Don Wiss's Netherlands Itinerary July 9-22, 2008

Transportation
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Wed. 7/9
EWR -> AMS, 6:35 PM -> 8:15 AM, Continental 70, seat 39E

Thur. 7/10
AMS -> Alkmaar
09:11 - 10:06 (change in Amsterdam, 3931, IC824) 
09:35 - 10:18 (direction Hoorn, change in Zandam, 3328, IC3024)
09:41 - 10:36 (change in Amsterdam, 3933, IC826)
10:01 - 10:48 (change in Amsterdam, 2622, IC3026)

Day Trip
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Alkmaar -> Den Helder (36 minutes)
leave: Fri: 6:20*, 6:50, 7:20*, 7:50, etc 
leave: Sat: 6:50, 7:50, 8:20*, 8:50, etc.
leave: Sun: 7:50, 8:20*, 8:50, etc.

Den Helder -> Texel
Teso ferries
leave 30 minutes past the hour (first is 6:30 AM, on Sunday first is 7:30)

Texel -> Den Helder
ferries leave on the hour (last is 9 PM)

Den Helder -> Alkmaar (35 minutes)
leave: :04, :34 past the hour (last way past last ferry)


Mon. 7/14
Alkmaar -> Den Haag Centraal
leave: :15, :45 past the hour, Duration 1:12 (Mon-Fri)

Fri. 7/18
Den Haag -> Amsterdam CS
Frequent trains. Shorter duration if leaving from HS instead of Centraal.
Best from HS: :26 (duration 0:40), :47 (duration 0:46)
Best from Centraal: :28 (duration 0:52), :33 (duration 0:59)

Tues. 7/22
Amsterdam -> AMS
Connexxion Airport Hotel Shuttle  € 13,50
6:30 AM or 7:00 AM

AMS -> EWR, 9:20 AM -> 11:50 AM, Continental 103, seat 20F


Accomodations
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Alkmaar, 7/10-7/13 (4 nights)
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Hotel Stad en Land, Stationsweg 92-94, Alkmaar
Tel: 011 31 72 512 39 11, info@stadenland.com
€ 65 for single in a double.

Den Haag, 7/14-7/17 (4 nights)
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Strandhotel, Gevers Deynootweg 1344
Tel: 011 31 70 354 01 93, info@strandhotel-scheveningen.nl
mix of rooms. reservation confirmed via e-mail 7/3 with Andrea.

Amsterdam, 7/18-7/21 (4 nights)
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Hotel ASTERISK, Den Texstraat 16, 1017 ZA  Amsterdam
Tel: 011 31 20 624 17 68, Fax: 011 31 20 638 27 90, hotelasterisk@planet.nl
private bath € 85 inc breakfast if paid with cash
reservation confirmed 7/1 by Sanjay Kalikadien

Other
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Weather Forecast:

First four days (Alkmaar 7/10-7/14)

Middle four days (Den Haag 7/14-7/18)

Last four days (Amsterdam 7/18-7/22)

Sunrise: 5:29-5:44am
Sunset: 10:00-9:48pm

Train Info