Day trip from Amsterdam Haarlem, just 20 kilometers west of Amsterdam, is extremely easy to reach and a great Europe destination. Trains depart approximately every 15 minutes from Amsterdam’s Centraal Station (round-trip tickets are 7.50 euro adults/ 3 euro children).
1937 - 1940. View of the Waag at the Nieuwmarkt. The Nieuwmarkt is a square in the center of Amsterdam. The square is dominated by a building known as the Waag, originally a gate in the city walls, but later converted into a weighing house after the walls were demolished in the 17th century. Today there are over 20 cafés on the square. The square also hosts a daily market, organic food market on Saturdays and an antique market on Sundays in the summer months. #amsterdam #1940 #Nieuwmarkt
For eight Jewish people in hiding at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam, a more than 2 year period of hiding came to an end on the warm summer's day of August 4, 1944. The doors to the stockroom stood open, and the first to enter was the Austrian Nazi SS Oberscharführer Karl Silberbauer, followed by the Dutch NSB members (Dutch national socialists, allied to the Nazis) Gezinus Gringhuis, Willem Grootendorst and Maarten Kuiper.
Day trips from Amsterdam You can try the well-known tourist destinations in Belgium like Bruges and Ghent, or Antwerp and Brussels. Yet there are several options for quicker day trips within the Netherlands, whether your tastes lean towards modern urbanism or pastoral tulip fields.