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carol May 27th, 2002 04:07 PM

Has anyone been to Westerbork?
SOrry if this is the second time this is posted, but i cant seem to find the first one i wrote...i keep getting cut off. anyway - Has anyone been to Westerbork - is it worth a side trip? Thanks for any input.

just May 28th, 2002 05:15 AM


Sjoerd May 28th, 2002 07:29 AM

I have been there many times as my mom lives close to Westerbork. It is an impressive monument to the Holocaust. It is not really close to a train station, so best to travel by car. (2 hours from Amsterdam)

Sjoerd May 28th, 2002 07:31 AM

Found this:

Carol May 28th, 2002 08:39 AM

Sjoerd, is it possible to rent a bike from a train station (lets say Assen) and bike to it...looking at the map it seems to be only 15 km. Sjoerd, while i have your attention, what other things are there worth seeing in that area? We are spending the weekend in Groningen and would appreciate some ideas. Thank you!

Sjoerd May 28th, 2002 12:55 PM

It should be possible to rent bicycles at Assen station. Call one day ahead to check and reserve.<BR>Groningen itself is worth a day: I like the Groninger Museum, and the city itself and great nightlife!<BR>If the weather is nice, take a long daytrip to the island of Schiermonnikoog. Looooooong almost empty, white beaches. <BR>Bourtange is a nice old village, Eastern part of Groningen province right at the German border. <BR>In Drenthe, Orvelte is nice (old village) and the Noorder Dierenpark in Emmen is a great zoo. Close to Emmen are many hunebedden. Have a look at:<BR>

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