I. Plan of Tour.
The following tour of a week is recommended to the traveller
whose time is limited : —
From London to Rotterdam by steamboat; or from Antwerp
to Rotterdam by railway :
Rotterdam, and thence by railway to The “Hague
To Scheveningen ; also visit to TI Huis ten Bosch
To Leyden, and the same evening to Haarlem .
Haarlem, and in the evening to Amsterdam
Amsterdam and Environs
To Utrecht and thence by railway to enh
A hasty glance at the principal places in Holland may thus
be obtained in a week or ten days, but the traveller whose time
permits should devote a longer period to this interesting country.
The following will be found a pleasant and instructive tour of a
fortnight : — Days
From London, or from Antwerp, to Rotterdam oto.
Rotterdam: and: Delftwst o sptis fa pushed Bevin: eee
The Hague and Scheveningen . . . . .,... .. 2
Leyden and Haarlem z Pip petht. Lae tee
Alkmaar ; Helder, and back s Hanston m 3}
Amsterdam and Environs 3
Il. Money and Travelling Expenses.
Monry. The Dutch currency consists of florins (gulden or
guilder) and cents. The gulden (4s. 8'/,d.) contains 100 cents, or
20 stuivers, or 10 dubbeltjes. The only gold coins now issued are
pieces of 10 f., known as Gouden Tientjes. The silver coins are
pieces of 2/5 (ryksdaalder) and 4 florin, and of 50 (halve gulden),
25 (kwartje), and 10 (dubbeltje) cents. In nickel there is a piece of
5 cents (stuiver). A stuiver, ay 5 cents, is worth 1d. English. In
copper there are pieces of Qi 9, 1, and ty cent. ae paper-money
(notes for 10, 23, 40, 60, 100, 200, 300 and 1000 fi.) stands at par.
English, French, or German money is taken at the hotels and rail-
way-stations. The average exchange for a napoleon is 9 fl. 40 cents,
for a sovereign 143/,-12 fl., for a 20-mark piece 11 fl. 80 cents.
Foreign money is most advantageously exchanged at Amsterdam
Expenses. Living in Holland is not cheap, though the common
saying that a florin in Holland goes only as far as a mark in Ger-
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