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Hop-On-Hop-Off Dutch Intercity Tour from Amsterdam to The Hague
"Start your sightseing tour at the Museumplein in Amsterdam where you will find three major museums: Van Gogh Museum Rijksmuseum and the Museum of contemporary art. During this unique tour learn more about the history of Amsterdam why the national airport is named “Schiphol” and the importance of water management for a country that lies 30% below sea level. Head off to Leiden and hear more about one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands. Leiden is a beautiful historical c you will pass a green area where many ambassadors and famous Dutch people live. It is also the residence of the Royals. You will continue the route along the ‘Rijksstraatweg’; King Napoleon gave instructions to build this road so that the connection Leiden and Amsterdam would be better. Car admirers have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest private collections of automobiles in the world at Louwman Museum. Famous cars such as
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Hop-On-Hop-Off Dutch Intercity Tour from Amsterdam to The Hague
"Start your sightseing tour at the Museumplein in Amsterdam where you will find three major museums: Van Gogh Museum Rijksmuseum and the Museum of contemporary art. During this unique tour learn more about the history of Amsterdam why the national airport is named “Schiphol” and the importance of water management for a country that lies 30% below sea level. Head off to Leiden and hear more about one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands. Leiden is a beautiful historical c you will pass a green area where many ambassadors and famous Dutch people live. It is also the residence of the Royals. You will continue the route along the ‘Rijksstraatweg’; King Napoleon gave instructions to build this road so that the connection Leiden and Amsterdam would be better. Car admirers have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest private collections of automobiles in the world at Louwman Museum. Famous cars such as
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
"Once you have purchased your Amsterdam and Holland Pass choose from more than 60 museums and attractions in Amsterdam and neighboring cities for free skip-the-line entry (see Itinerary below for a full list). Collect your pass at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Amsterdam Central Station or various Travelex branches throughout The Netherlands. Valid for one month this pass gives you your choice of two four or six entrance tickets divided into gold silver and transport tickets. Each attraction accepts a certain type of ticket in exchange for entrance. Simply show your pass to the attendant and you can bypass the queue
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Wandering #11 - The Koornbrug

This bridge, across the New Rhine, adjacent to the Stadhuis, was built in 1642 and was the site of the corn market (hence the name). It was substantially redeveloped in 1825 by the city architect Salomon van der Paauw with the addition of a pair of colonnaded covered marketplaces, decorated by the city's crossed keys.

The marketplaces are now designated, respectively, for fish and butter (Vismarkt and Botermarkt).

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Aug 07, 2013

Wandering - #4 Beestenmarkt

Leiden's Beestenmarkt was formerly the city's live animal market where sheep, cattle and pigs would be brought in by boat. By all accounts this was a busy marketplace and so the triangular area became lined with cafes and bars.

Its use as a live animal market dwindled in the latter half of the 19th century but the pubs and cafes remained and its modern incarnation is as a central meeting place, a daytripper berth for visiting boats and a starting location for some of the larger boat tours. Rather incongruously you'll find the old market bell hung in an alley between an Indian and a Chinese restaurant (pic #3).

This is where I found my friendly little cafe for my morning coffee and cigarette(s).

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johngayton
Aug 04, 2013

Beestenmarkt

Leiden seem to have market for everything. The old names are kept as they were many years ago. There's a cheese market, prok market, and the biggest one "Beestenmarkt" the place where animals were traded.
Leiden is the city of students and the market place hosts many performances by different artists. Around the market you can see many cafes and restaurants, and of course there are canals and ships, as everywhere in Leiden.

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Apr 16, 2005

Beestenmarkt

Until halfway the last century animals were traded here. Hence the name Besstenmarkt (animal market). The whole area around is filled with bars and restaurants. Apparently that was also the case at the time when it still had this market function. Deals were drunk on in a bar. To seal the deal...

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Feb 18, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Leiden

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Keukenhof

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Madurodam - The Hague

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Madurodam, Miniature City

In July 2015 I visited Madurodam in The Hague (Den Haag). Madurodam was founded in 1952 as a war monument. It was in memory of warhero and partisan George Maduro who died in concentration camp...
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Mauritshuis

I have to admit that I was a little surprised by the gallery, there was a huge queue, and I waited in line for some 50 minutes. I should note that the queue was badly managed, and it was for those who...
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Panorama Mesdag

The Panorama Mesdag is a cylindrical painting, more than 14 metres high and about 40 metres in diameter. We were able to see it from an observation gallery in the centre of the room. The cylindrical...
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Koninklijke Stallen

The Royal Stables was established in 1815 by King William I. The present quarters at Hogewal in The Hague came into use in 1878. The Royal Stables houses the gala tack room. The equipment is used for...
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