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Question Netherlands in July. Where to go? Where to stop?

We are planning a trip of 2-3 weeks in early July.
Certainly Amsterdam for 3-4 nights and Rotterdam for a couple of nights - maybe some old haunts from seafaring days
Where else should we go? Like aire type stops (free or paying) near to town and cafés/bars etc. Like local markets and a wee bit of culture.
All ideas and advice more than welcome.
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We went to Middelburg last year...very pleasant small town. The site was a working farm with reasonable facilities.
http://pitteperk.nl/minicamping/


Rotterdam was far more diverse than we expected....it's worth a visit just for the market building!
We stayed at the main Stadt campsite...it was waterlogged but could well be dry now!?
http://www.stadscamping-rotterdam.nl/kamperen.html


The windmills at Alblasserdam (Kinderdijk) were very interesting with MH parking on the site and an overnight area 3 miles away at:-
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Our trip was especially to visit the Zundert corso and see the parade of the enormous decorated floats which is in early September.
http://www.holland.com/global/touris...de-zundert.htm
Stayed at the 'Scooter museum':-
http://www.campercontact.com/en/neth...e-scooter.aspx


These were a few of the places we had never visited over the years!
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Hiya,


A few to be going on with...


Gouda worth a visit, not just because of the cheese connection, the town is nice, there is a convenient aire at the Klein Amerika carpark...


https://www.motorhomefacts.com/gouda-campsite.html


..another stopover we enjoyed was at Bergum, Don't be put off by the approach through an industrial area, the aire is nicely situated alongside the Princess Margaret canal......


https://www.motorhomefacts.com/bergum-campsite.html


The sea walls at Moddergat worth a look, you can park (not camp) overnight in this tiny little carpark....


https://www.motorhomefacts.com/moddergat-campsite.html


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Oops, just noticed you are going in July, you might not be able to overnight at the Moddergat stopover in high season, should be ok for daytime parking but maybe have a plan b for overnighting.


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We are stopping in the Arnhem area on our trip back across Europe so we can visit the bridge/museum etc

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We visited the Netherlands recently. In addition to the above suggestions we liked:

Palais Het Loo (both house and gardens)
https://www.paleishetloo.nl/en/gardens/

Giethoorne (both the tourist and rural sides)
http://giethoorntourism.com/giethoorn-pictures/

Zaanse Schans (preserved and relocated windmills, plus museums)
http://www.holland.com/global/touris...nse-schans.htm

You could try camping at Landsmeer (Camping Het Rietveen) - Watch out for Egyptian Geese poo!!!
http://www.campinghetrietveen.nl/en/
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As well as the cities also consider the beaches, which are stunning! If you cycle, there are cycle paths entirely separate from the road network, which run all the way through the dunes.

All these places are close by:
Scheveningen is one of the largest seaside towns (a bit touristy), but if you go the West side you'll find exceptional beaches, which only a handful of people go to. It's also next door to Den Haag, which is a great city (connected by tram)

Leiden is a lovely little old city, similar to Amsterdam but with less tourists and erm... sleeze.

Utrecht
Fantastic city, with very unique canals.

A bit further afield....
Groningen (way ooop north) is also a nice city, with a great city campsite (Stadcamping).

Maastricht
Very different from most other NL cities. REALLY good fruit tarts from this area!!!
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Maastricht
Very different from most other NL cities. REALLY good...tarts from this area!!!
I remember sampling the tarts in Amsterdam...but that's another story for another time....



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I remember sampling the tarts in Amsterdam...but that's another story for another time....



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