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Study Abroad - The Hague, Netherlands

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1. Posted by farleyUL (Full Member 125 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm hoping to get the opportunity to study abroad in The Hague in the fall. I'm just wondering what all I need to know to prepare myself for The Netherlands/Europe in the way of how much I should budget per month (roughly), traveling in The Netherlands and around Europe, things to do in The Hague, etc.

Any information at all will be appreciated; I'll soak up as much as I can. Thanks!

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello FarleyUL

If u will be travelling around Europe, I recommend, that u buy a good travel book. I recommend one of the following. They have books, that will cover all countries of Europe, in one book.

Lonely Planet
Rough Guide
Lets Go

A budget for travelling around Europe, would be 30 to 50 Euros per day, if u are planning to stay in hostels. This does not include intercity transport.
For intercity transport, u can buy very good priced special offers for flights and trains, if u buy them in advance, on the internet. Buy flights and tickets 3 months in advance, to get the best prices.

It has been a while, since I was in the Hague, but I remember there being a good beach there.


3. Posted by farleyUL (Full Member 125 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the response, Mel. How about weekend trips? If I were to leave after class on a Friday and get back Sunday night, how far in each direction do you think I'd be limited? I guess I far can I go, still have a good time and sightsee, and then get back to school on Sunday night?

Also, classes don't start until the first part of September...if I were to fly over in early August, are there places that I would be able to store whatever it is that I bring along with me (laptop, extra clothes, guitar, books, etc.)? Thanks again!

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 11, 2007, at 10:57 AM by farleyUL ]

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5655 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

From The Hague, there are loads of option for weekends in the Netherlands and Belgium or over the border into Germany. 2 days will be a nice amount of time to spend in Utrecht (yep...), Amsterdam, Maastricht in the Netherlands and Gent, Brugge, Brussels, Antwerp and Leuven in Belgium. All very very nice and beautiful preserved cities. Also possible is a trip to for example Cologne in Germany.