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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
From EUR390.00
 
Eat Like a Local in Amsterdam: Traditional Dutch Meal in a Local Home
"Meet your accommodating host at midday in the Jordaan district an old working-class Amsterdam neighborhood that is now known for its art galleries canal houses and picturesque urban scenery. Let your host show you around the area pointing out things you may never have noticed by yourself and perhaps even stop to pick up ingredients for your meal.Continue to your host's home which is situated in a converted 14th-century monastery. Join your host in the kitchen as they start preparing the food. While the meal is always different you might taste local specialties such as pannekoeken
From EUR51.00
 
Small-Group Amsterdam Historical Bike Tour
"Make the most of your time and take a ride through Amsterdam’s most fascinating hot spots. Discover a route of lovely streets and bridges while your guide explains the history of the most famous cultural sites and life in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is when the first bike path was laid in Amsterdam why the Dutch are so tolerant or where to eat the best ribs in town and that’s only half of it! This bike tour is for all skill levels as Amsterdam is flat and easy to bike. For your convenience groups are of 15 persons maximum.""""Join a 3-hour bike tour with an experienced multilingual guide through the old historic center of the city of Amsterdam. The tour goes along the well known historical places and buildings like New Market (de Waag) Old Church
From EUR22.00

More Local Customs in Staphorst

Grolsch -> Just like home sweet home! :)

Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being at our travel pace is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. At Alkmaar (and...
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Jerelis
Oct 21, 2013

Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in the Netherlands is 230 Volts, alternating at 50...
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Jerelis
Oct 21, 2013

Talko to someone who knows ...

I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local...
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Jerelis
Oct 21, 2013

In Staphorst the wisdom is in the streets

Some framhouses in Staphorst have them, normally in places near the door or even just inside in the hallway or toilet. Tiles with wisdom on them. nice rimes and sayings. Here are a few from the tiles...
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Pavlik_NL
Mar 03, 2004

Decorations in the window above the door

Very specific I found the decorations that were repeatedly seen in the windows above the frontdoor of the houses. Wonderful curly ironwork stood up like a tree with a large foot and two mirroring...
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Pavlik_NL
Mar 03, 2004

Windowshutters that give the many colours

Very distinguished are the windowshutters at each and every one of the farmhouses. Large wooden, and carefully painted, planks that can be turned to close the windows when weather is cold or windy....
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Pavlik_NL
Mar 03, 2004
 
 
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Milkfarming and Staphorst belong to eachother

The farms that you see on either side of the main road of Staphorst are mostly related to milkfarming. In the fields behind the - quite narrow - stretch of farmhouses along this road, are the fields...
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Pavlik_NL
Mar 03, 2004

Staphorst, one of few places with local dresscode

In this wonderful village you still can see them. Local Dutch traditional cloths. Many still wear the dark coloured (blue and black) skirts, sweaters, jackets and scarves around the head. Staphorst is...
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Pavlik_NL
Mar 03, 2004

"Klompen", cluggs, the wooden shoes

Holland is famous of them and almost all foreign visitors go home with a pair (miniature or in the right seize to wair): "Klompen", the famous Dutch wooden shoes. Well, walking around Staphorst you...
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Pavlik_NL
Mar 03, 2004

Green, the favourite colour of ... farmers

Farmers in The Netherlands always had a love for green. No wonder, their daily profession had everything to do with nature and the most natural colour of all is ... Green. Though details sometimes are...
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Pavlik_NL
Mar 03, 2004

Straw roofs on top of the farmhouses

Almost all, and for sure all authentic, farmhouses have enormous straw roofs. This is seen often in these surroundings as the material is in large amount available in the direct vicinity. The lakes...
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Pavlik_NL
Mar 03, 2004

Go to church!

The so-called Bible Belt in The Netherlands means that the places in that region are very strict reformed. Call it calvinistic if you wish. This means that women never wear trousers (metaphorically...
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ATLC
Feb 15, 2003

Traditional costume WOMAN

The female costume always shows the level of mourning that the person is in. This is a theme in so many costumes around the world.Cap: black or black and flowered, silk or satin, with gold head brooch...
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ATLC
Aug 31, 2002

Traditional costume MAN

Black cap (special Staphorst design)Shirt with two rows of 9 silver buttonsLittle black tieBlack coatBlack or brown trousers with 2 buttons (made of coins sometimes)Special Staphorster model clogs,...
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ATLC
Aug 31, 2002

Hotels Near Staphorst

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Parallelweg 25, , Meppel, Drente 7941 HH
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Dirk Jakobsstraat 6, Meppel, 7941 KJ, The Netherlands
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Schiphorsterweg 34-36, Schiphorst, 7966 AC, nl
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Lichtmisweg 51, Zwolle, 8035 PL, The Netherlands
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De Vlakte 20, Zwartsluis, 8064 PC, nl
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Dijkhuizen 121, Ruinerwold, 7961 AJ, nl
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Things to Do Near Staphorst

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Havezathe De Klencke

We spended quite a lot of time at the estate of the Havezathe De Klencke, maybe more than we ever expected. Of course the tombstones in the façade were amazing to see, but also the gravestones in the...
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Paleis Het Loo

This has always been the room for the prince and princesses - near to their mother's rooms. When Princess Juliana reached age 18, she decorated the room with contemporary 20's furniture. When she...
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Top 5 Staphorst Writers

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ATLC

"STAPHORST - folklore and religion"
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Pavlik_NL

"Take a walk down the typical Holland"
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Jerelis

"A typical Orthodox Calvinist village."
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JohnnySpangles

"Staphorst - Found Myself in a Strange Town"
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"www.staphorst.nl"
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