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    Day 1

    290 mi3 mi

    Unknown Towns and Wonderful Dutch Windmills

    You will start this day with all the energy traveling to surprising and unknown places. First you will walk through the ancient streets of Leer and see the stunning sights from the bridge over the Leda Canal.
    Then you'll cross the border into The Netherlands and visit Groningen, where a tower almost 100 metres high will challenge your vertigo and then you'll have lunch in one of the biggest pubs in Europe.
    From there you will head to Elburg, a curious fishing village, very peculiar for the way it is laid out and at the same time very picturesque. The cherry on the cake is the magnificent windmill village of Zaanse Schans. A magical Dutch peasant village that looks like taken out of a painting from centuries gone by.
    Finally, you will spend the night in Leiden, which, even at night, you will enjoy the charm of its narrow streets.
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    Bremen

    70 mi1 hr 30 min
    Parkplatz Waage
    10:401 min

    Parkplatz Waage

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    First stop not far from a beautiful bridge in the city of Leer.
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    Dr.-vom-Bruch-Brücke
    10:505 min

    Dr.-vom-Bruch-Brücke

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    This will be a journey that will cover long distances, but there will always be a stop along the way to admire charming and often little-known places. Like this bridge in Leer with an amazing sight of the Leda Canal.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Altstadt Leer
    11:0015 min

    Altstadt Leer

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    Is advisable to walk along the Rathausstraße, a quaint street where you will come across charming shops and antique buildings.
    It is a short walk to delight yourself in the beautiful old part of Leer.
    0.1 mi5 min
    Parkplatz Waage
    11:201 min

    Parkplatz Waage

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    Time to get the car as there´s a border to cross.
    45.4 mi1 hr 10 min
    Interparking Centrum
    12:401 min

    Interparking Centrum

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    A very well located car park that will leave you close to the main sights of Groningen.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Grote Markt Groningen
    12:5015 min

    Grote Markt Groningen

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    This is where all of Groningen's social life and cultural events are centred. Surrounded by picturesque and interesting buildings, this square is a must-see when exploring the city.
    0.1 mi5 min
    Martinitoren
    13:1015 min

    Martinitoren

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    This is the city's most important tourist attraction and a source of pride. It has stood tall for over 500 years and has survived wars, fires and storms. It is almost 100 metres high and more than 250 steps take you to the top, from where you can see incredible views of the city and the surrounding area.
    It is important to know that you must be in good shape to climb this monument, as the spiral staircase is very steep and long. In case you want to climb the monument here is the link to get tickets.
    The monument can be visited: Mondays from 12:00 - 17:00 h. Tuesdays to Saturdays: 11:00 AM - 17:00 h. Sundays from 12:00 - 16:00 h.
    0.1 mi5 min
    De Drie Gezusters
    13:3045 min

    De Drie Gezusters

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    This building, which from the outside looks more like a museum than anything else, is one of the largest pubs in Europe. No, not that it has a pub inside. The whole building is a gigantic pub. It's a good moment to get to know it from the inside and sit down to recharge your batteries.
    0.3 mi10 min
    Via Vecchia
    14:2515 min

    Via Vecchia

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    This picturesque alleyway will lead you to one side of the canal. This beautiful city, unlike other cities such as Amsterdam, is surrounded by a single canal.
    It's a good idea to wander along the canal before continuing on your trip, for some of the best sights of the city.
    0.5 mi10 min
    Interparking Centrum
    14:5030 min

    Interparking Centrum

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    Time to leave this big city behind and discover unknown places.
    76.5 mi1 hr 30 min
    parkeerplaats Elburg
    16:501 min

    parkeerplaats Elburg

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    Elburg is a curious place that few people know about and is well worth a visit. This car park is at the gates of the historic centre of this peculiar city.
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    Vischpoort
    17:0515 min

    Vischpoort

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    This curious fishing town seems to have been designed by a modern urban engineer. Its square ground plan and the grid layout of its streets are surprising for its age.
    Elburg was a prosperous town in the 15th century thanks to its access to the sea, and was part of the Hanseatic League. It was a kind of federation for trade made up of more than 200 towns in northern Europe.
    Walking through its narrow streets you can still see the prosperity of that time. The medieval fishermen's gate stands out as an emblematic monument.
    0.4 mi10 min
    parkeerplaats Elburg
    17:301 min

    parkeerplaats Elburg

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    But you still have a road ahead of you and something that will fascinate you, it's time to move on!
    61.9 mi1 hr 20 min
    Schansend
    19:001 min

    Schansend

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    A magical windmill village, Zaanse Schans.
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    Windmill boats dock boat tour
    19:1030 min

    Windmill boats dock boat tour

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    You'll arrive here at sunset, which has its charm although as you can imagine, many places will probably be already closed. However, the greatest charm of this place are the old windmills, the houses from the past that represent the lifestyle of the Dutch peasants and their heritage.
    It is ideal to wander along the canals and cross the small bridges. A place full of magic and one of the most picturesque places you can see in Holland.
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    De Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis
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    De Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis

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    A charming place, with a unique atmosphere, superb dishes and wonderful views. The right place to savour extraordinary Dutch cuisine.
    Open hours: Wednesday: 18:00 - 00:30 h. Thursday to Sunday: 12:00 - 00:30 h. Monday & Tuesday: Closed.
    To book a table in advance click here.
    0.3 mi10 min
    Schansend
    20:551 min

    Schansend

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    As you can imagine, the fact of covering so much territory means that the time available to visit each of the points is not very long. So it´s time to head one last place today.
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