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Activities, sports and leisure Netherlands

Activities, sports and leisure Netherlands

Activities, sports and leisure Netherlands Ice skating The Dutch are the undisputed kings below zero a few days, all canals, ditches, lakes and ponds are covered with a good layer of ice. Big frustration: in recent years, it has not been cold enough to […]

Money and budget Netherlands

Money and budget Netherlands

Money and budget Netherlands Money, banks, exchange National currency The current currency iseuro. The banks Pre-borders. The change For the French and Belgians, we stay in the euro zone. For our Swiss and Canadian friends, for information, 1 € = 1,15 […]

Amsterdam stories and key dates

Amsterdam stories and key dates

Amsterdam stories and key dates The origins Difficult down, had been a marshy place. Then, to Dam, which will become Amsterdam. The inhabitants build a wooden church, called since the reform Oude Kerk (Old Church). The merchant city In this marshy region, […]

Holland, in the land of tulips

Holland, in the land of tulips

In April, Holland is covered with flowers. To admire the vast multicolored fields of tulips, you have to go about twenty kilometers south-west of Amsterdam, between […]

Amsterdam, off the beaten track

Amsterdam, off the beaten track

We think we know everything about Amsterdam. Its canals, coffee shops, brown cafes, red light district, beguinage ... Except that the city stretches and displays […]

The Netherlands, along the water

The Netherlands, along the water

Few countries have their destiny as tied to water as the Netherlands. Polders, dykes and canals, sea or river ports, bridges and mills… Many sites open to visitors […]

Practical information and useful contacts Amsterdam

Practical information and useful contacts Amsterdam

Practical information and useful contacts Amsterdam Tourist information Warning : there are.The safest solution is to book your hotel on specialized websites, or with the reservation center of the tourist office, which offers a host of last-minute […]

The Rembrandt year and the Golden Age in the Netherlands

The Rembrandt year and the Golden Age in the Netherlands

In 2019, the Netherlands is celebrating the 350th anniversary of the passing of one of its greatest painters, Rembrandt van Rijn, with many major exhibitions in […]

Practical life on site Netherlands

Practical life on site Netherlands

Practical life on site Netherlands Schedules - Shops : most shops are open Mondays from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.). Department stores open Mondays at 11 a.m. and close at 19 p.m. (sometimes 20 p.m.); but do nocturnes on Thursday until 21 p.m. - The banks are generally […]

Transport and travel Netherlands

Transport and travel Netherlands

Transport and travel Netherlands Train To go from city to city in Bas, we recommend that you use the train. Indeed, the rehours. Children benefit from almost symbolic prices up to 11 years old, as long as they are accompanied by an adult over 19 years old. NS […]

Amsterdam recommended itineraries

Amsterdam recommended itineraries

Amsterdam recommended itineraries 2 days in Amsterdam Go to the essentials and concentrate your movements in a limited area. In the center, from the central station: 1er day The Dam and the New Church The Beguinage and the Amsterdam Museum and the Civic […]

La Floriade, a universal green exhibition in the Netherlands

La Floriade, a universal green exhibition in the Netherlands

Backpacker with a green thumb, here is an event not to be missed: the Floriade, a universal horticultural exhibition that takes place every 10 years in the Netherlands. […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Netherlands

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Netherlands

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Netherlands Apart from the hotel industry, where all categories are widely represented, Holland has developed other forms of accommodation perfectly suited to the large family of backpackers. The youth hostels They […]

The Netherlands by bike

The Netherlands by bike

The Netherlands is one of the top destinations for bicycle tourism. No height differences to torture your calves, impeccable cycle routes that accumulate more than […]

Netherlands: Gouda, the other country of cheese

Netherlands: Gouda, the other country of cheese

“Holland, the other country of cheese”. The slogan of this advertisement from the 90s has not lost its relevance. On the contrary. With a current production […]

Activities, sports and leisure Amsterdam

Activities, sports and leisure Amsterdam

Activities, sports and leisure Amsterdam "Brown cafes" and "great cafes" Even though there are very few sailors there, Amsterdam remains a port and, like all ports in the world, bars and cafes abound. You cannot imagine a visit to the city without spending […]

Culture and Arts Netherlands

Culture and Arts Netherlands

Culture and Arts Netherlands Dutch painting Rembrandt, master of light and shadow Why is Rembrandt considered obscure ”here, the Dutch painter, who seems to emerge from the obscurity, as if illuminated by the use of an often thick, worked, almost sculpted […]

Holland Art Cities: art at the party in the Netherlands

Holland Art Cities: art at the party in the Netherlands

In 2009 and 2010, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht celebrate the art, culture and rich heritage of the Netherlands, within the framework of an exceptional […]

Amsterdam transport and travel

Amsterdam transport and travel

Amsterdam transport and travel   GVB: Stationsplein 10. Open everyday from 7 am (8 am on weekends) to 21 pm. In the same building as the tourist office (VVV), in front of the central station, this organization manages the city's public transport. Plans […]

Amsterdam: our 10 favorites

Amsterdam: our 10 favorites

Amsterdam ... A capital open to all, in the form of a large village, whose canals, lined with sumptuous residences, seem to have not changed since the Dutch golden age. Amsterdam is also - and above all […]

Before departure and formalities Netherlands

Before departure and formalities Netherlands

Before departure and formalities Netherlands Entry formalities For EU and Swiss nationals, the ID card or passport (including for children) valid enough. For Canadians, valid passport for tourist stays of less than 90 days. - Minors must have their […]

Geography and landscapes Netherlands

Geography and landscapes Netherlands

Geography and landscapes Netherlands The Netherlands is a small country of 41 km² below the level of the North Sea! These land called Bas is located at 323 meters and the lowest point at 6,70 meters below sea level. The Netherlands experienced a great […]

The best hotels and accommodations Amsterdam

The best hotels and accommodations Amsterdam

The best hotels and accommodations Amsterdam Hotels - Hotel Asterisk: Tucked away on a pretty, quiet street, close to the Rijksmuseum and Frederiksplein. The rooms, spread over 3 buildings, are comfortable, classic but pleasant and mostly quite spacious. […]

Amsterdam food, restaurants and drinks

Amsterdam food, restaurants and drinks

Amsterdam food, restaurants and drinks See also food and drink in the Netherlands. Where to eat in Amsterdam? 170 nationality, a nice lunchtime grocery store, for a light meal or a good sandwich to eat quickly, to very trendy addresses, open to world cuisine […]

Netherlands, Utrecht by bike

Netherlands, Utrecht by bike

On July 4 and 5, the start of the 102nd Tour de France will be from the Dutch city of Utrecht, 40 km south of Amsterdam. A stage against the clock will decide between the competitors, before the start […]

Go to The Hague!

Go to The Hague!

Seat of Parliament, the “unofficial” capital of the Netherlands, despite its 460 inhabitants, makes one think of a peaceful village a little out of time, where it is good to stroll. But you should […]

Climate, seasons and weather Netherlands

Climate, seasons and weather Netherlands

Climate, seasons and weather Netherlands The weather changes very quickly: alternating strong winds, pleasant sun and short periods of rain (typical showers). Outside of summer, bring good warm clothes. Spring April and May are the 2 months of the year. […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Amsterdam

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Amsterdam

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Amsterdam After having long been populated by small expensive hotels, cramped and renovated with stinginess, Amsterdam now offers nicely appointed hotels, with careful design, sometimes daring, and generally very […]

Netherlands: Bois-le-Duc, with Jérôme Bosch

Netherlands: Bois-le-Duc, with Jérôme Bosch

The Netherlands is not just Amsterdam! The kingdom has other treasures of charming little cities that are worth venturing into its lowlands. Hertogenbosch, alias' s-Hertogenbosch, is one of them. This […]

Themed routes Netherlands

Themed routes Netherlands

Themed routes Netherlands For two, in love In Amsterdam Amsterdam canals - © Fotolia Walk along the canals Cooing in the "brown cafes" of Amsterdam Art In Amsterdam The Rijksmuseum The Van Gogh Museum The Stedelijk Museum Rembrandt's house The […]

Identity card Netherlands

Identity card Netherlands

Identity card Netherlands - Area: 41 526 km² Capital city : Amsterdam, but the government and the court sit Seat Population: 17,3 million inhabitants (urbanized Official languages ​​: the born Change : the euro.- Ré Head of EA Alexander (since April […]

Netherlands: Haarlem, the beautiful Dutchwoman

Netherlands: Haarlem, the beautiful Dutchwoman

About twenty kilometers west of Amsterdam lies Haarlem, an ancient city with an absolutely charming historic center. Crossed by a river and canals, rich in streets […]

Royal Fever in Amsterdam

Royal Fever in Amsterdam

Happy party animal, collector of junk, student on a spree, avid backpacker, if you don't have to go to Amsterdam only once in your life, choose April 30, the day […]

Amsterdam thematic routes

Amsterdam thematic routes

Amsterdam thematic routes For two, in love Walk along the canals Cooing in "brown cafes" Art The Rijksmuseum The Van Gogh Museum The Stedelijk Museum Rembrandt's house The Hermitage With family, with children Anne Frank House The Houseboat Museum The […]

Health and Safety Netherlands

Health and Safety Netherlands

Health and Safety Netherlands Health European Health Insurance Card For a stay, remember to get the European health insurance card. All you need to do is call your social security center (or connect to its website) which will send it to you within a fortnight. […]

Food, food and drink Netherlands

Food, food and drink Netherlands

Food, food and drink Netherlands Kitchen Dutch cuisine is marked with iron by its maritime and agricultural origins, but above all Protestant. In the past, we did not like luxury or ostentation, which left little room for refinement. Even the use of spices […]

Amsterdam ID card

Amsterdam ID card

Amsterdam ID card - Location: Amsterdam is the capital and the largest city of the Netherlands. Born Population: 872 inhabitants (around 500 million with Greater Amsterdam).- Change : euro.- Mayor (burgomaster): Femke Halsema, since 2018 Site listed as […]

Traditions and customs Netherlands

Traditions and customs Netherlands

Traditions and customs Netherlands Delft earthenware Delft is known the world over for its production of Delft Blue? And yet, when visiting museums and workshops, we are struck by the great variety of colors: white, green, yellow and even black ... The […]

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