Travel Blogs from Netherlands

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A little place called Gouda, Gouda, Netherlands travel blog

A little place called Gouda

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... seen these as I think that the pictures of these particular windmills are circulated world wide to make everyone think that the Netherlands has more windmills than people.  The reality is, this is the only place that I have seem multiple windmills ...

Day trip to Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands travel blog

Day trip to Maastricht

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... with lots of moderately priced restaurants and a real mix of old and new. It also has the only cathedral in the Netherlands. We enjoyed wandering around this town as well and admiring the cathedral. We found a terrific small restaurant for a very nice ...

Taking a break in Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands travel blog

Taking a break in Leiden

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... outskirts, followed by loud smoke puffing factories.  Much of the ride was spent a long side a 6 lane motorway - not exactly the Netherlands that one dreams of, but cities are the same all around the world and it can only be ...

Zurich & Amsterdam - Day 130, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Zurich & Amsterdam - Day 130

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Left central Zurich at 6.45 this morning to catch a tram and a train to the airport. Then a short flight to Amsterdam, and a 5 hour wait for my connecting flight to Hong Kong. Will arrive in Hong Kong at 9am tomorrow morning. Another very long day of ...

Anne Frank & Bols Booze, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Anne Frank & Bols Booze

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We ended up sleeping in and not leaving the hotel until around 11:00am. We decided to just walk back to the train station instead of trying to figure out the Amsterdam trams and bus system as it looked kind of confusing with its strips and all and just ...

Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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Amsterdam To have our car Carnae signed in Ijmuiden upon reaching Holland turned out to be a fiasco, as the Duane/Customs had not seen the form in many years and it was way out of date. Three officers invited us into their office while completing a few ...

Queen's Day 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Queen's Day 2008

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi everybody! Here are our pictures from Queen's Day this year. You've read about it in previous entries, so we won't repeat. This year the weather was threatening rain, with a few light showers, so it wasn't quite as busy and crowded as prior years. ...

Back in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back in Amsterdam

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Not much time in Amsterdam. We returned late Friday night and on Tuesday Chris was off to Maryland to start Christmas vacation and help his parents prepare to move (actually to get 40 years of his crap-ola out of their house!). Soon after he left, the ...

Back in Amsterdam..., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back in Amsterdam...

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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26th September - 1st October 2007. After the big drive from the north of France the day before, a lazy morning was on the cards. In fact it turned out to be a pretty lazy day all round. We gave the Citroen the once over at the local car wash in ...

Flowers, friends, a castle, and lots of Orange, Gouda and Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Flowers, friends, a castle, and lots of Orange

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THE MONTH OF APRIL April was a busy month for us. It started with Chris' friend Rick visiting, along with three of his friends, and continued with tours of the bulb fields, a bike ride to a castle in Muiden, a day trip to Gouda, and finally ended, ...

Sinterklaas Avond (Santa Clause eve), Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Sinterklaas Avond (Santa Clause eve)

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Hi everybody! You've heard us talk about Sinterklaas in previous posts. Today is the eve of his birthday in the Netherlands and the day that Dutch family members give each other gifts along with a special poem written especially for the person and ...

Gay Pride 2005, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Gay Pride 2005

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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The Gay Pride parade in Amsterdam takes place on the Prinzengracht (canal) each year in August. For the past 2 years we've taken our boat out with our landlord, Rob, and his friends to watch the parade. It's an absolute blast. Great costumes and music ...

Back in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back in Amsterdam

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Happy New Year!!!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Happy New Year!!!

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... couldn't think of anyplace to see a public display like we are used to in America. -- Normally fireworks are illegal in the Netherlands, but for the few days before New Year's it is legal to sell them and shoot them off. Almost any little tobacco store ...

The month of May, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

The month of May

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... diligent to maintain their activity level as the energy would be necessary to get through the rough period. SHOPPING Generally in the Netherlands all stores are closed on Sundays, Monday mornings, and by 6:00 p.m. every other day of the week except ...

Peter Crouch..... My Hero, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Peter Crouch..... My Hero

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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Quote of the moment: "I'm too old for this shit" - Lethal Weapon 1, 2, 3 and more than likely 4 It turns out we were right - starting our latest adventure with a 17 and a half hour bus journey was bold, brave and bloody uncomfortable. Too hot, ...

Choose My Side, Rotterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Choose My Side

A travel blog entry by danblank

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After I stayed with Roland in Geneva I thought the bar had been set fairly high for quality of hosts. Then I spent a few nights in Rotterdam with the lovely Mandy Los and that bar was blown into the stratosphere. A little background on Mandy before we ...

leiden pin, Leiden, Netherlands travel blog

leiden pin

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haarlem pin, Haarlem, Netherlands travel blog

haarlem pin

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Urk, Urk, Netherlands travel blog

Urk

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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We were pretty seedy the next day but still managed a visit to Urk with Wilma & Kees. Urk is a fishing village and they had a salted herring eating competition. Last years' winner ate 29 herring in an hour. The Olie Bollen were too delicious (kind of ...

The worst hotel in the world - not so bad, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

The worst hotel in the world - not so bad

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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What marketing can do for an average hotel . . . It's the worst hotel in the world and proud of it By Adam McDowell, National Post Erik Kessels takes in his surroundings: linoleum floor, cracked paint, circa-early-1980s TV with ...

Open Monument Days, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Open Monument Days

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Open Monument Day was pretty cool. We went into 4 buildings yesterday. The first was a church that I walk by on my way to the gym. It's normally open for services but not for tourists and looks like nothing from the outside but turns out to be ...

Geography of happiness and bliss, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Geography of happiness and bliss

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... on earth, in fact he's a self-confessed grumpy old guy. His pursuit of happiness takes him to hash bars of the Netherlands, and onto Iceland, Switzerland, Bhutan, Thailand, as well as some less happy places. The sad man went around the world on ...

Flower Parade, Zundert, Netherlands travel blog

Flower Parade

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Hi everybody, After the Belgian Beer Weekend, we went to Zundert, just before the Belgium border in the Netherlands, for their annual flower parade. Our friends, Rich and Joey, had learned about this in their travels and suggested that we go. The day ...

Sex, Drugs and Soccer, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Sex, Drugs and Soccer

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Amsterdam is Paris, but smaller. Venice, but with less tourists. Sitting at any one of the numerous cafes along the treelined canals with a tiny glass(25cl)of La Chouffe or De Koninck beer is heavenly. How we make it home to our hotel without getting ...

A break in Holland, Andijk, Netherlands travel blog

A break in Holland

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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After our last night of sleep in the cave we were up to another day of travels. This time our plane leaves at a reasonable time, noon. So we have time to have our breakfast in the restaurant / lobby of our ho(s)tel. After breakfast we said our goodbyes, ...

Wilma's Party, Luttlegeest, Netherlands travel blog

Wilma's Party

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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Wilma's Birthday Luttlegeest really knows how to put on a party. It started at 10:30am with coffee, birthday cake and a glass of wine, (and it wasn't even lunch time!) Wilma's apple tart with cream was delicious. All day the visitors trooped in, there ...

A Weekend with Thijs and Barbara, Utrecht, Netherlands travel blog

A Weekend with Thijs and Barbara

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... than her English! They can also understand most dialects of German, since it is similar to Dutch. Housing in the Netherlands is very expensive. Barbara's guidebook indicates that there are, on average, 368 people per square metre, making housing a ...

What's happening in Amsterdam?, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

What's happening in Amsterdam?

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... . It is anticipated that there will not be any appropriate jobs with the bank in Chicago. Because of this, management in the Netherlands has agreed to extend Melanie's expat contract, which would have expired last week, for 3 weeks in order for us to ...

a little up-date, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

a little up-date

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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hi there, for those wondering when and where the next story's coming from, I am happy to say it looks like I'll be in France May and June-ish, in Amsterdam for July,  back to France in August and then I leave for South Africa where I'll be for a ...

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