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Cities of Holland
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Dutch gastronomy
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06-08-2010 | Julia Safi

Stroll in bicycle by Holland with children

If it is planning vacations in family and it wants to as much know an original and interesting tourist destiny for the adults as for the children, then it does not lose the opportunity to visit Holland.

Although it is not a very common data, this one is an ideal country to vacacionar with children. To its children, a simple stroll by the streets of Amsterdam will seem to them fantastic, since they are very colorful and there they will feel like in a thematic park. To cross the channels and bridges of this city, to observe the traditions of its people and her peculiar aspect will be to them very funny to its children.

Vacacionar in Holland with children is a very interesting alternative against other very popular destinies, like for example, Disney. Holland offers to the smallest manifolds activities to carry out during its vacations and to amuse itself of form heals while they learn.

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Channels of Amsterdam

Finally after four years the channels of Amsterdam, those that are in center of the city, have been declared from the day 1 of August Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO. Without doubting it he is one of the most representative symbols of the city, and one of the essential visits. Now already you know that when naveguéis you will be crossing a Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO.

At the end of century XVI the commerce was growing of spectacular form in Amsterdam, becoming one of the more important commercial centers of the world. Up to here merchandize arrived trading and from all the corners, which caused the construction of great mansions that heightened the beauty of Amsterdam.

The city had to expand since every time more people got to live in her. Just by deciros that enters 1610 and 1620 the population duplicated itself…, arriving itself until the 200,000 inhabitants in 1650. And all thanks indeed to this commerce for the channels of Amsterdam.

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The Greenhouse

To go to Amsterdam and not to enter at least some of his coffee shops would be a tourist crime of first level. Although we have thought neither to smoke nor to buy hashish and marijuana, to see a little the atmosphere and to throw some that another photo would not be absolutely bad. Nevertheless, if we have thought to prove something, it is always good for knowing best coffee shops Amsterdam.

We can begin in Katsu, coffee shop located in Van der Helststraat, near the market of Albert Cuyp. It is a small and cosy place, that has been open about twenty years. They sell up to 20 varieties different from marijuana and 16 of hashish. In its bar also you can eat sandwiches, candies and appetizer, so also you can still enter without wanting to smoke.

Another one of coffee shops that you must know is Of Dampkring, located in Handboogstraat, coffee shop that also sells alcohol. The prestige premises, that have sometimes gained the Cup Cannabis and that counts on a decoration a little megafashion. Without going more far, some scenes of the film Ocean' s 12 were filmed here. It abrió his doors in 1993 and he is very popular in the city.

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Light of Urk

Many of the Dutch cities back have an ancestral prestige of many centuries like important commercial ports. One of those places that come developing its marine work is Urk, located in the province of Flevoland, one of the corners where the tradition and the fishing commerce are more famous in Holland.

One of the symbols and the most traditional views of Urk is its light, located in the coast this of Ijsselmeer, just next to the same town. From 1617 one comes using for the use from the local fishermen and the boats that traveled from Amsterdam to the North Sea. Nevertheless, the present light that we can see at the moment dates from 1837.

The tower of the light of 27 meters of height was constructed in 1845 (indeed the first stone was placed the 18 of May of 1844) and recovered in 1972. In 1982 east Light of Urk National Monument was declared, reason why there are even guided visits to know this place. They say that it is the unique light of the zone of the Ijsselmeer with system of rotatory light.

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02-08-2010 | Julia Safi

Disc in Amsterdam

The supply of bars, pubs, coffees, clubs and discotheques in Amsterdam is, besides immense, very varied and tempting. If we were traveling this magical city, doubts do not fit that we will be stopped in the best site of all Europe to carry out sinfín of nocturnal exits filled with pure diversion.

The Dutch night can be enjoyed the way in which one wishes since it is known that in Amsterdam the great liberalism resides; this can be seen in facts such as that prostitution is considered in certain zones and also the sale and consumption of drugs in certain amounts legal.

For that reason, it is possible to realize a calm stroll by his beautiful streets and to observe the moon from the bridge, to sit down to enjoy a good jazz in some small bar or to comprise of an funny celebration in any discotheque.

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Himalayas bookstore

Yes I recognize, it, I am of those hardened booksellers who when they see a bookstore do all the possible one to enter her. They are where they are, taking a walk in any city, although they are foreign books and Pope does not understand nor of them. For example, taking a walk and looking for what to see in Amsterdam, that there are precious bookstores, although I have my favorite…

One is the Himalayas Bookstore, that unlike the typical bookstores that one imagines, this in addition is a tearoom. He is not very far from the tourist streets, between the Red District and the Dam Place. A very calm place, relaxed, we would even say that spiritual. Really, which one imagines from outside, whenever it does not work in her, who is a bookstore, no.

The main entrance is in the Warmoesstraat street. A bookseller to enter a place thus is like a sanctuary. They say that it is the bookstore of spiritual subjects greater of Holland, Literature new age that to him usually call now, of autoyuda and other subjects, so that we are understood. Here you will find books in Dutch and English on natural astrology, religion, medicines, esoterismo…

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Garden of the Willet museum

Then yes, Amsterdam is one of those cities whose at first sight more representative characteristic is their numerous “water streets?, that not of asphalt: the channels, characteristic that shares with other large cities of Europe (Venice, Aveiro, etc).

And what sweet is to take a walk by the channels. However, in Amsterdam the channels not only entretejen a dense network of urban connections through fluvial element, but also they hide notable and exceedingly a peculiar museístico embroider.

The Grachtenmusea, the museums of the channels, transports to us as a whole to a wonderful atmosphere of another time. Behind splendid buildings and imposing very honorable large houses as far as age and that they give to the channels, in magnificent interiors of centuries XVIII or XIX, a series of exquisite and exotic museums fructifies.

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Cheeses in Holland

Before traveling to Holland one it has the idea that when arriving it is going there to see many tulips and many mills. It is certain, when you return you come with that same idea, you have seen many tulips and many mills. He is the typical thing, no. Nevertheless, to the pintoresquismo of the tulips and the mills another one of the great symbols of Holland, its cheeses is added to him.

And it is that for that as I like to savor a good cheese, in Holland you are going to find a true paradise. Certainly it will sound the Gouda cheese to you, truth. Clear that yes, she is one of the varieties of cheeses that come first the mind when we spoke of them. Then the cheese of Gouda is Dutch, original indeed of the Dutch city of Gouda.

You cannot nor be imagined the flavorful thing that it is east cheese in anyone of the terraces of the own city of Gouda. They prove there it to any hour, even in the breakfast. For that they do not have any repairs… In addition, already of step, you can visit Gouda, a precious place.

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Amsterdam in bicycle

Certainly those that there are been in Amsterdam you will be in agreement with me in which the Dutch city is a magnificent place to cross in bicycle. You will see thousand of people on two wheels by all streets and places. They say that in all Amsterdam it can have a total of 700,000 bicycles. It is for that reason that you will not find any problem to rent there.

To take a walk in bicycle by Amsterdam is one more a way to make tourism and to amuse themselves in the city. Nothing better than to take a can from water and to do tour by the city on two wheels. There are many routes available to cross Amsterdam in bicycle, reason why we want to you to propose one of so many.

We can begin our route by the Waterlooplein, in center of the city. Thence the way towards the south until the Skinny Bridge, or Thin Bridge can be taken like reference the Amstel river and be taken. We can continue along the river, enjoying the views, until arriving until Berlage Brug. Our next shutdown will be the Park Martin Luther King, to continue towards the south by a-10 highway.

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Summer Carnival

Rotterdam is prepared to live within days in its streets one of the great events of the summer in the city. One is the Summer Carnival, the Carnival of Summer that, trying to be a copy and a tribute to the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, congregates in the streets of this Dutch city to more than 900,000 people.

All come to enjoy colorful the spectacular one which it becomes Rotterdam these days. Latin music to accompany the surprising floats that march past by the avenues of the city. The last weekend of July will be east year the date chosen for the celebration of the Summer Carnival. Saturday 31 of July the great cavalcade will take place in center.

Everything began like a popular celebration between the Antillean community of Rotterdam, that with the passage of the years has been become an attractiveness of international character. From the 29 to the 31 of July there will be dance contests and it will be chosen to Reina of the Carnival so that parade in the great cavalcade. And it is that it will remember all us in this celebration to the great Carnival of Rio de Janeiro.

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