When you are traveling it can be really fun to go to a concert from one of your favorite bands that happens to be in town on one of the same nights you are. Amsterdam has surprisingly few venues for major touring bands to play, but the good news is that the major ones are quite good and relatively easy […]

Concerts in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, but most countries – including Australia – have their official embassies in The Hague (Den Haag). The Hague can be reached in a bit under an hour by train, for under €10 for an adult. The Embassy is about 3 km from Centraal Station in Den Haag. Public transportation runs on the same […]

Australian Embassy in Amsterdam

In spite of Amsterdam being the capital of the Netherlands, most of the mind-numbing government work is done in the The Hague (Den Haag). This includes the Canadian Embassy, unfortunately. Unlike the US and UK, Canada does not have a consulate in Amsterdam so you must travel to the embassy Den Haag for all citizen services as well as visa […]

Canadian Embassy in Amsterdam

Even though Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, most of the paperwork for the country is done in The Hague (Den Haag), which is about 50 minutes away by train. But before you head to the train station, realize that most citizen services for UK passport holders are performed at the consulate in Amsterdam. Trains to Den Haag leave […]

British Embassy & Consulates in Amsterdam

While Amsterdam is officially the capital of the Netherlands, much of the paper-pushing and office stuff is located down in the Hague (Den Haag). Trains go several times per hour from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal and the journey takes about 50 minutes and costs just under €10 each way for adults. The Embassy is about a 10-minute walk […]

US Embassy & Consulates in Amsterdam