Category: Things To Do

Five Reasons to Visit The Hague

June 15, 2015

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As the capital of the Netherlands, The Hague is a handsome, genteel city with some of the best art museums in the country, a cluster of medieval parliament buildings and an atmospheric old heart. Often overlooked in the headlong rush to Amsterdam, here are five very good reasons to visit The Hague.

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Top Five Summer Festivals in Rotterdam

June 11, 2015

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Rotterdam becomes party central during the summer months, with celebrations of food, drama and music kicking off with the raucous national holiday of King’s Day on April 27. From then on, across the summer there’s barely a weekend when the city is not celebrating. Here’s a list of the top five summer festivals in Rotterdam.

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The History of Delft Pottery

March 5, 2015

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Within easy striking distance of Rotterdam, The Hague and Amsterdam, Delft is a lovely Dutch town with its share of canals and medieval architecture. It is the burial place of Prince William of Orange, the founder of the Dutch royal family, as well as the base of several porcelain factories producing iconic blue-and-white china. Here’s where to learn about the history of Delft pottery.

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How to Spend the Day in Gouda

February 19, 2015

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Gouda – the self-proclaimed cheese capital of the world – is an easy hop from Amsterdam or just east of both Rotterdam and The Hague. It’s a mellow town of canals, gables and courtyards famous for its iconic, orange-wax-wrapped rounds of cheese; back in the 15th century it was a wealthy brewing center and still retains its town center full of fine Gothic buildings. Here’s how to spend the day in Gouda, which is best explored on foot or by bike.

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The SS Rotterdam Story

February 5, 2015

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The steamship SS Rotterdam was once the flagship of the Holland-America Line, which was founded in 1873 and had its HQ in Rotterdam.

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Shore Excursions to The Netherlands

December 11, 2014

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With the development of the harbor along the IJ waterfront, Amsterdam has become a popular stop on cruises along Europe’s northern coastline and is the focus of fascinating shore excursions to The Netherlands.

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