Baedeker's Netherlands

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Automobile Association, 2000 - Travel - 453 pages
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Quick and easy to consult, this guide describes the princial features of interest the main Sights From A To Z section, with each entry cross-referenced to the large folded map that completes this handy map and guide pack. Detailed background information sets the scene: facts and figures about the people, religion, climate and economy, its culture and history, plus a round-up of associated famous people. Special features, colour photographs, superb colour maps and plans are found throughout the book and the well-organised Practical Information section ensures you can make the most of your stay.

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Contents

History
6
1085 Facts and Figures
10
Topography 11 Struggle with the Sea 15 Cultural Landscapes 24 Climate 29
29
Population 35
35
Government and Administration 37 Economy
42
History
49
Famous People
58
Culture
64
Nijmegen 287 Noord Brabant 291 NoordHolland 293
293
Overijssel 298
298
Roermond 301
301
Information
310
Scheveningen
317
Schiermonnikoog 320
320
Sneek
321
Texel 323 Thorn 327
327

Literature 76 Customs and Traditions
78
Quotations
80
Sights
82
from A to Z 88369 Suggested Routes
88
Achterhoek 94 Afsluitdijk 95 Alkmaar 96 Almelo
99
Alphen aan den Rijn 100 Ameland
100
Amsterdam
105
Arnhem 136 Assen
142
Bergen op Zoom 145
145
Bollenstreek 146
146
Breda 152 Brielle
158
Delfzijl 164 Deventer 165
165
Door n 168 Dordrecht 170
170
Edam 175 Eindhoven
177
Emmen 179
179
Enschede 185
185
Franeker 189
189
Gelderland 193
193
Gouda 197 Groningen town 201 Groningen province
206
The Hague 218
218
Harlingen 234
234
Den Helder 236
236
Hilversum 242
242
Holland
243
Hulst 249 Kampen 250
250
Kinderdijk 253
253
Leeuwarden
255
Limburg
268
Maas river 270 Maastricht 270
270
Practical
280
Medemblik
281
Utrecht town 329 Utrecht province 339 Vaals 340 Valkenburg aan de Geul 341 Veere 342 Veluwe
344
Vlieland 350 Vlissingen 351
351
Waddeneilanden 353 Wijk bij Duurstede 354 Willemstad 355
355
Zaltbommel
358
Zeeland 359 Zeist
360
ZuidHolland
364
Zwolle
366
from A to
371
372447 Accommodation 372 Air Travel 372
372
Beaches
373
Car Rental 376 Castles and Palaces 377 Cheese Factories and Farms 379 Conversions
382
Customs Regulations
383
Electricity 386 Embassies and Consulates 386 Emergencies 386
386
Fairs and Conferences
389
Flowers
390
Food and Drink 391 Health
396
lnformation
405
Language 410 Leisure Parks and Zoos 415 Maps 418
418
Media 421 Motoring 422
422
Nature Reserves
424
National Parks 424 Opening Hours
426
Public Holidays 427 Public Transport 428 Railways 428
428
Shopping 437
437
Telephone 440 Time
441
When to Go
444
Youth Hostels
447
lndex
449
Source of lllustrations
451
lmprint
452
Principal Sights of Tourist lnterest
453
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