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NETHERLANDS TRAVEL INFORMATION
|Travel Guide to the Netherlands
Hotels in the Netherlands
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Ways To Vacation In Holland
Windmills To Diamonds: Travel To Holland
- Beyond Amsterdam
in Amsterdam - The Flower city
Some Facts about Rotterdam
Worth a visit
Windmills To Diamonds: Travel To Holland by Frank Johnson
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Tulips, windmills and wooden
shoes might still be a draw to this Dutch region for some travelers; however,
Holland is a far more versatile locale with an international and maritime
history extending farther back than most of the rest of Europe, including
the establishment of New Amsterdam as a major trading city, which became
New York when the British took over. Holland, particularly Amsterdam, is
also well known for its diamond manufacturing and polishing industry. If
that tickles your fancy, make sure to visit the Amsterdam Diamond Center
located in the center of the city.
|Before you continue with
this informative guide to Holland, make note that although the name "Holland"
is used commonly in everyday language, the country is strictly called The
Netherlands and internationally recognized as such.
Red Lights and Rembrandt
Besides being the capital city, Amsterdam has enough to offer to fill your
entire vacation. The unavoidable multiculturalism has brought Amsterdam
to the forefront of controversial equality and human rights issues. Muslims,
Jews, Dutch and Surinamese all have a very active role in the life and
politics of the city. The Anne Frank House is an extremely popular sight
with a new exhibit at the end that discusses the modern day conflict between
freedom of speech and respect for cultural and religious diversity. Amsterdam
is also home to the Van Gogh Museum and the newly restored Rembrandt Museum.
The Dutch acquired an extensive
collection of colonies during the 18th and 19th centuries, one of which
was Suriname, located on the northern coast of South America. Suriname
finally gained its independence in 1975 and through an education exchange
program the Surinamese population remains predominant in Amsterdam. The
cultural flair adds richness to the city in the form of contemporary music,
art and exquisite cuisine. Make sure to dine in a Surinamese restaurant
at least once!
Amsterdam is also notorious
for its Red Light District and Coffee Shops. Stroll through the winding
streets at night for an incredibly diverse experience and stop at one of
the bustling pubs for delicious locally brewed beer. Also, many visitors
enjoy seeing the city from the water. There are boat tours offered on an
hourly schedule during the summer months that take you through the picturesque
canals and past charming old façades.
Timeless and Traditional
Even though Amsterdam is a modern hub in the globalized world, there is
still an incredible amount of tradition and history prevalent throughout
The Netherlands. Visit the nearby town of Alkmaar in the summer to take
part in the centuries-old cheese market and festival. Locals don traditional
dress and haul giant rounds of cheese through the town square for weighing.
After your fill of diary, wander through this seaside town's canals and
shops. Travel through central Holland to the medieval town of Utrecht,
established around 47 AD. The 14th century wharves, cathedrals and Roman
architecture are sure to transport any traveler to another place in time.
For international travelers,
Holland exists in a class of its own. Whether you enjoy the bustling urban
experience or the intimate countryside adventure, you will find what you
are looking for in Holland.
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HOTELS IN ARNHEM, NETHERLANDS
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is a fairly large city (pop. 142,000) in the east of the Netherlands on
the banks of the river Rhine. It is the capital of the province Gelderland,
and forms the northern part of the Arnhem-Nijmegen metropolitan area (pop.
725,000) Shopping in the city centre of Arnhem. Arnhem has
four major shopping streets, that are connected. They are the Roggestraat,
Ketelstraat, Vijzelstraat, Rijnstraat. It's a pedestrian zone and has a
length of appr. 1.5 km. On the left and right side of these main streets
there are several small streets with little shops and boutiques. Also in
the southern part of the city there is a shopping mall, offering free parking,
called "Kronenburg". It has a variety of shops, bars and snackshops.
The Living Statues exhibition
is one of the great summer attractions for the city, with around 250 competitors
from around the world. The event takes place during the last weekend of
every August and dates back to 1996. On Saturday the catwalks belong to
child performers, while adult actors perform on Sunday afternoon. Arnhem
is also the best starting point for those wanting to enjoy the pristine
forests or patches of sand dunes in the Hoge Veluwe National Park, situated
to the north of Arnhem. As the famous Kröller-Müller Museum and
the St.Hubertus Hunting Lodge are also inside the park, it provides a great
destination for various interests. Cars are not allowed into the park,
but you can use the bicycles provided free at the gates.
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Tulip Arnhem Velp, Arnhem
Boasting a green surrounding,
this beautiful property is an ideal place to reside when you are in Velp
for business or pleasure. The Golden Tulip Arnhem-velp is set in
the midst of the delightful area that is surrounded by the Rijn and Waal
rivers. Located at the Velperbroek rotunda on the outskirts of Arnhem and
Rheden, the Golden Tulip Arnhem is a spacious building in a green surrounding.
Healthy appetites are superbly catered at the onsite restaurant that serves
a delicious dishes. In afternoon or evening the cocktail bar provides an
oasis of relaxation, where the events of the day can be pondered and shared
over a refreshing cocktail or aperitif.
Tulip Hotel Doorwerth, Arnhem
Featuring all the modern
day conveniences, the Golden Tulip Hotel Doorwerth is ideally placed to
ensure you a relaxing stay. This beautiful hotel lies in a large
park in the woods of Doorwerth and is close to the main highway A50. This
central location, nearby the intersection of highways A50 and A12, makes
the hotel an ideal starting point for any activity, whether business or
leisure. The hotel offers 120 elegantly appointed guestrooms that
are facilitated with a host of modern amenities to ensure you a pleasant
stay. You can dine in elegance at the in-house restaurant that serves
delicious dishes for you to relish. There is also a very cosy English pub
with a pool billiard, where guests can meet to discuss the day with a beer
or a cocktail.
Nijmegen Centre Arnhem
Mercure Nijmegen Centre
is located in Nijmegen, close to St Stevenskerk, Grote Markt, and Commanderie
van St Jan. Nearby points of interest also include Valkhof Museum and Valkhof.
Dining options at Mercure Nijmegen Centre include a restaurant and a bar/lounge.
Recreational amenities include a sauna. Wireless Internet access is available
in public areas. This Nijmegen property has event space consisting of conference/meeting
rooms and small meeting rooms. Additional property amenities include an
elevator (lift). There are 104 guestrooms at Mercure Nijmegen Centre. Coffee/tea
makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations
and hair dryers. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones and in-room safes.
Televisions have satellite channels.
HOTELS IN BREDA, NETHERLANDS
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|Breda is a city in
the Dutch province of North Brabant. Some of Breda's medieval buildings
have been demolished in the past, but much remains. On the Grote Markt,
the city's main square, you can find the Church of our Lady, in Gothic
style, and the 18th century city hall. Breda is a well known shopping
city in the Netherlands. In the old city centre you can find lots of clothing
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Tulip Inn Oosterhou near Breda
Offering comfortable accommodation
and quality services, this hotel is an ideal location for a relaxed stay
or for hosting a successful business conference. Bordering the Biesbosch
National Park and close to Belgium, the Tulip Inn is located next to the
A27 motorway and just a few steps away from Breda as well as the Efteling
Amusement Park. The Tulip Inn offers 63 spacious and modern guestrooms
that are well-equipped with all contemporary amenities. The hotel
boasts two restaurants that serve a la carte and a variety of delicious
dishes. The bar is an ideal place to have an aperitif, meet friends or
just enjoy a drink at night.
Tulip Keyser Breda
Golden Tulip Keyser Breda
is located in Breda, close to Breda Museum, Holland Casino Breda, and Grote
Markt. Nearby points of interest also include Grote Kerk and Waalse Kerk.
Dining options at Golden Tulip Keyser Breda include a restaurant and a
bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. This 4.0-star
property offers small meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment. Wireless
Internet access is available in public areas. This Breda property has event
space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Guest
parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include
a library, a coffee shop/café, and multilingual staff. This is a
Assuring comfortable accommodation
blended with quality service, this hotel makes you to enjoy all the privileges
for an unforgettable stay. Located near the Belgian border and motorway
A16, the Novotel is close to beautiful Mastboswoods and Efteling park.
This property is 5 kilometres from the city centre and 60 kilometres from
the Rotterdam Airport. This hotel offers 106 guest rooms that have
been elegantly furnished with an array of in-room amenities to ensure you
a pleasurable stay. Guests can dine at the Cote Jardin Restaurant, which
serves delicious French cuisine. You can also unwind with a fine drink
at the cosy bar.
This hotel is located in
Breda. Holland Casino Breda is an area attraction. Another nearby attraction
is Waalse Kerk. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in
public areas. Guest parking is complimentary. This is a smoke-free property.
There are 67 guestrooms at Premiere Classe Breda. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
HOTELS IN EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS
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|Eindhoven is a city
in the Netherlands, in the province of North-Brabant. The major museums
in the city are:
Abbemuseum - The Van Abbemuseum is one of the leading museums for modern
and contemporary art. The impressive collection includes works of Picasso,
Chagall, Kandinsky, El Lissitzky, Theo van Doesburg, Mondriaan and Appel.
January 2003 the completely renovated museum opened its doors again.
Artificial Light in Art
Centre - Kunstlicht in de kunst. A unique collection of paintings and
sculptures with artificial light as the central theme. You only realise
after a visit to this centre what the part of artificial light is in everyday
life, now and in the past. 600 works are on permanent exhibition and at
the same time, temporary exhibitions are held regularly. The museum is
housed in the very first Philips Incandescent Lamp factory. edit
Philips first Incandescent
Lamp Factory of 1891. A unique collection of paintings and sculptures
with artificial light as the central theme. You only realise after a visit
to this centre what the part of artificial light is in everyday life, now
and in the past. 600 works are on permanent exhibition and at the same
time, temporary exhibitions are held regularly. The museum is housed in
the very first Philips Incandescent Lamp factory. edit
Eindhoven is also known for
its soccerteam PSV Eindhoven. There is a possibility to visit (Guided Tour)
the Philips Stadium (Max. Att. 34.600) there is a need to book this several
weeks before visiting, as the minimum group requirement (also accumulated)
is 20 persons. When there is no tour available, you are able to enter the
stadium though restaurant "de Verlenging" which is on the South-East side
of the stadium, having a small terrace inside the stadium. As per Januari
2008 they introduced a combined tour; Combining the visit of the Philps
stadium and the Bavaria (Beer)-Brewery in Lieshout.
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Hotel Pierre Eindhoven
Amrâth Hotel Pierre
is located in Eindhoven, close to Van Abbemuseum, DAF Museum, and Philips
Stadium. Nearby points of interest also include Eindhoven University of
Technology. Dining options at Amrâth Hotel Pierre include a restaurant
and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. This
4.0-star property offers audio-visual equipment and business services.
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. This
Eindhoven property has 136 square meters of event space consisting of banquet
facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Guest parking is complimentary.
Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands,
and an elevator (lift). This is a smoke-free property.
This hotel is located close
to the airport. Attractions in the neighborhood include Van Abbemuseum
and Philips Stadium. Another nearby attraction is DAF Museum. Dining options
at Crown Inn include 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Additional property
amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. This is a
smoke-free property. Beds come with Egyptian cotton linens. Bathrooms feature
designer toiletries and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available
for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer direct-dial phones and in-room safes.
58-cm LCD televisions have cable channels and pay movies.
This hotel is located in
Eindhoven. Philips Stadium is an area attraction. Another area attraction
is Eindhoven University of Technology. Dining options at Novotel Eindhoven
include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Recreational amenities include an
outdoor pool. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional
property amenities include gift shops/newsstands and secure parking. This
is a smoke-free property. There are 94 guestrooms at Novotel Eindhoven.
Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature hair dryers.
Guestrooms offer voice mail and in-room safes. Televisions have satellite
channels. Rooms also include desks and clock radios.
Plaza Mandarin Eindhoven
Featuring an elegant decor
and warm hospitality, Mandarin Park Plaza welcomes you for an unforgettable
vacation. Perfectly located in the heart of Eindhoven, the Mandarin
Park Plaza is 10 kilometres from the Eindhoven Airport. This property is
adjacent to the business district and close to Philips museum, PSV Eindhoven
soccer stadium, shops, bars as well as restaurants. You can dine
at the onsite restaurants that serve delicious Chinese, Cantonese and Japanese
cuisine. Guests can enjoy some delicious snacks and refreshing drinks at
the Plaza Bar, which is also an ideal place to relax after a tiring day.
HOTELS IN GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS
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is a city in The Netherlands with 185.000 inhabitants and is the capital
of Groningen. Groningen city was founded around 1100 A.D. and has a rich
history, which can clearly be seen from the old medieval buildings in the
down town area. The city is a university town with a high student population,
and has had a university since 1614.
Like most cities in The Netherlands,
Groningen's city center is surrounded by a canal.
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Deluxe Hotel Groningen
Bastion Deluxe Hotel Groningen
is located in Groningen, close to Hooghoudt Brewery, Groninger Museum,
and Grote Markt. Nearby points of interest also include Euroborg and Visual
Arts Centre. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. Complimentary
wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Guest parking is
complimentary. Additional property amenities include a bar/lounge and laundry
facilities. The property has designated areas for smoking. There are 80
guestrooms at Bastion Deluxe Hotel Groningen. Coffee/tea makers and minibars
are offered. In addition to complimentary wireless Internet access, guestrooms
offer phones and in-room safes. Televisions are available in guestrooms.
City Hotel Groningen
Eden City Hotel Groningen
is located in Groningen, close to Visual Arts Centre, Grote Markt, and
Groninger Museum. Nearby points of interest also include Martinikerk and
Vismarkt. Recreational amenities include a sauna, a fitness facility, and
a steam room. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public
areas. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property
amenities include a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and multilingual
staff. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones
and in-room safes. Televisions have cable channels and pay movies. Air-conditioned
rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains and electronic/magnetic keys.
The perfect combination
of an ideal location and impeccable service makes the Mercure Hotel the
right choice for business and leisure travellers. Located on the
south west side of the town, the Mercure Hotel is next to the Martiniplaza
convention and exhibition centre. This property is 100 metres away from
the Gasunie Head Office and 2 kilometres from the famous Groninger Museum.
The La Bonne Maison Restaurant serves delicious international cuisine for
you to feast on. You can also sip your favourite drink at the cosy bar.