1 THING_TO_DO in Holland is leisurely biking in the countryside [***]. There are biking
paths and trails everywhere and fact more bikes than cars. Bike
are cheap to rent. Many railroad stations have bike rentals right within
So a typical day adventure may be: pick a destination, buy a round-trip
train ticket, take a train ride, rent bike. Above: Fishermen on
canal, photographed from the bike path. Below: bike path into
the sand dunes.
What to do near Limmen
attractions in the vicinity of Limmen: biking along canals, windmills,
walking/jogging/biking on the coast trail, Akmaar ("the cheese town"), and
Indonesian "rijstafel" meal is popular throughout Holland and a very very good
place to experience this feast is at the intimate family-owned restaurant Ropaja
[$$], Vrouwenstreaat 16, in Alkmaar.
Our favorite "picture village" is
The more famous picture village, De Rijp is 5 kilometers away (as the crow
flies) and overrun by tourists.
Amsterdam is a 30 minute train ride.
Trains run frequently. Trams from Amsterdam Central take you to all points
in the city.
"Must Do" Dutch thing: eating raw herring [**]. Here our friend (and Limmen
citizen) Mirjam is demonstrating the proper technique.