Camping 'De Duindoorn'
Camping Site 'De Duindoorn' is situated
in the dunes at approx. 1 Km from the beach and is therefore
a fascinating place to spend your holidays. Within walking
distance from the sea and the beach, you can choose every
day again where to recreate. Somewhat further away you can
enjoy the hustle and bustle of the harbour, the view of
the North Sea Canal or the grandeur of the sea locks.
On our grounds, children can play to their hearts content
on the grass or in the bad weather accommodation, where
activities for both young and old are organised during the
school holidays. When the weather is unsuitable for being
outdoors, you can visit historical places in the vicinity
of Camping Site "De Duindoorn" such as Alkmaar,
Haarlem or Amsterdam, which offer enough culture and entertainment
for even the most demanding holidaymaker.
Camping 'De Duindoorn'
Badweg 40, 1976 BZ in IJmuiden The Netherlands
Tel. 0031 (0)255 510773 Fax. 0031 (0)255 51505
Camping Liesbos is a nice Camp-site, well situated in the
beautyful Southern part of the Netherlands, near the old
city of Breda and at 50 km of Rotterdam and Antwerp (B).
Our camping is opened from 1 April until 1 October.
Contact Camping Liesbos:
4838 GV Breda
t: +31-(0)76-514 35 14
f: +31-(0)76-514 65 55
The Netherlands is situated on the Northern
European coast between and . Few other countries of this
size have made such an enormous contribution to art, science,
agriculture, publishing, technology, architecture, and design.
The country's cities are among the most attractive in Europe,
with their tree-lined canals and neat brick houses, while
the transport system is one of the best in the world, providing
an excellent network of trains, trams, and buses, not to
mention 15,000 kilometres (9,300 miles) of cycle paths.
Yet the Netherlands remains a precarious landmass, threatened
on one side by the North Sea and on the other by the Rhine.
It has suffered countless floods, from the Saint Elisabeth
Day flood of 1421 to the Zeeland disaster of 1953. This
prompted the ambitious Delta Plan of 1957, which protects
the vulnerable coastline with a series of dams and storm-surge
The Netherlands emerged as an independent state in the
17th century after a bitter religious struggle against Philip
II of Spain. By the end of the 80-year-long war in 1648,
the country had become one of the great powers of Europe.
This was also the age of the explorers, when Dutch ships
chartered new routes to Asia and Australia, giving Dutch
names to places as distant as New Zealand (after Zeeland),
Cape Horn (after the port of Horn), and Harlem (after the
Dutch town of ). At the same time, hydraulic engineers were
working in the north of the country on major land-reclaiming
schemes, using windmills to create drained land known as
polder, which today supports a massive bulb-growing and
dairy cattle industry.
Yet, apart from its successful national soccer side, it
is for its 17th-century art that the Netherlands is best
known, and Dutch artists such as Rembrandt, Frans Hals,
Vermeer, Cuyp, and Hobbema now fill the world's great collections.
Artistic creativity remains strong today, with exciting
work flowing from artists such as Karel Appel and Jan Dibbets,
from the architects Aldo van Eyck and Piet Blom, from novelists
such as Harry Mulich and Ces Nooteboom, from the Nederlands
Dans Theater, and from the experimental jazz workshops of
The handsome town of Haarlem is famous as the home of the
painter Frans Hals. The Frans Hals Museum, a former almshouse,
houses some of the 17th-century artist's greatest works.
Other important sights are the Grote Markt, the soaring
Grote Kerk and the Teylers Museum, which contains an exceptional
collection of scientific instruments and Dutch paintings
in a well-preserved 19th-century interior. Haarlem is an
attractive town to explore on foot, with its narrow canals
and cobbled lanes leading to almshouses and quiet churches.
Its art deco railway station is the pride of the city.
Amsterdam, is a fascinating maritime city built on a network
of canals. Its Rijksmuseum is world famous for its paintings
by the great 17th-century Dutch Masters such as Rembrandt
and Vermeer. The Van Gogh Museum contains many of Van Gogh's
greatest paintings and the Stedelijk Museum has an extensive
collection of modern works. Other important sights are Anne
Frank's House, where she hid from the Nazis and wrote her
famous diary, the baroque Koninklijk Paleis and Rembrandt's
House. With its gabled canal houses, houseboats and specialised
shops, the city is wonderful to explore on foot or bicycle.
Amsterdam is famed for its tolerance of soft drugs and sex,
but it also offers higher pursuits such as classical music
in the renowned Concertgebouw, home of Amsterdam's orchestra.