Tag Archives: Amsterdam

Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

Even if you’re not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

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August 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Exploring Christmas Markets in Europe

Valkenburg Christmas Market

During the month of December, European countries come alive with the spirit of the holidays. Christmas Markets in Europe become a star attraction, especially in Germany, enticing visitors with their selections of holiday gifts and traditional food and drink set in festive market surrounds. Imagine the smells of roasting almonds and mulled wine wafting through the air on a cool winter evening as hundreds of fellow market-goers laugh and converse with loved ones. What fun!

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November 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Sampling the Flavors of Amsterdam on a Food Tour

Hopjeswafels, a popular variation on stroopwafels

In a city of such colour and character as Amsterdam, the only way to cut to the “real stuff” is to have a local take you around. And there’s a lot of real stuff to cut to; Viator’s Amsterdam Food Tour is packed with plenty of good eats, interesting information, and great conversation.

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November 7, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Amsterdam’s Secret Gardens

Bosschehofje

Imagine walking around Amsterdam – it’s busy, there are crowds of people everywhere, you’ve just spent an hour and a half walking around the Rijksmuseum after queuing for two hours to get in. You’ve had enough; you’re tired and fed up. You want to sit down somewhere without someone bothering you. That’s when you spot a doorway. You try the handle, and it opens. Inside is a beautiful courtyard with a garden and some houses – maybe even a chapel. You walk in, and sit down. There is nobody else there. You have found one of Amsterdam’s best kept secrets. It’s called a ‘hof.’

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October 2, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Best Children’s Museums Around The World

Toy animals at the Toy Museum in Prague

To help you plan a fun and educational family vacation, here are our top picks for the best children’s museums around the world.

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April 18, 2013 by | 2 Comments

The 10 Best Wine and Food Festivals in the World

Capetown Vineyard

Wine connoisseurs and foodies have plenty to get excited about this year, with a packed roster of gastronomic events taking place around the globe. From celebrity studded culinary masterclasses to grape-stomping competitions, here are 10 Wine and Food festivals that you don’t want to miss.

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April 4, 2013 by | 2 Comments

The 10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Whether your layover is a quick break or an entire 24 hours, venturing outside the airport in one of these ten European multi-faceted cities will make your layover just as memorable as your final destination. Here are our picks for the best European cities for layovers.

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April 1, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Europe’s Most Accessible Cities (and Tips for Getting Around With Limited Mobility)

Rental car in Paris

According to figures released by the UN, there are 650 million people living in this world with some sort of disability, with around eight million of those from Europe, which also has a population that is aging. That’s a huge section of the population and one that until recently was not well served when traveling overseas. However, times they are a-changing and guidelines for accessible travel laid down in the European Parliament are now largely being adhered to or at the very least worked towards.

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March 21, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Amsterdam’s Keukenhof Gardens: Tiptoe through the Tulips

Keukenhof Gardens tours - red tulips

If you’ve got a thing about flowers, color, beauty, history, and/or sweet smelling air, Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands, not far from Amsterdam, is the place for you. It’s gorgeous. So gorgeous, in fact, that no-one has ever taken a bad photograph there. Well, not of the flowers anyway.

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February 25, 2013 by | 17 Comments

Meet Private Guide Karolina Olgers in Amsterdam

Amsterdam private tour guide Karolina

Meet Karolina Olgers, one of Viator’s local experts in Amsterdam with a license to provide private tours of this famous Dutch city.

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February 12, 2013 by | 3 Comments

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