Netherlands Things to Do

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Netherlands Things to Do

  • Rijksmuseum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Amsterdam Things to Do

    The last major attraction we saw while in Amsterdam was the famous Rijksmusem ("State Museum"), which is known as one of the great museums of the world. Unlike some of our other planned activities, I did not buy tickets online in advance but had no problem in obtaining our tickets right at the museum on the day we decided to visit it. Now...

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  • St. Servaas church

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Must visit! Have a look at my travelogue; inside you'll find the church treasure, relics, and the crypt with burial site of St. Servatius. In Wikipedia I read that as early as the 10th century the king of Germany and founder of the Ottonian dynasty, Henry the Fowler, demanded that the relics of Servatius be handed over to him, but he received only...

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  • Madurodam, Miniature City

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Hague Things to Do

    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 Dachau on 09 February 1945. His parents donated the capital to start Madurodam. Once I entered the entrance, I had to present myself as a Blogger Press...

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  • Street Scenes, Sights, and Art

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    The Toonder Monument is ode to Marten Toonder, a Dutch comic creator born at Rotterdam. His Olivier B. Bommel and Tom Poes creations have world fame. The monument is made by the Artoonisten: four Rotterdam artists D.J. Chantelle, Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk, Hans van Bentem and Luuk Bode. In the monument the following Toonder comic characters are...

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  • Grote Markt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Haarlem Things to Do

    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 1100, there was a wooden building on the site which was used as a hunting lodge by the Counts of Holland. William ll (who preferred to live in Den...

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  • Dom church and tower

    Utrecht Things to Do

    The Domtower is 112 meter high, and more than 600 years old. Between the tower and the church is a square. This is quite unusual, normally the tower is a part of the church. The tower was separated from the church in 1674 when a hurricane destroyed about half the city and a big part of the church. The tower survived...... It's really worthwile...

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  • Eindhoven center & other areas

    Eindhoven Things to Do

    Theater, Music and other cultural performances been there May 1, 2011 for a show of 2 dutch entertainers Tel. reservations: (mon - fri 11.00 - 17.00 uur, sat 11.00 - 14.00 ) +31-40 - 2 11 11 22 From 19.00 at night only tickets for the performances of that night. They also have a very nice restaurant called "Park & Pluche" with a great terrace...

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  • Historical Leiden

    Leiden Things to Do

    Leiden's Gravensteen is a very old building, built entirely from stone and dating from the 1300s . It was originally used partly as a dwelling place for the Counts of Leiden and partly as their private prison. Executions were carried out on the little square in front of the Gravensteen from 1463, when the building became the property of the city....

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  • Nieuwe Kerk

    4 out of 5 stars

    Delft Things to Do

    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 beautiful artifacts we headed towards the choir isle of the church, which has a various number of mausoleums. One of them in the one of Hugo Grotius....

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  • Open Air Museum

    Arnhem Things to Do

    At the Open Air Museum you will see how the Dutch people used to live. There are various farmhouses (from various areas around the country), gardens and windmills (old style). There are also shops in old style selling items which used to be sold (and some still are). There are also some activities you can watch or do yourself like baking your own...

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  • City Museum

    Groningen Things to Do

    This is the most expensive museum in Groningen, and in my opinion the least interesting. I paid € 13.00 for admission in 2012 and all I saw was a jumble of second-rate temporary exhibitions. Supposedly the museum has a large Collection of artworks and whatnot that they have been collecting for over a century, but hardly any of this was on display...

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  • Market Square

    Nijmegen Things to Do

    The triangular Grote Markt lies in the center of old Nijmegen. In the square there is a statue of Mariken van Nieumeghen, the chief character in the 15th century mystery play of that name. According to legend Mariken, having entered into a league with the Devil, was fettered in iron rings but that when her period of penitence was over the rings...

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  • Grote Kerk

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Breda Things to Do

    Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk (Our Lady's Church), also known as Grote Kerk (the Big Church), can be seen all over the city centre with its bright tower. The first mentioning of a stone chuch here was 1269 although no one seems to know if there was a chuch here earlier. Amongst things you can see in it today are the tombs of several old Dutch royals in...

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  • Panorama Terrace

    Schiphol Things to Do

    The Schiphol Panorma Terrace is great place to spend some time with children and watch all the activities on the platforms below. The terrace stretches over most of the terminal building roof at the platform side, so there always is room enough. Expect some school classes visiting and the sounds and smells of airplanes are obvious. 2011 Update: A...

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  • Grote Kerk

    Alkmaar Things to Do

    In the beginning of the 16th century a brick annex was constructed in the corner of the northern transept for the bellows of the Van Covelens organ. For many years a small prison existed under this annex. Anyone exhibiting undesirable behavior in church would be imprisoned here for the night, unless he was prepared to pay a fine of three guilders....

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  • Museums

    Valkenburg Things to Do

    n 1937, during restorations of the castle, workers discovered secret underground passages hewn into the rock beneath the castle. The medieval knights used these passages as escape routes and for breakouts during sieges. The rock consists of marl. The passages gave access to the Velvet Cave. This cave originated due to the mining of marl inside the...

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  • Abbey & church Lange Jan

    Middelburg Things to Do

    The Lange Jan is a churchtower open to the public. After climbing the 207 steps you have a magnificient view over the city at an altitude of about 90 meters. The tower is part of the Abdij complex. Opening times: 11AM-4PM Admittance fee: Euro 4.00 (to be payed at the top).

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  • Architecture

    Tilburg Things to Do

    This building a few years ago was the first large tower to be seen when approaching Tilburg, the red, brown tower of 'Interpolis'. However recently another big tower can be seen as well, 'Westpoint' (see other tip)l. These buildings of Interpolis were built in 1998. The highest tower is ca. 98 metres high.

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  • Paleis Het Loo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Apeldoorn Things to Do

    In the booklet about the palace, this is called White Hall or Stone Room. Most of the time in the 17th century, there were no halls - the rooms just connected with each other. The walls of this area are hung with portraits of th Frisian Nassaus. They were the branch of the family of a brother of Willem of Orange. When Willem III died...

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  • St. Jan cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Den Bosch Things to Do

    This is an opportunity to climb up the outside of St. John's cathedral and get a close up view of the 96 stone carved sculptures which decorate the flying buttresses. A scaffolding tower and walkways have been specially constructed to allow visitors to view these normally inaccessible and difficult to spot sculptures. The assorted figures, mythical...

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  • Architecture

    Bergen op Zoom Things to Do

    The area of het Havenkwartier has beautiful architecture.You can walk around a little, there are a few pubs to drink something and there is a nice restaurant het Spuihuis where you can get a good meal. There are also a few nice art-galleries to visit. At thursdays there is always a market with food and clothes.

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  • Voilà !

    Scheveningen Things to Do

    Like walking into France, in Scheveningen Village, this store has a great ambiance and beautiful products. They import top quality branded products from France. From delicious pâtés and Parisian beers to chocolate and beauty products. I like the cute French Bensimon tennis shoes and Breton sweaters of Armor-Lux. A must see for any food-lover or...

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  • De grote Kerk (the big church)

    Dordrecht Things to Do

    About the Churchtower: The Gothic Big Church is the third biggest one in the Netherlands, and the tower is about 75 meters high (about 250 feet) and never finished. The dome-vault of the Big Church is the only one in The Netherlands fully made of stone. The Tower of the Big Church was build about 1182. A few centuries ago, the size of the...

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  • TT Circuit Assen

    Assen Things to Do

    The Assen TT is a freak show of the highest caliber. Get your leathers on and soak in the incredible atmosphere of this small town gone wild. The days before the race, the sound of roaring pipes rumble the cobblestone streets and disturb the placid cows as they munch sodden grass nearby. Fields get converted into makeshift shanty towns, filled...

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  • Arsenal

    Willemstad Things to Do

    I took some photos of the Arsenal (which is right inside the sea gate) but I have found it confusing to identify it, because during the Napoleonic Wars there were other buildings used by Napoleon's forces for various warlike endeavors. I was only able to identify it positively after I saw an article which said that a subsequent owner of the...

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  • Keukenhof

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lisse Things to Do

    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 other tulips in the world are considered to be perennials. I spent lots of money on the bulbs and got 1 year out of them. The sellers will not even...

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  • St. Jan cathedral

    's-Hertogenbosch Things to Do

    Go in and tour a beautiful old church. Altho, in April it was colder on the inside than it was outside. It's a spectacular gothic style church. I understand this city and many of it's structures date from the 15 hundreds. Spectacular!

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  • A. Vogel tuinen

    Elburg Things to Do

    Botanical garden with flowers and herbs, e.g. calendula, thyme, that are used in Dr. A. Vogel health products . Admission to the garden is free. No dogs allowed. You'll find some 200 thousand individual plants here, and during the season the gardeners harvest some 60 thousand kilograms of products. We also made a walk of approx. 4 kilometers...

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  • Must visit in Zuid-Holland

    Provincie Zuid-Holland Things to Do

    The nineteen windmills of Kinderdijk - built in 1740 - are one of the most well-known tourist sites in the Netherlands. It is the largest group of windmills standing more or less together in my country and a perfect place to visit and to learn more about the everlasting fight of the Dutch against the water. To be honest the views of the...

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  • Doornenburg Castle

    Doornenburg Things to Do

    Though the castle may seem to date from the Middle Ages or thereabouts, and though there were in fact fortifications here from the 13th century onwards, we were soon told that in its present state the castle is just fifty years old. This is because most of the buildings were in ruins after World War II and the reconstruction was not completed...

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  • Lonneker

    Lonneker Things to Do

    In the surroundings of the villages there are many meadows with cows and horses, Special the horses are great to watch when they walk around with foals. The cows will move at times to the farm to supply milk, so don't be surprised to see a herd crossing the street.

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  • Anne Frank House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Amsterdam Things to Do

    When we knew for sure that we would be visiting Amsterdam, one of the sites we most anticipated visiting was the "Anne Frank House." Nearly everyone in our immediate family is interested in World War II history, and particularly in those events which took place in the European theater. Consequently, it would be impossible not to be aware of the...

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  • Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk / Church of Our...

    Maastricht Things to Do

    This church is one of the oldest at Maastricht. It is well possible, hat at this location the oldest church of the Netherlands was located before the present church was constructed, but documents about it were lost. The official Dutch name is Basiliek van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Tenhemelopneming. The present building was build in the 11th and 12th...

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  • Governmental The Hague

    The Hague Things to Do

    Although Amsterdam is de facto the capital city of the Netherlands the Dutch government has been based here in Den Haag since 1588, apart from a brief period when Napoleon ruled from Amsterdam between 1808 and 1813. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate meet at the Binnenhof (Inner Court) here in the city centre. This is an interested...

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  • Museums

    Rotterdam Things to Do

    The Rotterdam Maritime Museum is worth a visit. The museum not only has an indoors collection on display and temporary exhibitions, but also ships, cranes and other objects related to ships and harbours outside at the Leuvegaven. Admission fee: € 8,50 (adult) Opening hours: Mo: Closed Tu-Sa: 10AM - 5PM Su: 11AM - 5PM

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  • Hofjes

    Haarlem Things to Do

    Grote Heligland is a fascinating street, full of history and with many registered national historical monuments (including all the 'pensioners' houses' mentioned below). It formed part of the complex belonging to St Elisabeth Gasthuis (hospital, in the Medieval sense as well as the modern sense). The long row of gabled houses dates from around...

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  • Museums

    Utrecht Things to Do

    In English it is called the Railway museum. The Railway excist 175 years in the Netherlands. At the Railway museum you will find various old trains. There are various themes at the museum: The Great Discovery You will go back in time to the old coalmines. You will hear the story about the invention of the traction-engine. Also the first train...

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  • Historical OpenairMuseum Eindhoven

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Eindhoven Things to Do

    since July 2011 i'am not working here anymore due to "economic crises" lots of people lost there jobs here, such a waste of talent of great craftsman Planned the 5th.VT Euromeeting 2009 at th meetingspage, but had to cancel due to healtproblem :-( I loved to work here because of my interest in history and the beautifull area its...

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  • Churches

    Leiden Things to Do

    Take a chance an get off the train at Leiden. It's not nearly as touristy as Amsterdam and it's an easy place to see a couple of windmills up close. Head east from the train station. The main roads will take you over a couple of canals and you'll been in the center of town with the main shopping street. One of the sites worth seeing is the...

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  • Oude Kerk

    4 out of 5 stars

    Delft Things to Do

    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 central square Markt towards the historical important Prinsenhof. We had bought a combined ticket with entrance to the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). Time to...

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  • Burgers Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Arnhem Things to Do

    Burgers Zoo was opened on 31 March 1913 for the public. The Zoo was owned by Johan Burgers. Till today the Zoo is still family owned. Burgers Zoo has arreas with themes. These themes are: Bush Enter the colourfull world of the rainforest. You will experience the humid heat, dense vegetation, smells and sounds. While walking through the bush,...

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  • Martini Toren - Martini Tower

    Groningen Things to Do

    The Martini Tower is the eye-catcher at the heart of the town of Groningen. From april 1 till november 1 from 11AM to 5PM the tower is open daily.; entrance fee € 3.00. More info at the Tourist Office, telephone: 0900-2023050. Guided tours of the tower, call +31-50-313571350 to reserve a guide.

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  • 4 days marches

    Nijmegen Things to Do

    Friday July 22, 2005 i was here again but only to pass the 4 days marches, big trafficproblem in and around Nijmegen, took us a long time to get out of the city but great to see. Monday - July 17, 2000. I went to Nijmegen to the NAC stadion with the guests from Concorde USA called 'The Blue Devils' a drumcorps. (They stayed as guests at the...

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  • Begijnhof

    Breda Things to Do

    The "Beginhof" is literally "The House of the Beguines" who were a predominantly Low Countries, early Medieval, religious society of lay women. Although devout these women chose not to take holy orders and so weren't nuns. Instead they chose to live secular lives and many were married women. In several towns and cities the Beguines built...

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  • Rijksmuseum, Schiphol branch

    Schiphol Things to Do

    I find all airports mind numbingly boring. They are usually expensive and as there is more often than not no way of escaping the high prices they really have got you by the balls. Thankfully Schipol Airport have come up with a brilliant idea of putting an annexe of the excellent Rijksmuseum in the airport departure lounge. Now there is something...

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