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Hoge Veluwe National Park and other day trips

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Hoge Veluwe National Park and other day trips

Hi,

My husband and I will be in Amsterdam in mid-April. We're planning one or two day trips, and would like some recommendations.

Hoge Veluwe Nat'l Park sounds beautiful, both for its natural sights and the museum. Delft and Haarlem sound like quaint and historic towns to browse, as well.

Opinions?

Thanks in advance!

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Igo, California
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1. Re: Hoge Veluwe National Park and other day trips

Delft, Haarlem, Gouda are all nice. Further afield, Antwerp makes a nice day trip as well. Check the Top questions to the right of this column for more ideas.

Amsterdam, The...
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2. Re: Hoge Veluwe National Park and other day trips

Hoge Veluwe is nice and so is the museum. It is a bit of a hike though. Use www.9292.nl/en to plan public transport. In the park you can use their free (heavy) bikes so long as they didn't run out. You can also rent better bikes with gears for money outside the park.

You may want to go to Zuid-Kennemerland national park instead, a 15 minute bike ride from Haarlem station. You can rent bikes at the station. Or take a bus there.

Obviously that park does not have the museum, but it's much easier to reach, and also beautiful, with rough dunes, and you can go all the way to the beach.

Haarlem has some nice museums, for example Teylers, and Dolhuys is a museum about the history of psychiatry. And is indeed a very nice town.

Or instead of biking to Zuid-Kennemerland you may want to bike from Haarlem to Lisse and go see the tulips in bloom. To go and come back would take up at least half a day. Again, you can also go there by public transport, see www.9292.nl/en.

Philadelphia...
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3. Re: Hoge Veluwe National Park and other day trips

Thanks for your help!

Amsterdam, The...
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4. Re: Hoge Veluwe National Park and other day trips

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