"Quick Overview to my Netherlands Tips" Top 5 Page for this destination Netherlands Travelogue by ATLC

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INTRO

I can imagine you getting lost in all those tips I made. So here's an overview, regularly updated if I remember to do it.
To amuse you, this travelogue is also an introduction to Dutch art.

GENERAL

- Short history of the Netherlands
- National Anthem: het Wilhelmus
- Old maps from Blaeu
- The Lowlands
- City rights (Stadsrechten)
- The royal family
- Death of a prince
- Prinsjesdag
- Can I help you?
- Tulip field
- STREET ORGAN
- Sinterklaas
- Dutch speech
- World Expo 2000
- Delft Blue Porcelain
- Sinterklaas discussion'
- Posting postcards
- Houseboats
- Flood disaster Febr. 1st 1953
- Dutch newspaper in English online
- Dutch Oscar winning films - Antonia (1995)
- Dutch Oscar winning films - The Assault (1986)
- Dutch Oscar winning films - Karakter (1997)
- Dutch Oscar winning films - Father & Daughter
- Brielle, my hometown
- The weather in The Netherlands
- Sea level (link to map)

Local Customs

- Recipe: Appeltaart (Dutch apple pie)
- Recipe: Boterkoek (Butter tart)
- Recipe: Andijviestamppot
- Recipe: Griesmeelpudding
- Semolina pudding
- Recipe: Fruity Chicory Salad
- Recipe: Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)
- Recipe: Kale (Boerenkool met worst)
- Recipe: Oliebollen (Neyw Year's Fritters)
- Recipe: Boterletter (Almond paste in puff pastry)
- Recipe: Erwtensoep (Dutch Pea Soup)
- CULTURE: Musicals in the Dutch language
- HISTORY: VOC ship Duyfken (1606) rebuilt
- FOOD: Fries, chips, patat
- FOOD: Dutch cheese
- FOOD: Kroket (typical snack)
- FOOD: Hollandse nieuwe (young herring)
- FOOD: How to eat a herring
- FOOD: Stroopwafel
- FOOD: Jenever, the national drink
- FOOD: Limburgse vlaai
- FOOD: Roombroodje (cream bun)
- FOOD: Rookworst (sausage)
- TRADITION: Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas)
- FOOD/TRADITION: Beschuit met muisjes
- FOOD: Frikandel speciaal
- FOOD: Zeeuwse oesters (Oysters from Zeeland)
- Staatsloterij (State lottery)
- RECIPE: Bitterkoekjes pudding (amaretti)
- RECIPE: Haagse bluf
- RECIPE: Oysters from Zeeland, gratin
- RECIPE: Hachee (Beef and onion stew)
- RECIPE: Advocaat (eggnog)
- FOOD: Vla
- Dutch Hotel Breakfast
- Boerenbont (Dutch earthenware)

RESTAURANT-ACCOMODATION-SHOPPING-NIGHTLIFE-SPORTS

Restaurant Tips
- Hotel New York, Rotterdam
- Top restaurant in Maastricht
- Broekhuizen, restaurant Het Veerhuis
- Province Noord Brabant, Bergen op Zoom
- Brielle, pancake restaurant
- Culinary Rotterdam
- Don't miss the fresh seafood!
- Dine with the Dutch in their home

Accomodation Tips
- Bed & Breakfast in The Netherlands
- Hotels along motorway (all provinces)
- Youth hostels (all provinces)
- Camping in art
- Campgrounds at farms and private properties
- Province Overijssel, Tubbergen
- Province Overijssel, Deventer
- Province Friesland, Leeuwarden
- Province Friesland, Harlingen
- Province Groningen, Groningen city
- Province Drenth, Schiphorst (near Meppel)
- Province Drenthe, Assen
- Province Gelderland, Apeldoorn
- Province Gelderland, Ellecom
- Province Noord-Brabant, Eindhoven
- Province Limburg, Broekhuizen
- Province Limburg, Maastricht
- Province Noord-Holland, Amsterdam
- Province Noord-Holland, Alkmaar
- Province Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam
- Province Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam

Nightlife Tips
- Nightlife
- Brielle Blues
- Peanut shells

Shopping Tips
- Buy Dutch coins (online)
- Daily groceries
- The National cookie (buy online)
- Buy Dutch clogs online
- Department stores
- Markets
- Gebakkraam
- Cheese Farm
- Cheese shop
- Fish stall
- Delftware (also online shopping)
- Claudio Ferrici, Dutch leathergoods
- Senseo Crema, a Dutch coffee machine
- Dutch chocolate and biscuits
- Tea from Groningen (buy online)
- Dutch Cinematography

Sports Tips
- Football Euro Championship 2004
- Iceskating
- Sjoelen
- Klootschieten
- Fierljeppen
- Sk?tjesilen
- Elfstedentocht (skating)
- Beugelen
- Cycling
- Pieterpad (hiking)
- Rotterdam Marathon
- Four Day March, Nijmegen
- Saunas, steambaths, hammam
- Boerengolf (Farmer's golf)

Tourist Trap Tips (Dutch peculiarities)

- See more than Amsterdam!
- KISS 3 TIMES!
- Traffic by car
- Conversation topic - The weather
- Conversation with the Dutchies
- Mashing food - Prakken
- Birthday calendar, a toilet experience
- Bike
- The biscuit tin
- Bank holidays
- Orange
- The agenda rules...
- Live by the clock
- Dutch sayings
- Dinner time & restaurant reservations
- Gezellig!
- Lekker
- Specially minted Dutch 5 euro coin
- Invitation to a Dutch home
- What to bring when you're invited
- Charity and volunteers
- The devaluation of applause

Off the Beaten Path Tips

- Emmen Zoo
- Assen Traffic Park
- The small town of Brielle...
- This is a hunebed (dolmen)
- Noorderdierenpark (Zoo Emmen)...
- Visit Monuments
- Dutch Wine museum, Arnhem
- Doesburgsche Mosterd (Mustard factory)
- De Theefabriek (Tea museum)
- Het gedistilleerd museum (Jenever museum)
- De Oude Bakkerij (The old bakery) in Medemblik
- Dutch images by Anton Pieck
- SAIL 2005
- Fortified towns
- Fortified towns II
- Gablestones, a theme for your sightseeing walks
- Free bicycles in National Park Hoge Veluwe
- Printing Museum in Meppel
- Largest bookmarket in Europe (Deventer)
- Old towns, a theme for touring The Netherlands
- Old towns, part two.
- Oceanium, Rotterdam
- Hollands Kaasmuseum in Alkmaar (national cheesemuseum)

Things to Do Tips

I built pages on all these locations. In the tip you will find the link to that page, and driving directions and distance from Amsterdam.
Province Drenthe
- Assen
- Meppel
- Orvelte
Province Friesland
- Harlingen
- Leeuwarden
- Katlijk
- Oosterend
Province Flevoland
- Lelystad
Province Gelderland
- Apeldoorn
- Arnhem
- Culemborg
- Dieren
- Ellecom
- Oosterbeek
Province Groningen
- Groningen city
Province Limburg
- Maastricht
- Arcen
- Kasteel Arcen
- Grubbenvorst
- Griendtsveen
- Broekhuizen
Province Noord-Brabant
- Bergen op Zoom
- Breda
Province Overijssel
- Haaksbergen
- Staphorst
Province Noord-Holland
- Amsterdam
- Alkmaar
- Muiden
- Muiderslot
- De Rijp
- Volendam
Province Utrecht
- Utrecht city
- Vreeland
- Bunnik
- Doorn
- Soestduinen
- Oudewater
- Haarzuilens
Province Zuid-Holland
- Brielle
- Delft
- De Rotte
- Geervliet
- Gouda,
- Kinderdijk,
- Nieuwe waterweg (Deltaworks)
- Rotterdam
- Rozenburg
- Zoetermeer
- Theme park: MADURODAM
- Theme park: ARCHEON
Province Zeeland
- Middelburg, province Zeeland
- Veere, province Zeeland

TRANSPORTATION - WARNINGS - PACKING LIST TIPS

Warnings or Danger Tips
- Main danger: ME !
- Police and alarm numbers
- The dune landscape
- Working & living in the Netherlands
- Changing guilders to Euros
- Drugs
- School holidays 2005, part 1 - REGIONS
- School holidays 20053, part 2 - DATES
- Smoking in The Netherlands
- Speed limits
- Restaurant kitchen closing times
- Learning the language

Transportation Tips
- Train info
- Rail pass
- Strippenkaart
- 400 yrs VOC (the worlds first multinational)
- Ritsen (zipping)
- KLM (Dutch Royal Airlines)
- How to get into Amsterdam from the airport
- Parking your car in cities
- Virtual canal tour (Amsterdam)

Packing List Tips
- General info on The Netherlands
- Pack!

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