Weekendtip: Harvest Your Own Potatoes!

It’s that time of the year again, the potatoes are ready to be harvested! The farmer at the Parklanden in Nieuw-Vennep will open his doors to the public this Saturday, September 12th. You’re welcome to come and harvest your own potatoes. But first RSVP by sending an email (see below) and let them know when…
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Free Guided Tour through Monnickendam

Monnickendam is one of the many great towns to visit just north of Amsterdam. It actually is a little city, it recieved city rights in 1355. At that time and the following years Monnickendam was an important port at the then called ‘Zuiderzee’. Nowadays it’s a small fishing village at the ‘IJsselmeer’. But still there’s…
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Out of Town: Art Exhibition Natuurtalenten @ Provinciehuis Haarlem

Only 15 minutes from Amsterdam, lies the city of Haarlem, with its cosy center, the Jopenkerk and our beautiful Provinciehuis, where the government of the province of Noord-Holland resides. At the moment art – dedicated to nature, in all its forms – is being exhibited. Even if you’re not so interested in art, the Provinciehuis…
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Weekend Tip: watch the flowery floats during the ‘Bloemencorso Bollenstreek’

Each year the ‘Bloemencorso Bollenstreek‘ (the official Dutch flower parade) is being held to celebrate spring and the flowering of the bulb flowers like tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. All these flowers are processed for decoration in floats and on luxury cars. The floats and decorations are designed by locals and each year they try something…
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‘Aan Zee Slapen’: Spend the Night on the Beach of Wijk aan Zee

There aren’t that many places in the Netherlands where this is possible: renting a beach house for a short stay. The beach houses of ‘Aan Zee Slapen‘ (translated: sleeping near the sea) have just been put back on the beach of Wijk aan Zee for another season.  The beach houses are small, but oh so…
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Huge Exhibition of the Work of Anton Corbijn in The Hague

If you have been following the pop and rock music scene for over the last 20 years, it will be impossible that you haven’t seen any work by Dutch photographer and director Anton Corbijn. Over the years he has worked with so many musicians, to name just a few (really a few…): U2, Depeche Mode,…
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Learn about the History of Chocolate: Cocao Workshop @ Zaanse Schans

Each month Zaans Gedaan offers a workshop to teach you about the history of cocao (&making chocolate) at the Zaanse Schans, a historic part of our country with traditional wooden houses and windmills. Once a huge industrial area, which remnants are definitely worth visiting! You can visit the Zaanse Schans for free (!) since the…
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Out Of Town: ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ @ Museon

Each year a selection of the best entries of the international Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is shown to the public with an exhibition at the museum Museon in The Hague. The competition is highly regarded with photographers from all over the world sending in their best shots. There’s also a competition for kids!…
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Romantic Getaway in a Love Bubble @ Fort Loosdrecht

Fort Loosdrecht is part of the ‘Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie’ and was built between 1845 and 1847. This defense line has played an important part in the Dutch history. Nowadays it is a monument and listed at the Unesco World Heritage List. You can always visit this fortress, but it is also possible to spend the…
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Spend the Night like a Hobbit at this Unique Hobbit Holiday Home

Are you or your kids fan of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit? Then this unique Hobbit holiday home in Castricum is the place to book your next holiday! There’s room for up to 4 persons in this holiday home, with one double bed and one bunk bed. There’s a small kitchen and…
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