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VOC merchant ship Batavia

VOC merchant ship Batavia at shipyard, Lelystad The building of the Batavia In 1985 a start was made with the reconstruction of the Batavia on a shipyard in the Dutch city of Lelystad. Under the guidance of Master-shipbuilder Willem Vos a group of young people worked on this project. The keynote has been to achieve the most authentic reconstruction by using traditional materials and following the building methods of the day...

17th Century country estates of Amsterdam merchants alongside the river Vecht

17th Century country estates of Amsterdam merchants alongside the river Vecht In the Gooi en Vechtstreek area between Amsterdam and Utrecht a number of picturesque villages are surrounded by small lakes and woods. One of these villages is Loenen, a charming little place on the river Vecht, a place best explored on foot. In the 17th century Amsterdam patricians built stately homes here, sometimes graced with gazebos. The Gooi and Vecht Region (Gooi en...

Alkmaar cheese festival

Alkmaar cheese festival Alkmaar cheese market is held in front of the Weigh-House in the Waagplein. During cheese festival you will see cheese porters carry the cheese on cradle-like racks with dressed in white and wear hats in the colour of their guild. The square is almost completely covered with large round cheeses (Edam and Gouda cheese). With a morning tour of the city included on your arrival,...

Holland Pass (Nr. 1 City Pass)

Holland Pass (Nr. 1 Amsterdam City Pass) Holland Pass offers you great savings and convenience during your trip to Amsterdam or other cities such as Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam, Leiden, Katwijk, Lisse and other sights of interest. Simply show your "Holland Pass discount card" and enjoy unlimited discounts varying from 9-50% and special offers at museums, attractions, sightseeing tours, restaurants, public...

The Alkmaar Municipal Museum (Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar)

The Alkmaar Municipal Museum (Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar) In the heart of the city, right next to the Great (or Saint Laurence) Church, is the Alkmaar Municipal Museum, where the rich history of the city comes to life. The Stedelijk Museum, or, Municipal Museum is a large museum located in the Cultural Centre in Alkmaar. Your exploration of the museum begins with a short, informative, delightful slide presentation, where you’ll learn...

Dutch Heater/Stove Museum (Kachelmuseum), Alkmaar

Nederlands Kachelmuseum/ Dutch Heater Museum Building In Bierkade, Alkmaar In Alkmaar the Bierkade, or 'beer quay', forms the eastern edge of the centre. At Bierkade 10 is the Kachelmuseum, the museum for ovens, stoves, hearths, and cooking ranges, a small museum is run by volunteers, with limited opening times. Admire 75 heaters from the period between 1900 until today in the Dutch heater museum at the Bierkade. This Dutch Heater/Stove Museum (...

National Beer Museum (Nationaal biermuseum De Boom), Alkmaar

National Beer Museum (Nationaal biermuseum De Boom), Alkmaar Alkmaar has many interesting sights and sounds to offer the tourist especially since its considered as the cheese capital of Holland. There is a beer Museum in Alkmaar, just outside Amsterdam, about 20 minutes by train. Sell 6-pack samplers of Bock beer. The cheese market is quite interesting to watch if you visit on the correct day. If you like flowers, Find your way to...

Dutch Cheese Museum, Alkmaar

Dutch Cheese Museum, Alkmaar The Alkmaar cheese market is one of just four traditional Dutch cheese markets still in existence. It has brought buyers and sellers together for at least 600 years. Yet, there are numerous stalls surrounding the weighhouse where you can try out all sorts of cheeses. The weigh house itself is now a tourist attraction. Built in the 14th century, it now contains a museum of...

Beatles Museum, Alkmaar

Beatles Museum, Alkmaar A fan of Dutch Beatles expert Azing Moltmaker got his first Beatles record on his fifteenth birthday, he is now known as a living Beatles encyclopaedia. In this unique Museum is a large part of the Azing Moltmaker collection. He runs the only Dutch Beatles museum in the city of Alkmaar, 40 kilometres north of Amsterdam, and has written almost 40 books on the Fab Four's career...

Alkmaar Cheese Market, Museums and Windmill

Alkmaar Cheese Market, Museums and Windmill In Alkmaar you'll witness the traditional weighing of cheeses. The world famous Cheese Market is held from April 7th to September 8th 2000 on Fridays between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Alkmaar is located in North Holland province, is one nice city which offers a taste of core Dutch traditions and culture. After tulips and windmills, cheese is the next thing that comes to mind when...

Edam and Volendam

Edam and Volendam Walking through Edam and Volendam, with their narrow and attractive alleys with picturesque houses, you feel like you have entered a painting. The yellow and red wooden shoes and traditional costumes are typical of Volendam. Edam has an extremely rich past and therefore more to offer than just cheese, as delicious as it may be! Historically a chartered town since 1357,...

Monnickendam and Marken

Monnickendam and Marken, Noord-Holland's beautiful cities In the Broek in Waterland region you will become acquainted with the traditional countryside; a countryside dominated by water, not soil. The delicious smell of smoked eel brings the past to life in Monnickendam and Marken, the island where the laundry is always snapping on the clotheslines. After the reclamation of the former Zuiderzee, the fishermen made way for pleasure...

Castle of Muiden (Muiderslot in dutch)

Castle of Muiden (Muiderslot in dutch) The country's most famous Medieval castle is the Rijksmuseum Muiderslot in North Holland's Muiden. Built in 1280 as a defensive castle, Muiderslot features rooms of 17th-century furniture and a garden brimming with over 400 varieties of herbs. The Muiderslot is a castle in the Netherlands, located at the mouth of the river Vecht, some 15 kilometers southeast of Amsterdam, in...

Amsterdam Historical Museum (Amsterdams Historisch Museum)

exhibition of Amsterdam Historical Museum (Amsterdams Historisch Museum) Amsterdam Historical Museum is located in the heart of Amsterdam, at Kalverstraat 92, a minute's walk from Dam Square. There's plenty to see - inside and out. The museum is housed in the seventeenth-century buildings of the city of Amsterdam's former public orphanage. The boys court yard is now the museum restaurant's terrace. Inside the restaurant are the famous statues of...
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