Where to go

Delft Canal View

Delft – A Dutch Treat in More Ways than One

DELFT HAS HISTORY, ART, A THRIVING WEEKEND MARKET, DELFT BLUE POTTERY AND LOTS MORE: Delft is best-known the world over for its Delft Blue pottery. However, a visit to this charming town in the province of South Holland (Zuid-Holland) reminds us that Delft's appeal extends way beyond its famous … [Read More...]

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Things to see

Jacobs Hoeve Cheese Farm

A Greater Appreciation of Dutch Cheeses at Jacobs Hoeve

AT THE JACOBS HOEVE CHEESE FARM WE GOT TO TASTE SOME OF THEIR DELICIOUS CHEESES: On our trip from Amsterdam to Volendam we stopped by the Jacobs Hoeve Cheese Farm in Katwoude, a village in the province of North Holland, about 2 km north of Monnickendam. The cheese farm enjoys an idyllic setting … [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

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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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