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Netherlands, Haarlem – The Forgotten Brother City of Amsterdam – VIDEO
Haarlem used to be one of the most important cities in the Netherlands. Its name also became the name of one of the most famous districts in New York – Harlem. This beautiful, historical city is home to Dutch upper-middle class seeking to enjoy peace and greenery yet be close to the capital. It takes only 15 minutes to travel from Haarlem to Amsterdam. I can recommend to pay a visit to the city.
The Netherlands offer many beautiful cities – starting with busy Amsterdam, the grandiose Den Haag, or quiet Groningen. Only few think of visiting Haarlem. It is situated close to the coastline and is mere 20 kilometers away from Amsterdam. It was Haarlem that was one of the most important cities in the country until the beginning of the 18th century. In my opinion, it is also one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
The Spaarne river and some canal form the downtown of Haarlem. Typical Holland "leaned" houses line the canals. People from restaurants, cafes, and bars around come and sit at the banks when its warm in the evening. They enjoy the life at peace there. The most important place here is Grote Markt square. There are the oldest houses, the 14th century town hall, and St Bavon church. Its arches are magnificent and the organ inside is majestic. Once Mozart played this organ.
Sand dunes on the shore are also place worth considering. They are situated within the premises of Zuid-Kennemerland national park. Many rare plant spieces grow there and there are animals you wouldn't expect at such a place. For instance, the shetland pony or "highland cows" from Scotland which are cows with long and thick fur and huge horns. In 2007, biologists brought several European bison into the non-public section of the park.
Haarlem is important place for Dutch tulip industry. It was here when the "tulip fever" climaxed in the 17th century. Tulip bulbs were then auctioned for horrendous sums of money. The area towards Leiden goes into full blossom in the spring. Trips to tulip fields and to Keukenhof garden are among the best expriences you can get.
There are several interesting museums in the city and many other historical buildings. For instance, there is the Amsterdam gate or the newly reconstructed De Adriaan wind mill. The railroad town hall is another impressive building or several drawbridges across the river and canals.
Pokud už budete v Nizozemí, rozhodně doporučuji si minimálně jeden den pro návštěvu Haarlemu a okolní přírody vyhradit. Oproti bláznivým ulicím Amsterdamu to bude velmi příjemná změna.
The Netherlands is very often referred to as the Netherlands and the Netherlands, but these names are unofficial. Properly, the country is called the Netherlands or the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The capital is Amsterdam, but the royal family and government are based in The Hague. Amsterdam is therefore mainly a center of culture and tourism, many foreigners come here every year.
Do you have some secret gourmet passion, some guilty pleasure you enjoy during Chirstmas markets? Do you have the feeling as if you have already tried everything sold on Christmas market in large European cities? So you think you know pretty much well what regional specialties they sell there? Well, maybe you are wrong. Let's join us and discover the unknown of the gourmet world. Do make experiments and try knew tastes and smells. Make yourselves ready for Christmas markets even if it is only September.
A small, and quite ordinary town in North Brabant province. This town is not only the birth place of the world famous Hieronymus Bosch. There are also many interesting places, and experiences to enjoy.
The most famous city in the Netherlands is known to everyone. Amsterdam is the main tourist attraction. Therefore, it is often overcrowded. Many, however, like less well known cities. If you count yourselves among such toursits, then there is we have great news. We know where to go.
When you say the Netherlands everybody think of wind mills. These are symbol of this prosperous country and have been for a long time. The mills were built to drain water and dry terrain in lower attitude. Such mills are all across the Netherlands. There are, however, several places where you can see more than just one or two.
Den Haag is surely the most attractive city in the Netherlands. Its atmosphere makes it a great competitor to the famous capital of this small yet rich country. If you think there is not much to surprise you than you are plain wrong.
Erasmus University, Europe’s largest port, and the city which was built almost from scratch after the WWII making it sandbox for many architects to unleash their creativity. Rotterdam is unlike any other Dutch city and this also holds true in Europe-wide perspective.
Most stories about the capital of Netherlands conclude with something which shouldn’t be told to anyone else but the closest. However, Amsterdam is not just a city where crazy parties happen. If you sit on a bike and ride away from downtown you can experience the true Amsterdam, long away from Red Light District.
Water mills, tulips, bicycles, water canals, cheese, thousand-year old cities. What do you think of when you hear the Netherlands? This small western-European country is one of the most popular spots among tourists from all around the world. It is great place for students, young couples, families with children, or those who postponed travelling to the end of their carriers.
One of the most sought tourist spots in Europe is the second largest garden in the world. It is a place with the best smell that I have visited. It is an experience of a lifetime. Welcome to a beautiful garden of Keukenhof – several dozen of kilometers southwest from the Dutch capital.
A guy sitting behind me is getting on fire. I do not understand from what for he drank only a third of a beer. But it is not very pleasant. For a while he annoys Ana sitting next to him. Fortunately, a very robust and kind black woman offers her to switch places.
We get up a bit earlier in the morning. Between eight to nine o’clock. We need to get to the center before our ticket will lost its validity. We pack our things and after a long breakfast and short farewell to Jell we set off to the main train station. Today, our schedule includes coffee so we find comfy armchairs under blossoming trees on the bank of one of the channels.
Last week we spent some time in Denmark in the second oldest but one of the most popular amusement parks in Europe - Tivoli. Today we visit the Netherlands. Home to the another popular park - Efteling.