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    • Holland pass . Is it worth ?

      Amsterdam Apr 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

      We are four people going to Amsterdam for two days. We are planning to visit Anne franks house , kuekenhof gardens, two hour city bus tour, rjiksmuseum , Van Gogh museum , vondlepark and go to dam square .
      We read that the pass does not involve ride to scipol airport . So should we buy holland pass or travel on our own ?
      Does it prove to be cheaper ?
      Also , can we buy the holland pass in Amsterdam itself or is it necessary to buy it online ?

    • Restaurants

      Zandvoort Apr 11, 2014 at 11:05 AM

      Restaurant suggestions?

    • Tour Groups

      Amsterdam Mar 31, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      Recommendation of tour groups for day trip to Brugges from Amsterdam.

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      GVB card travel system

      Amsterdam Apr 5, 2014 at 3:52 AM

      Hi I am traveling to Amsterdam in Mid April. I have booked Hotel Ibis airport. I am planning to buy GVB chip card.
      Does GVB have any buses which can drop me near Ibis Airport. Please help because if GVB doesn't have any bus then traveling will be getting costly for me on daily basis.

      I am travelling from Hamburg to Amsterdam buy Train .

      If any more suggestion please suggest


    • Amsterdam to Lauwersoog

      Amsterdam Apr 14, 2014 at 2:33 AM

      I wish to go from Amsterdan to Lauwersoog
      I have been told to get a train to Groningen or Leeuwarden
      and then a bus.

      Which would be better ? Groningen or Leeuwarden
      From which train station in Amsterdam do these trains go from ??

    • Holland pass

      Amsterdam Apr 13, 2014 at 9:02 PM

      We are in amsterdam for 2 days and want to visit kukenhoff gardens want to see Rijiiks museum van gaugh museum canal tour of city etc.should we buy holland pass 2 which means 1gold 1 silver ticket and it says exchnge your gold & silver ticket for kukenhoff . And only one entry to Rijiks museum per pass . Does it mean we can see Rijiks & kukenhoff both by buying Holland pass. Also pl tell can we buy holland pass after landing in Amsterdam or to buy online before? And any site to claerify our doubts .

    • transit visa

      Schiphol Mar 25, 2014 at 3:43 AM

      hi, if i am traveling from mumbai to cork via amsterdam. i have a connecting flight in amsterdam after 2hrs. i hold the visa for Ireland. do i need to have transit visa.

    • KLM Transit - Baggage

      Amsterdam Apr 6, 2014 at 6:38 PM

      I am doing a round trip in Europe TPE-AMD-WAW-MSK-BEG-AMD-BRU-AMD-TPE, while first stop at AMD supposed to be transit. However, for the first part of AMD-WAW-MSK-BEG-AMD, I would like to leave the luggage at the Schiphol Airport baggage depot.

      I found online that Baggage Depot at Schiphol Airport is at the arrival hall, so have some questions:
      1. Does it mean I must to first enter the country and leave my bag at baggage depot and depart again?
      2. Can I check in 1 bag TPE-AMD-WAW all the way and another TPE-AMD and only clear this one for baggage depot? Or must I clear 2 bags and recheck in for AMD-WAW?
      3. Does anyone have any idea if baggage depot opens on Easter Monday?

      Thanks for all your help.


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      Something like 'On the Dijk"

      Amsterdam Mar 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM

      I am trying to find a restaurant my son recommended that is near the Ann Frank House. The name is something similar to 'On the Dijk'....not sure of the exact name. Can you help?

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      Will tulips be in bloom by April 6th?

      Amsterdam Mar 24, 2014 at 7:41 PM

      Fodors says:
      "Timing can be volatile, but there's a general progression from croci in the middle of March, daffodils and narcissi from the end of March to the middle of April, early tulips and hyacinths from the second week of April to the end of the month, and late tulips immediately afterward. An early or late spring can shift these approximate dates by as much as two weeks."

      We are wondering if, by chance Amsterdam is having an early spring or a warm spell. We'd love to see the tulips!

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      canal cruise and city tour by bus

      Amsterdam Mar 24, 2014 at 12:44 AM

      i will be visiting amsterdam with my family for a day or two
      planning to take city tour by bus and canal cruise.
      heared there are so many companies operating these tours
      1-can anyone suggest a good and economical one preferably having boats with glass top or open deck to have good view of the canals.... what will be the cost per person for a 60 to 90minutes tour
      2- is there any city sightseeing buses like in london with open roof to have good view of city
      thanks in advance

    • Where to park in Amsterdam?

      Amsterdam Apr 16, 2014 at 4:34 AM

      Hello fellow travellers,

      I'm traveling to Amsterdam by car at the end of this month and I was wondering if you can help me out to find parking. I need long-term parking so I can leave my car for 4 days and then travel around by public transport. It would be even better if I can take out my car once in a while.

      Please suggest parking that is secure and easily accessible, not necessarily in the city center (I assume thats expensive).

      I would appreciate any help. Thank you!

    • day trip to kukenhoff gardens

      Amsterdam Apr 12, 2014 at 11:07 PM

      We are reaching amsterdam on 6 may 2014 by 11.30 am and want to visit kukenhoff gardens .1 do we need to buy tickrts online beforehand or can we by at airport scipol ? The entry to gardens closes by 6.30 pm but can we move inside after this time and how long the day is in amsterdam so that we can enjoy completely

    • facilities for keeping luggage at kukenhoff gardens and at shiphol airport

      Amsterdam Apr 12, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      We are reaching amsterdam on 6.5.2014 by 11.30 am and we want to visit kukenhoff gardens .we are 4 and will be having 4 suitcases with us as we r then going to swiss and italy. If we go to kukenhoff directly from airport that will save our time but moving with so much of luggage is i want to know are there any facilities available at airport or at gardens where we can kee bags safely and enjoy tour

    • Travel by can in Netherlands

      Amsterdam Mar 28, 2014 at 4:11 AM

      Hi, I am going to travel by car in Netherlands in two weeks, I will stay 5 days in Amsterdam, i will sleep in a Bed&Breakfast, do you know where can I park cheap?

      Thank you

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      Hotels in Amsterdam

      Amsterdam Apr 9, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      Was hoping to spend a few days in Amsterdam in May, but find most of the hotels are so expensive especially over the weekend so would probably want to do it another time.. Is there any particular off peak season other than winter time that one can find more affordable accommodation?


    • Changing flights at Shiphol

      Schiphol Mar 22, 2014 at 7:03 AM

      My husband Nigerian citizen who has an EEA Family Permit issued in UK is travelling with KLM from London to Nigeria via Amsterdam Shiphol. Does he need a transit visa?

    • transit with checked luggage

      Schiphol Apr 5, 2014 at 3:02 AM

      im travelling from cork to kuala lumpur with 16 hours transit in amsterdam. i need to checked out my bag. so after i checked out my bag can i stay/sleep in the airport without getting chase away? if not, is there any amy i can i get back into transit area where i can sleep.. it is 16 hours layover anyway...

    • Long Stay secure car parking in Haarlem?

      by NikkiJones Online Now Mar 10, 2014 at 4:32 AM

      We are coming to Zandvoort for a motorsport event at the end of August, and are planning on extending our stay for a few extra days in Haarlem.
      We will have two cars and two trailers (about the same size as cars) with us, and would like to find a secure long stay car park to put them in.
      Is there such a thing in Haarlem? Or Zandvoort?
      Any advice you can give will be gratefully received.
      Many thanks, Nikki Jones, Warwickshire, UK

      1 Answer Mar 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM
    • car park at Haarlem train station?

      by fwbrit2013 Online Now May 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      We are going to be staying in Zaandvoort and would like to know if it Is possible to park at Haarlem station and catch the train to Amsterdam because we understand that it is difficult to park in Amsterdam.

      6 Answers May 4, 2013 at 3:36 PM
    • Queensday

      by dsw Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 8:26 PM

      I will be in Haarlem April 28 thru May 1. Will museums be open on Tuesday, April 30, or would that be a good day to go to the Kukenhof gardens.
      I will be relying on public transportation. Also was thinking of a day trip to Delft on Monday. Any other thoughts.

      6 Answers Mar 29, 2013 at 8:11 AM
    • Fitness Centre with Day Pass entry

      by Buzzcock Online Now May 20, 2012 at 9:26 AM


      I am staying at the Amadeus Hotel in a few weeks time, having stayed there before 10 years ago. Whilst I'm in Haarlem I'd like to find a gym / fitness centre which it is possible to use on a daily basis, without having to take out membership. I'd be grateful if anyone local to Haarlem has any information.


      3 Answers May 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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      Van der Valk

      by AMSTERSAM Online Now Sep 6, 2011 at 5:54 PM

      How trapped is one at the Van der Valk? A 4 star at a fabulous price with breakfast, so there has to be something I should know. Thanks.

      9 Answers Sep 8, 2011 at 3:57 AM
    • Looking for a group in Haarlem

      by laiaveronica Online Now Apr 7, 2010 at 6:26 AM

      We are 2 spanish girls in our thirties living in Haarlem and we are looking for a group of people to practise English, Dutch and Spanish.
      If you are interested, we can arrange an appointment by e-mail.
      Come on and join us. Let's become a nice and outgoing group!

      3 Answers Jan 14, 2014 at 5:44 AM
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      Good Bicycle Shops near Haarlem

      by JohnBerry Online Now Jul 9, 2009 at 4:12 PM

      I am arriving at Schiphol on Wednesday morning next week (July 15th), and will be touring the Netherlands on a folding bike. I am traveling as light as possible, and so will need to buy lights, a handlebar bag, a bike computer (speedometer), etc. as soon as possible after leaving Schiphol. Also I will need final adjustments to a Sturmey-Archer 8-speed. I will also need maps of Dutch cycling routes, and advice about hostels, B&Bs, campgrounds and ferry timetables.

      My route will be from Schiphol through or close to Haarlem and then up to den Helder and through the islands.

      Does anyone know where there is a good bike shop as well as a good source of all the other tourist info? I have Google Maps so can plot the address on my map. My Dutch is non-existent, but I speak German, French and some Swedish.

      Many thanks

      John Berry

      10 Answers Jul 10, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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      Haarlem and Zaanse Schans ; Haarlem and Schiphol Airport/ transportation

      by garlandsofgrace Online Now Jan 10, 2009 at 4:33 PM

      1)Is there public transportation from Haarlem to Zaanse Schans?
      2) Is there public transportation from Haarlem to Schiphol Airport without going to Amsterdam?
      Thank you for any help...

      4 Answers Jan 20, 2009 at 11:04 AM
    • A place to jam as a musician

      by thomas.krag Online Now May 13, 2008 at 11:54 AM

      Hey guys.

      I'm a danish guy who recently moved to the Haarlem/Amsterdam area and I was wondering about a thing. Where (if there is a possibility) can you jam? Best would be in the jazz or "pop/soul/funk/commonpartymusic"-genre.

      Anyone? :)

      Best wishes,

      3 Answers May 13, 2008 at 10:40 PM
    • Haarlem or Leiden, cont.

      by arleneschander Online Now Mar 1, 2008 at 1:55 AM

      Thank you, Pieter Jan!

      Do you have any recommendations for a moderate hotel, or better yet a B&B in Leiden that would sleep three people? I'm sure that we need to get our reservations soon, if we're not already too late! We're going to be there in mid-April.

      1 Answer Mar 1, 2008 at 8:05 AM
    • Best place to stay near Keukenhof Gardens?

      by arleneschander Online Now Mar 1, 2008 at 1:40 AM

      We have only two days in Holland in April and want to see Haarlem and Keukenhof Gardens. We are wondering if we should stay in Leiden or Haarlem? (Are there no hotels in Lisse?) It sounds like Leiden is more convenient to the gardens, but we also want to see Haarlem.

      4 Answers Mar 1, 2008 at 9:53 PM
    • St. Bavo organ concerts

      by arleneschander Online Now Feb 27, 2008 at 1:59 AM

      We are going to be in Haarlem in mid-April and wonder when the St. Bavo organ concerts are scheduled? We heard Tuesday and Thursday, but is this correct? Also, what time of day are the concerts? Is there a charge?

      6 Answers Feb 27, 2008 at 12:12 PM
    • Flower Display April 22?

      by travelbuggoes Online Now Apr 7, 2007 at 10:17 AM

      Where in Haarlem is the flower display? Thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 13, 2013 at 9:36 PM
    • Transport from Schipol to Haarlem

      by Ginny87 Online Now Feb 3, 2007 at 8:25 AM

      My husband and I will be staying in a hotel on Grote Square in Haarlem in May. I gather from other postings that the bus is the more convenient mode of transport from the airport, rather than the train. We will need transport at 7 p.m. to Haarlem and at 8 a.m. when we leave Haarlem for the airport. How far is it from the drop off point in Haarlem to Grote Square. We stayed at the Amadeus nine years ago. Is there another hotel on the square which anyone would recommend?


      3 Answers Feb 4, 2007 at 1:43 AM
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      Any apartment rentals in the area?

      by ericchaney Online Now Jan 21, 2007 at 6:36 PM

      I am planning on going to Amsterdam/ Haarlem this coming July and August. We will be there for about 3 weeks. Are there any rental agencies for vacation houses or apartments/ Even if there are rental barges, or boats that would be great. There are 3 of us going to watch my son play baseball in the friendship games. Thanks

      3 Answers Feb 4, 2007 at 2:02 AM
    • Transport

      by Mr-Jenkins Online Now Jan 10, 2007 at 5:34 AM


      I'm travelling to Haarlem for the 1st time tomorrow and was wondering the best way to get there from Schiphol Airport. Are there direct trains or should we opt for the bus?

      Also, would anyone happen to know if Hotel Haarlem Zuid is central and easy to get to from the train station?

      Many thanks!

      2 Answers Jan 10, 2007 at 3:49 PM
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      New Year in Haarlem - Fish restaurants or Dutch cuisine suggestions, please!

      by Shnukums Online Now Dec 12, 2006 at 7:02 AM

      Hello there! Will be spending a week in Haarlem during the New Year period - from end of Dec to Jan. 4th. It will be three of us and we are looking for a nice and sophisticated restaurant where to spend the evening of Dec. 31st. We would prefer something traditionally Dutch and if possible a fish restaurant too. We are obsessed with the fish part because we are near the sea and we thought there might be some very nice fish places in the area.

      I have read some good and bad things about de PĂȘcherie Haarlem aan Zee. I don't know what other people think about it.

      Please can you suggest any places? If you are from Haarlem, where are you celebrating New Year?

      Please help if you can. Any restaurant websites would be helpful. I have some very basic knowledge of Dutch and will try to decipher the menus on the websites.

      Dank u wel!


      3 Answers Dec 13, 2006 at 4:26 AM
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      looking for friends to show around

      by herrenssanning Online Now Oct 17, 2006 at 10:39 PM

      Hai..I am Indonesian girl and I will be in Haarlem ( Netherlands ) for a year. I am looking for some peoples to make friends and to show me the country. Please email me. Thanks!

      3 Answers Oct 23, 2006 at 8:35 AM
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      Furniture store in Haarlem

      by EasyTraveling Online Now Aug 27, 2006 at 12:25 PM

      Hope someone can help us locate a furniture store on one of the main streets of Haarlem. It was on a main street, adjacent to a canal and carried a variety of furniture. Our interest is in the dining room hutches, with glass in the upper doors. Altho it did have a website, we can't locate the store using search engines on line and have misplaced its business card. Anyone living in or familiar with Haarlem enough to help? Thanks!

      3 Answers Aug 27, 2006 at 8:16 PM
    • vegetarian food?

      by TonyFriel Online Now Jun 22, 2006 at 10:59 AM

      Any info please on vegetarian food in Haarlem?

      4 Answers Jun 25, 2006 at 6:32 AM
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      Haarlem invasion

      by irisbe Online Now Apr 18, 2006 at 10:23 PM

      OK! am invating Haarlem on Sunday 23rd of April, yes in a few days so you are warned -`)
      I won't be coming alone. I have a group of approx 116 people.
      About 75 of them or foreign students on low budget `-)
      We offer them a free drink and if the weather is ok, I know a place where we can sit outside (at the little market) at a local pub where they can consume their picknick if they take a drink.
      Not all of them will have brought lunch and might want to search for an affordable place to eat something. I was thinking at Hema? Does any one knows if it is opened as well? It is koopjesmarkt, so regular shops will be opened. I am not so sure about the Hema however?

      9 Answers Apr 21, 2006 at 1:34 PM
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      11:35 EST GEORGIA USA 8JAN2006 DSC74 sports club

      by eshborntravelers Online Now Jan 8, 2006 at 8:42 AM

      hi My name is Mike Arthur, I played in a softball tournment for 12 years in Haarlem called the BILL E JEFFERIES TOURNMENT. it was played at DSC74. been trying to get in contact with some people connected to the club but having no luck, can anyone help me find an e-mail address for the club, or someone connected to the club. planing a vist back to haarlem in the future, would like to locate some of these people when i return, Could you give me some Information on this please. I will forever be in your debt. thanks MIKE ARTHUR (

      1 Answer Jan 8, 2006 at 9:39 AM
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      Haarlem for six weeks in January/ :-)

      by JaynMA Online Now Dec 19, 2005 at 3:39 PM

      Hello all,

      There's a good chance i'm going to be in Haarlem for this long in a few weeks on business.

      Some questions:

      1) What are some great weekend trips I could take? (ie leaving Friday afternoon, returning Sunday night) I know i'll hit up A'dam, but am more interested in the cultural nooks and crannies of the country and surrounding countries within a reasonable distance.

      2) What are the biggest venues for music/theatre in Haarlem/Amsterdam? We have ticketmaster here in the US as a major source of show info and ticket purchasing. Is there a similar service or two that have dotcoms I could checkout prior to leaving for Haarlem?

      3) Pretty much the same question as the above, only referring to soccer. They go on winter break soon right? But will be back while i'm still there i think. Are tickets easy to come by or all sound out on this short of notice in mid-season? If i can catch a match, could i buy tix before leaving the states or do i have to buy them locally once i arrive?

      Thanks for any help you all can provide!

      Happy Holidays!

      Jay in MA (USA)

      1 Answer Dec 20, 2005 at 12:32 AM
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      Flower Fest weekend

      by diamond_skies Online Now Oct 17, 2005 at 2:57 AM

      Can anyone tell me what weekend the Flower Festival is on in April in Haarlem next year?

      Many thanks


      1 Answer Oct 19, 2005 at 2:58 AM
    • Bike Hire and where to go

      by Zako Online Now Apr 11, 2005 at 1:49 AM

      Greetings from Ireland.
      We will be staying in Haarlem from the 13th May till the 16th and on the Sunday we would like to hire bikes and visit the countryside,weather permitting. First where to hire and second where to go. We are staying at the Hempcity B&B.

      5 Answers Jul 23, 2011 at 3:38 AM
    • Getting from Haarlem to Keukenhof

      by Chicagogirl1 Online Now Mar 18, 2005 at 5:13 AM

      Is there transportation from Haarlem to Keukenhof gardens?


      2 Answers Mar 19, 2005 at 12:30 AM
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      Good place to eat breakfast

      by PhillyJohn Online Now Feb 6, 2005 at 1:10 PM

      We will be in Haarlem for a few hours on a weekday morning (eearly) before going in to A'dam for the rest of the day. Is there a pleasant place to have breakfast near the great Church on the markt? We want to see as much of the area as possible so we wish to eat in the old market area. Also, is it far from the train to the Grote Markt? thanks

      7 Answers Feb 8, 2005 at 2:56 PM
    • shoe repairer - what is the name?????????????

      by shannaanderson Online Now Nov 4, 2004 at 4:23 AM

      I used to live in Haarlem and now want to set up a business of my own here in England. I am trying to remember the name of a shoe repairer. I think it was on the Grote Houtstraat. I am interested in buying a machine like they had, that put plastic covers on ladies shoe heels before they wore them. This protected the heels from the cobbled pavements in Haarlem. If you can help me with the name and phone number of that shop or any shoe repairer in Haarlem that has such a machine. Maybe AB DONKERS shoe shop in Haarlem will know of where to find a machine like this. Thank you so much, Anna Anderson

      1 Answer Nov 4, 2004 at 9:14 AM
    • Haarlem Public Transportation

      by boblandess Online Now Dec 8, 2003 at 4:29 AM

      Is there a website that shows the tram and bus routes for for Haarlem? Thanks, Bob

      7 Answers Dec 8, 2003 at 7:11 PM
    • new year's eve

      by boblandess Online Now Oct 19, 2003 at 5:45 PM

      Does anyone know what time the last train / tram / bus from Amsterdam to Haarlem leaves on New Years eve? Thanks!!

      2 Answers Nov 27, 2003 at 7:12 AM