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Home Lodging – Amsterdam area

Beautiful Farmhouse apartment on a working sheep farm in Aarlanderveen, NL right between Amsterdam and The Hague. We slept 8 people in here (4 adults and 4 children) reasonably comfortably. That worked very well for small children. There are two bedrooms upstairs and a small bathroom with a shower. There is no bath tub. One […]

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Keukenhof Bulb Gardens – Holland

In 2008, the Keukenhof will only be open until 18 May! In 2009, the Keukenhof will be open from 19 March until 21 May! Keukenhof Stationsweg 166a; Lisse, NL+31 (0)252 465 555Email: info@keukenhof.nlWeb: All the information that you need is on the website in English. DO go to the website and read through the […]

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Floral Parade NL

If you’re up late or are getting up super early and have nothing going on tomorrow, here’s something to do. If you’re getting this late, then click on the link and mentally plan for next year. The Dutch do flowers extremely well, so this 40 km parade is sure to be fantastic. Plus, with 40 […]

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North Sea

FYI – If you are thinking about a North Sea or other beach vacation this summer, this is the time to start looking. Many Europeans take entire months off to vacation in July and August, so places fill up quickly – especially the affordable ones. Here are a couple places to get you started: Mooyeveld […]

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I know that many of you have been to Amsterdam a lot and probably know a lot… please pass it along. I haven’t been to enough of this city yet – but it’s worth going back to! My #1 recommendation for Amsterdam: Comfortable walking shoes and the DK Eyewitness Amsterdam guide. Just two short hours […]

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Lodging Search Links

Lodging 101: Hotels: There are some amazing hotels in Europe in all ends of the spectrum as far as price, cleanliness, and style. For singles, couples without kids, and small families, hotels can be quite cost effective. Look for places that offer a free breakfast. One less meal to worry about will save you lots […]

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Callantsoog, NL – The North Sea beach of Holland

Callantsoog, NL A small tourism-centered town with several beach access paths over the high dunes to the North Sea beaches, Callantsoog, is a very nice place to spend the day. The Town: Parking within the city center is all paid-parking only, but limited to only an hour, long enough to get something quick to eat […]

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Schagen, NL

Schagen, NL is a small town in North Holland that got its humble beginnings in the 900’s. It hosts many events throughout the year including a special historical market held just 10 times in the summer between the end of June and the beginning of September. A small town surrounded by farmland, it is very […]

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Bed and Breakfast Tjallewal – Northern Holland

Bed and Breakfast Tjallewal Tjallewallerweg 81742 MA SchagenTel: (0031) 0-224-216813Email: a.veul@hetnet.nl B&B was discovered on This last week I enjoyed the hospitality of Anneliese Veul for three nights at the Bed and Breakfast Tjallewal. It is a very nicely kept traditional Dutch home with a thatched roof. The gardens are spacious and immaculately kept […]

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The National Park ‘De Hoge Veluwe’

The National Park ‘De Hoge Veluwe’ Apeldoornseweg 250 7351 TA Hoenderloo The Netherlands Reservations Tel: 0900 – 464 3835 (Mon.-Fri, 20 ct/m) International +31 (0)55 – 378 81 16 Fax: 055 – 378 8119 E-mail: Entrance Hoenderloo: Houtkampweg 13; 7352 TC Hoenderloo — (GPS: 188243 / 459001) Entrance Otterlo: Houtkampweg 9; 6731 AV […]

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