Yes. University town, with a pretty 17th century centre including an impressive town hall and a big church. Because of the university, the various museums have an educational theme (anthropology, ancient history, botanical gardens, etc.). The natural history museum Naturalis (http://www.naturalis.nl) is highly recommended.
Don’t know what this is. Are you thinking of the one in Belgium?
I went here many times between the ages of 4 and 12 and always thought is was great. But I’m not easily scared.
Depends. If you’ve been to the one in Houston or Florida it’ll be a big disappointment, but otherwise it may be worth going. It wouldn’t be anywhere the top of my list of things to do in Holland.
My sister and her husband wear them, but they do live in a (former) farmhouse.
I thought it looked like a perfectly pleasant place to live. Suburbs looked alright, Scheveningen is a bit shit but at least there’s the sea, easy access into Amsterdam for some culture. Plus the Patent Office for me.