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11. Posted by teeteeel (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Hi T-maia,

I think this http://www.landelijkefietsroutes.nl/ is a good way to discover the Netherlands.Apart from Amsterdam,I would recommend you LF3 Hanzeroute and link to LF3 Maasroute.North-south direction.
I know that the Maasroute follows the vally of the river Maas all the way from Nijmegen to Maastricht.That's one of the most beautifull, undutch cities in Holland. You'll meet the dutch "mountains" the last day and it's a very old city. Be there on friday, as there is market day, very lively international atmosphere.
It depends where you arrive in Holland. You could start in Nijmegen and go directly south. I think the first part, LF3 Hanzeroute, follows the river Ijssel, also very beautifull.
The south part of Holland is more easygoing atmosphere, the north is very beautifull open wide country, but more reserved people, if one wants to generalize.
Have a nice time in the Netherlands!

12. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

3 nights in the Amsterdam Red Light is a must. A few of the top music venues have closed down (or been knocked down) recently, but there's still plenty of good choons to be found. I go there every year (got back just a couple of months ago) and it was just wicked. One of the safest cities I know of, in the world - and incredibly friendly.

I don't think t_maia is going to be interested in the red light area somehow. If you look at her profile, you'll see why. ;)

13. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Zutphen is a nice old Hanseatic city as no-one has yet mentioned it.

14. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

The ANWB (Dutch counterpart of ADAC) has recently vamped its extensive system of bicycle routes. The newest thing are so-called 'knooppuntenroutes' (network routes), which allow for hundreds of kilometres of cycling without much advance planning. I use them all the time, and it's really neat.

The routes basically guide you from node to node, with a little map of the surrounding nodes at each crossing. Since regional networks are increasingly linked together, you can pretty much get everywhere in the provinces of Overijssel, Gelderland, Utrecht, Noord-Holland and Brabant. Not sure about Drenthe, but since they market themselves as the bicycle province of the Netherlands, I'd be surprised if they didn't have the system in place there as well.

This site should give additional information. I haven't checked it myself, but the fact that it's in Dutch shouldn't be a problem for you I reckon.

15. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Post #12#, why do you assume (so much - on so many of your Posts) that someone wouldn't like the Amsterdam Red Light because of their profile??

16. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Post #12#, why do you assume (so much - on so many of your Posts) that someone wouldn't like the Amsterdam Red Light because of their profile??

You obviously don't know very much about Islam do you?

And pray tell? Which posts are you referring to? Or is this just another example of the many vagaries that you're obviously so fond of making?

17. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Post #16#. You're obviously not very aware of my practices either, to assume I know little about Islam. But we'll leave that subject alone, as it's none of your concern as to what my beliefs are. I have travelled to the Red Light Light in Amsterdam countless times and there are many Muslims there, both women and men, that I see enjoying themselves. It is evident from your Posts.... "Look at this website, look at that website etc. etc. blah blah", that you have very little actual experience of travel - and find all your reply info on either Yahoo! or Google. Perhaps if you got out there and actually did a bit, then you will see just how many people from different cultures and races enjoy the varied life of another, regardless of their religious beliefs.

18. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Post #16#. You're obviously not very aware of my practices either, to assume I know little about Islam. But we'll leave that subject alone, as it's none of your concern as to what my beliefs are. I have travelled to the Red Light Light in Amsterdam countless times... It is evident from your Posts.... "Look at this website, look at that website etc. etc....

Do I detect a hint of jealousy here? I took note of the fact that you mentioned in the beginning that you're 'not into explanations' as you so quaintly put it. So perhaps you're not very good at finding info on the Web.

But if I post a link to a site, it's because it's relevant to the subject and explains the matter in a concise way whereas you tend to make vague statements most of the time.

But countless trips to the red light area eh? I'm sure the hookers appreciate your custom. ;)

19. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Post #18#.... I'll leave all your opinions about other people to you. You're an unchallenged expert at endlessly dishing them out. If you think that the Red Light in Amsterdam is all about hookers, then obviously you're very inexperienced about the area. Nothing new there then.
Anyway, I choose to write about my actual experiences of travelling, unlike you - who prefers to give people endless website addresses, because it's evident that you don't travel.
I'm not taking your bait anymore.

20. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

If you think that the Red Light in Amsterdam is all about hookers...

Oh, what is it about then?