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How much time to spend in several Netherlands cities?

Jkh
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How much time to spend in several Netherlands cities?

We are beginning to plan our 2014 Sept./Oct. (Fall) visit to several cities in the Netherlands.

How much time (since we have a lot of time) should we allow for Amsterdam (includes Haarlem), Rotterdam, Maastricht and Utrecht? We want to have Amsterdam as our base for accommodations and take day trips (if this is possible) to the other cities. We would travel by train or whatever mode of transportation you might recommend. Maybe you could recommend other places we should visit instead of the above mentioned.

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1. Re: How much time to spend in several Netherlands cities?

At least 3 days Amsterdam.

1 day Haarlem.

1 day Maastricht (2.5 hours by train, might be nicer to stay there one night.. And stop in Den Bosch on the way back north).

1 day Utrecht.

1 day Rotterdam only if you like modern architecture, art and harbors.

You could also think of Nijmegen, Zwolle, Deventer...

Or some small villages close to Amsterdam like Marken, Monnickendam, Durgerdam...

Hotels are expensive in Amsterdam. Especially around the IBC conference (google the dates). An apartment might be a better choice.

Public transport planner: www.9292.nl/en also tells you travel time and cost.

Cecilia

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http://cile.home.xs4all.nl/travel/tips.htm

Edited: 20 December 2013, 19:23
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Oh - and also allow some time for visiting a forest. The autumn colors are amazing. For example Loonse en Drunense duinen near Den Bosch, or Zuid-Kennemerland dunes & forest near Haarlem (15 minute bike ride from Haarlem), or any of the forests in or near Amsterdam / Hilversum / Utrecht. Look for green patches on Google Maps ;-)

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3. Re: How much time to spend in several Netherlands cities?

sept/oct-does that mean you are there 2 months?

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