JFK Rotterdam

Tips





The Netherlands
General:



- The tourist information centers in the Netherlands are often called VVV. Look for signs vvv.

- Visit the beach resort "Hoek van Holland" and see ships enter the harbour of Rotterdam.

- Taste our Poffertjes! (mini pancakes)

- Other nice places in The Netherlands are Valkenburg, Delft, Leiden, Maastricht, Zierikzee, Volendam and Marken.

- Very toeristic attractions in Holland are the Zaanse Schans and during a limited time (half March till half May) the Keukenhof.




Rotterdam:


- Get the Rotterdam Welcome Card including public transportation for 1, 2 or 3 days. Available at the VVV Toerist Office.

- When you visit Rotterdam by car, know that parking can be a problem. Parking meters on the street don't take coins, just bank or credit card.

- Rotterdam center is a Low Emission Zone (Milieu zone). Not Allowed are cars on gasoline with a registration date before 1 January 1992.
For diesel vehicles a registration of 1 January 2001 applies.

- The Markethall is open all week but the open air market in the center is there only on Tuesday and Saturday.

- Leijnse Stadstours has nice excursions to places around Rotterdam. I highly recommend Delft and Kinderdijk
but places like Gouda, Schiedam, Dordrecht and The Hague are also nice to visit.

- When you see a place called "Bram Ladage" check out their great Dutch Fries (Patat).

- Top 12 Rotterdam: Market Hall, Euromast, Erasmus Bridge, SS Rotterdam, Delfshaven, Spido Boat Tours,
Maritime Museum, HAL Building, Blijdorp Zoo, Cube Houses, Historic Tram Line 10, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

- Rent a boat and sail the channels or lakes of Rotterdam. There's a sloop for rent close to the Market Hall on the Lombardkade near number 46. Reservate here.




The Hague:


- Cylindric painting Panorama Mesdag.

- Girl with a Pear Earring at the Mauritshuis Museum.

- Beach resort Scheveningen and Madurodam miniature city.





Gouda:


Go on Thursday morning to the Cheese Market (From 5 April to 30 August).




Delft:


Visit one of the Delft Blue Pottery's.






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