The North Holland provincial capital of Haarlem is located just west of Amsterdam via a 15-minute train ride.
Just a short walk from the beautiful Art Deco train station, narrow streets lead to the Grote Markt (Grand Market) square and the Grote St-Bavo Kerk (Great Church) in the center of town. Medieval architecture and museums are found along charming cobbled streets and canals, where bicycles pass over historic bridges.
The Hague—Den Haag Discovered.-A WEEK OF SOCCER & WEST NETHERLANDS FROM DEN HAAG A Dutch Football Camp Leads our Family to Experience West Netherlands through this Progressive International City. In Den Haag, historic converges with modern. Historic converges with modern in the Dutch government city of The Hague or Den Haag, Netherlands. Streets lined with antiquity are juxtaposed […]
Weekend in Amsterdam-Diversity is embraced here. “Weird” might be the Dutch norm due to pragmatic tolerance. This trade city has been accustomed to associating with different cultures, ideologies and lifestyles for centuries. Cooperation defines the Dutch. Tolerance makes Amsterdam’s heart beat. Rather than losing control to the social issues that can’t be eliminated through legislation—such as soft drugs, […]
Locating the Netherlands-Where in the World? The Netherlands is located in Northwestern Europe along the North Sea. This small country is divided into 12 official provinces (4 regional divisions). From Amsterdam, most of the country can be accessed by train within a couple of hours. Cultural note: although these two names are often used interchangeably, “Holland” is a […]
Northwestern Europe-Football-inspired travels led to our discovery of Northwestern Europe and the history architecture, cuisine and cultures found there. While watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup games this past summer, we prepared for a nearly month-long trip to Europe. Football—the global game, soccer to Americans—was the theme. Our two teenage boys, who began their own technical training at […]