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Haarlemmermeer

Haarlemmermeer is a municipality rather than a single town or city. The largest town is called, Hoofddorp, and it has a fairly large population at just over 70,000. It is actually normal for a municipality to be named after its ...

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Zaanstad

Zaanstad is not of itself a city, but is rather a municipality of North Holland near to Amsterdam. It has a population of around 150,000 and is a very industrial area.The municipality is made up of several towns and villages, ...

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Amersfoort

Amersfoort is a very historic and attractive city to the west of Amsterdam. It has many fine medieval buildings that are well maintained. It is a busy place with a population of just under 150,000 people, but the town centre ...

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Haarlem

Haarlem is the capital of North Holland and has a population of just over 150,000 people. It is a very historical city, with lots of picturesque old buildings to see. Indeed tourism is making up an ever increasing amount of ...

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Almere

Almere is a new planned city in the Netherlands. It is in the province of Flevoland in the west of Holland. The local area around Almere was very rural and it was thought that the land should be used for ...

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Dordrecht

The city of Dordrecht, located in the province of South Holland,  is known as the most ancient city in Holland.  There is some controversy concerning the etymology of its name, but it essentially means a “thoroughfare.”  This is due to ...

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Zoetermeer

Located in the west of the Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, is the town of Zoetermeer.  The name of this city literally means “Sweet Lake.”  However, if you visit Zoetermeer today, you will not find the body of ...

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Sittard

The city of Sittard is located in the Dutch province of Limburg, which is the southernmost province in the Netherlands. Sittard shares its eastern border with Germany, and is located about 45 meters above sea level at its city center. ...

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Ede

The city of Ede is located in the center of the Netherlands, directly between the larger cities of Utrecht and Arnhem in the province of Gelderland. The population is slightly more than 100,000 people. The Saxons founded this beautiful, picturesque ...

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Apeldoorn

Apeldoorn is a city in the center of the Netherlands in the province of Gelderland with approximately 150,000 residents. It is a pretty new city although it has a long history going back to the 700’s as a small village. ...

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