Where to go

Volendam

Volendam – A Quaint Village in North Holland

VOLENDAM - A CHARMING AND PICTURESQUE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE: Volendam is a quaint village in North Holland that is well known for its old fishing boats, bustling waterfront and the traditional Dutch costumes that a handful of residents still wear. This charming and picturesque town was once an … [Read More...]

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Things to see

Aalsmeer Auction Centre

A Unique Visit to FloraHolland Aalsmeer

AALSMEER IS SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS "THE FLOWER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD": On a recent trip to Amsterdam we visited the FloraHolland Auction Centre in Aalsmeer (Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer). FloraHolland is the largest flower auction centre in the world and they handle about 60% of the international … [Read More...]

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Shopping

Vat Tax Refund - Schiphol

How to Claim Your VAT Refund at Schiphol Airport

Allow Time If You're Claiming Your VAT Tax Refund at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: Although, we did all our shopping in Italy, Amsterdam was our final port of exit from the EU and this was where we had to have our VAT refund processed.  This was good as it gave us the opportunity to check out the … [Read More...]

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Eating and Drinking

The famous Art Deco Amsterdam American Hotel

Café Americain – Amsterdam’s Art Deco Grand Café

Dinner at Amsterdam's Art Deco Grand Café: Amsterdam has a number of grand cafés where you can enjoy dining in elegance and on our one free night in Amsterdam, we chose to dine at Café Americain, the oldest of the grand cafés in this city. Café Americain is one of the restaurants of the … [Read More...]

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Getting around

Venlo Railway Station by J.Roßkamp

Venlo Railway Station – Venlo, Netherlands

Venlo Railway Station in Venlo Has Good Connections to Major Dutch Cities: Venlo Railway Station serves the town of Venlo and is part of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen railway network, one of the Dutch railway operators. Although Venlo is a small town of only 90,000 people, it is well connected by … [Read More...]

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Useful Facts

Van der Valk Hotel

Van der Valk Hotel Middleburg

HOTEL REVIEW: GREAT "LIVE COOKING" BUFFET DINNER AT THE VAN DER VALK HOTEL: On route from Luxembourg to Rotterdam, we stopped at the Van der Valk Hotel Middleburg for one night. This 4-star modern Middleburg hotel is a part of the … [Read More...]

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News & Events

Koningsdag

Koningsdag 2014 – King’s Day in Amsterdam

KONINGSDAG OR KING'S DAY IS THE OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY OF THE KING OF NETHERLANDS: Since 1949, the Dutch have been celebrating Koninginnedag or Queen's Day (or Queensday) on April 30th.  All that changed on April 30, 2013 when King Willem-Alexander … [Read More...]

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