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Amsterdam’s Rising Northern Star

Amsterdam’s Rising Northern Star April 19, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Typical wooden houses along Amsterdam North's original sea djke By Scott Roane Bordering Amsterdam’s Centraal Station, Amsterdam North district, Noord, has been a significant, if less than salubrious part of the city since the late 14th century. Between then and the 19th century, its dubious...

Bloomin’ Amazing – Bloemencorso Bollenstreek

Bloomin’ Amazing – Bloemencorso Bollenstreek April 18, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Bloemencorso Flower Parade By Scott Roane The bulb-region (bollenstreek) flower parade (bloemencorso), one of the largest and most spectacular flower parades of the year, starts on Saturday April 21, in the city of Noordwijk, around 20 kilometres from Amsterdam. Departing at 9.30 a.m. it winds its way...

Amsterdam ‘Proosts’ Easter in True Dutch Style

Amsterdam ‘Proosts’ Easter in True Dutch Style April 13, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Brouwerij 't IJ, Amsterdam's Local Brewery By Scott Roane Until May, or until the barrels run dry, which given the unusually warm and sunny weather could be sooner rather than later, visitors to Amsterdam’s unique micro brewery, Brouwerij ‘t IJ can sample the special ‘PaasIJ’ brew....

Authentic Amsterdam

Authentic Amsterdam April 6, 2011 | Events, Romantic, Things to Do | Read More
Palais van de Weemoet, Amsterdam By Scott Roane At a first glance the name of this art deco cabaret theater, Paleis van de Weemoet,  meaning Palace of Sadness or Melancholy, complete with Tiffany glass table lamps and candle light doesn’t sound so appealing. This tiny dinner theater located discretely...

Museum Mania in Amsterdam

Museum Mania in Amsterdam March 31, 2011 | Events, free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
NEMO Science Museum - Free Entry for Museum Weekend This coming weekend, starting on Saturday 2 April, it’s Museum Weekend in the Netherlands. This means that 33 museums in Amsterdam will be offering something for nothing! And in the case of 15 museums this means that entrance is free. These include: Allard...

Unlimited Museum Access in Amsterdam

Unlimited Museum Access in Amsterdam March 25, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam - The Sunflowers By Scott Roane   Many visitors to Amsterdam don’t know about the city’s Museumjaarkaart (Museum Year Pass) as it is only marketed to locals and residents. And even those that do know about it  simply don’t consider it. Why pay for a whole year,...

A Night at the Movies – Amsterdam Style

A Night at the Movies – Amsterdam Style March 23, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Cinemas in Amsterdam have more to offer than just films An evening at the movies during a visit to Amsterdam might not be the first thing you’d think of to top your list of things to do. But given that Amsterdam is prone to the odd spring rain shower or two, combined with the fact that some of...

Underground Amsterdam

Underground Amsterdam March 18, 2011 | free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
By Scott Roane A new metro line, the Noord/Zuidlijn is currently being built from the North to the South of Amsterdam, directly under the old centre. As the ground is mostly sand, Amsterdam’s buildings are all built on long (up to 20 metres) wooden poles in the ground. This makes building the tunnels...

Flower Power at Keukenhof

Flower Power at Keukenhof March 10, 2011 | free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Keukenhof flower gardens in Spring By Scott Roane The fact that the website of the Keukenhof, the Netherlands famous flower exhibition, is in 11 different languages tells you something about its popularity as a tourist destination. With over 800,000 Germans alone visiting each year, you get an...

Icing on the Cake for Amsterdam Foodies

Icing on the Cake for Amsterdam Foodies March 9, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
By Scott Roane Following Food Film Festivals in New York, Bologna and London, the Netherlands’ first Food Film Festival will be held in Amsterdam from 18 – 20 March. Organized by the Youth Food Movement, the youth arm of the Slow Food Movement. The event will be held at Studio K cultural center...
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