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How to get to??

by manofaran Online Now Mar 3, 2008 at 2:39 AM

Dear all,

I need an advice what's the most appropriate way to get to Noordwijk aan Zee from Amsterdam?
How long will it take me to get there?

Regards and thanks.

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    Re: How to get to??

    by ATLC Online Now Mar 3, 2008 at 3:53 AM

    hi there,
    for any public transportation you can use www.9292ov.nl
    You need a translation which I provide here:
    "Schedules public transport train/bus/metro/tram" - Netherlands Transportation Tip by ATLC

    Now for your actual question, I would like to know: address in Noordwijk (or name of hotel or wherever you are going) and which station in Amsterdam. Is that Amsterdam Centraal or is it Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport)?

    A general reply is: You will always go with the train to Leiden Centraal.
    Amsterdam Centraal-Leiden is a 33-40 minute train ride, costs € 7.90
    Schiphol-Leiden is a 17-20 minute train ride, costs € 5,20

    From Leiden you take a bus to Noordwijk aan Zee, Vuurtorenplein (cental point).
    That's a 27-37 bus ride, costing € 2,30 (that's 5 strips on the 'strippenkaart', see my Netherlands transportation tips).

    There are various busses per hour from Leiden to Noordwijk aan Zee.
    The bus in Leiden leaves from the northside of the station, LUMC (medical center), take bus 42 or 240 direction Noordwijk
    OR
    The bus in Leiden leaves from the station to Transferium A44 (take bus 32 direction Katwijk) and switch at Transferium A44 to the Interliner bus 95 to Noordwijk

    As said, you can use 9292ov.nl for your exact schedules. Good luck!

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  • Re: How to get to??

    by manofaran Online Now Mar 3, 2008 at 5:01 AM

    Thanks for prompt reply.
    I'm going to Noordwijk to visit a photogear shop there.

    Here's the full address of it:
    Foto Henny Hoogeveen
    Hoofdstraat 49-51
    2202 Et , Noordwijk aan Zee

    Regards,
    MOA

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    Re: How to get to??

    by ATLC Online Now Mar 3, 2008 at 5:20 AM

    hi there,
    in that case, go to www.9292ov.nl, put in Hoofdstraat 49-51 as your destination address and Leiden treinstation as your departure.

    All the above information applies, including the translation of www.9292ov.nl
    Depending on which bus connection you choose from Leiden station, you end up in Noordwijk aan Zee on different locations. From any of those locations it's a 3-8 minute walk to Hoogstraat.

    For very exact maps, use www.viamichelin.com

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  • Re: How to get to??

    by manofaran Online Now Mar 3, 2008 at 5:27 AM

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: How to get to??

    by ATLC Online Now Mar 3, 2008 at 5:28 AM

    you're welcome!
    Don't forget to explore Leiden. It's a lovely old town. Rembrandt was born there :-)

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  • Re: How to get to??

    by manofaran Online Now Mar 3, 2008 at 6:39 AM

    Yes, I plan to spend a day there :)
    Unfortunately the weather forecast is frustrating but I'll take a golf umbrella :)

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    Re: How to get to??

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Mar 3, 2008 at 9:17 AM

    We have wonderful "Maartse buien"; white hail showers against a blue sunny sky.

    PJ

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  • Re: How to get to??

    by manofaran Online Now Mar 4, 2008 at 2:09 AM

    Really!?

    It sounds brilliant for me :)

    By the way, probably there are some other beautiful small towns not far from Amsterdam (say max 40 minutes by train one way) to visit?
    I'm coming for a conference and will be quite tight with my schedule.
    So If you give me a piece of advice it will be nice!
    Regards,

    MOA

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    Re: How to get to??

    by ATLC Online Now Mar 4, 2008 at 2:15 AM

    Have a look at our pages. Particularly provinces Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland.
    PJ has just been to Delft. I live quite near. My quaint hometown Brielle is a bit far for you.

    Near Amsterdam, I also recommend Alkmaar and Haarlem.
    But with nearby Leiden, I think you will have plenty of that Dutch quaint town atmosphere. I believe my Leiden page would interest you. I lived there twice.

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    Re: How to get to??

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Mar 4, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Get some inspiration at http://www.hollandheritage.tv

    The polders with their windmills are great to visit too.


    PJ

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  • Re: How to get to??

    by manofaran Online Now Mar 4, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Dank ya well (If I'm not mistaken :))

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    Re: How to get to??

    by ATLC Online Now Mar 4, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Dank je wel, indeed!
    Alsjeblieft :-)

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  • Re: How to get to??

    by manofaran Online Now Mar 4, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    I've never learned Dutch unfortunately as it's not quite common as English or French, but I used to work for ABN AMRO for about 4 years.
    So, all I know is how to say :)
    But not how to write...

    LOL

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    Re: How to get to??

    by ATLC Online Now Mar 4, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Well, as ABN AMRO is a thing of the past now, it's best to learn Scottish and Flemish. LOL

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  • Re: How to get to??

    by manofaran Online Now Mar 4, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Irish Gaellic will do :)

    You will never be understood and this will make you feel superior to anyone:)

    The question is whether you are not being understood because at the end of learning of the first 20 phrases you are about 89 and just mumbling or your teacher was Whales native but wanted job very much :)

    If serious (lol again) Albaneese sounds quite interesting and promising

    BIG LOL EVER

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