Advice for trip to holland

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  1. Gosport Tim

    Gosport Tim Funster

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    We are currently planning our summer trip and have decided that after our epic journey to spain last year that we would explore somewhere closer to home, as we currently live in Germany we intend to meet with friends who will travel from Dover to Calais (may change to Harwich - Hook of Holland if they can find the right price in August) Our intention is then spend 2 weeks touring Holland, stopping at 4-5 sites with 2-3 nights at each. Having never been to Holland before (besides travelling through) I wondered if any funsters have either an itinery which we could use or adapt or places which we should incorporate into our trip. Any advice or snippetts will be greatly received. With the amount of Dutch in Spain last year and on the roads I suspect that the most densly populated country in Europe should be empty in Aug lol!!:thumb:
     
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    Hi Tim,
    Having been to Holland many times it is hard to find one place I think you would like, our favourite town is Delf, a lovely medium size town, with great history and lots to see, old and new and a cracking site situated in a large Park by the lake next to the Zoo, a short walk out of town.. 'Delf Hout' When you see 'Ikea' on the edge of town its round the corner. The Town has great Bus and Tram links all over Holland, dont forget to buy your Tkts from the reception or local shop. If you are there on a Sunday jump on the Train to the 'Black Market' a great day out.
    Explore and enjoy, Best Regards, Mac
     
  3. FIDGET

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    Many years ago we went to keukenhof gardens also Amsterdam both worth a visit sorry too long ago to remember where we stayed. Terry:sin:
     
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    Hi Tim
    We have spent a couple of nights in Holland and passed through a couple of times so wont be of great help :Rofl1:

    We stopped of in a little town called something like Venlo it has a lovely cathedral and really nice little square for sitting watching the world go by, we managed to park up near the river about 5 mins walk from town.

    On our way home we stayed at Amsterdam for a few nights in a campsite just 5mins walk from tram which took about 15mins to city. campsite was called Zeeburg not a site i would spend a couple of weeks but great for a city visit. Amsterdam is a lovely city take away the usual sight seeing places :Rofl1::Rofl1: saying that we went a walk through the red light district during the day and didnt see much so someone in the campsite told me to pop in at night so i did and what a difference.
    we had a visit round the brewery and a boat trip round the city, also has lovely parks.
    We then drove to rotterdam for the day before catching ferry home and while there they had a massive carnival on so didnt see much of city but had a great day out.
     
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    If you can, go to Amsterdam. As the previous poster said, it is two different places day and night. Most people there speak english, the trams are cheap and regular, and the area around "The Dam" is brilliant at night. There are loads of bars, resturaunts (the best Italian resturaunt i have ever visited), entertainment, and there was a fair there when we visited in October.
    When drinking though, move one street away from a canal, its cheaper.
    A boat ride around the canals is especially interesting, the guides will give you loads of info on the history and customs etc, lovely friendly people, millions of bikes, and some sights in the red light district that will have you howling with laughter and provide a few good photo oportunities. Have fun:thumb:.

    Oh, and just in case you were ever a hippy, the rules hav,nt changed much with regard to "relaxants".:Blush:
     
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    We've visited the Netherlands quite often, especially when living in Germany. Our favourite is Camping Warnsborn between Arnhem and Oosterbeek, lots of WW2 history, superb cycling country and Openair museum and Zoo nearby. Hartenstein Airborne museum, of Operation Market Garden is well worth a visit.

    IJsselmeer area is also worth a visit, the journey along the Afsluitdijk between the North Sea and IJsselmeer is a spectacular drive.

    Liberty Park museum Overloon is worth a visit, the site of the only major tank bate on Dutch soil as been turned into a thought provoking memorial / museum well worth visiting. Overloon is in a lovely area north of Venlo.

    Groningen in N Holland is a nice area to visit too.
     
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    Stena Line have a special offer if booked through Caravan & Camping Club of taking a motorhome up to 12m on the ferry for the price of a car. Has to be booked by 28th Feb though.
     
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    We stayed on a small friendly site at Wiljre in Limburg. Maastricht is close by as is Valkenburg both worthy of a visit. The countryside around Wiljre is undulating and the steepest hill in the whole of the Netherlands is close by.

    http://www.gronselenput.nl/de-gronselenput.aspx

    Also further north a visit to Giethoorn is also well worthwhile. Don't know of any campsites there as we went by car with Dutch friends.
     
  9. Onderweg

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    Hi Tim

    If you tell us what kind of things you like to see/do we might give you some to the point ideas.

    Do you have children with you and at what age ?

    You can also send it to us using a PM

    Regards
    Paul and Ineke
     
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