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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 Transportation in Groningen

Horse Drawn Carriage

If you want to see the Groningen sights in a relaxed way take the horse drawn carriage.City tours are being offered by the Bio Groen company, that also has a horse drawn tram available for bigger...
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Feb 21, 2016

Train

Getting by train to Groningen is probably the easiest way to go for the average traveller.Station HistoryReal time Public Transportation info on the Groningen map.
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Dec 10, 2014

Arriva Bus

From the Groningen bus station, next to the train station the following Arriva Buses are available:City of Groningen:-1 -Station Noord-2 -Coendersborg/MZk-3 -Lewnborg & Vinkhuizen-4 -Oosterpark...
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Aug 03, 2013

Travelling with (young) kids.

Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some...
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Jerelis
Jun 24, 2013

Nieuwe Ebbingestraat

The Nieuwe Ebbingestraat is one of the main bicycle routes coming into Groningen from the north, yet it has no bicycle lanes and is also used (in one direction only) by cars, buses and motorcycles....
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Nemorino
Sep 01, 2012

Return of the trams?

The city and province of Groningen had an extensive system of tram lines (streetcars) from 1880 to 1949. After that, the trams were replaced by buses – and by private cars, which dominated the streets...
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Sep 01, 2012
 
 
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Trains to and from Groningen

Train service to and from anywhere in the Netherlands is very good and Groningen is no exception, even though it is a bit out of the way at the north end of the country.I came to Groningen on...
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Sep 01, 2012

Cycling in Groningen

Groningen must have been an unpleasant place in the 1950s and 60s. There were no restrictions on cars being driven through the center of the city and there were hardly any cycle routes. In the 1960s...
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Sep 01, 2012

Brugstraat

Brugstraat (Bridge Street) is a main cycling street for those coming into the city from the west. It is a good place to get an impression of the volume of bicycle traffic entering and leaving the city...
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Sep 01, 2012

Vismarkt

VismarktThe Vismarkt (Fish Market) is a long car-free public square in the center of Groningen. It used by numerous cyclists.The Vismarkt is the site of the Aa-Kerk, a church which is now used for...
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Sep 01, 2012

Bicycle rentals

Groningen does not have an on-street bike-sharing system (and probably doesn’t need one), so I rented a bike from my hotel for 8 Euros per day.I could have rented one for half a Euro less at the...
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Aug 31, 2012

Bicycle parking at the station

Since I live in a city that has no bicycle parking facilities at the central station (which in the 21st century is a scandalous situation), I am always amazed at the marvelous facilities that other...
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Aug 31, 2012

Cycling to and from the station

A very popular means of transportation in the Netherlands is a combination of train and bicycle – they cycle to the station and take the train from there.There are also bus stops at the station – and...
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Aug 31, 2012

The drawbridge

On the Museum Island, which forms the main walking and cycling route between the city center and the railway station, there is a drawbridge which is raised occasionally to let a boat or barge pass...
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Aug 30, 2012

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 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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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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