Delfzijl means 'sluice of the Delf'. The Delf was a canal connecting the rivers Fivel and Ems, and is now part of the Damsterdiep. The city lies in the northeast of the Netherlands, in the province Groningen. Natural gas, petroleum fields, aluminium plant, large salt production, wind mills for electricity and fishing. This is an industrial place. Step on the dike to look out over the water and feel the sea breeze. Visit Groningen by train, the province capital, with musea, cafés and shopping.
Scheveningen is a popular sea resort in the Netherlands, a stone’s throw away from the seat of government in The Hague. It has a busy marina and a lively (somewhat kitschy) promenade – great for an afternoon of sightseeing. You’ll also find plenty to do nearby. Go for a walk in the dune landscape or take a tour around the Palace of Peace. Visit Madurodam to see the Netherlands rebuilt in miniature, check out the city centre of The Hague, or explore the beach and perhaps even go kitesurfing.