Wageningen Holland

Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:41 PM
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Wageningen Holland

Has anyone visited Wageningen Holland?

On the recommendation of friends, Im thinking of including this town during our trip to Holland this fall. We are looking at staying 3 nights.

It seems to have several attributes that appeal to me.
The Rhine, Bars, and an easy place to stroll around.
We want to have a very relaxing time just walking around and enjoying small town Holland. Will this town fit the bill?

Please tell me your experiences here.
Please recommend lodging and restaurants.

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Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:38 PM
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Can anyone recommend a relaxing walkable small town in Holland if they havent visited Wageninger.
This would be for 3 nights in the fall.

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Jun 24th, 2009, 04:08 AM
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Jun 24th, 2009, 04:14 AM
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I lke the area of Zeeland for that sort of thing (don't know Wageninger) the islands of that area are joined by trains and you can rent bikes so you go out by bike and back by train

So Middlebourg for me
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Jun 24th, 2009, 04:16 AM
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The Rhine and bars??????LOL
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Jun 24th, 2009, 04:43 AM
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dukey????
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I would choose 's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) for some days.
There is a nice old centre with shops, lots of bars and restaurants. You can take several boattrips on the Binnendieze and lots more.
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Jun 24th, 2009, 05:16 AM
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Wageningen is a small town on the Neder-Rijn. It has a university specialising in Life-sciences. There is plenty to do in the area, lots of WW2/Market garden sites. I'm not sure how easy they are to get to by public transport though. It is where the Germans officially surrendered to the Canadian forces on May 5th 1945, ending the war in the Netherlands. It is not far from Arnhem.
You can walk through some vineyards nearby.

Other places you could consider are Deventer, Middelburg, one of the islands (Texel is the easiest to get to by public transport, but others are imho nicer). Somewhere like Elburg may appeal, or Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Harlingen/Franeker. Lots of lovely small towns around. Enkhuizen and Hoorn are on the Ijsselmeer, Harlingen is on the Waddenzee - so you could do a day trip to an island from there. Being harbours they are quite lively places, with lots of bars, restaurants (good ones!) and the like.
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Jun 24th, 2009, 05:31 AM
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thanks for replies. I am googling each place.
We may be renting a car.
Would this be best if staying in Wageninger?
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Jun 24th, 2009, 05:53 AM
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middleburg had a ram boat there last time was in town. (steam boats used to ram each other)
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Jun 24th, 2009, 06:29 AM
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If you are renting a car so much the better, for Wageningen or wherever else you may choose. You can go to the Kroller Muller museum from Wageningen too, and explore the Veluwe and the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, a low series of hills caused by the last ice age. I live at on end of it. There are delightful walks to be had all around that area, and it will be lovely in late September.
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Jun 24th, 2009, 06:50 AM
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Now considering one of these....

Wageningen
Deventer
Den Bosch

Any lodging recommendation for any of these would be nice.
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Jun 24th, 2009, 08:26 AM
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Kroller Muller is very good
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