Category: Things To Do

The Best Beaches in The Netherlands

July 11, 2013

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After solitude or frenzied nightlife with your beach? Sandy strand or city beach? From the Wadden Islands through Holland to untamed Zeeland in the south, the North Sea coast of The Netherlands has them all covered. Here are some of the best beaches in The Netherlands.

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Things to Do Around Spaarndam

June 27, 2013

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Sitting on the confluence of the IJ and Spaarne rivers in the province of North Holland and today virtually a suburb of Haarlem, Spaarndam is a laid-back village of gabled houses strung along the dyke among a complicated system of locks and bridges between the two rivers.

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Where to Go in The Netherlands in Summer

May 30, 2013

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The Netherlands in summer offers blue skies and temperatures that average around 68°F (21°C), ideal for sitting in pavement cafés along the leafy canalsides and trundling around the canals on open-top boats between July and September.

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Where to See Tulips in The Netherlands

May 2, 2013

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The tulips are at last in full bloom in The Netherlands; the flowering season will peak in late April this year due to the chilly winter. Although not quite so ridiculously overpriced as they were in the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age, tulip bulbs are nevertheless fundamental to the Dutch economy in an industry worth around €25 billion in exports, and with nine billion bulbs grown every year.

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Things to do in the Netherlands in Spring

April 18, 2013

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When spring comes to The Netherlands everyone rejoices; the cold, dark days are over, much of the country bursts into a glorious patchwork of color and trees are in tentative green shoot as the sun creeps from behind the clouds.

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Queen’s Day in The Netherlands 2013

April 5, 2013

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Queen's Day Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo courtesy of kerryinlondon via Flickr.

The Netherlands still has royalty and mighty proud of Queen Beatrix they are too. The House of Orange-Nassau was founded in 1544 by William of Orange. It went through the usual topsy-turvy rebellions and wars, deaths and family challenges until everyone decided it was much simpler to be a Republic and those who would be kings took charge of the military – which actually gave them more power anyway.

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