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    Holland is more than Amsterdam and the Netherlands is a country offering more than cheese, clogs and canals! For a civilized vacation with the family, visit "The Hague." The "heart of the Randstad", Holland's green government city with a 11km stretch of coastline on the North Sea, is a favorite with northern European surfers and kite boarders. Cyclists love the city's extensive network of well marked bicycle trails interconnecting the city's historic cultural centrum with parks, gardens and the historic seaside village of Scheveningen. Rent a bike or take a canal boat ride from The Hague to Delft to experience the city like a local! Dutch public transport connections throughout the country country are flawless, making movement around the tiny country modern country feel to a tourist like an extended ride at an attraction park! The Hague is an ideal base form which to explore Amsterdam, Delft, Leiden and the Keukenhof!

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    Tulips are as synonymous with the Netherlands as Amsterdam. In spring, entire fields are carpeted in vibrant flowering glory. Explore them on countryside gallivants by bicycle. Keukenhof Gardens is celebrated for rows upon rows of neatly prescribed tulips, draping landscapes as far as the eye can trace. Open only from mid-March to mid-May, spring blooms are an annual highlight. If you’re in Amsterdam and time is short, don’t miss Singel canal floating flower market, the only one in the world. It’s open daily. The vivid institution embodies spring as floating barges are bursting in swathes of red, pink, orange and yellow hues.

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    I fell in love with this place immediately. My first impressions of The Netherlands was traveling from Paris across the countryside towards Amsterdam. Such a beautiful country and pretty much completely flat which has also made for a healthy population of biking enthusiasts! Amsterdam makes this a must do on the the Euro backpacker travel itinerary. Famous for their windmills eco remains a big focus in The Netherlands. The Netherlands is very LGBT friendly and was the first country to legalize gay marriage. The history of this country and the city of Amsterdam is like no other, considering that the country reclaimed land from the sea through dams in order to create the famous city of Amsterdam!

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  • Netherlands

    Nederland is een van de landen die carnaval vieren op een grootse manier. Rechts van vieringen aan levensmiddelen om dressing, alles is geweldig over dit land. Op http://www.feestkleding-fancydress.nl/ vindt u een aantal van theamazing carnaval kostuums en theircarnavalskleding 2013collection is een 'must bezoeken! Veel plezier!

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  • Netherlands

    Netherlands is the best Country in Europe great People beautiful country and beautiful woman good food i love Netherlands :))))))))))

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    Netherlands is a very small, flat country, with a lot to offer. There are the Windmills, the Tulip fields, the famous beer (Heineken, Amstel, Grolsch), the Dutch masters in Art (Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh), Amsterdam's open, alternative lifestyle options (Cannabis Cafes and Red Light Districts), and a group of people that are very industrious, good business people (Let's go Dutch), and who are on average the tallest country of people in the world.

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  • Netherlands

    den haag very great town everthing to do
    palace of justice very green great places

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    The Netherlands is a dense, friendly, welcoming country full of stereotypes, myths, and many misunderstood cultural elements. You won't find the image of bonneted, wooden-clogged, tulip-picking milkmaids anywhere except nostalgic paintings. But the image of a Dutchman on a bicycle is overwhelmingly true: everyone has a bike. Children as young as three toddle after their parents; elders well into their 80s still pedal around with thunder thighs. The Dutch are a strong, handsome, and healthy race. And they have mastered the sea in a subtle, yet smug way: most of the country is below sea level, skillfully controlled with an intricate system of polders, dikes, and dams.

    The Netherlands is a country of sensible social control, practical politics (for the most part), and a respectful appreciation for its citizens. Its people are lovers of art and music, beer and cheese, and there's never a poor excuse to sit with friends or family for a cup of coffee.

    Towns are family-oriented, children play in the streets, and public transportation seamlessly gets you practically anywhere you want to go. Shops close at 6pm during the week, and are closed entirely (though some major city stores have limited hours) on Sundays.

    The Dutch are considered vanilla to their hard-nosed German and eccentric Belgian neighbors, but they provide a friendly, welcoming, and hospitable relief from the intensities of the rest of the continent.

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  • Netherlands

    I only spent a couple of hours in this City as I had an airline ticket to fly out of Skiphol Airport back to Manchester and had no alternative means of getting home ( this was at the end of a fortnight's holiday in Brussels staying with one of my sisters and her husband and four children who were living in there at the time! ) so I had to catch an express train from Brussels to Amsterdam and then catch a coach out to the Airport! What I saw of Amsterdam was great - so clean and the people are so helpful and genuine that I wished at the time that I'd stayed there for the preceding fortnight instead of in Brussels!

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    I lived here for 9 or 10 months and had wonderful time there. I recommend this as a place to see.

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  • Netherlands

    I spent a weekend i amsterdam in a youth hostel - fantastic! this is a city full of museums - mainly art. I would dearly like to visit again.

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  • Netherlands

    BEST People, Cheese, Chocolate, Beer, Seafood, Flowers, WindMills, Coffee, Roads, Canals, Bike lanes need I say more it is a FABULOUS country!!!

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    Only fun in Amsterdam - outside is mostly field. But people are so nice - like my friends...

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  • Netherlands

    Beautiful place, really nice and you can see most people using bikes everywhere!

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  • Netherlands

    I love Miffy.

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    My home country

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    The Dutch. So like the English. That's why I love it!

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The Netherlands is a bit like a can of sardines – not only is it the densest nation in the EU, but it also packs some of the world’s most interesting cities into its small landmass (most of which lies below sea level). This nation has changed hands various times over the ages, but the influences have melded to create a flavor that is uniquely and decidedly Dutch. The iconic city is Amsterdam, famous for its canals, masterpiece canvases and bawdy pleasures. In The Hague (Den Haag) a wave of pomp-and-circumstance will come over you, as it's the seat of the Dutch government and home to various international judicial organizations. Head to Maastrict for a walled city filled with medieval architecture and Delft for its famed delicate blue-and-white pottery. As you travel through the Low Country, you’ll find that an affinity for cycling is a constant, and this is a great way to see the expansive and flat countryside. And, everywhere you look, you'll find the Netherlands two other iconic images: windmills and tall people.

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