Touring the Netherlands

Trip Start Mar 18, 2007
Trip End Mar 30, 2007

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

I rode the train for a couple days around the Netherlands and got a good taste of the rest of the country. There are several very cool cities outside of Amsterdam that date back to the 13th through 17th centuries interwoven with modern buildings and shops from modern times. Check out the pictures to see exactly what I mean. The coolest thing about taking the train on the rail pass is the ability to get off and on at your leisure. If you purchase a single ticket, you must stay on the train until you reach your destination or your ticket is void. With a rail pass, you can get off the train any time or city you like, then when your done exploring, just go back to the train station and catch the next train that's going the direction you want to go. The trains run about every 15-20 min. and all it takes is a little geography knowledge and some navigational skills. Some trains are local trains that stop in every town, some trains are express trains that only stop in the big cities, make sure you know which train you need or you might miss your stop or end up stopping more often than you care to.
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