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Bloemendaal Highlights: Guided Bike Tour from Amsterdam
"Enjoy a guided bike tour through all the nice spots around Bloemendaal and learn more about the area and history. See beautiful historic buildings and estates and take a look at a working mill and enjoy nature in the National Park South Kennemerland. Bike through ancient forests and meet large herbivores such as Sco fallow deers and Konik horses. Look out over sea while sipping a drink at one of the best beach clubs in Bloemendaal aan Zee (Bloemendaal at the Sea).Make your stay in Amsterdam an unique and fun experience.""""Enjoy a beautiful guided bike tour along all the nice spots around Bloemendaal located only 20 minutes from Amsterdam. See beautiful historic buildings and estates and take a look at a working mill and enjoy nature in the National Park South Kennemerland."title=Highlights&1=4-hour+bike+tour+of+Bloemendaal+led+by+an+expert+guide&2=Discover+Bloemendaal+beauty+spots+on+two+wheels%2C+including+rolling+sandy+dunes%2C+beaches+and+forests&3=Pass+stately+houses+and+historical+estates+and+stop+to+see+a+working+mill
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Private Tour Stedelijk Museum Modern Art Amsterdam with Art Historian
"Enter preferably at 10am when the halls are still quiet and see an overview of art from 1880 to art of our time in the famous Modern Art museum of Amsterdam. Observe paintings from Vincent van Gogh German and Russian Expressionists the world famous Mondrian and the Stijl movement Malevich or from USA color field painters and a variety of modern artists. A large department is devoted to Industrial Design. Your  professional guide will provide all the information about those pieces of art and will be happy to answer your questions.
From EUR214.00
 
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour with Art Historian
"You will meet your guide at 8.55am in front of the building next door the Stedelijk Museum outside under the huge white awning that looks like a giant bath tub. Explore the museum which has been divided into chronological sections: the Nuenen ""Potato Eaters"" period then the blossoming in the Paris years with the Impressionist influence followed by a great department for his glory years in Arles. You will then take the elevator to the top floor to witness the art from his clouded but still glorious year of mental troubles in St Remy.  The very last section shows the last two m your guide will discuss a series of events that occurred in Van Gogh's life and which influenced his art such as his failures in school and in his first jobs or his visits at many museums. About your tour guide: Your professional guide initially graduated in 1975 as an elementary school teacher
From EUR175.00

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Kruisstraat 26

At the Kruisstraat 26 a remarkable house is located. Although it looks centuries old, it was constructed in 1932. The building was made on order of pharmacist Nolf by architect C.C. van Beaumont in a...
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pieter_jan_v
Apr 28, 2015

Enjoy the architecture

Although Haarlem is very considerably smaller than Amsterdam it still has lots of lovely architecture to enjoy.Look out for the 'name-stones'. look upwards to enjoy the gables (lots of crow-stepped...
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leics
Apr 05, 2015

Look out for 'name-stones'

I have long been fascinated by the 'name-stones' I've seen on so many older Dutch buildings. They date from times when most of the population was illiterate and, basically, worked as an address for...
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leics
Apr 04, 2015

Tavern De Waag - Former Grain Weighhouse.

This historic building was designed in 1597 as a Weigh House for grain brought to Haarlem by ship along the adjoining Spaarne River/Canal.The building is now used as a tavern/restaurant and I believe...
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Mikebb
Nov 30, 2012

Jansweg Street - Heritage Magnificent Decoration

Another example of beautiful work on historic homes in Haarlem. As we continued to walk along the street there were many more buildings worth viewing.I think this building might have had some...
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Mikebb
Nov 28, 2012

Historic Building - Jansweg Street

This very small historic building circa 1624 is squeezed between two much larger buildings.The Words on the arch "Woonkelder" and also "Toegangspoortje UIT 1624" must indicate the purpose of this...
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Mikebb
Nov 28, 2012

Historic Buildings - Jansweg St - Hofje van Staats

We arrived Haarlem Station and walked to the left of the station to enter Jansweg Street (right turn). This street would take us towards the Grote Markt and Cathedral.On both sides of this street were...
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Mikebb
Nov 27, 2012

Walking Street - Upmarket Shops

After looking around the Grote Markt we walked past the Haarlem Town Hall (Stadhuis van Haarlem) located at the opposite end of the square from the Grote Kerk. We then turned into the pedestrian...
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Mikebb
Nov 27, 2012

Streets of Haarlem

Few shots I took of a deserted Haarlem streets, well, it's early in the morning around 11am, so people are sleeping tired from last night.So if you need a place near Amsterdam that is away and quiet...
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June.b
Jun 19, 2010

Canal View

Haarlem's canal scene was far less crowded than that in Amsterdam, but no less beautiful. I found it amazing that such a long stretch of water could stand so still. Even the detail of the smallest...
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wayne0k
Mar 09, 2006

Welcoming Committee

Just north of the main Train Station sits a small public pond surrounded with tree-shaded paths. Local residents walked their dogs here throughout the day while the commuters, working in the area,...
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wayne0k
Mar 09, 2006

Alleyways

As I made my way around the winding streets of Haarlem, I couldn't help but develop a true fondness for the small alleyways that branched from many of the larger streets. Probably just wide enough for...
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wayne0k
Mar 09, 2006
 
 
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"Between us, I prefer Haarlem to Amsterdam."
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Things to Do Near Haarlem

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Frans Hals Museum

I always imagined the Frans Hals Museum as being a big building like the Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam. Nothing could be in greater contrast when I saw the real museum for the first time unexpected. It was...
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Teylers Museum

The oldest museum in the Netherlands is a wonderful trip back into the 18th and19th century. It was founded in 1778 with the fortune of the cloth merchant Pieter Teyler who also possessed an art...
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St. Bavo Cathedral

I really liked this ancient church. Its entrance is not obvious at all. Basically, you go right round the back and enter through a small shop in a small attached building and then through an even...
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Canal Tour

As we walked along the the embankment of Spaarne River/ Canal we found there were several small boats offering tours. These were mostly open boats offering a similar service to what is offered on the...
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Grote Markt

The Stadthuis is one of the three buildings which really stand out on Haarlem's Grote Markt (the others being St Bavo and the Vleeshal). It stands on the west of the square. Originally, from around...
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Keukenhof

Do not buy the Tulip Bulbs at Keukenhof Gardens. Although they will not tell you and you will find Nothing written about this - the tulip bulbs they sell at Keukenhof are considered to be ANNUALS. All...
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