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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 City Camping at its Best

Amsterdam City Camping at its Best June 22, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
'Wagonette' at Zeeburg Campsite, Amsterdam There are just two campsites close to Amsterdam, so you’d do well to be organized and book at least a few weeks ahead, particularly for a weekend. Since the global recession struck a couple of years ago, it’s the first time in many years that...

Just how safe is Amsterdam?

Just how safe is Amsterdam? May 16, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Safety tips for Amsterdam - don't leave your bike without locking it to a fixed object By Scott Roane In the last few months, a few negative comments from visitors about safety in Amsterdam caught my attention. After discovering the source of their worries to be some older versions of well known...

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...

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...

Cycling Tips for Amsterdam’s Snowy Streets

Cycling Tips for Amsterdam’s Snowy Streets December 12, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you’re cycling around Amsterdam on a snowy day, here are a few tips to keep you from skidding into a canal: 1.  Brake gradually, which means you’ll probably have to cycle slowly.  Hitting the breaks hard will cause you to lose control.  Braking gradually is especially important if you...

Need a Washroom Break? How to Find a Toilet in Amsterdam

Need a Washroom Break? How to Find a Toilet in Amsterdam November 3, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
We’ve all been there: running around a foreign city, taking in the sights, standing in the middle of a busy intersection realizing you have to go to the bathroom and have left the clean museum toilets behind… Luckily, finding a washroom in Amsterdam is easy.  Considering a lot of bars and...

How to Look Like a Local in Amsterdam

How to Look Like a Local in Amsterdam October 18, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Fashion in Amsterdam is very eclectic, in part due to the multicultural nature of the city.  With so many interesting characters roaming equally interesting neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, it’s difficult to shock or stand out too much with whatever you may be wearing. That being...