The Netherlands' Tourist Board's site. Information on many
thousands of things to do and places to stay. An ideal starting-point for
planning a trip to the Netherlands. www.visitholland.com
Information on Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Arrivals, departures,
how to get to Schiphol and how to find your way around it.
Information on the Dutch Railways. Timetables for both national and
international train travel. Includes an online Journey Planner.
If you plan to stay in Amsterdam, go to one of these sites. Very
useful sites with hundreds of links to just about everything. Emphasis on
Amsterdam but enough links to national sites as well.
A quick and helpful course to help you learn a few phrases in
Dutch. It will help you to order a cup of coffee, and even includes a dictionary.
Information in English on cultural policy in the Netherlands, including
a political and social outline of the country, can be found on the website
of the Ministry of Culture: www.minocw.nl/cultuur/cubeleid/engels/index.htm
The CIA's official site. All the statistical information one
might need. On geography, government, economy, communications, the military
and so on. Dull but handy. www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/nl.html
Museum site with information on and links to most Dutch museums.
Also virtual museums and exhibits, addresses and discussion pages. Very useful.
Dutch politics on the web. Many links to political sites in The
Netherlands. Not all of these will be available in English. www.overheid.net/index_en.htm
Reserve a hotelroom over the Internet. Standard information on the
rooms, prices and addresses. The first site mentioned is slightly better.
www.bookings.nl and www.hotelnet.nl
Look up the current weather in 15 different Dutch cities or anywhere
else in the world. Includes three day forecast. Temperatures both in Fahrenheit
A short but useful explanation of the Dutch traffic signs in English.