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1. Posted by gurdeep101 (Budding Member 46 posts) 7y

Hi All,

I would be travelling to the Netherlands for work from the 29th OCtober to the 11th November. Would be staying in Den Haag mostly though hope to get out to Amsterdam at least once. Had a few basic questions:

1. What's the best and cheapest way to get from The Hauge to Amsterdam and Rotterdam?

2. What's the weather expected to be like?

3. What sort of clothes do I carry (leather, wool, rain wear, bathing suit :), any other)?

4. How much does it cost for a night out per person (would include 2-3 drinks and a nice meal) in Den Haag?

5. Is it safe to go out for a jog early in the morning?

Thanks for all the answers in advance :)

Gurdeep
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2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1374 posts) 7y

1. The cheapest would be hitchhiking. Public transport is pretty expensive compared to other countries, but it would be the easiest. Trips don't take that long, as all these places are pretty close to eachother.

2. Normaly I would be something around 12-14 degrees Celsius. With a big chance that you will get a free shower every now and then. It can be cold in the nights, and the early part of the morning. (Expect rain, but if you are lucky it will be fine. For a fact, this weekend and today it was really lovely to be outside)

3. Dress like you want.

4. Meals: that will always depend on what you eat and where. A good meal (no junkfood) is possible for around 15 euro, Drinks (Beer/Softdrinks are usualy around 2 euro (maybe 20 cents less or more). Wine is usualy a little bit more expensive.

5. Yes, but in every town there are parts you don't want to go, if you don't live there. Most joggers do their laps in the parks. So ask someone you direct you to the nearest big part. (Early in the morning: I don't presume you mean like 5 am)

3. Posted by gurdeep101 (Budding Member 46 posts) 7y

Thanks for the reply Herr Bert.

In regards to what to wear i was referring to what would best suit the climate. So would it be advisable to carry winter wear and thermal innerwear. Bear in mind that i come from Mumbai where the coldest is about 15 deg celsius.

Also I would be staying in Hotel Le Meridein Des Indes the address is Lange Voorhout in Den Haag. You think it would be safe to jog around there at say 6.00 am

Also in case it get's really late on a night out is it safe to come back by myself or should a cab be advisable? say at around 2-3 in the night.

All might seem like silly questions to you but would appreciate your replies nonetheless :)

Gurdeep
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4. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1374 posts) 7y

Questions like these are never silly. You just want to prepare the best you can for your trip.

De Lange Voorhout is very near to the Dutch Parlement, and it's a safe area. I think around 6 a.m. you will not find a lot of other joggers. Keep in mind that around this time of year, the sun comes up around 7.30 (and only because we return to Winter-time in the weekend of the 28th of October). So it will be dark if you want to start running at 6.00 am!!

I don't see too many problems why you should take a cab back. You are very close to the center of town, and in my perception The Hague is not a dangerous city. If you want to be really sure, than ask the staff at the place where you are staying, they know the neighbourhood much better, than I do (being 150 km away). But from memory, I would say that it's a safe place to stay and go out.

Around this time of year I usualy wear a pair of jeans, with a blouse, and a T-shirt under the blouse, and of course a coat. I have been traveling around Holland and Germany with a Spanish friend, and she always took along a scarf, gloves, and a cap. Sure if you are used to a warmer climate I can understand that you would feel cold. So bring enough, and make sure, that you can layer your clothing. (It's better to wear 2 T-shirts, and a blouse, than just one warm pully. It's easier to ajust, during the day. If it turns out to be a really pleasant day, with a bit of sunshine, you can always remove one of the T-shirts.

At the end of October, beginning of November, you can expect that there will be rainshowers, drizzle, sun, fog, clouded skies and a lot of wind. (in other words expect all kinds of weather) Temparatures can still reach about 12-15 degrees Celsius, but around 10 would be normal. In the nights you can have the first night, that it get's below 0. (if the sky is clear, than it can get pretty cold, but if it is clouded, the temperatures don't drop that low). At least bring a raincoat, if you plan to be outside a lot. If you can plan according to the circumstances, than maybe an umbrella would be fine (only becareful with the wind)

5. Posted by amberbee (Inactive 4 posts) 7y

Hi from Amsterdam!

1. What's the best and cheapest way to get from The Hauge to Amsterdam and Rotterdam?
Train - see http://www.ns.nl/pages/index.html

2. What's the weather expected to be like?
Variable! Just today we've had torrential rain followed by glorious sunshine!

3. What sort of clothes do I carry (leather, wool, rain wear, bathing suit :), any other)?
Bring layers, a warm jumper for the evenings and a waterproof coat

4. How much does it cost for a night out per person (would include 2-3 drinks and a nice meal) in Den Haag?
20 euros per person should be plenty unless you're going to really up-market restaurants

5. Is it safe to go out for a jog early in the morning?
Absolutely!

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6. Posted by gurdeep101 (Budding Member 46 posts) 7y

Hi!!

Thanks both for the replies. Netherlands seem's like a country full of helpful people :) look forward to my visit