Monthly Archives: February 2012

THE GARDEN OF EUROPE

THE GARDEN OF EUROPE. If you are in Holland in spring, end of March – mid-May, there is one place you should definitely visit. Keukenhof ( the first syllable is pronounced ker-, without the “r” sound), literally meaning “kitchen garden”, … Continue reading

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THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES!

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES! Delft, granted city status in 1246, is a well-known university town; it is also revered as the birthplace of Jan Vermeer, who spent his entire life (1632-1675) in Delft, and whose pictures are found in many celebrated … Continue reading

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AMSTERDAM BY TRAIN & TRAM

AMSTERDAM BY TRAIN & TRAM. Amsterdam is the largest Dutch city, its capital, home to numerous museums, monuments, churches, palaces, canals, shops, hotels, trams and bicycles. Not to mention about a million people. As any big city, it attracts its share … Continue reading

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HOLLAND BY TRAIN

HOLLAND BY TRAIN. Holland is very tourist-friendly. Naturally there are some people who may give you the wrong directions or simply ignore you. But in an absolute majority of cases, a foreigner traveling around the country gets help whenever needed. … Continue reading

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ADVENTURE TIME!

ADVENTURE TIME! Depending on where you are, it is easy to explore Holland using various kinds of transportation. In Leiden, buses    # 43 and # 45 clearly say “Den Haag”. (Yes, they are the ones which do not show on … Continue reading

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LEIDEN OLD AND YOUNG

LEIDEN OLD & YOUNG. The population of Leiden is about 100,000; more than 20,000 are students. The main university campus is located in the modern futuristic buildings outside the town center. Many departments and offices are tucked away throughout the … Continue reading

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Leidse Loper

LEIDSE LOPER. For years, I’ve had a dream: traveling light. Just a handbag on my shoulder. Come to a place, any place; buy what you need, spend your two weeks there. Leave all the stuff and fly away, light. When … Continue reading

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