Provincie Noord-Holland Travel Guide

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    Alkmaar ; friday market summer season
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  • Red Light District - De Wallen, Amsterdam

    Red Light District - De Wallen

    4 out of 5 stars

    Amsterdam Things to Do

    Because of my curiosity of the red light district, so my friends who live in Amsterdam show me this colorful district, and luckily we are all girls..... In the day time this district just same like other place in big city, maybe the different just the smell from coffeeshop and also many shop sell product that base on cannabis, there are candies,...

  • Banks Mansion Hotel

    Banks Mansion Hotel

    Amsterdam Hotels

    “But New Amsterdam remained comparatively intact. The tongues of nearly every European nation were...

  • FEBO, Amsterdam


    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Amsterdam Restaurants

    Automatic vending machines for burgers, chips (fries) and croquettes. It's pretty cheap and pretty terrible. But if you're hungry, everything else is closed and you don't fancy a night shop rip-off, then needs must when the devil vomits into your kettle (c) Blackadder. Not a huge range for vegetarians. Situated all over town. I've only ever had...



See all 764 Haarlem Tips
  • Grote Markt, Haarlem

    Grote Markt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Haarlem Things to Do

    The Stadthuis is one of the three buildings which really stand out on Haarlem's Grote Markt (the others being St Bavo and the Vleeshal). It stands on the west of the square. Originally, from around 1100, there was a wooden building on the site which was used as a hunting lodge by the Counts of Holland. William ll (who preferred to live in Den...

  • Carlton Square Hotel

    Carlton Square Hotel

    Haarlem Hotels

    True, the Carlton Square isn't close to the train station (a 15 minute walk). But it is close to the...

  • Specktakel, Haarlem


    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Haarlem Restaurants

    How about Crocodile Dundee salad, South African butternut King mussels, Californian rare grill tuna tataki, Caribbean fruit soup ...... The list goes on. It's just food from all over the world. When I revisited Haarlem in 2014 I was pleased to see the restaurant was still there. Business hours: Mo-Su: 5:30PM - 10PM Greek-sigara New Zealand's lamb...



See all 189 Schiphol Tips
  • Panorama Terrace, Schiphol

    Panorama Terrace

    Schiphol Things to Do

    The Schiphol Panorma Terrace is great place to spend some time with children and watch all the activities on the platforms below. The terrace stretches over most of the terminal building roof at the platform side, so there always is room enough. Expect some school classes visiting and the sounds and smells of airplanes are obvious. 2011 Update: A...

  • Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Airport

    Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Airport

    Schiphol Hotels

    The Radisson Blu (formerly SAS) is close to the airport (a 20 EUR cab ride) or you can take the free...

  • Airport Hotel Shuttle Bus, Schiphol

    Airport Hotel Shuttle Bus

    Schiphol Transportation

    For the local hotels around Schiphol and in the neighbouring villages of Hoofddorp, Badhoevedorp and Zwanenburg use the hotel-reservations switchboard located in the arrivals hall opposite the airport information desk.For the Amsterdam hotels the Connexxion Airport Hotel Shuttle Bus leaves 3 times per hour during office hours and stops at more than...



See all 223 Alkmaar Tips
  • Cheese market, Alkmaar

    Cheese market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alkmaar Things to Do

    One of the things we did in 1950 was visit the Cheese Market. In those days it was pretty low key. The thing I remember the most was the bouncing cheeses. There was a long boat like cradle which was loaded with cheese. One of the men would clap his hands, and then two man (porters) dressed in white would carry the cheese (they had harnesses on...

  • De Palatijn

    De Palatijn

    Alkmaar Hotels

    Dillenburgstraat 1, Alkmaar, 1814 JV, nl

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Train, Alkmaar


    Alkmaar Transportation

    The Alkmaar station is from 1865 and has been changed over the years. It was build as a standard station (SS) building of the Staatsspoorwegen company. It's one of the Intercity station on the line Amsterdam to Den Helder. Until 1931 steam locomotives were in operation; thereafter the first electric trains served the line.



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  • Hoorn by Train, Hoorn

    Hoorn by Train

    Hoorn Transportation

    It's easy to travel to Hoorn by train. There are direct Intercity train from the Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Centraal to Hoorn.The station building dates from 1883 and the first train connection was opened in 1884 to Zaandam. In 1885 the tracks to Enkhuizen were opened.More tracks opened later to Medemblik (1887) and Heerhugowaard and Alkmaar...

  • Hotel de Magneet

    Hotel de Magneet

    Hoorn Hotels

    Hotel De Magneet is a family hotel with 18 rooms and a restaurant/bar for its guests. The hotel has...

  • CLOSED: Still there?, Hoorn

    CLOSED: Still there?

    Hoorn Shopping

    There still was a Free Record Shop in operation mid-2013.The chain of shops went bankrupt, but take over talks where ongoing, so a limited business may be the future.Music CD's were minimal and I suspect the games will be the only survivors.Business hours:Mo: 1PM - 6PMTu-We: 9:30AM - 6PMTh: 9:30 - 9PMFr: 9:30 - 6PMSa: 9AM - 5PMAugust 2013: This...



See all 76 Volendam Tips
  • Homes in Volendam along the canals, Volendam

    Homes in Volendam along the canals

    Volendam Things to Do

    As you can see in the photos here, the main attraction in Volendam are the homes, boats and wharfs. You step back in time a few hundred years as you explore this beautiful village. Enjoy a cup of coffee or some fish at the port and also the many old boats there. Or maybe even try the ever present herring.

  • Hotel Old Dutch (Volendam)

    Hotel Old Dutch (Volendam)

    Volendam Hotels

    Haven 142, , Volendam, Noord-Holland 1131 EW

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • National Dress, Volendam

    National Dress

    Volendam Local Customs

    In 1950, the people of Volendam still wore their traditional dress. There were wooden shoes outside the doors of the houses, and we bought some wooden shoes for ourselves.It is still a popular tourist attraction which is, well known for the old fishing boats and traditional clothing still worn by some residents. The women's costume consists of a...


Den Helder

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  • Chinese restaurant down town, Den Helder

    Chinese restaurant down town

    Den Helder Restaurants

    De Chinese Muur is a Chinese restaurant offering an All You Can Eat menu for € 22,50 per person. Also a la carte dining is possible.Take away, delivery and catering service available.Business hours:Daily: 11:30AM - 10PM

  • Forest Hotel

    Forest Hotel

    Den Helder Hotels

    This is a small hotel in the heart of town. It's located above a former cinema; it can be noisy at...

  • Fresh Croissants, Den Helder

    Fresh Croissants

    Den Helder Shopping

    Croissanterie Avanti is a popular bakery at the Spoorstraat.The shop sells croissants, french loafs, cakes and ice cream.There is a counter to the street for fast service; inside there is room to enjoy a drink, coffee tea, etc.Business hours:Mo-Fr: 9AM - 6PMSa: 9AM - 6PMSu: Closed Croissants.



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  • Den Hoorn – striking church, Texel

    Den Hoorn – striking church

    Texel Things to Do

    Den Hoorn is the most southern village of Texel and was built in the 15th century on a boulder clay surface (‘t Klif’). Inhabitants were farmers, cattle breeders and fishermen and later during the days of the Dutch East India Company also ship pilots. In the ‘Herenstraaat’ still are several pilot houses. Although Den Hoorn is situated nearby the...

  • Grand Hotel Opduin A Hampshire

    Grand Hotel Opduin A Hampshire

    Texel Hotels

    Relax body and mind on the rhythm of the sea… The ferry slowly sets off from the wharf and takes...

  • Beach - No matter what season., Texel

    Beach - No matter what season.

    Texel Things to Do

    If you like to stay near stunning coastlines on your camping holidays, the Netherlands is an excellent choice of destination. The country has three seaboards to choose from: the Noordzee, Waddeneilanden and the Waddenzee at the northern part of the country, all with an unstable climate, but a coastline which offers a whole world of possibilities....



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  • Talko to someone who knows ..., Enkhuizen

    Talko to someone who knows ...

    Enkhuizen Local Customs

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

  • De Koepoort

    De Koepoort

    Enkhuizen Hotels

    Westerstraat 294, Enkhuizen, 1601 AS, nl

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • history of the Sea, Enkhuizen

    history of the Sea

    Enkhuizen Things to Do

    The Zuiderzee musuem consist of two parts an indoor and an outdoormuseum. Due to the weather we didnt see the outdoor part. This is the nicest part though. There they have rebuild the houses and dwellings from about 1850 - 1930, to show us how it was. Because when the Afsluit dijk closed in 1932, the old life vanished quickly. In the summer time,...



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  • Zandvoort by train, Zandvoort

    Zandvoort by train

    Zandvoort Transportation

    Zandvoort is easy to reach by train.Just a 10 minutes ride from Haarlem or 30 minutes from Amsterdam Central.Zandvoort is at the end of the tracks.Real time Public Transportation info on the Zandvoort map.

  • Center Parcs Park Zandvoort

    Center Parcs Park Zandvoort

    Zandvoort Hotels

    I stayed at the Center Parcs Beach Hotel4 times, I loved it there. The rooms are not the newest, but...

  • Eethuys / Café, Zandvoort

    Eethuys / Café

    Zandvoort Restaurants

    Eethuys-Café De Zandvoorter is a great place for a lunch, light dinner or just a stop for a drink.Prices are very reasonable and the quality is good.The terrace is from the seaside out of the wind, what makes this place very attractive most of the year.


Zaanse Schans

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  • De Kat Windmill, Zaanse Schans

    De Kat Windmill

    Zaanse Schans Things to Do

    This is De Kat Windmill, and it was first constructed in Zaandam between 1646 and 1696, but devasted by a fire in 1782. It was rebuilt again and some 200 years later it was taken apart and rebuilt again in Zaasnse Schan. De Kat Windmill creates pigments for traditional paint production from raw materials....

  • De Huisman Windmill, Zaanse Schans

    De Huisman Windmill

    Zaanse Schans Things to Do

    This is the Windmill De Huisman and it is a snuff mill that dates back to the year 1786. It is nowadays fixed on top of the spice warehouse Indië’s Welvaren that dates back to the year 1908. Both mills were built in Zaandam, close to each other, where they had to move in 1955, so they had been taken apart and rebuilt again in Zaanse...

  • De Gekroonde Poelenburg, Zaanse Schans

    De Gekroonde Poelenburg

    Zaanse Schans Things to Do

    De Gekroonde Poelenburg is the name of another windmill it is used as a sawmill. Once there used to be about 200 such windmills working in the Zaan area. That type of windmill is called Paltrok mill and it has an open working floor on three sides and mostly a dark, tar-covered body and the whole mill can be turned into the wind, as it stands on a...



See all 41 Amstelveen Tips
  • Public Transportation, Amstelveen

    Public Transportation

    Amstelveen Transportation

    Amstelveen can be travelled to by bus, metro or tram.Public transportation info on the Amstelveen map.The metro and tram are part of the AMsterdam GVB company.

  • Hotel T Jagershuis

    Hotel T Jagershuis

    Amstelveen Hotels

    Amsteldijk 2-4, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, 1074 , The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amstelveen

    Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

    Amstelveen Restaurants

    The village Ouderkerk aan de Amstel has several very good and established restaurants:Groot PaardenburgKlein Paardenburg't Jagershuis Ron Blaauw't DeurtjeLuteTo avoid unpleasant surprises: the quality comes with a price-tag. Check out the websites of the restaurants to get an idea of the prices.Most of the restaurants offer free parking.See my...



See all 30 IJmuiden Tips
  • The local bus (Connexxion), IJmuiden

    The local bus (Connexxion)

    IJmuiden Transportation

    IJmuiden has no central bus station, so you have to select the right bus or the right bus stop (in case you must change buses).IJmuiden is served by the following Connexxion bus company buses:-3 -IJmuiden rotonde Stadspark-Haarlem train station-Haarlem Schalkwijk-74 -IJmuiden Dennekoplaan-Velsen-Beverwijk-Heemskerk-75 -IJmuiden aan Zee-Haarlem...

  • Augusta Hotel

    Augusta Hotel

    IJmuiden Hotels

    Oranjestraat 98, , IJmuiden, Noord-Holland 1975 DD

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Cycling in the surroundings of IJmuiden, IJmuiden

    Cycling in the surroundings of IJmuiden

    IJmuiden Things to Do

    The best way to explore the Netherlands is by bike. The surroundings of IJmuiden are no exception. Discover the beautiful National Park South Kennemerland. Differences in soil, altitude, climate and groundwater concerns in the dunes for a variety of living conditions for plants and animals. Hence you can come suddenly face to face with bison, deer,...



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  • pickpockets, Edam


    Edam Warnings and Dangers

    be very careful of pickpockets while you are watching the activities of the cheese market where it can get very busy. I always carry my handbag in front of me when visiting busy places - but that is the same the world over...... pity.

  • Hotel & Restaurant De Fortuna

    Hotel & Restaurant De Fortuna

    Edam Hotels

    it isn't the ritz, but sleeping in a cottage surrounded by water is different a fine restaurant

  • The Speeltoren, Edam

    The Speeltoren

    Edam Things to Do

    The 15th century Speeltoren is the reason for the beautiful carillon sounds you can hear in Edam every few minutes. It's all that remains of the Kleine Kerk (Small Church) which was demolished in the late 19th century. The Speeltoren has a bell set of 19 bells, a few of these dating back to the 16th century. After many years out of use, the...



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  • Havenbuurt and Kerkbuurt, Marken

    Havenbuurt and Kerkbuurt

    Marken Things to Do

    Havenbuurt and Kerkbuurt are the two main parts of Marken village. The harbour quarter is the more touristy part. It's here where you find most of the restaurants and tourist shops, and you've got a convenient boat connection to Volendam. Despite the fact that Havenbuurt is nice and picturesque, the more beautiful part of Marken village is the...

  • Hof Van Marken

    Hof Van Marken

    Marken Hotels

    Buurt Ii, 15, Marken, 1156 BC, nl

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Walk Round the Island, Marken

    Walk Round the Island

    Marken Things to Do

    You could limit your Marken visit to 30 minutes, check out the harbour area and a few of the picturesque green and white houses, and then take the boat back to Volendam. You could... but you'd miss the best of Marken. One great way to see more of the island, or rather ex-island, is to walk round it. It's a walk of approximately 8 or 9km, so it will...


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