Category: Things To Do

How to Spend the Day in Scheveningen, The Hague

September 18, 2014

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The Hague is a charming city of green spaces and amazing art galleries, but if you’re intending to spend more than a couple of days there, here’s how to spend the day in Scheveningen, the city’s sophisticated and genteel seaside resort.

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The Best Art Museums in Rotterdam

July 24, 2014

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Like the Dutch cities of The Hague, Haarlem and Amsterdam, forward-looking, futuristic Rotterdam has several great art museums. The best art museums in Rotterdam cover all periods of work from medieval to modern.

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Visiting the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague

June 26, 2014

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The Hague’s premier fine-art museum is housed in a wonderful Art Deco building designed by HP Berlage, Holland’s leading exponent of Art Deco, and finished in 1935. Once inside, there’s so much to see that if you want to do justice to visiting the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, you could easily be there all day.

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Visiting Rotterdam Harbor

May 29, 2014

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The only Dutch city with a contemporary skyline, Rotterdam owes its legacy of sleek futuristic architecture to the Nazi annihilation of the old city in 1940, which left only tiny pockets of medieval architecture in Delfshaven and Oudehaven. The easiest ways of visiting Rotterdam harbor are to take a boat trip along the River Maas or to follow the walking and cycling trails that surround it.

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Rotterdam in a Day

May 1, 2014

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Rotterdam is a modern, forward-thinking city that has depended on its port for its income. After Nazi bombing in May 1940 virtually annihilated the entire city, regeneration has been key. This is a Dutch city like no other, with only shadowy remnants of its historic gabled districts left in Delfshaven. Seeing Rotterdam in a day means kicking off with a tour of the port.

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One Day in The Hague

March 6, 2014

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The Hague (Den Haag in Dutch) is the administrative capital of the Netherlands, a compact city spreading out from its political powerbase around the Hofvijver Lake. This is the place to start a tour if you only have one day in The Hague.

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