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Awww... don't hit me for saying that!
As a citizen who is proud of her country, I beg you, don't just visit Amsterdam!

I know, Amsterdam is fun, lively, breathtaking, multicultural and all that. But please explore the width and heigth of this small country where the longest distance that you can drive is only 3 hours.

How about:

-our famous waterworks in the province Zeeland (Neeltje Jans)

-the St. Jan cathedral in 's Hertogenbosch which is of the well known French grandeur, style and size

-national park Hoge Veluwe where you can get free bikes to cycle round and visit St. Hubertus hunting lodge, an example of world famous architecture by Berlage

- one of the world's best zoo's in Emmen (called Noorderdierenpark)

- the typical flat landscape in the province Friesland of true postcard beauty

- little seaside towns like Middelburg, Hellevoetsluis, Brielle, Scheveningen, Zandvoort, Staveren, Harlingen...

- Groninger museum in Groningen (the city is great for a few days out as well)

- Gouda (known for its cheese, although not made there anymore) where you'll find another St. Jan with the largest stained glass collection in the world

- Rotterdam with great nightlife, modern and old architecture, multicultural neighbourhoods, museums and the mighty river Maas

- a tour fortified towns from the Middle Ages in The Netherlands (like my hometown Brielle in Europoort)

- Three country point (Drielandenpunt) down south where you can be in Germany/Belgium and The Netherlands at the same time (if you MUST go abroad!)

- Maastricht with its savoir-vivre and the grottoes and great night- en streetlife and culinary delights.

- shall I go on?

Just visit my travelogues and travelpages about the other Dutch cities!

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  • Updated Feb 23, 2003
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