Tag Archives: Amsterdam

Amsterdam as a local: Get the full experience part 2

 Relax as a local Amsterdam is certainly not known for its great weather, but whenever Dutch people see the sun peeking through the clouds, they sit wherever they are or run to the nearest park or beach. Vondelpark – This … Continue reading

Smoke on the Water: 25th Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam

This is going to be tricky and controversial, but let’s face the truth: 23% of the 8 million tourists that visit Amsterdam every year go to a Coffee Shop during their stay. For those of you that don’t know what … Continue reading

Tourism in Amsterdam [Infographic]

Amsterdam: weed, English tourists and prostitutes are immediate associations, but I swear to god there’s other stuff to enjoy. We’ve cobbled together this infographic to give an overview of the tourism activity in Amsterdam. Bloody foreigners – where are you … Continue reading

Top airport restaurants

Airport dining sounds about as much fun as medieval surgery. Greasy, undercooked, carelessly composed and poorly presented ‘food’ is pretty much standard fare in far too many airports. I’ll happily browse the duty free for deals on Absolut, Jim Beam … Continue reading

Ten top day trips from Amsterdam

Most tourists coming to Netherlands have Amsterdam at the top of their list. Many have Amsterdam as the only thing on their list. True, there’s loads to see in Amsterdam, but there’s also plenty of attractions just outside the city. … Continue reading

Queen’s Day competition winner announced!

Once again, this wasn’t an easy one – we received so many comments on this competition! It was fantastic, but also really difficult, reading through them all and deciding a winner.  There are so many people that deserve to celebrate Queen’s … Continue reading

Win Queen’s Day in Amsterdam!

It’s by far the biggest celebration of the Dutch calendar, but remains virtually unheard of outside of the Netherlands.  However, try to have an amble along the canals on 30th April and you’ll wonder if the Dutch have been drinking … Continue reading

Amsterdam Trio Competition winner announced!

Maaaan…this was a tough one.  We got SO many comments on the latest competition blogpost.  It was fantastic but also really difficult reading through them all and deciding a winner.  There are so many people that deserve a break, a … Continue reading

Insiders Guide to Amsterdam

As a follow-up to our Top Amsterdam Blogs post, we’ve roped our Amsterdam Experts into providing some expert insider tips to enjoying a fantastic trip to Amsterdam. Thanks very much to: Vicky Hampton, the Amsterdam Foodie Kira Nijenhuis, from Life … Continue reading

15 Top UNESCO sites in Europe

Europe might be full of foreigners, small hotel rooms and questionable border security, but one thing it really does have going for it is the depth and breadth of history throughout the continent.  Like tropical rainforest is for plant and … Continue reading