Photo of the week: Spring in Amsterdam

Photo of the week: Spring in Amsterdam

While much of the Northern hemisphere is still battling a deep freeze, the first signs of spring are popping up in Europe. This field of crocuses means it’s just about time to head to Amsterdam for an afternoon cruise by the canal and a picnic in the park!

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Literary travel: In the City of Bikes

Literary travel: In the City of Bikes

The Netherlands is said to boast one of the highest living standards and quality of life in the world, and many say the Dutch bike obsession contributes to these benchmarks. But this obsession with two wheels has a dark side, one that contributes to stress and anxiety about personal possessions...

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Amsterdam For Beach Bums

Amsterdam For Beach Bums

Beaches in Amsterdam? Are you high? No, I haven’t been partaking in any of the city’s cafés. This Dutch capital really does have plenty of places for hitting the water (which are particularly enjoyable after you’ve worked up a sweat biking around the city). So bring your swimsuit — we’re...

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Why Do The Dutch Have an Orange Crush

Why Do The Dutch Have an Orange Crush

Dutch pride in the Netherlands comes in one hue – and it’s orange. While most other countries celebrate the colours in their national flag, the Netherlands is a bit different. Like many other countries, it has a red, white, and blue flag – but when it comes to showing national pride,...

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7 cities that are better at night

7 cities that are better at night

To really experience a city, you’ve got to get to know it when the sun goes down. That’s when secrets come out, when friends are made and when the adventure feels just a bit more real. These places already some of our favourites in daylight, but we love even more...

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24 Hours In: Amsterdam…by Bike!

24 Hours In: Amsterdam…by Bike!

Amsterdam is not physically a big city and most attractions are just 20 minutes away from each other on foot, but by biking around, just like the locals do, you can see so much more. This is especially true when you have just 24 hours here, and need the glide...

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The Best Local Festivals in Amsterdam

The Best Local Festivals in Amsterdam

Amsterdamers know how to beat it. Festivals are what we do here in the NL, after months and months of being confined to our houses, from spring to fall the city is alive with events. Here are our fave local festivals in Amsterdam. Beginning in 1970, PinkPop is how the Dutch...

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Traveller Stories: Ian’s Birthday in Amsterdam

Traveller Stories: Ian’s Birthday in Amsterdam

Ian spent his birthday in Amsterdam (brilliant!), and decided to celebrate by joining our Amsterdam Food by Foot tour. Here’s his birthday story: Amsterdam Food by Foot… how good does that sound as a birthday treat for a middle-aged Australian? The day is cold and foggy, so very atmospheric as we wander...

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