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Amsterdam, the Birthplace of Brewing

Amsterdam, the Birthplace of Brewing June 29, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Brouwerij 't IJ, Amsterdam As the birth-place of the world-famous Heineken brewery, now one of the biggest brewers in the world with over 200 brands, a trip to Amsterdam wouldn’t be complete without at least a little bit of sampling. And with so many local beers to choose from there’s  a big...

Wild Night Out in Amsterdam

Wild Night Out in Amsterdam June 28, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Amsterdam's Artis Zoo by Night July 2 and 16 On a few special days during the summer months Amsterdam’s Royal Artis Zoo opens its doors until sunset (around 22:30). During these extended opening hours, not only do you get to the see the animals bedding down for the night during special tours (including...

The Netherlands in One Week

The Netherlands in One Week June 24, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Historical Village, Broek in Waterland, The Netherlands Day 1 Don’t pick up the car at Schiphol airport if arriving by plane as the first stop is Amsterdam, where parking will cost almost as much as your hotel. If you have to arrive by car then there are a couple of options. Hotels and B&B’s...

Amsterdam Beaches to Suit All Tastes

Amsterdam Beaches to Suit All Tastes June 22, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Blijburg Beach, Amsterdam When considering Amsterdam as a holiday destination, the UNESCO listed historical centre and its huge array of cultural activities plays a dominant role. But there’s another side to Amsterdam that guarantees a true holiday feel – its beaches (stranden in Dutch). In terms...

Amsterdam’s Free Summer Festivals

Amsterdam’s Free Summer Festivals June 10, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Amsterdam Free Concerts - Harbour Festival Ijmuiden Amsterdam might not be the cheapest city in Europe for a holiday, but with just a little bit of effort, there’s plenty to discover that won’t cost you a cent. And at the same, this added effort will probably take you to many wonderful parts of Amsterdam...

World’s Largest Euro-Asian Festival in the Netherlands

World’s Largest Euro-Asian Festival in the Netherlands May 23, 2011 | Events, Romantic, Things to Do | Read More
Dance Performance at the Tong Tong Festival At this year’s Tong Tong Festival in The Hague, Asian food, culture, dance, fashion and markets come together, to provide two weeks of multicultural entertainment. Located on the Malieveld park, opposite The Hague’s Central Station, you may only be a 40-minute...

Best of Amsterdam this Weekend

Best of Amsterdam this Weekend May 20, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Secret 20s Party, Amsterdam By Scott Roane Muziektheater (Music Theatre) Open Day 21 May, 10:00-17:00 The Amsterdam Music Theatre is opening its doors for opera and ballet enthusiasts of all ages. Everybody is welcome to have a look backstage, attend workshops, debates and interviews. Visitors can also...

Amsterdam for Free

Amsterdam for Free May 9, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Views are for Free from the Central Library, Amsterdam By Scott Roane Wherever you are in the world, recent headlines have been dominated by rising food prices, rising inflation and fuel prices on the up. It’s enough to put anyone off taking a well deserved break. But there is good news.  In my...

A Slice of History with Your Afternoon Tea

A Slice of History with Your Afternoon Tea May 6, 2011 | Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Kompasszaal Amsterdam By Scott Roane De Kompaszaal (The Compass Hall) is a Grand Café and restaurant located in the historic 1950s departure hall of the former KNSM (Royal Dutch Shipping Company). The hall offers fantastic views over the IJ river and the terrace is said to be the most spectacular...

Amsterdam’s Lesser Known Markets

Amsterdam’s Lesser Known Markets April 29, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Organic Farmers Market, Puurmarkt, Selling Local Produce in Amsterdam By Scott Roane As the weather starts to pick up, a great way to discover more of Amsterdam than the popular central area,  is to take yourself on a tour of Amsterdam’s lesser-known markets. As well as seeing various parts of the...