All articles tagged Noord Holland

The province of Noord Holland stretches from Texel in the north down to Amsterdam and its surrounding area in the south. It contains many of the famous tourist attractions such as Amsterdam, Volendam, Marken, Alkmaar, Haarlem and Zaanse Schans. But there is so much more to discover here! Read my blogs about Noord Holland towns, hikes and breweries and get ready to explore!

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10 hikes in and around Amsterdam

While many tourists visit Amsterdam as a city trip, only a few know that there are some amazing hiking opportunities in and closely around this city. So if you feel like hiking and discovering some...

Alkmaar weigh house and cheese market

Alkmaar: more than just a cheese market

Many tourists know the city of Alkmaar as the place to visit an old fashioned Dutch cheese market. There’s more to see and do in Alkmaar though. Think of a beautiful historical city center with...

The 10 best breweries of Holland

Are you a craft beer aficionado? And are you traveling to Holland? Then you may need some help to find out which of the 700 Dutch craft breweries are worth your time. Read on to learn what are the 10...

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Going to the movies in Amsterdam

On a rainy day you may just want to escape into a different dimension, and visit a cinema to see a movie. As a tourist you can easily go to the movies in the Netherlands, because movies are never...

Den Helder, view from the dunes

Why visit Den Helder?

Most people know Den Helder as “the town where you can catch the ferry to Texel” and as the main base of the Dutch Royal Navy. Most people pass it by without giving it a second look. So...

Texel beach cabins

2 days of hiking on Texel

Off the north shore of the Netherlands there is a chain of 8 islands, starting with the island of Texel in the west. This is a lovely island to go hiking, and quite easy to reach. Even though Texel...

Poesiat en Kater brewery, Amsterdam

Brewpubs in Amsterdam

What is more enjoyable than drinking a freshly brewed local beer at the brewery itself? In Amsterdam, microbreweries have been mushrooming in the past couple of years, so this is the place to do a...

Haarlem

Why you should visit Haarlem

So you intend to visit Holland, and the first thing that pops to your mind is Amsterdam? Amsterdam is an awesome town. But then again, it is also overcrowded. If you would like to see some more of...

The nicest neighborhoods of Amsterdam

As an independent traveler you probably don’t like to stay in the tourist zones. Amsterdam is a rather small city (for a capital), and it is quite easy to find accommodation in a nice...