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Safety in Amsterdam: Real Threats and Common Misconceptions

September 25, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Like every city in the world, Amsterdam has a few safety concerns each visitor needs to bear in mind.  It’s important to be aware to have a safe holiday; after all, all’s well that ends well.  Some of the perceived dangers are non existent, while other things may be overlooked by visitors...

Shopping Like A Local – Finding What You Need In Amsterdam

September 16, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Sometimes when you’re in a foreign city, you find yourself in need of practical items that you may have forgotten at home.  For locals things like groceries, stamps, household junk and medicine is easy to find, but obtaining these every day items can be a challenge when abroad.  Luckily, Amsterdam...

Amsterdam Souvenir Ideas – From Traditional Clogs To The Truly Weird

Amsterdam Souvenir Ideas – From Traditional Clogs To The Truly Weird September 10, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
When you walk around the streets of Amsterdam, it’s not hard to figure out what some of the typical souvenirs are.  Every shop has a similar assortment of these very Dutch items, and the shops in and around the Bloemenmarkt have some of the best prices.  Here are some souvenir ideas, from the...

Don’t Want to Stand Out? How To Act Like A Local In Amsterdam

September 7, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Amsterdam is the world’s most international city.  One quarter of Amsterdam’s population doesn’t even speak Dutch, and the number of tourists and expats mixed with the locals is staggering.  As a result, its very easy to look like a local. The most important thing you need to remember...

Discount Cards In Amsterdam – IAMsterdam and Museum Card

August 27, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
When you visit Amsterdam you will notice that there are many tourist coupons and cards available to save you money during your visit.  The most common of these are the IAMsterdam card and the Museumkaart (museum card), and many times visitors are confused between these two cards and what they offer. ...

Bargaining At Amsterdam’s Markets

Bargaining At Amsterdam’s Markets August 24, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Amsterdam has quite a few markets that are worth visiting.  Waterlooplein wraps around the city hall, and has a variety of stands selling nick knacks, trinkets, gadgets and vintage items.  From signs to clothes to boots you can find some truly unique items; some of the more typical souvenirs, including...

Navigating Amsterdam’s Public Transit System

Navigating Amsterdam’s Public Transit System August 17, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Because Amsterdam has a relatively compact city center with an extensive network of bicycle paths, the best way to get around is on foot or to rent a bike.  Public transit can be crowded, unreliable, expensive, and relatively slow considering the amount of traffic in the city center.  Still, if you...

Summer Party Time: Outdoor Dance Festivals in Amsterdam

Summer Party Time: Outdoor Dance Festivals in Amsterdam August 1, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
There are many dance festivals happening in and around Amsterdam during the summer months. From major commercial productions to underground raves with secret locations – if you like to dance, you will find a party to go to. Weather is an important factor for any outdoor festival, and in Amsterdam...

Mud Walking – A Truly Dutch (and Muddy) Past-Time

Mud Walking – A Truly Dutch (and Muddy) Past-Time July 21, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Between the North coast of the Netherlands and the 5 Frisian islands lies the Waddenzee. During low tide, it is possible to walk across the muddy sea floor to one of the islands; known as wadlopen, or mud walking, it is a very popular past time with the locals. Hikes of up to 12km in knee deep mud...

What to Bring to Amsterdam – Helpful Tips for When You’re Packing

July 19, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
What You’ll Need Weather changes in Amsterdam are incredibly sudden. Even though we’ve had some record high temperatures this summer, it doesn’t change the fact that the morning can be sunny and tropical, while the evening can bring a massive thunder storm. But even these dramatic...