn't visit the church because you had to pay € 1,00 and you could see quite a lot already by just taking a quick look around the corner. What you will see directly is the beautiful organ. There are alo wall painting about the life of Jesus.

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Aug 27, 2003


The History of the Martini Church and Tower begins in ninth century, around the year 800 as a wooden church. It has undergone many changes starting in the 13th century when a brick roman style church was built. Between 1415 and 1425 the current church choir was created. After that an indoor tower was built.

Inside the Church you will find beautiful murals and alcove paintings. The Church organ, built by Arp Schnitger, is considered among the most renowned baroque organs in the world.

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Jan 30, 2005


The number one sight to see in Groningen is undoubtedly the Martini church tower. The tower is the fourth highest in the Netherlands and can be seen from afar. The church itself is around 800 years old and houses one of the largest Baroque organs in northwest Europe.

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Jun 13, 2008
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The Martini church, with its huge gothic tower, one of the tallest in the country. The church itself is an unusually big example of romano-gothicism, a style only found in the northern provinces. The gables at the sides of the church are reconstructions. You can still buy souvenirs with a picture of the church where it still has a completely different roof.

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Mar 12, 2003

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 strictly speaking it is not an entrance fee.

Mind you, here is one of the finest and oldest Dutch church organs in the country! Some of its parts are even from before 1450 AD.
It may be a good idea to visit one of the concerts. There is a free and rather portly brochure to be had, if you're interested.

Here is an impression of the church in photo's.

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May 08, 2013

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