The Zaanse Schans is situated just north of Amsterdam. There is plenty to see and do at this historic and typically Dutch location; several museums to visit, old traditional crafts to see such as cheese and clog making and a pewter workshop, working windmills producing paint, oil, wood and mustard, attractive little shopping streets lined with authentic green painted wooden houses.Artis is a fascinating zoo. In an area of 14 hectares around 700 species of animals provide a magnificent overview of the entire animal kingdom. Amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, mammals and insects... all are superbly represented. Artis renowned Aquarium brings you face to face with … the secret life of Amsterdams canals! Around the zoo you will find many more Dutch and European animal and plant species, as well as more exotic ones. You can also come to quench your thirst for knowledge at the Planetarium, the museums and all kinds of smaller exhibitions.With close on one million objects Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is the largest museum of art
The former hiding place, where Anne Frank wrote her diary, is now a well-known museum. It is located in the centre of Amsterdam. The museum tells the history of the eight people in hiding and those who helped them during the war. Anne Franks diary is among the original objects on display.
On Saturday April 20 2013 the annual Flower Parade
will leave Noordwijk to travel its 40-km route, along the main roads, to arrive in Haarlem. The procession will comprise of 20 large floats and more than 30 decorated luxury cars, interspersed with marching bands. There will be plenty of space on the roadside for the hundreds of thousands of spectators who always congregate along the route.
Pumping station "The Cruquius" from the year 1849 is an industrial monument of world class. Along with the pumping stations “Leeghwater "and" Lijnden", Cruquius pumped from 1849 to 1852 until the Haarlemmermeer was empty and held the polder dry till 1912. Cruquius became a pump reserve and on the 10th of June 1933 it was decommissioned with a ceremonial final pump. The pumping station is the technical highlight of the romantic steam period in the Netherlands.
Keukenhof, the most beautiful spring park on earth. Keukenhof is the place where spring
arrives in all its glory. Just imagine: 32 hectares of historic parkland brimming with flowering tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other spring bulbs. Unique flower shows in the pavilion. And, in the midst of this overwhelming display of colour, striking works of art. This unique combination makes Keukenhof a feast for your eyes and a wonderful spectacle to photograph.
The Flower Parade Rijnsburg take place on Saturday the 10th of August 2013. It is composed of 12 floats and more than 50 other elements, such as cars, carriages, bands, etc. In addition, each issue of a float is supported and represented by more than 100 actors. Annually the event attracts over 250,000 visitors. The past two years it was successfully broadcasted live on national television.
Sun, sea, beach and the atmosphere are the core values of Katwijk aan Zee. You can also enjoy shopping in shopping center Zeezijde, with pleasant streets behind the boulevard. A variety of museums and historical sites are also in Katwijk. During the winter you can also do a lot in Katwijk. For example, you can take walks or bike rides through the dunes and taste the culinary offerings. Katwijk refreshes!
In the Katwijk Museum memories of the coastal town's past are vividly portrayed in paintings, photographs, costumes, ornaments, model ships, fishery artefacts, several period rooms, a reconstructed ship's bridge and the interiors of a drapery shop, a sail maker's and a coopery. Temporary displays, where work of contemporary artists may be admired, are held on a regular basis.
Discover nature in Naturalis and admire at close quarters thousands of real animals, plants, minerals, stones and fossils: from hummingbirds to zebra, from dinosaurs to shrimps. Silently enjoy their wonderful beauty or draw inspiration from the wealth of colours and shapes. Naturalis is constantly in motion: there are always new exhibitions, workshops, guided tours and children's activities.
Something unique has grown in the Netherlands: a world's first: a spectacular experience around the human body. Corpus is a 'journey through the human body' during which the visitor can see, feel and hear how the human body works and what roles healthy food, healthy life and plenty of exercise plays. Corpus offers a variety of information and provides education and entertainment with this journey as well as a vast number of permanent and variable exhibitions.The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) is the national centre of archaeology where you can see the cultures of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the classical world and the early Netherlands.
Museum Boerhaave is named after the famous Dutch doctor Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738). The collections of the Museum Boerhaave cover all areas of science and medicine. So it was obvious to name the museum to the doctor who proved himself on a lot of these fields. Besides, the museum was housed in the former Boerhaave laboratory, which was once part of the University Hospital. After that the museum moved to its current location, the former Caecilia Guesthouse, where the famous Boerhaave has given lectures at his bedside for years.The Lakenhal is a museum of typical Dutch urban culture from the 16th century to the present. Visitors can admire the fine collections of (Leiden) silver, engraved glass, pewter and tiles; and paintings by famous Leiden artists of the 16th century such as Cornelis Engebrechtsz and Lucas van Leyden.
The Green Key is a diploma awarded companies within tourism: hotels, youth hostels, conference- and holiday centres, campsites, holidayhouses, leisure facilities and restaurants. To obtain the Green Key the company has to fullfil a list with numerous environmental requirements. These requirements are contained in a number of criteria. Besides pure environmental demands (for example to control the production of waste and the use of water, electricity, etc.), the criteria include demands on policy, action plans, education and communication. Obtaining The Green Key shows the sense of responsibility a organisation has for its surroundings and society.
Organization of campgrounds throughout the Netherlands.Trade organisation for the Dutch recreation sector.
Footzy is the official website of the Dutch recreation sector. On this website about 1.700 recreation companies are represented: campsites, bungalow parks, group accommodations, amusement parks, museums, sport companies, swimming pools and saunas. Every company mentioned on the Footzy website joins trade organisation RECRON.
The royal Dutch tourist association ANWB is an association which looks after the interests of its members with an unique mix of influencing and service activities in the field of mobility, holiday and leisure. At that work the ANWB also wants to provide contribution to a sustainable development of society. Recreatiecentrum Koningshof is mentioned in the ANWB camping guide.
Metropolis Rotterdam loves to be admired from the sky. Treat yourself to a spectacular view of Rotterdam. Outside on one of the platforms or inside the restaurant. Too mundane for you? Then step into space cabin Euroscoop for a trip right up to the top of the Euromast at 185 metres, come back down around the tower, or book a night at the Heaven or Stars suite. It is all possible and can only be done at the Euromast!In the vibrant heart of Rotterdam is the Maritiem Museum located. The Maritiem Museum will present various (changing) exhibitions for a wide audience. At the Children's Science Exhibition 'Professor Splash', children aged from 4 to 12 years will playfully learn about ships and the port of Rotterdam. The multimedia port presentation 'MainPort Live' brings back the rhythm of the Rotterdam port into the city with images, sound and live images. The museum ship 'Buffel', one of the leading attractions of the museum, delusions visitors back in time.
You love the freedom of nature, but occasionally you would like to exchange it for the variety of a lively city? One moment you would like to cycle or walk through a peaceful and quiet environment, and on other moments you would like to visit one of the cultural attractions in the historical centre of Delft or go shopping in The Hague, Rotterdam or Amsterdam. Come and visit Recreatiecentrum Delftse Hout, a 4-star camping- and caravanning park on the eastside of Delft.
As of 2010 Recreatiecentrum Delftse Hout is owned by the park manager and his family. The partnership with the 3 other Koningshof sites will be maintained.
The site itself lies in an official nature reserve area. Rest, tranquillity and a fantastic species of flora and fauna are the ingredients of the immediate surroundings. The centre of the village of Katwijk is a mere ten minutes walk from the site.
The name Omniversum has been composed out of "Omnimax" and "Universe" (in Dutch the word is "Universum"). Omnimax is the very special 70mm film projection system and Universe reminds us of the astronomical films that were shown in our theatre when it was founded. You will not only watch a movie but also experience it!A various collection of art, fashion, decorative arts and music.