Category: Things To Do

Visiting Keukenhof Gardens and a Bulb Farm Outside of Amsterdam

April 23, 2015

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The notable tulips

Every year I saw them again: beautiful photos of colorful fields and greenhouses filled with a wide range of flowers. I’d tell myself I’d go next year, but something always came up. Until this spring. When I saw that I could visit the Keukenhof Gardens and a real bulb farm with Viator, I packed my camera and headed to Amsterdam.

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Following in Anne Frank’s Footsteps in Amsterdam

April 23, 2015

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The story of the Jews in Amsterdam did not start and end with Anne Frank, but was part of a long and successful integration into the city that started with Sephardic Jews coming to Amsterdam from Spain and Portugal in the late 16th century. Following in Anne Frank’s footsteps in Amsterdam today means treading the paths of this community also.

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Keukenhof Gardens

April 2, 2015

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The tulips are coming out in The Netherlands – it must be springtime. Every year, March is eagerly awaited by gardeners everywhere, not just because it’s the time when plants will actually start growing again and they can get back outside with their buckets and spades, but because March is the month when Keukenhof Gardens tours start each year for its short two-month burst of splendor.

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Museumplein Weekend, Amsterdam

April 2, 2015

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It seems to be Amsterdam’s intention to have one long party this summer. Not only are the Holland Festival, Nuit Blanche and the Amsterdam Roots Festival booked into the city’s cultural calendar, but now the Museumplein Weekend jamboree has been announced.

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Amsterdam Spring Festivals

April 2, 2015

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With winter safely behind, Amsterdam leaps back into life come spring, with some of the city’s most popular festivals from March through May. Amsterdam spring festivals bring thousands of people into the city and to its surrounding bulb fields.

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Top Sights in Amsterdam’s Old Center

March 26, 2015

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Amsterdam’s oldest district is also its most central, focusing on Dam Square, the Oude Kerk and Nieuwmarkt as well as the canals Oudezijds Voorburgwaal and Oudezijds Achterburgwaal. Top sights in Amsterdam’s Old Center include the Red Light District; some of the best gabled architecture in the city; several excellent (and some not so good) museums; and bars, restaurants and shops by the hundred.

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Following the Tulip Bulb Route to Keukenhof

March 12, 2015

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One of Europe’s top seasonal attractions, Keukenhof Gardens at Lisse bills itself as ‘the most photographed attraction in the world’. Opening for just eight weeks every year in spring, the gardens fade quickly but the Tulip Bulb Route to Keukenhof does last for slightly longer.

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Win an Amsterdam city sightseeing tour and a diamond from Gassan Diamonds!

March 9, 2015

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Amsterdam

Make your next vacation to Amsterdam even better with this amazing tour package for 2! Read on to find out how to win.

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Ten Best Places for Foodies in Amsterdam

February 12, 2015

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Yes, Amsterdam is the city of great art masterpieces; canals and bridges; sex and drugs and rock’n’roll, but these days it’s fast becoming a foodie destination in its own right. Here are my suggestions for the ten best places for foodies in Amsterdam.

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Exhibitions to Brighten January in Amsterdam

January 29, 2015

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With new arts centers springing up on the north side of the IJ waterway and temporary displays in the great art museums of Musemplein, 2015 brings plenty of exhibitions to brighten January in Amsterdam.

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