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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2010

I have a teen daughter in Cologne. She is a first time traveler. She comes from rural area. She speaks passable German.She wants to make a loop by train through Holland,Belgium,Luxembourg, France, and back to Cologne. She can only spend a day to a day and half in each country. So the question is,if you could only go to one city /town in Holland where would you go and why?She doesn't want to go to Amsterdam. I believe she is a bit fearful of the very large cities because of her inexperience. Any suggestions for the other countries would also be appreciated. Please keep safety in mind and a mother's worry. Thank you ever so much.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 14, 2010
Restaurant...  (7 Answers)

Hey noorderburen:-)

Ik verblijf in Brielle tot 19/4. Is er iemand die interessante restaurantjes weet/kent in de omgeving ? Streek : Brielle, Oostvoorne, Spijkernisse, Zuidland,... Alle info welkom en bedankt alvast !!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2009
Roads for Non-Motorway Traffic  (5 Answers)

I am taking an 81 year old car to just north of Ijmuiden from Europoort and am OK from Europoort to Massluis across the ferry.
I know that Netherlands motorways have small roads at the side for traffic that is prohibited from the motorway but how is it possible to tell that the road is not just a cyclepath?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2008
Looking for friends from the Hague  (2 Answers)

Hi there, Virtual Tourists!

I'm moving to den Haag tonight, and I just realize I don't know anyone in a 1,000 kilometer radius. Even though I'm quite social and will certainly find friends fast, I still decided to post here. So, girls and boys, if you want to hang out with an easy-going 23 years old Finnish guy, post me a message! I'd appreciate any tutoring with the Dutch language and culture. :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2008
where to stay in maastricht?  (5 Answers)

hi there! i was looking for a place to stay in maastricht near the train station i will be arriving in (centraal?) in the 70eur range. any ideas? thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 15, 2008
helping hands  (3 Answers)

Do anyone fly to chennai, india from amsterdam via paris on 30th august? My mother who can't speak english or french have to travel from amsterdam via paris to chennai. Please let me know, is anyone there to help me. I requested for personal assistance, but i heard they are not good in paris. Looking forward to hear from you all.


siva, Groningen

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2008
Getting to Noordwijk and Katwijk  (14 Answers)

Hello everybody,

I'm a sports journalist from Romania and starting 20th of May I will be travelling to Holland to cover the national team's matches versus Ukraine, Denmark and Wales.

I've been told that the first training camp for the dutch team prior to the above games will be held in two different cities: Noordwijk and Katwijk.

Firstly, I want to know whats the distance between these two cities (Noordwijk and Katwijk) and Amsterdam, where I plan to book a hotel during the first week of my stay in Holland?

Secondly, I want to know how can I get to Noordwijk and Katwijk from Amsterdam and how long the trip is going to take?

The 2nd dutch training camp, between 26th of May and 1st June is going to be held in a village called "Hoenderloo".

I have two options for the 2nd week of my stay in Holland: to book a hotel in Rotterdam or in Eindhoeven.

I would like to know which of these cities is closer to Hoenderloo?
And how can I can get to Hoenderloo from either Eindhoven or Rotterdam and how long the trip is going to take?

I thank you in advance for your help and will be waiting for your replies.
Kind regards from Bucharest

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2008
Cost of living in zoetermeer.........  (6 Answers)

i am an indian student and i have got an internship in zoetermeer from may to july 2008....i really don't know anything about this place.....can anyone plz tell me what would me monthly cost of living in zoetermeer......what's the monthly cost of accommodation,food and travelling there at cheapest prices......are there any hostels for students in zoetermeer at cheap rates.....if so can u plz tell me some of them........which transportation mode is most cheap to travel locally and throughout europe.....any nearby places to visit there?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2007
Rotterdam Living Expenses  (2 Answers)

Can someone give me an idea on the living expenses in Rotterdam i.e. renting an apartment, food, public transport, going out...

How much would a meal cost in a good restaurant?

thnx in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2006
A day trip from hull, with the girls.  (3 Answers)

my wife and I, are taking my mother-in-law, and three of her sisters, aged 70 -80, on the mini cruise from Hull to south holland. we have been twice before and enjoyed our visits to Brielle and Hellevoetsluis, as well as the Hague.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 24, 2006
Looking for a cricket club in Holland  (2 Answers)

Being new to VT I am getting together details of my travel history and have a bit of a gap that I hope some helpful VT'er can help me with.

In the early 1980's I went on a cricket tour to Holland and am trying to remember the name of a club that we played. I think the name was something like De Keeverton, it would have been fairly close to Scheveningen as that was where we stayed. I recall it was a large ground with practice facilities on one side and a clubhouse on the other. They had two or three Dutch international players in their side and I think they said that a famous South African cricketer had played for them, maybe Mike Proctor or Barry Richards.

Can anyone help with the name of the club?


NB - I have also posted this in the Misc Forum in case it is considered off topic and deleted.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2005
Hoek van Holland -- Harwich ferry  (5 Answers)

I would LOVE to go over to England for two days or so when I'm in Holland, but I can't find good solid information about the ferries from Hoek van Holland to Harwich (from Harwich I would go to London). I can't find prices, how long the journey would take, and also, the ferries that run between these two places don't allow foot passengers on board, which is what I would be since I don't plan on bringing a bike or car with me...It's very frustrating! Can anyone provide me with sufficient information? Also, do you think making a short trip over to England would be too much?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 26, 2004
Accomodation in Middelharnis  (6 Answers)

Hi, my husband gave me a wonderful present for Christmas: He's going to take an extra day off work for a trip to the Rien Poortvliet Museum in Middelharnis. We'll be there Saturday, January, 9. I've checked the net for hotels, but I cannot find any. Is it true there are only condos , vacation homes and camping sites on Overflakee? Does anyone know of any hotels or B&Bs near Middelharnis? Thanks a lot for your help. Christine

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 27, 2004
Way to go to delft  (1 Answer)

Hi, I am new to holland and stay in zoetermeer, what is the cheapest and best way to travel from zoetermeer to delft. I want to see delft. Is taking a bus is better or train and what will be the cost?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 04, 2004
Mini meet ... anyone  (4 Answers)

Next Thursday I am in the "Westland" and asking myself what to do? Mini meet ... anyone? Or maybe some tips for a special place to visit within the triangle R'dam, The Hague and Hoek van Holland? Let me know and many thanks in advance. Groetjes, Paul

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2004
Train Stations and Banks  (9 Answers)

Hi, do any of you know if there are luggage lockers or luggage storage in the Den Haag Holland Spoor station? And is it difficult for a non-citizen to set up a checking account at a Dutch bank?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2004
TRansportation from Noordwijkerhout to Schipol Airport !  (5 Answers)

What is the best and cheaper way to reach Schipol Airport from Noordwijkerhout (Leeuwenhorst Congres Centrum). I think the short way is by Sassenheim i saw on the map but it-s possible with publioc transport? I prefer bus or train . By taxi (in exceptionaly case and how much in this case). IN your opinion i can reach a fly which his departure is at 14.15 if a leave the Noordwijkerhout at 12.45? Many thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2004
Places to Visit  (3 Answers)

Me and my Boyfriend are going to Rotterdam in February, can anyone give us any idea's of where the best places are to stay and visit, we enjoy going to the coffee shops and visting museums and seeing the sites, but we have not idea what part to stay in. We are thinking around the port area, is that a good place to be or not? Someone please help as neither of us have been there before. Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2004
Public Transport in Netherlands  (7 Answers)

I need information on train or bus services to Hellevoetsluis from Schipol airport where I fly into on Thursday 27 August to attend a family wedding.Your help gratefully received.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 30, 2004
Information about Landgoed Wassergeest  (1 Answer)

Requesting locals and all, I would like to know something - anything about "Landgoed Wassergeest" a B&B close to Lisse - all I figured out was that it is some kind of estate - I don't even know if the words mean something. I googled and found a couple of websites that were in a language the translation software could not work with. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also we plan to be in Leiden/Lisse around May 8/9 weekend - will those gorgeous fields of tulips still be there? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2003
Tour to Brussels from Noordwijk  (1 Answer)

Hi everyone, I am from Russia (Moscow). I plan to visit Noordwijk (the Netherlands) for some days for my business trip. I will be have the free time during 30 of August 2003 (Saturday) after afternoon and whole 31 of August (Sunday) (possibly and 1-st of Septemder). Does anyone know if there's any one or two day tour by bus from Noordwijk (preference) or by train from Leiden to Brussels (preference) or Antwerpen or Luxemburg? Where can I order this tour? May be who knows the tour agencyā€¯s e-mail or address at Noordwijk? Thanks, Evgeniy.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2003
Keukenhof + 30th April  (15 Answers)

I'm going to Netherlands (Zuid-Holland) for March and April. If I've understood correctly, there is a huge flower growing area and "festival kind of thing" at Keukenhof (Lisse). Is that a place worth visiting for a guy who just want to see different parts of the "neighbourhood"? And what about the Queen's Day at 30th April? Is there really a huge celebrations every where (in Holland) that day? As I'm going to leave that country after April, I was thinking to go to Amsterdam that day and leave after that. Is that a good plan? Is there a lot of everything around that day? :-)

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