"Under the smoke of Amsterdam" Uithoorn by Cheesegirl

Uithoorn Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 36 photos

The town of Uithoorn exists of two villages: Uithoorn and De Kwakel. Together they have nearly 30.000 inhabitants. De Kwakel is the smallest of the two, with a real rural character, while Uithoorn has an urban character. A lot of people from Amsterdam moved here over the last few decades, since Uithoorn is only 20 km. away from there. We have Schiphol airport and the flower-auction of Aalsmeer very nearby, a lot of inhabitants work there. I came to live here in 1982, at the age of 18, after being born and raised in Amsterdam. I like to live here, close to the city for shopping and entertainment, but quiet enough to raise two children without the "dangers" of the big city. Uithoorn itself doesn't have much exciting sights, but it's very central, with good busconnections, and I would say the prizes of staying here are better than in Amsterdam. You can always contact me if you want to have more details about the hotels around here.
Uithoorn and De Kwakel both have a fort, being remains of the defense line of Amsterdam.
At the picture you see the Thamerkerk, the oldest church of Uithoorn, near the Amstel river.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:close to Amsterdam, good public transport, nature
  • Cons:quiet (could be a pro, too!)
  • In a nutshell:inbetween city and nature
  • Intro Written Mar 9, 2003
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  • akkipaa's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2004 at 11:17 PM

    Happy Birthday, Maureen! I wish you luck and happiness to all your days and travels! Greetings from Markku and Finland!

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2004 at 10:08 AM

    Nice to see a page on your home. If you want to delete a tip -- go to your travel pages (left of screen), click "edit" next to the town, then you'll get a screen where you can delete any tip :-) -- Greg

  • Alphons's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2003 at 6:19 AM

    very nice page with nice pics and good tips, greetings Alphons...

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2003 at 8:45 PM

    Sounds a nic environment for your children. I certainly have experienced the Golden Tulip chain...I found them great.

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2003 at 3:45 PM

    Hi Maureen, great page, but where are the tulips

  • nighthawk's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2003 at 3:38 PM

    useful tips here , must visit this area once , got patatje oorlog there as well?

  • Mar 28, 2003 at 4:25 AM

    Excellant page ...wealth of information...nice phtographs and highly useful

  • Madasabull's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2003 at 9:44 AM

    I like the way you have done your pictures. Nice page

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2003 at 6:42 AM

    I couldn't eat zebra! Absolutely not! (Not so sure about crocodile either.)

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2003 at 6:17 AM

    Beautiful page: good info and photos

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