It is a very sunny day in the Netherlands today. All this sunshine has people talking about trips to the beach, walks in the park and yes, of course, going on holiday!
Whether you are planning an exotic holiday abroad or something a little more local, knowing some travel related words and phrases can always come in handy.
Here are some in Dutch:
- buitenland (abroad)
- het vliegtuig (airplane)
- het vliegveld / de luchthaven (airport)
- de brug (bridge)
- de bus (bus)
- de bushalte (bus stop)
- de auto (car)
- de stad (city / town)
- het land (country)
- de douane (customs)
- hier is mijn paspoort (here is my passport)
In the Netherlands there are quite a few airports that you can travel to and from. However the most well known is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
. Despite the name, the airport is actually located about twenty minutes south west of the city. According to Wikipedia:
“Schiphol is an important European airport, ranking as Europe’s 4th busiest and the world’s 12th busiest by total passenger traffic. It also ranks as the world’s 6th busiest by international passenger traffic and the world’s 17th largest for cargo tonnage. 49.8 million passengers passed through the airport in 2011, a 10% increase compared with 2010.”
The airport is known for its unique entertainment and facilities
. Two fun things about the airport are the Kids Forest and the relatively new Airport Park. The Kids Forest, located beyond passport control on Holland Boulevard (between Piers E and F) is an indoor playground. A range of climbing and play equipment, including “tree-houses” is the perfect place for kids to use up some energy before flying.
The Airport Park on the other hand is perfect for adults. Located in Lounge 1, by Gate D, the park is a green “outdoor” experience for you to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet away from the bustle of the airport.
Goed of fout?
Vul de goede vorm van het werkwoord ‘hebben’ in:
1. Ik heb veel hoofdpijn.
2. Hij heeft altijd gelijk.
U hebt / heeft een mooie fiets!
4. Jullie hebben vakantie.
5. Wij hebben een nieuw huis.