Kröller-Müller Museum in the De Hoge Veluwe National Park

An Afternoon at the Kröller-Müller Museum

The largest national park in the Netherlands is De Hoge Veluwe in Otterlo, largely composed of deciduous forests, boggy fenland, undulating sand dunes and heath. It’s paradise for walkers and cyclists but also contains a surprise — one of the best museums in the country. It’s well worth spending an afternoon at the Kröller-Müller Museum when visiting the park.

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June 24, 2016 by
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Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum

Beyond the Night Watch: How to Spend a Day in the Rijksmuseum  

The Rijksmuseum is Amsterdam’s first stop for Dutch Masters, genre paintings and Golden Age treasures, but many people don’t get past Rembrandt’s iconic The Night Watch. Here’s how to do the collection justice and spend a day in the Rijksmuseum.

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June 20, 2016 by
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How to Spend One Day in Amsterdam

Deciding what to do with just one day in Amsterdam is a tall order — what are your interests? Are you traveling with kids? Is this a first visit to the city? So this is how to spend one day in Amsterdam for anyone who wants a snapshot of the city on a very tight schedule.

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June 3, 2016 by
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Exploring De Pijp in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is not a huge city, but it is diverse in mood, with very distinct village-like areas. One such district that’s definitely on the up is south of the center: Explore De Pijp, and uncover an ethnic melting pot with a buzzing after-dark scene.

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May 27, 2016 by
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Visiting Giethoorn From Amsterdam

Charming Giethoorn

Amsterdam has long been nicknamed the Venice of the North for its myriad canals, but it has a little-known rival in Giethoorn; the peaceful village in the backwater province of Overijssel can be visited on a day trip from Amsterdam

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May 19, 2016 by
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Saving Money with Amsterdam’s Visitor Passes

Appropriately for a city that welcomes more than 14 million visitors each year, Amsterdam is well-served by a diligent tourist information service and has a variety of discounted sightseeing cards. Here’s how to save money with Amsterdam’s visitor passes.

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May 13, 2016 by
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The Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age at the Hermitage Amsterdam

Hermitage Amsterdam just opened the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.

With the opening of the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age at the Hermitage Amsterdam, the city has gained another artistic showstopper to add to its already bountiful arts scene.

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May 6, 2016 by
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Chasing Great Art in Amsterdam

The awesome Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has a world-class collection of Dutch Golden Age art.

For such a small country, the Netherlands certainly punches above its weight when it comes to fabulous art museums – you’ll discover everything from sublime Old Masters to street art – all the major cities are bursting with fine art, from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, Amstelveen to Haarlem. Chasing great art in Amsterdam and its neighboring cities is an enjoyable and rewarding part of any stay in the Netherlands.

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February 9, 2016 by
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New Museums in Amsterdam

Although Amsterdam is celebrated for its world-class art galleries and history museums, it is a city that takes change in its stride, working to upgrade its many attractions, capitalizing on others and readily accepting new ideas. Consequently there are several eye-catching new museums in Amsterdam.

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January 21, 2016 by
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Family Visits to Efteling Theme Park From Amsterdam

The biggest amusement park in the Netherlands is located at Kaatsheuvel, 90 minutes south of Amsterdam, and is much loved by local folks and overseas visitors alike for its fantasy-themed rides and attractions. It’s easy to organize family visits to Efteling theme park from Amsterdam.

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December 18, 2015 by
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