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Holland in August. 10 days

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1. Posted by lperzs (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi all!
We┬┤re travelling to Holland this month. We'll stay in Maastricht but we're goin' to rent a car so can move all around the country and even Belgium or Germany. We plan to go to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and maybe Anhem, but could you tell us wich are the best places we can go to? I mean those were the tourist don't use to go.

2. Posted by Demian (Full Member 117 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Go to Utrecht!

Nice historic university city in the centre of the netherlands, convenient small centre with typically dutch canals, lots of pubs and restaurants.

And from Maastricht, it's easy to get to Brugge or Gent in Belgium. Both worth a visit too!

3. Posted by ozman (Full Member 118 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You're off on the right foot. Maastricht is definitely the nicest town in the Netherlands - be sure to look around the old city.

The Hague is nice. Forget Rotterdam.

4. Posted by lperzs (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Ok thanx!

5. Posted by Thi_travel (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I love the Netherlands very much: so peaceful and charming! I have travelled there quite much for a few months (it's a small country you know) and I love the old towns of Maastricht, Dordretch, Delf, The Hague, Amsterdam, Groningen, Aalkma, Volendaam, etc. I love cycling on the dikes, through fields and shady roads. I love walking in parks. I love the Keukenhof (the biggest tulip flower park in the world - only open for a short time in April - May), Kinderdijke with many windmills, Madurodam with miniatures of the Netherlands highlights, and of course the impressive private gardens with so many beautiful flowers, so on and so forth.

You will have a great time there.
I will be pleased if you would like to share with me your comments and feelings on this country and this trip.


6. Posted by derlon2004 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Forget about Rotterdam.
Instead, do not forget Delft and Leiden. Both are old student towns with beautiful canals and historic buildings.
Enjoy your trip.

7. Posted by lperzs (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thank u all for your suggestions. I'm having them in mind while making my itinerary. I had already heard bout Delft and Leiden, so I think we'll go there.
Thank u all again. I'll tell how it has been when I'm back!

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5634 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

To add one more city that's not been mentioned here:


9. Posted by barcus (Inactive 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hop over to Brussels (lot of things going on at the moment, events, festivals and lot of excellent bars out there. Get in touch with -snip and you will get a shortlist of bars, events fitted to your own profile. I did it myself and had quite a good time out there. Just half an hour from Brussels you will find Gent and lot of info is reachable at . Quit interesting I must say. Good luck. Ademas, en -snip vas encuentrar mucho gente que hablan espanol tambien. Hasta luego.

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10. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Agree with Delft, Leiden and Utrecht, they're all beautiful places and definitely worth a visit!

Don't miss out on Haarlem as well, it's very near Amsterdam and is a really neat place. Also, Den Bosch is serene and lovely.