Forget the train and the bus – you will not get the same flexibility as with the car. Therefore, two options for ya:
1) I’m Absolutely confident that the least time consuming way to travel is to take a flight out of your preferred airport to somewhere in Bavaria and then rent a car there.
2) However, if that option is for some reason out of the question and you don’t mind the long drive, then you could go for http://www.budget.nl who rent out cars from Overtoom in Amsterdam for 35€/day.
Service is OK and the cars are good.
The drive btw. is not that bad. Munich would be about 7 hours away and Nürnberg only about 5 hours and 45 minutes (all according to http://mappoint.com.
Addendum: The trip to München by train is about 7 hours 20 (if all goes well) and will cost around 150 euro.
Ajax has been a disaster and a shadow of their former self this season, currently in 4th trailing the leader by 12 points! Normally it should be awesome, but this season it just hasn’t been so far…
Try out http://www.nl20.nl/weektop10.aspx which gives you the top 10 of the week…
The Dance oriented people should remember to check out the two day event Dance Valley. This year on the 4th and 5th of August:
Martin Prange asks,
You can always try to find something in one of the villages on the way from the airport to Betzdorf. I doubt whether you’ll have much luck, though. The best option is probably to try out the different agencies…
…AND short-term! No, seriously. Who? Why?
Murray Johnson asks,
My wife and I went last year in September/October and I must tell you that you’re in for a treat!
Below a couple of comments and links.
THEGREATWALL OF CHINA:
Outside Beijing you’ll find a (BIG) piece of Wall between Jinshanling and Simatai. Tour busses will take you to Jinshanling and you’ll walk the Wall between the two villages. Fine for some to walk the Wall with loads of other tourists – not for us.
Alternative: If you’re staying in Beijing, go in the late afternoon/evening to Simatai. Get a room for the night, get up early next day to take the walk to Jinshanling.
Here’s a brief outline of what that was like: http://china.thusgaard.com/?p=59 .
Here it is on 43places.com: http://www.43places.com/places/view/330111
Here’s an image from our day there: http://www.43places.com/gallery/image/764737
Where it falls into the Bohai Sea:
Laolongtou just outside Shanhaiguan. Check it out: http://www.43places.com/places/view/330142
Go see the Forbidden City!: http://www.43places.com/places/view/809008
Get up early(!) to go to the Temple of Heaven Park inside Beijing to watch Tai Chi and other sports: http://china.thusgaard.com/?p=46
That should keep you busy!
Not being a vegetarian myself, I wouldn’t know. I do know how to find out, though. Make a search on this site: http://iens.nl/english/findARestaurant/?c=Amsterdam
Under cuisine choose vegetarian, study the grades for the individual places along with the comments from customers, and you’re all set with the best of the best.
Feels great! Good luck staying awake!
Are shops and restaurants open during the day?
Does it change the experience significantly?
“The Rough Guide to Tanzania” mentions that “visiting the coast and (especially) Zanzibar during this month might leave a slightly strange impression, as most stores are closed by day, though the evenings are much livelier than usual, and stores and restaurants stay open late.”