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Amsterdam for Families

To stay sane on your family city break to Amsterdam you’ll need activities, eateries and entertainment that appeal to all family members both little and large. The great news is that most museums and galleries provide information in both English and Dutch and you can swap children’s theatre for quirky mime and puppet acts. The maze of canals means there […]


Indie Trips that Include Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an awesome destination and certainly worthy of its own trip. But we run across travelers all the time who are planning longer, multi-stop, round the world trips. When planning a trip of this magnitude, it’s always difficult narrowing down your itinerary. We built several longer trips that include Amsterdam in the itinerary – from longer, round the world […]


10 Days in the Netherlands Itinerary

Small in size, but large in character, The Netherlands is one of those places where good things come in small packages. Once a large Republic that dominated the world of exploration, The Netherlands is now home to 16.5 million, of which 26% are underwater. While most visitors zip through the capital city of Amsterdam, 10 days gives you a well […]


Why You Should Add Amsterdam to Your RTW Trip

Amsterdam is one of the highlights of any trip to Europe. It’s a city with a boatload of history and is certainly one of a kind. With its liberal governing ways, circular design with canals providing a backdrop of beauty and uniqueness, leaving Amsterdam off any trip to Europe is not recommended. Many people automatically think of the famed red […]


Amsterdam Gift Guide

Whether you’re shopping for someone who’s planning a trip to Amsterdam or who just can’t stop talking about how much they love this iconic city, there’s sure to be something in this collection of Amsterdam gift ideas to please just about everyone. And hey, if you’re the Amsterdam-o-phile in question, feel free to just send the whole list on to […]


How Best to Do Business in Amsterdam

As a gateway to most European cities, the city of Amsterdam – although renowned for its tourism – is viewed as a perfect city in which to base and conduct business. With a high trade and financial services orientation (this sector employs around 120,000 individuals) business in this bustling, vibrant city is frequently conducted with major players in, for example, […]


National Windmill Day

One of the iconic symbols of the Netherlands is the windmill, so it’s only natural that there’s a national holiday honoring these historic machines. National Windmill Day falls on the 2nd Saturday in May each year, and usually the festivities span over the course of the whole weekend. Windmills around the Netherlands are decorated for National Windmill Day, and the […]


Getting from Amsterdam to Antwerp (and return)

Antwerp is a city located in the Belgium region of Flanders and is known for being the world’s leading “diamond city”. It is also a very relaxing city to visit. Due to its long history, Antwerp has many interesting historical buildings to see. Lately, it has become a trendy city, offering the perfect mix of history and modern life. Although […]


Getting from Amsterdam to Hague (and return)

The Hague (Den Haag, Dutch) is the seat of the Dutch parliament and government , as well as the residence of Queen Beatrix, but it’s not the capital of Netherlands. That honor is reserved for Amsterdam. The Hague is located on the shores of the North Sea and is home to Scheveningen, the most popular seaside resort. It is totally […]


Getting from Amsterdam to Maastricht (and return)

Maastricht is the southernmost city in Netherlands , located within walking distance of from Belgium. It is the oldest city in Netherlands and is home to amazing architecture. It is also known for the great cuisine and excellent shops. It mostly appeals to tourists because of its historical old center and shopping opportunities. Those who visit Amsterdam, often plan to […]