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Bergen Things to Do

  • Limmen - Hortus Bulborum

    After a bike ride through the bulb fields in the ‘Top of North Holland’ I was browsing the internet for some information about tulips, when I came across the name ‘Hortus Bulborum’. This botanical garden should be the largest gene bank for bulbs in the world.Staying in nearby Bergen I decided to visit this ‘garden’. After Paying a small entrance...

  • Broek op Langedijk - Broeker Auction

    Broek op Langedijk is a beautiful rural village in North-Holland. It is famous for its ‘Broeker Veiling’. This oldest sail-through auction in the world is quite unique and can not be compared with any other building. The wooden structure was built in the year of 1912 with details in late Jugendstil-style. Auction room and mooring halls are built on...

  • Alkmaar, city walk along (hidden) gems

    One of the best things to see (most) of the hidden gems of Alkmaar is making a city walk. We bought a leaflet with the trail and a lot of information at the Tourist Information Office (VVV). We had to pay € 2,50 but we got also two vouchers for a free cup of coffee/tea in one of the local cafes.I will not describe the whole trail - just following...

  • Alkmaar - inevitable cheese market

    When staying in Bergen on a Friday (April till September) you really should consider visiting the most famous cheesemarket of the Netherlands.For us it was a ‘new’ visit after about 30 years and we enjoyed it very much.Of course it is quite a touristy site and during our visit with splendid weather there were crowds in the city and especially on...

  • Shopping ‘paradise’

    Although Bergen isn’t that big it is a real shopping paradise attracting inhabitants as well as visitors. Bergen offers all kinds of shops like (upscale) fashion, lifestyle, gifts vintage, art galleries, interesting book and wine shops and of course also more regular ones like a butcher, greengrocer or bakery and a couple of supermarkets. Most of...

  • Classic bike trip

    We made this more or less classic round trip by bike on a sunny Sunday. It is a mix of everything Bergen has to offer: architecture, landscapes, woodlands and the dunes.When using the so called 'knooppuntroutes' (Numbered Intersections) it is very easy to find your way. It is also possible to follow a special bike route from the Tourist Information...


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Bergen Restaurants

  • Café d'Alderliefste

    Music café where you'll find jazz, rythm and blues, piano nights, etc.Free jazz on Sunday afternoons during the winter, every 2 weeks.

  • Gusto

    Looks like a nice place to meet and drink and eat. Right on the big central square. Very modern, grand-café type.

  • Fabels

    Very much a Homes & Gardens feel in this restaurant. Which makes it quite popular and busy. I ate a toastie with goat's cheese and ginger which needed some upgrading with honey to make the blandness go away. So I asked for the honey separately. Big bowl of good mushroom soup.So a portion of samosas, a big orange juice, soup and a toastie amounted...


Bergen Nightlife

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    The village center: Evening of the little lights

    by nighthawk Written Sep 5, 2002

    Every first wednesday in August the centre of Bergen becomes a feast of little lights. Thousands of people come watching the creations of the owners of the houses along the route.

    Dress Code: Casual .... walking shoes ....

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Bergen Transportation

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    by nighthawk Written Oct 4, 2002

    During summer, the roads round Bergen are cramped with cars loaded by folks that wanna go to the beach. What they forgot but what you know, by bike the beach is reached so much easier and in far less time.

    I love this road especially: the eternal lane from Bergen to Egmond.
    Trees lean over the road and on either side of the road big houses.

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Bergen Shopping

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  • Fashion

    Home furnishing and women's fashion in this shop. Bergen is not the most modern of places. They go more for good quality, classic style, ouch-for-purse kind of stuff.

  • Toy shop

    First I go raving on about the special shops in Bergen and then I discover I made very few photos of them. In fact, this is a toyshop which you would find all over the country. Never mind... here it is!

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Bergen Local Customs

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    Bergen, artistic town

    by nighthawk Written Oct 4, 2002

    You might bumb in some national celebrities ... like this children book writer on the left and some less famous music makers... i bought some wonderful cd's from them with children salsa music....

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Bergen Off The Beaten Path

  • Poet and writer A. Roland Holst

    The statue of a famous Dutch poet and writer, Roland Holst. Lived here from 9th November 1918 until his death in 1976. He became honorary citizen of Bergen in 1958.One of his books I remember reading was Deirdre and the sons of Usnach. Pretty dramatic, I recall.

  • Her sister :)

    By the way, the chickens do not sell the icecream.....they just wander around like, behind the fence, a lama does and some guinnea pigs :)

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Bergen Sports & Outdoors

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    Gerrie Kneteman dies at 53

    by ATLC Written Nov 14, 2004

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    Gerrie Kneteman, 53, one of the world's foremost cyclists, died on November 2nd 2004, here in Bergen whilst cycling. Read the full story at the link below.

    There's a little anecdote to this.
    One of the international news stations said he died during a winter holiday in Norway. But of course, it wasn't Bergen, Norway, but Bergen, The Netherlands.

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Bergen General

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  • Around the church

    Leafy, quiet, charming. That is how Bergen looked the day I visited. Just leave the modern central square as quickly as you can. Because that's horrid.

  • The church

    The church turns out to be a half ruin. I don't know when this happened and why but obviously it has not been rebuilt. Sensible, I think... Loads of info on Bergen

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