A Unique Visit to FloraHolland Aalsmeer

Aalsmeer Auction Centre

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 trade in plants and flowers. Their Aalsmeer site is […]

A Cycling Adventure in Holland

On the road in Holland

Holland is a Cyclist’s Paradise! The Netherlands is well known around the world for its love of bikes – so where could be better for a cycling holiday in Europe? With great cycle highways (complete with their own traffic lights) and more bikes than people, Holland is a cyclist’s paradise. This seven day adventure takes […]

Amsterdam Tours for Cruise Passengers

Amsterdam Port

Amsterdam Tours: Worry-free Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers: The Port of Amsterdam is a very popular stop for ocean cruises and the Amsterdam Cruise Terminal is also the starting point for hundreds of European river cruises.  If your cruise to Amsterdam  or river cruise from Amsterdam includes some free time in this historic city, Viator […]

Bloembollenstreek – The Bulb Fields of Holland

Bloembollenstreek

Bloembollenstreek – The Bulb Fields of Holland is a 30 km Stretch From Haarlem to Leiden: The Netherlands is famous for its tulips and other bulbous flowers like the daffodils, hyacinths, lilies, irises and lilies. In a 30 km area stretching from Haarlem to Leiden is Holland’s Bloembollenstreek or Bollenstreek (bulb district), the most important […]

Coffeeshops in Amsterdam

Amsterdam-Coffee-Shop

In Amsterdam Coffeeshops Cannabis Are Openly Sold for Recreational Use: Like its De Wallen Red Light District, the coffeeshops in Amsterdam (gedoogbeleid) are a unique feature of the Dutch culture and one that attracts many visitors to the country. In the coffeeshops in Amsterdam it is not the cappuccino or latte that customers seek out […]

Amsterdam by Bike – Seeing Amsterdam the Truly Dutch Way

Amsterdam Sightseeing Bike Tours

Amsterdam by Bike is The Truly Dutch Way of Sightseeing in Amsterdam: There are many ways of getting around Amsterdam – by bus, tram or metro – but the preferred Dutch way of travel is cycling. Amsterdam is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and there are nearly 400 kilometres of bicycle […]

De Wallen – Amsterdam’s Red Light District

De Wallen, Amsterdam

De Wallen – Amsterdam’s Famous Red Light District: For some, one of the most exciting (or some may say, ‘sexciting’) districts in Amsterdam is its Red Light District. Amsterdam’s Red Light District is famous the world over and has long been one of the city’s major tourist attractions. And it’s not just those in search […]

Alkmaar Cheese Market – A Traditional Dutch Cheese Market

Traditional Cheese Market

See Cheese Traded the Traditional Way at The Alkmaar Cheese Market: Alkmaar is a medieval city with many attractions, but the one thing that brings visitors here in droves in summer is its traditional cheese market. The Alkmaar Cheese Market is one of the four remaining traditional cheese markets in the Netherlands. Alkmaar Cheese Market […]

Keukenhof – The World’s Most Beautiful Spring Garden

Keukenhof Park

Keukenhof is the Largest Bulb Flower Park in the World  : World famous for its tulips, the Netherlands is a country that literally blooms at springtime. And if you love gardens and flowers you will most certainly by thrilled by the colourful displays of tulips and other springtime bulbs in bloom. A magnificent place to […]

Amsterdam Attractions – NEMO Science Centre

Nemo Science Centre, Amsterdam

Nemo presents Science and Technology in a Fun way for Visitors: On any canal cruise of Amsterdam’s waterways, you will come face to face with a gigantic green building jutting into the water and which looks like a ship’s hull. Meet NEMO, Netherland’s largest science centre, located about 15 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station. […]