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Groningen is a sweet town - definitely worth a 25 euro train ride from Amsterdam. Lots of Pubs, big student population, this town rocks until 6 in the morning.
This small city is really really beautiful! Enjoy walking through the old streets and take a sit in the Grote Market, the central square of Haarlem -- full of life during the day and with some pubs and street musicians at night. It's peaceful, but not boring!
The winter Carnival in Bergen Op Zoom is superb, a true folk festival of the highest order, lasting several days, highly recommended. On a Fastavond you can squint your eyes and imagine you are back in the 1700s, as the bands march about, and the colorfully dressed villagers sing and celebrate. This area is very family …
The best thing about Amsterdam (that isn't inhaled) are all the cheap falafel places. Look for one with a bar that lets you add your own toppings.
I lived in Soest as a child. It was so wonderful, quaint, and friendly. I can't wait to take my children to see how non-Americans live.
Haarlem is a lovely and nice city in the Netherlands that can be visited as a day trip from Amsterdam, considering it is only few kilometers away from it and very well connected by the train system. It is still nice though to spend some time (at least two or three days) in this quaint city on the River Spaarne to take …
Delft is a city in the Netherlands that's very well known for the famous blue pottery called "Delftware." This particular and traditional kind of pottery is typical from this city but it's possible to find it a bit everywhere in the Netherlands. In Delft there even is a lamppost in the street beautifully done with this …
The Hague in the Netherlands definitely exceeds expectations. It's a big city with a small town feel. There's the city, the beach, great food, and great people. Most everyone speaks English, including the stores, restaurants, and the hostels in The Hague. It's only a forty-five minute train ride from Amsterdam. The …
Groningen is located in the northernmost borders of The Netherlands. It is the capital of the province of Groningen and has almost one hundred ninety thousand inhabitants. Officially, the city exists from the beginning of the eleventh century and used to be a major trading and cultural center for many centuries. The …
Alkmaar was founded in the thirteenth century and it was a symbol of the Dutch fight for freedom in the sixteenth century and got the name "The Victorious" (Alcmaria victrix). During the Eighty Years' War, the Spaniards had after laborious struggle taken Haarlem and they advanced to Alkmaar and besieged the city. But …
Utrecht is one of the most historical and important cities of The Netherlands; the city played an important role as a major religious and cultural center of both The Netherlands and Northern Europe. The city is beautiful and really Dutch in terms of style and architecture. As a religious center you will find a lot of …
Situated in the western parts of The Netherlands, Rotterdam is the second largest city in the country with over 1.3 million people living in the metropolitan area. Rotterdam is also famous for its port, which is the largest in all of Europe and was the busiest until 2004. The city of Rotterdam is a common place for …
Eindhoven was founded in the thirteenth century because it was on the trade route from Holland to Liège. The city was plundered and burned several times during the Middle Ages. During World War II, the city was an important target during the Operation Market Garden. The Philips facilities in the city were also attacked …
Located between the tulip fields and the North Sea beach is Noordwijk, a typical Dutch town. There is plenty of shopping, a wide beach, a strip with bars and clubs attracting youngsters from the whole region, and restaurants ranging from fast-food chains to fine dining establishments. The town is quiet in winter months …
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. It is the most populous city in the Netherlands with over 750,000 people. The greater Amsterdam area is home to over 1.4 million people (about 10% of the whole population of the Netherlands). The city dates back to the 13th century when the first wooden buildings were built …