Gouda at Great Heights

Gouda celebrates its 750th birthday. The quaint pretty city of cheese and 'stroopwafels' adds to its allure the climb of the 13th century Sint-Jan church.

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Splendid morning run

Look, just another Sunday morning in January 2022: Katwijk beach is beautiful in every season. Walking, running, horseback riding – it's all possible.

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In the footsteps of Prince Frederik

Nearby villages Voorschoten and Wassenaar boast the estates of Prince Frederik, a brother of King William III. Download the free scavenger hunt and have a fun day in these pretty surroundings!

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We're close to The Hague

Spot politicians in the wild, admire the art at the Gemeentemuseum or Mauritshuis, find yourself flabbergasted with the art of Escher or visit the international Court of Justice. The Hague has it all.

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Discover the Green Heart of Holland

The landscape around us is fully man-made. Centuries ago, the Dutch started draining the swamps and turning them into kilometers of green pasture dotted by black & white cows, cheese factories and ancient farmhouses.

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Leiden, Holland's first academic city

Leiden’s compact city centre is a gem. Historical architecture and academic life smoothly blend with cheeky coffee boutiques and artsy shops.

The museums on offer are downright spectacular: Naturalis, de Lakenhal and Boerhaave all deserve a spot on your must-see list.

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Katwijk by the Sea

No wonder painters, sculptors and other artists keep on coming back to picture this little quirky fishermans town: Katwijk aan Zee is where time stood still.

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Rembrandt in het Rijksmuseum

Day trip to Amsterdam

Leiden is the perfect homebase for a daytrip (or two) to Amsterdam. Trains go several times an hour and by car it’ll only take you -depending on traffic - 30 minutes to get there.

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Schiphol Amsterdam Airport

Handy Mandy: Tuk aan de Vliet is only a 20 minute drive away from Schiphol Airport. The meadow behind our house stretches out to the A4, more or less connecting us directly.

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