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    I liked Dordrecht. very old houses which lean in over the cobblestone streets, a harbour in the centre of the town square with old-style sailing ships. very beautiful and historically significant as a trade port. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I agree with Phil, I LOVE Dordrecht (though I have to admit I am a little biased as I used to love there). Its not a huge town, but really adorable, lots of little streets, a nice church tower you can climb, some lovely cafes along the river. You can take the fast ferry from Dordt to Rotterdam which is quite a nice experience.
    One place I always go is Kinderdijk. Its near alblasserdam (maybe 20 mins from Dordrecht??) and you walk between the dijks in the paddocks and there are well preserved windmills everywhere. I think some of them are still lived in, but other are empty. There are also one or two that you are allowed to go into http://www.kinderdijk.com/

    Amsterdam is kind of one of those must-see places, but its not the most amazing place. The Hague is quite nice, there is a model village just outside of The Hague called Madurodam which is pretty cool.
    Utrecht is a big-ish city but also really nice, lots of lovely cafes along the canals.
    I haven't been but Den Bosch is said to be gorgeous!
    Its a bit more out of the way, but down south Veere was also really nice, but very quaint.
    In the bigger cities Rotterdam is cool, partly for its history. Its the most modern city in The Netherlands because it got completely flatted by bombs during the war and has been completely re-built. Interesting new architecture there includes the cube houses and the pencil building. (Train station Rotterdam Blaak will get you the closest)

    Have a great holiday there!!!
    (Sorry my suggestions are all South Holland - thats where my family is, and I regularly visit) over 6 years ago

    Answered by Catharina Stam via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Marken is really great,on the sea. Traditional Dutch town, and really worth the trip. Bus from Ams central is 45 min. Lovely boats, seafood, and culture. A nice day out of the bustle of Amsterdam. Can bike there, but quite a ride. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Katy L via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    Delft is famous for its pottery and is a nice town. Volendam is often coupled with Marken on tours as a place to see. South of Rotterdam if you can get to do a tour of the dyke works it is worth doing. Of course if you're into WW2 history Arnhem is worth a visit, I just haven't got to do the latter yet.

    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/arnhem.htm over 6 years ago

    Answered by Hilary via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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