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Amsterdam

 
Amsterdam Amsterdam is the capital and the largest city of The Netherlands. Its name is derived from Amstel dam, pointing to the city's origin: a dam on the river Amstel. Founded as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, because of its innovative developments in trade. Amsterdam was granted city rights in 1300 or 1306. The city is known for its historic port, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, its red-light district, its liberal coffee shop policy, and its many canals which have led to Amsterdam being called the Venice of the North. ==== AMSTERDAM - SIGHTSEEING Amsterdam has a rich architectural history. The oldest...
 

Blaricum

 
Blaricum Blaricum is a municipality and village in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Many Dutch celebrities live here, including Marco Borsato, Anita Meijer, Paul de Leeuw, Gordon, Jerney Kaagman, John de Mol, Anita Witzier. ==== BLARICUM - ATTRACTION It is known for its many monumental farm buildings, local cafes & restaurants, nature, several annual community events and extensive up-market residential areas....
 

Bloemendaal

 
Bloemendaal Bloemendaal is a popular seaside resort about 30 km from Amsterdam. According to a survey by the Dutch magazine Elsevier, Bloemendaal is the wealthiest town in the Netherlands measured by mean income. ==== BLOEMENDAAL - ATTRACTION The beach is pretty much the same as in Zandvoort but there are more popular beach clubs in Bloemendaal. The disadvantage of Bloemendaal is that you can't get there by direct train from Amsterdam, so you have to take the bus....
 

Breda

 
Breda Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. The name Breda derived from brede Aa ('broad Aa') and refers to the place where the rivers Mark and Aa come together. Breda was a fortified city of strategic significance in the Netherlands. It is a quiet student town in the south of the Netherlands, halfway between Rotterdam and Antwerp. ==== BREDA - ATTRACTION Breda has a city centre with beautiful old buildings and singels (moats). The shops and a shopping mall are located here. The city is also home to a museum devoted to General Stanislaw Maczek and the Polish 1st Armoured Division. There is also a Polish military cemetery, where general Maczek is buried....
 

De Zaanse Schans

 
De Zaanse Schans De Zaanse Schans, the area was named after an entrenchment which was erected in 1574 to hold back Spanish troops at the beginning of the Eighty Years War between the Netherlands and Spain. People work and live in the Zaanse Scha. ==== DE ZAANSE SCHANS - ATTRACTION Your traditional daytrip from Amsterdam. Just 30 minutes away, you find windmills, old shops, cobbly streets etc. Perfect to take your kids, but if you like to do the untouristy thing, you can give it a miss....
 

Den Bosch

 
Den Bosch Den Bosch is one of the most important towns of the south of the Netherlands. In the Middle Ages it was a major religious and political centre but after the reformation it lost some of its economic importance to the cities in Holland. ==== DEN BOSCH - SIGHTSEEING The Cathedral is one of the main attractions of the city. The area around the cathedral has many old houses and small streets lined with shops, restaurants and bars. This is the best area to spend your time. Besides the Cathedral Den Bosch (also called 's-Hertogenbosch) has its Binnendieze. Formerly this was a sewer, but now people can go downstream in small boats to get a sight of the old centre of Den Bosch. The former sewer gives you a unique view...
 

Domburg

 
Domburg Domburg is a seaside resort on the North Sea, on the northwest coast of Walcheren in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Veere, and lies about 11 km northwest of the city of Middelburg, the provincial capital. ==== DOMBURG - ATTRACTION The town is cradled by dunes; cross the dunes and you'll find one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe - very fine sand, safe swimming water in the Northsea. The beaches of Domburg have many times been awarded a so-called blue flag - certificate of superior cleanness and quality. In town, you'll find small restaurants and cafes and terraces and cozy hotels. Domburg used to be a favorite hangout of famous painters like Toorop and Mondriaan - the la...
 

Ede

 
Ede Ede is a municipality and a town in the center of The Netherlands. The town itself is situated halfway between the larger cities of Arnhem and Utrecht with direct rail and road connections to both these cities. There are no connections to any water nearby, however, there also is a direct road connection to the city of Wageningen which hosts a small industrial port on the river Rijn and a direct road and rail connection to the city of Arnhem, which features larger port at a greater distance. ==== EDE - SIGHTSEEING The municipality of Ede has several museums, including the word-famous Kroller-Muller Museum and the Dutch Tile Museum in Otterlo, which houses a unique collection of tiles and tile tableaux, and the M...
 

Ermelo

 
Ermelo Ermelo is a small city on the Veluwe, a wooded area in the centre of the Netherlands. The town has been known to exist since at least 855. It celebrated its 1150th birthday in 2005. There is nothing much to do here except long walks in the woods but it is extremely incompatible for those who loves nature. ==== ERMELO - ATTRACTION There are many campsites in the forests surrounding Ermelo which are popular place to stay for mainly Dutch tourists. Cycling through the forests and heaths is a popular activity, especially during the summer. The nearby Veluwemeer allows recreation on the water or beach....
 

Friesland

 
Friesland Friesland is a province in the north of the Netherlands and part of the bigger region known as Frisia. The Frisians actually go back a long time and speak their own language, have their own culture and their own names. Male frisian forenames tend to end on an 'e', while family names tend to end on sma, stra or ga. ==== FRIESLAND - ATTRACTION Nowadays people come to Friesland for the countryside and the watersports. There are lots of lakes with lots of sailingboats and lots of little houses on the water (usually owned by Germans). While traveling around in Friesland, you'll no doubt see lots of Frisian cows, the normal black and white variety. Fries Stamboek was the first try at scientific cow improvement. The...
 

 

 

 

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