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Skip the Line: The Hague and Holland Pass
"Pick up your pass from The Hague Central Station Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or various Travelex branches throughout the Netherlands. Then choose from more than 60 museums and attractions in The Hague Delft and neighboring cities such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam for free skip-the-line entry (see the Itinerary for a full list).Valid for one month your pass gives you your choice of two four or six entrance tickets divided into gold
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Private Full-Day Tour to The Hague and Delft from Amsterdam
"Meet your professional guide at 10am in your hotel in Amsterdam. Start your tour with the visit of The Hague. The Hague is Holland's third largest city and the seat of the national government. The Hague is known as the international city of peace and jus you will see:- Hofvijver- Mauritshuis: world renowned museum with major works from the Dutch Masters. The collection includes Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp and a Self-portrait by Rembrandt The Goldfinch by Fabritius and many more- Binnenhof (Houses of Parliament)- Ridderzaal- Prison Gate- Noordeinde Palace (current 'working palace' of the king)- Lange Voorhout Palace (former 'working palace' of the queens).You w Delft Blue pottery painter Johannes Vermeer and its association with the royal House of Orange-Nassau. You will take a 1mile (1.6 km) walk through the heart of the city. Historical buildings and other sights of interest include Oude Kerk (Old Church) Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) which contains the Dutch royal family's burial vault and the William of Orange's mausoleum
From EUR349.00
 
Private Walking Tour: Delft's Royal History and Pottery
"Your walking tour starts at Delft Market Square in front of beautiful City Hall. Since this is a private tour you can customize your exact itinerary; simply let your guide know which sights you'd like to see. Head to Delft’s preserved Old Town whose sights include the old town hall the Old Church (Oude Kerk) and Agneta Park. Ponder the life and career of Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer who was born and raised in Delft as you stroll along the canal-lined streets. You’ll then delve into Delft’s royal history by visiting several sites connected to the Dutch royal family. Your guide will tell stories and explain the significance behind each place you visit to ensure y the leader of the Dutch Revolt and the independent Dutch Republic. Born in the House of Nassau
From EUR55.00

Rokkeveen Tips (13)

1981

Rokkeveen was built from 1981 by a new generation of planologists. The suburb is planned in geometrical pieces around the water tower (which I did not photograph although I drove past it). Each sub-suburb circles around this water tower and each of those sub-suburbs has it's own building style.

Click the link to see the water tower.

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Apr 04, 2011

Villa houses

Turning round the bend from the coloured apartment flats, one finds oneself in a quiet lane with trees and these villa-like houses.
Now VT member craic who was one of the first to visit this Zoetermeer page, commented:
"The page feels passionate. What was so gripping it was like being there. Seeing how people live. I noticed how empty the streets seemed. Must have been during work. Like Canberra. At 5, the office doors open and the people stream out. Before that it is like a city that the people have all left."

Indeed, I saw just mothers and children around. And young people who'd already finished their school year.

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Jun 27, 2003

Another set of different houses

It makes me curious to know how all these houses are inside. This row I like, probably because of the sleekness and the type of bricks used.
Note that there is plenty attention to the side of the roads and water with plant beds and grass.

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Jun 26, 2003

Mahatma Gandhi canal

This canal goes in a bend at the end of the photo and ends at the pedestrian bridge and train station.

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Mar 25, 2008
 
 
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Houses in circles

All the rows of houses were built in a half -circle from inner circle with a little rose garden and parking space in the middle going outwards.

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Jun 26, 2003

Living in a bend

And finally, before we look towards the other side of the road, a close up of the houses built in a bend.

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Jun 26, 2003

Waterside gardens

Must be nice to live in these houses where the back garden borders on water.
It gives the street quite a different outlook with the attention paid to these waterfront gardens.

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Jun 26, 2003

Small lake

At the end of the lane I pass by a nice little lake where I see people enjoying the sunshine on its borders.

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Jun 26, 2003

Top 5 Zoetermeer Writers

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"Watch out! Zoetermeer page is here !"
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"Lovely Sweet Lake City"
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"Zoetermeer, Netherlands"
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Houses on the lake

These houses, which I don't particularly like, look out over the lake.
That shield thing makes them look a bit forbidding.

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Jun 26, 2003

Tiled apartment flats

I always look at balconies of apartment flats. Some hang out their washing there. Others make it into a mini-garden.

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Jun 26, 2003

Greek style

Along the Mahatma Ghandi canal these houses caught my attention the very first time that I drove past here, late last year. There's a Greek touch to the design.

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Jun 26, 2003

Old style entrance

An old way of adding a staircase to church towers or castles is used here in modern houses. I recognise it from many sightseeing trips on holiday.

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Jun 26, 2003

Things to Do Near Zoetermeer

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Hugo de Groot

When you've finished ogling the tilted old church tower, this fine edifice is sure to catch your attention on the other side of the canal. For some reason I never went and photographed the plaque that...
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Nieuwe Kerk

There is so much to see in the New Church, maybe too much to mention. We walked our way up to the mausoleum of William the Silent and the private royal family crypt. After we had a good look at both...
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Oude Kerk

The Old Church is considered to have been founded in 1246, when Count William II gave the industrial little city of Delft its own charter. We were able to visit it when we were on our way from the...
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Prinsenhof

Delftware was invented in an attempt to imitate the world-famous Chinese blue and white porcelain. Thanks to the Dutch entrepreneurial spirit, this 'imitation porcelain' was so successfully developed...
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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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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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