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Events in Holland: October

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Netherlands Film Festival, 24 September 2014 – 03 October 2014 Watch a large variety of Dutch movies at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht. From very famous to truly obscure and from features and documentaries to short films and TV productions: over 150,000 people watch more than 400 long and short films in fifteen venues. The…

Live like a local: Open Heritage Days

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Every year on the second weekend in September, thousands of Dutch monuments welcome visitors to discover the historical and cultural legacy of Holland during Open Heritage Days. Each year the event has a  new theme – this year the theme is ‘travelling’, with a focus on the infrastructure and aspects related to trav...

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Hotel review: NH Utrecht

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If you want great city views, friendly staff and a prime location then NH Utrecht is a brilliant choice. The hotel is located next to the train station, and within easy reach to the city centre whilst still offering a peaceful urban retreat. Amsterdam, Amersfoort, and Hilversum are just a short 30 minute drive away….

8 Events in Holland this September

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Travelling to Holland from the UK couldn’t be simpler with Stena Line. If you’re planning on visiting Holland or if you’re in need of incentive to go,  here are eight events happening worth visiting this September. Amsterdam Fringe Festival: 4 – 14 September The Amsterdam Fringe Festival, Netherland’s version of the Edinburgh Fringe, is ten days…

Assen

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For motor racing enthusiasts the TT Circuit in Assen is legendary. Known as the ‘Cathedral of Motorcycle Racing’ the circuit not only hosts the Dutch TT, but is also part of the Superbike World Championship as well as the MCE British Superbike Championship which takes place in Assen over three days in September. Stena Line…

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Scheveningen International Fireworks Festival

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From 15 – 23 August 2014, the International Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen, near the Hague, will attract tens of thousands of visitors. http://vuurwerkfestivalscheveningen.com/ Travel to Scheveningen with Stena Line, from £118 return for...

Events in Holland this August

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If you’re visiting Holland in August then you’ll probably want something that isn’t just wondering round the major tourist sites. Below are just some of the enjoyable ways that you can spend your time in Holland during August. For those looking for something a little different to the usual night life just an hour away on…

Festivals in Holland this August

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Grachtenfestival, 15 – 24 August One of the most anticipated events of Holland’s classical calendar, Grachenfestival is comprised of over 150 concerts are held across a range of iconic venues throughout Amsterdam. The festival climaxes with the Prinsengracht Concert, held on a pontoon on the audience-lined canal, with hundreds more listening from little boats on the canal. Lowlands Festival, 15 – 17 August…

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Go glamping in Holland

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Just east of Texel’s national park dunes, each yurt is about seven metres in diameter and kitted out with a wood-burning stove, a hammock and piles of sheepskin rugs to lounge on. It’s just steps to the sandy beaches, and the town of Oudeschild is within easy walking distance. Texel Island is two-and-a-half hours by…

Best for beach bums: Kustpark

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The best bet for beachside value, Kustpark, in Egmond Aan Zee is super-clean and good value. Accommodation is in pre-pitched tents or chalets with sun terraces, garden furniture and dishwashers. The wide beach runs for miles with sandy bottomed shallow areas for swimming, with a nearby cycle track which meanders through the dunes behind. The Hook…

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