Tag Archives: Netherlands

The 10 Best European Cities for Layovers

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

12 of the Most Beautiful Castles and Palaces in Europe

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With its tumultuous history of feuding Royals and battling troops, its no surprise that Europe harbors an impressive array of castles and palaces, many of which boast spectacular locations. From the official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to the real-life Sleeping Beauty Castle, here are 12 of the most beautiful Castles and Palaces in […]

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March 19, 2013 by | 4 Comments

The Quieter Side of Amsterdam – Exploring the Jordaan


Taking a tour of Amsterdam’s Jordaan district to the west of the city center and the western canal belt lets you experience a quieter side of Amsterdam and to escape the tourist crowds. This former working class district, a slum in the 18th century, is now one of the most beautiful areas of the city […]

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December 14, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Team Europe Update: Ryan & Asha in Amsterdam


From Dublin, Ryan and Asha flew to Amsterdam for their second stop. There they got to spend another four days touring the city and the surrounds. Here’s little a summary of what they did.

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May 14, 2012 by | Comments Off on Team Europe Update: Ryan & Asha in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Red Light District By Night

From tree-lined canals and museums by day, to an explosion of electronic music and illicit offerings at night, Amsterdam certainly lives up to its name as a European party destination. In that spirit here are my recommendations for a night out on Amsterdam’s straats (streets) and pleins (squares).

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March 2, 2012 by | 6 Comments

[VIDEO] Dutch Villages and Countryside Bike Tour


A perfect blue sky, friendly companions, and a knowledgeable guide – what else could you ask for on a Dutch Villages and Countryside Bike tour? We met at the Yellow Bike office near Central Station and biked the quick route to the ferry where we crossed over to the north part of Amsterdam and started […]

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November 2, 2011 by | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Dutch Villages and Countryside Bike Tour

Fear and Loathing in Amsterdam

Now, while it’s mostly against the law to obtain, carry or have drugs or restricted substances outside of ye old Amsterdam and the Netherlands, you can have a little pleasure Low Land style across the flatlands as long as you keep it clean. So mind your Ps and Qs, as they say, and keep on […]

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May 4, 2009 by | 7 Comments

Day Trips from Amsterdam

Traveling further afield from Amsterdam? You can try the well-known tourist destinations in Belgium like Bruges and Ghent, or Antwerp and Brussels. Yet there are several options for quicker day trips from Amsterdam, whether your tastes lean towards modern urbanism or pastoral tulip fields.

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June 13, 2008 by | 9 Comments

Suggested Itineraries: 3 Days in Amsterdam

The rumors are true, illicit offerings abound for the Amsterdam traveler, but there is so much more. Amsterdam has all the offerings of a major world capital, and yet the atmosphere here is more akin to a village with tree-lined canals, art museums and a strong café culture. Even for the most puritanical visitors, Amsterdam […]

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November 13, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Squatting in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is famous worldwide for its liberal attitudes. Amongst its residents, it is more known for its shortage of housing. In the past decades, this problem has been solved by squatting. Nearly everyone I met in Amsterdam lives, or had once lived, in a squat. But with the social and political climate of the city […]

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November 6, 2007 by | 5 Comments