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How to get around?

by wscott0920 Online Now Jan 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I may be going to Leidschendam for business in a couple weeks. I was wondering how would I be able to travel to say Munich, Amsterdam, & other cities like that? I will be there a couple weeks and was hoping to do some sight seeing.

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  • Re: How to get around?

    by K_V_B Online Now Jan 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    The Netherlands has good public transport, and so does the rest of Europe. You can quite easily get to every place in Europe. However some places are further than others. M√ľnchen isn't really within day trip distance...
    Use this site to plan trips within The Netherlands using any mode of transport:
    http://9292.nl/en
    For trips around Europe you can use trains:
    - Use www.nshispeed.nl for times and prices for trains from the Netherlands.
    Or planes:
    - www.skyscanner.net
    But keep in mind that you need to get to/from the station as well. Generally speaking if the trips takes less than 4 to 6 hours by train you won't be faster by plane.

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    Re: How to get around?

    by leics Online Now Jan 30, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    You will indeed be able to use the European railway system to visit places.

    The excellent German website carries times and details for almost all European trains from A to B, so so you can explore options easily. Nearest station for you will be (I think) Den Haag/The Hague:

    bahn.com/i/view/overseas/en/...

    For travel from the Netherlands to another country with fares as well use the nshispeed site given above. For train travel within the Netherlands, I prefer to use

    http://www.ns.nl/en/travellers/home

    There are also some long-distance bus lines. Buses are cheaper than trains but take longer:

    http://www.eurolines.nl/en/

    Many destinations won't really be feasible as a daytrip whether by bus or train (Munich certainly isn't) but perhaps you can arrange overnight stays?

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    Re: How to get around?

    by ATLC Online Now Jan 30, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Indeed, Munich is about 800-900 kms.
    The 9292ov public transportation planner (mentioned earlier) includes all walking to, so that makes it easy.

    Maybe if you state your interests, we could help see if it is doable. On the other hand, The Netherlands has loads to offer besides the obvious large cities. Again, knowing what you like may get you some very local suggestions!

    When are you travelling and how long are you staying?

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    Re: How to get around?

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jan 31, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam are rather easy to travel to (a bus and a train ride and a total travel time one way of about one hour).

    Munchen is a different story; travel time will be much longer, but still is doable for a weekend trip.

    PJ

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    Re: How to get around?

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jan 31, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Website for local public transportation: http://www.htm.net/Pages/DEF/245.HTML

    Tram #2 serves the The Hague Central train station.


    PJ

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