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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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St. Jozef's church

The Roman Catholic St. Jozef's church dates from 1886-1887 and was designed by P.J.H. Cuypers with the assistance of his son Jos Cuypers. In 1980 this neo-Gothic church became the cathedral of the Groningen diocese, after the previous cathedral (by the same architect) had been closed and demolished.

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Mar 12, 2003

St. Josef church or drunkman's tower

St. Josef church, Radesingel 2, architect P.J.H. Cuypers, 1887, building took place in 1886/1887, works were finished by J.Th.J. Cuypers, son of.
A similar church is the St. Vituschurch in Hilversum except for the tower which was done quite differently in Groningen.
Connected to the church a vicarage in the same style as the church.
The church stands on what once was the city wall.
The church is richly designed and decorated in neo gothic style.
Dedicated to the patron of manual laboror.

Some folks call this church the drunkman's tower for from whatever angle you look at the tower, you always see two clocks, as if ya were seeing double.

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Feb 21, 2003
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Maritime Museum

On the Brugstraat (Bridge Street), one of the major bicycle routes into and out of the center of Groningen, there are two beautifully restored medieval buildings that house the Northern Maritime...
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Goudkantoor - Gold Office

The Goudkantoor was built in 1635 it was then called Collectehuis. It was a taxoffice for city and surroundings. In 1814-1887 the building was used as a test bureau for gold and silver works. Since...
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