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Personal stories, travel hacks, and travel tips for the top destinations in Netherlands. Check them out to get the most out of your trip!

When I first moved to Amsterdam, I was struck by the city’s blend of old and new. Among the gems I discovered, Hotel Arena stands out for its rich history and modern elegance. Nestled beside the tranquil Oosterpark, this four-star hotel is housed in a former 19th-century orphanage, beautifully juxtaposing its historic roots with contemporary design. The …

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Welcome to Café Hill Street Blues, where the artsy punk decor and live music events create a diverse, globally-minded environment. While lacking structured educational content, it offers insights into contemporary subcultures and maintains its authentic underground feel. Conveniently located and with interactive opportunities, it provides a welcoming and engaging experience for visitors.

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I recently rented a boat as a group since I had friends in town visiting Amsterdam. This wasn’t my first time renting a boat in Amsterdam, but after this experience, I felt that I had enough lay of the land to showcase different perspectives on how to truly rent a boat for the right price. …

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The Royal Palace Amsterdam (also known as Koninklijk Paleis van Amsterdam or Paleis op de Dam) is one of the most significant landmarks in the Netherlands. It’s in the center of Amsterdam, opposite the War Memorial and next to the Nieuwe Kerk. The palace’s history dates back to the 17th Century when it was initially …

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King’s Day is easily one of my favorite festivals in the Netherlands. It’s the perfect harmonious blend of a Mardi Gras-like atmosphere and a family-friendly and enjoyable experience for any path you want to go to celebrate the festival. In this guide, I will showcase the variety of options. You have to celebrate the way …

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The Maastricht Caves in the Netherlands offer a fascinating glimpse into history, from their use as limestone quarries by farmers and monks to their strategic role during World War II and the cement industry’s impact until 2018. Today, visitors can explore this vast underground network, admire its artworks, and learn about its evolution and significance through guided tours.

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Amsterdam’s enchanting canals, rich history, and vibrant arts scene make it a photographer’s paradise. As a travel photographer, I’m drawn to the timeless beauty of this European city, where every corner tells a story. The intricate network of waterways, flanked by historic buildings, offers endless opportunities for capturing the city’s essence. It’s this beauty that …

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A Brief History Founded in the 19th century, Westerpark was Amsterdam’s first urban public garden. Its transformation from an industrial site used for gas production to a beloved public park is a story of innovation and community spirit. Today, it serves as a green oasis amidst the urban landscape, offering a peaceful retreat and a …

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The Upside Down Museum: An Overview With 1500m2 of interactive exhibits and 25 rooms, this is the largest Instagram museum in Europe. You’ll be immersed in a whimsical and magical experience from the moment you enter. Explore the upside-down rooms, stunning decors, and mind-bending installations. Get ready to challenge your perspective and capture amazing photos, …

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Restaurant Kyo is easily one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Amsterdam. This local gem is next to Nieuwmark in the old town of Amsterdam and features authentic dining in Japanese culture. The food is spot on, with hand-curated sashimi and incredible soba noodles.  At Restaurant Kyo, you’ll find a traditional Japanese gastro-pub style with …

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Every year, I look forward to the full bloom of beautiful cherry blossoms in Spring in Amsterdam and the entire Netherlands. It’s partly because we survived the last six months of torrential rain, sleet, and hail. That’s part of life living in the Netherlands. But the most important thing is recognizing how bad weather makes …

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After making the trip from Amsterdam, I recently spent three days in Efteling Theme Park. I was excited to make the trip as I’ve heard so many good things about Efteling, the largest theme park in the Netherlands and one of the oldest theme parks in the world. After renting a car and driving from …

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Step into the world of Frans Hals at the Rijksmuseum’s ‘Strokes of Genius’ exhibit—a rare gathering of over 50 masterpieces showcasing the transformative brushwork and vivid portrayal of 17th-century life by the Dutch master, now enriched by an unprecedented global collaboration.

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The Netherlands, a small yet culturally rich country, boasts an impressive array of museums and heritage sites that cater to various interests and disciplines. Whatever your interests are, the Netherlands has a museum for them. When traveling through this beautiful country, you can immerse yourself in history, science, and world-famous artworks by visiting some of …

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Amidst the bustling streets of Amsterdam, the Max Brown Hotel Museum Square, part of the Sircle Collection of hotels, provides a haven of calm elegance and understated charm. Positioned within a quiet, picturesque residential area, the hotel’s prime location allows guests to explore the city’s cultural treasures easily. With world-famous museums, such as the Van …

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Montelbaanstoren, also known as the Crazy Jack Tower, stands proudly as a historic landmark on the banks of the Oudeschans Canal in Amsterdam. This tower, built in 1516, played a crucial role in defending the eastern side of the harbor from potential attacks. With its unique architectural features and rich historical significance, Montelbaanstoren is a …

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Delft, just south of Den Haag (The Hague), is a positively ancient town in the Netherlands, forever linked to the legacy of Johannes Vermeer and the Royal House of Orange. Its rich history and timeless charm make it a great destination, and it’s just a hop, skip, and jump from Amsterdam by train. Here’s how …

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Amsterdam is a popular tourist spot in Europe that welcomes 20 million visitors yearly. Its world-famous canal system, artistic heritage, unique architecture, top-tier nightlife, and abundant museums are significant draws. But it’s also a well-connected city with affordable and reliable public transport, making planning any trip to this incredible city much easier. In this article, we’ll run …

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The Netherlands, a country more commonly associated with tulips and windmills, has been quietly making waves in the winemaking world. Situated between Belgium and Germany, this small European nation is home to a rapidly expanding selection of wineries captivating the palates of wine enthusiasts around the globe. After a wine course on Dutch wine at …

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Begijnhof’s Midnight Specter: The Tale Of The Laundry Basket Lady Under the full moon’s glow, the legend goes that a mystical phantom traverses the square around the landmark pump—a ‘beginning’ who returned to her sanctuary heartbroken after an ill-fated love affair. Tied to an unusual condition of avoiding burial with her sisters, her spirit found …

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Our Take The debate remains open on the oldest brown bar in Amsterdam. Some people say it’s In ‘t Aepjen, while others say it’s Café Chris. The lack of official documentation of building history always fascinates me. I’ve visited In ‘t Aepjen dozens of times. It’s right near Centraal Station and on one of the …

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Living in Amsterdam has been a unique experience for me. Its stunning architecture, rich history, and diverse culture make it a place unlike any other city. The city offers endless entertainment options and a liberal vibe that allows one to meet people from all walks of life. As someone who decided to make the Dutch …

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Visitors can discover a treasure trove of over 400,000 artifacts that narrate the saga of 500 years of maritime history. The museum’s exhibits encompass many objects, including a masterfully crafted ship model replicating the Dutch East India Company, historical maritime paintings, intricate navigational instruments, and ancient world maps. Each piece contributes to a rich tapestry …

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The Heineken Experience is seen by many as a true rite of passage within the heart of Amsterdam. This locale has been attracting many beer lovers and enthusiasts worldwide. Located in the oldest Heineken brewery at Stadhouderskade 78, it opened to the public after the original facility closed down in 1988 due to the company’s …

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Welcome to the historical Willet-Holthuysen House, which derives its name from Abraham Willet and Louisa Holthuysen, the canal house’s final private inhabitants. Upon Louisa’s passing in 1895, she bequeathed this grand residence, along with their extensive collections of art and literature, to Amsterdam. Her intention was for their home to be transformed into a museum. …

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Believe it or not, Amsterdam is one of the world’s most family-friendly places. We’ve visited Amsterdam with kids several times and loved it so much that we moved here with our now 3-year-old. When visiting Amsterdam, kids will love the many parks, museums, and kid-friendly activities. Most tourist attractions have special exhibits just for families. …

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Exploring the Netherlands at any time of the year is worthwhile with its incredible history, fabulous traditions, and modern, luxurious destinations. Springtime with tulips and flowers, summertime with sunny weather, and the crisp mornings of autumn are all appealing to travelers. A winter adventure could be just as enjoyable despite not being the first pick …

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Ready to learn about one of the coolest corners of the Dutch capital? Let’s explore Amsterdam-Noord, an industrial powerhouse transformed into an artistic playground of creativity and urban charm.  Did you know that Amsterdam attracts a jaw-dropping 22 million visitors each year? That’s 27.5 times the population of Amsterdam itself! And the Noord part of …

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While visiting Amsterdam, you will likely see beautifully decorated flower bikes sprinkled across the city. These flower bikes, which are fabulously decorated bikes with flowers, clocks, brightly colored butterflies, and other floral-inspired features, are not a new feature in Amsterdam. And they have a pretty cool story behind their beauty. We’ve lived in Amsterdam for …

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Maastricht is a city where the old and new harmoniously blend together to create a thriving city full of gorgeous architecture, museums, history, and more. While not as popular as other cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, Maastricht can still hold its own as a top tourist spot and can provide a perfect getaway! …

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The Netherlands is an incredibly underrated country to visit in Europe. This small country packs a big punch. Many people only look to the staples such as Amsterdam, Keukenhof, and Zaanse Schans, but there is so much beyond that.  The weather is certainly nothing to write home about in the Netherlands. That’s okay since I …

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If you’re considering visiting Amsterdam, rest assured that the Dutch capital offers plenty of great perks to make your trip memorable! From the most popular tourist attractions to the hidden gems you’ll find off the beaten path, I think a trip to Amsterdam is worthy of inclusion on anyone’s bucket list. Don’t worry—I won’t leave …

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Moving to a foreign country is like walking into the unknown, even when familiar with the locale. Moving to the Netherlands may represent a considerable culture shock if your home country does things differently, or the process might feel like you’re simply moving across the country rather than to an entirely new country. You’ll need …

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The odds are that you’ve probably heard of Gouda, even if only in reference to its famous cheese. Gouda is not only a real town in South Holland but one that’s certainly worth adding to your Netherlands travel itinerary. Gouda, roughly pronounced how-dah, is located about an hour southwest of Amsterdam by train or about …

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Like other modern European cities, Amsterdam has many clubs and fun venues for late-night dancing, eating, and bar-hopping. However, Amsterdam has reigned supreme as one of the wildest party towns on the continent due to its famous (or infamous?) Red Light District and “tolerated” marijuana. During the day, Amsterdam offers a wealth of historical tours, …

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The capital city of the Groningen province in the northern Netherlands, Groningen offers a unique blend of rich history and artsy culture. Home to the sizable student population of the University of Groningen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), the town has earned a reputation as an ancient city with a young vibe. Located just over two hours northeast …

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Arnhem is the capital city of the province of Gelderland and is located in the eastern Netherlands. It’s just a few dozen kilometers from the German border. Arnhem lies along the banks of the River Rhine and is home to major historic sites and to Modekwartier, its renowned fashion district. If there’s one thing Arhem …

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The people of the Netherlands welcome visitors from across the globe to discover their amazing history, but what about foreigners who decide to make their visit permanent? How does the Netherlands treat its new residents? Can Western expats expect to struggle daily to learn a complex system of societal norms? Or is it easy to …

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The Netherlands is a popular vacation destination for all sorts of travelers. From its unique landmarks, beautiful villages, and incredible Dutch food, it’s easy to see why the Netherlands draws so many visitors. One of the best ways to experience all that the Netherlands has to offer is to rent an apartment or house instead …

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When it comes to the Netherlands, major cities like Amsterdam have a habit of hogging all the glory. But don’t overlook historic gems like Delft, Netherlands, on your next Dutch adventure! Delft lies right between two major Dutch cities: The Hague, the capital city of South Holland, and Rotterdam. Easily accessible from nearby cities, Delft is …

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Are you looking for a charming yet inexpensive vacation spot where you can build memories that will last a lifetime? If so, the Netherlands will likely be your destination of choice. But picking the perfect destination isn’t the only thing you’ve got to think about. Here’s a complete guide to the cost of a Netherlands …

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With a country as diverse as the Netherlands, you’ll find all sorts of options for tasty food. Starting with Amsterdam alone, the kingdom’s capital city and largest community, there are more than 1,000 restaurants, ranging from formal dining rooms and streetside kiosks to quaint cafes and yummy brunch spots. Discovering the best restaurants in the Netherlands …

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What are you waiting for if you haven’t been to Amsterdam yet? The city has a rich cultural heritage and quirky neighborhoods, so prepare to soak up the atmosphere. Everyone is struck by the beauty of the canals, built in the 17th century and now UNESCO-protected. Visitors looking for things to do in Amsterdam are …

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Amsterdam, a city known for its history, art, and culture, never ceases to amaze me. Recently, I had the opportunity to explore a new immersive audiovisual experience – Amaze Amsterdam. Tucked in an old warehouse in the city’s West harbor near Westerpark, this 3,000-square-meter labyrinth sparks intrigue and reels you into a captivating experience. The …

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Amsterdam has plenty of great things going for it, from countless attractions, amazing art galleries, and world-class museums to great restaurants and cool “coffeeshops” to get your smoke on. However, few can visit Amsterdam without resisting the lure of the city’s vast array of prime shopping opportunities. That’s why we’ve covered you with a list of …

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Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a diverse and beautiful town every traveler to Europe should see at least once, and the city has more than its fair share of gorgeous hotels. Many of the most beautiful hotels sit along the famous circular canal system, but you’ll also find some gorgeous stays in the …

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Many travelers still don’t realize the significant value travel insurance offers. Maybe it’s a devil-may-care attitude that “nothing will happen to me.” More likely, it’s because there’s a dizzying array of options and people just don’t know what to choose. Travel coverage for the Netherlands and other locations in the Schengen area is a great …

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If you are thinking about backpacking Europe or seeing the major cities here, know that there are numerous fantastic locations in the Netherlands you need to explore. Here are our favorite tips for planning a trip to the Netherlands. Most Dutch cities are very welcoming, offering a glimpse into the past and storied history here …

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I love skiing, and one of my chief fears about moving to the Netherlands was access to decent ski slopes. A ski trip in Holland isn’t necessarily what one thinks of when considering the European coastal flatlands of the Netherlands. But, believe it or not, the Dutch are known for being creative. They have been …

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Amsterdam is famous for its canals. These waterways play a vital role in transportation throughout the city, and their stories are woven into the history of the Netherlands. When visiting Amsterdam, a canal cruise is a must. You can use boat tours to get around the city, have a unique sightseeing experience, or find hidden …

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Planning a honeymoon in the Netherlands is an exceptional opportunity to explore a beautiful country with a modern feel and historic attractions. A honeymoon in the Netherlands could be a very romantic getaway with the charming countryside, the iconic windmills, and the canals of Amsterdam to explore. The area certainly has much to offer history …

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One of the most well-known symbols of the Netherlands is the windmill, and nowhere in the country is it more fun to see windmills than in Zaanse Schans. The village is quirky outside Amsterdam, with restored windmills, a venerated cheese shop, and a cobbler’s house full of famous wooden shoes. Usually undertaken as a day …

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Here is my Conservatorium Hotel review. I found Conservatorium Hotel, a stylish, classic, yet hip hotel in a fantastic 19th-century building in a former bank and music school between Museumplein and Amsterdam’s most high-end and fashionable street. It has the most sophisticated lobby lounge in town. Location & First Impressions The location, in the Museum Quarter, …

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Amsterdam, a city packed with history, culture, and unparalleled charm, has its fair share of accommodations to cater to the diverse needs of its visitors. Amidst the many hotels, The Hoxton offers exceptional value and style in a city known for its sometimes overpriced lodging options. Nestled among five historic 17th-century canal houses, The Hoxton, …

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Step into a world where history and modern luxury coexist perfectly in the city center of Maastricht, Netherlands. Welcome to the Kruisherenhotel Maastricht of Design Hotels, a 15th-century monastery turned design hotel, where every corner reveals a fascinating story and every amenity offers an unparalleled experience. Are you ready to embark on a journey through …

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Welcome to the heart of the Netherlands and the charming city of Zwolle! With its rich history and vibrant culture, this Dutch city offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication. These are the best things to do in Zwolle. Zwolle is where medieval architecture from the old city walls meets contemporary design, …

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As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a city renowned for its many famous landmarks, historic buildings, and incredible museums. Located in the province of North Holland in Western Europe, the city is a virtual treasure trove of Dutch history and culture with galleries, museums, relics, and monuments on every corner. While Amsterdam is …

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Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in the world, but ultimately, it’s still a major metropolitan area burdened with the busy buzz of all major cities. Do you (like me) find yourself longing for a respite from the daily grind and frenetic energy that often accompanies city living in Amsterdam? If so, let me …

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During my transition to living in Amsterdam full-time, I had the chance to visit the NEMO Science Museum, the largest science museum in the Netherlands, the first week we moved in. It’s practically a requirement and right of passage for a family with a 2-year-old to visit this spot at least once a month. This …

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The Anne Frank House is a must-visit destination for anyone. The emotionally powerful museum is in the heart of Amsterdam, the house where Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II. The Anne Frank House is a historic landmark that offers visitors an immersive, humbling experience, taking them back to a time and …

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Welcome to our travel guide showcasing the best things to do in Weesp, a charming town outside Amsterdam! Filled with picturesque canals, historic sites, and a lively art scene, Weesp offers a unique experience for travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path destinations. Weesp is the perfect day trip escape from Amsterdam to immerse yourself in a quintessentially Dutch …

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I love IJ-Hallen. As a resident of Amsterdam, I’ve experienced its excitement and buzz firsthand. The IJ-Hallen is a unique gem in the heart of one of the most densely populated areas of the Netherlands. This massive flea market, considered the largest in Europe, perfectly balances supply and demand, giving visitors the best chances of …

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As a recent transplant from Minneapolis to Amsterdam, I’ve found that one of the best ways to experience the Netherlands is by creating a thoughtful itinerary highlighting the country’s many unique attractions. From charming small towns to world-class museums, the Netherlands offers a rich cultural and historical tapestry that captivates and inspires travelers. Over the …

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy getaway from city life in Amsterdam, look no further than the charming village of Marken. These are the best things to do in Marken to make the most of your visit. When I visited the picturesque village of Marken, Netherlands, I was captivated by its unique charm …

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The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is an essential experience for art devotees and curious tourists alike. Located near the famous Rijksmuseum, this remarkable museum is home to the world’s most extensive collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, drawings, and letters. Established in 1973, the museum now attracts millions of visitors every year, eager to …

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As a new-ish Amsterdam resident, I’ve been working to cross off items on that ever-growing bucket list of things to do in Amsterdam. I recently enjoyed exploring Our House, the world’s first museum dedicated to the electronic music genre. Located in the center of Amsterdam, this modern museum boasts an immersive dance floor music experience …

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Amsterdam, known for its rich history and lively culture, is home to the remarkable Rembrandt House Museum (Museum Het Rembrandthuis), a unique destination that showcases the life and works of the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. The museum allows visitors to step back and experience life as the famed artist once did.

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Located on the coast of the North Sea and in the unofficial North Wing (or Noordvleugel) of Holland, The Hague (or Den Haag) is the seat of the Netherlands government and the home to the Dutch Royal Family. The Hague is known for the 16th Century Noordeinde Palace, the King’s workplace, and the Binneholf complex: …

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Amsterdam enjoys a reputation for being a truly beautiful city. It’s a unique cultural hub with great food, interesting museums, attractions, fascinating history, wonderful locals, and possibly, above all else, a truly wild nightlife. As charming and quaint as Amsterdam might seem during the day when the sun goes down, the city center and neighborhoods …

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In the past few years, the Netherlands has been one of the safest countries in the world, with murder rates below 5.27 per 100,000 people. The Netherlands has a relatively low crime rate, ranking in the 35th percentile of all countries for safety. Overall, Amsterdam is a safe city to visit, but anyone traveling in an unfamiliar …

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If you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam but worried about finding budget-friendly accommodations, you’re in luck! Like many European cities, Amsterdam has an extensive selection of hostels that offer reasonable rates. Some hostels in Amsterdam offer private rooms (usually for a higher rate), while others are set up like dorm rooms. Hostel prices depend on …

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Furnished with an array of coffee shops, Amsterdam is a coffee lover’s dream, offering the best cafés you’ll ever visit, complete with cozy seating areas, fireplaces in the winter, and outdoor terraces packed any time the sun shines. From small independent coffee shops to larger chains, there are plenty of options for finding the perfect …

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Amsterdam is a vibrant city with a gorgeous historic center, year-round flower markets, delectable cuisine, annual festivals, and lots of fun. There’s something in Amsterdam for everyone, whether you’re going on a romantic getaway, having a bachelorette party, or wanting to learn about art, history, and culture.

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Amsterdam might have one of the most underrated pub scenes in Europe. Most people immediately think of Dublin or London for a classic pub environment, but Amsterdam’s brown cafés are just on par with any other historic, big cities in the world. I’ve made it a point to try nearly every brown café in Amsterdam. …

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As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is known for its famous art museums like the Van Gogh Museum and is often referred to as the “Venice of the North” because of its elaborate canal system built during the 17th Century. But the oldest part of Amsterdam in the city center, the Red Light District, …

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Tucked in the heart of the Amsterdam World Heritage Canal Belt is an area known in Dutch as “De 9 Straatjes” or “Negen Straatjes.” Located among the picturesque streets behind the Royal Palace on Dam Square, the district’s name translates to the “nine streets” or the “nine little streets.”

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As you travel through Amsterdam, you may explore amazing historical sites and attractions like the Ann Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Rijksmuseum, but what do you explore when you’re tired and want to relax? Not only can you find peace in any number of luxe Amsterdam hotels, but you’ll also find several …

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If you’ve ever considered visiting the Netherlands, you know that the best time to visit is during the tulip season, which occurs from mid-March to mid-May. During this time, Amsterdam tulip fields are in full bloom and majestic. The Keukenhof Gardens is one of the best places to see these lovely spring flowers.

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Are you visiting Amsterdam? Make sure to include a stop at the Rijksmuseum (pronounced ‘rikes museum’), one of Europe’s top art museums, at Museum Square in Amsterdam’s city center. The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, is the Dutch national museum housing an extensive collection of artistic masterpieces and artifacts from the Middle Ages through the present day. It …

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Amsterdam’s incredible history and diversity make it a metropolis with enchanting dining venues. You’ll have no trouble finding dining options that fit your budget and needs while being fully immersed in art, style, and history in Amsterdam. From affordable eateries to luxurious fine-dining options, Amsterdam provides everything a foodie would want in a destination. These …

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Many world citizens don’t know the difference between Holland and the Netherlands. Some think they’re interchangeable terms, while others may only be partially correct in their understanding. Meanwhile, the Dutch government refers to itself only as the Netherlands. So, where does the term ‘Holland’ come from? Together, we’ll explore all you need to know about …

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Amsterdam is a city with many markets. It’s no wonder that given the compact nature of the city’s center and the high foot traffic of tourists (and, therefore, potential customers), residents have turned to market-based businesses as a means of making a living. There are so many markets in Amsterdam from which to choose, and …

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Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for a valid reason. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and lively nightlife, this city will surely want you to return for more. Here is a full guide on where to stay in Amsterdam. However, choosing where to stay in Amsterdam can be …

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Amsterdam is an immensely popular city known for its history, lifestyle, and culture, but it’s not all about Rembrandt and Anne Frank. Given Amsterdam’s extraordinary city planning and the blend between old and new, you’ll have access to some of the best panoramic views in Europe, giving you a whole new perspective on the great …

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If you’re looking for a fun and easy day trip from Amsterdam, check out Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken. Each of these charming villages has its unique history and culture to explore. Plus, they’re all located just a short distance from each other, so you can easily visit them all in one day.

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If you’re looking for a city break that offers something a little different, look no further than Amsterdam. This lively and eclectic city is home to stunning architecture, world-class museums, and lovely canals – not to mention plenty of excellent restaurants and bars. Here are our favorite travel tips for Amsterdam to make your visit …

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If you’re looking for things to do in Rotterdam, Netherlands, you’ve come to the right place! This lively city has options to suit various interests, from world-class museums and galleries to scenic parks and gardens, not to mention a thriving nightlife scene. And of course, let’s not forget Rotterdam’s famous harbor – one of the …

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The village of Kinderdijk, beloved for its rich history and culture, is a must-see for tourists visiting South Holland. Located a mere 9 miles from Rotterdam, Kinderdijk is home to the oldest collection of Dutch windmills in the Netherlands, quietly nestled away in the meeting place of the Lek and the Noord rivers. With plenty …

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Utrecht is one of the best cities for a weekend trip. It’s close enough to Amsterdam to visit both cities in one trip, but it still has plenty of unique things to do. If you’re looking for a fun, student-focused city with many historic sites and beautiful architecture – Utrecht is your place. Utrecht is …

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There are a lot of beautiful cities in the Netherlands, but Leiden is one that you shouldn’t miss. A prominent town known for its significant role in Dutch history, Leiden still has many structures and monuments from its prime. These are the best things to do in Leiden. Located just south of Amsterdam, Leiden is …

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Amsterdam is a beautiful city with plenty to see and do, but sometimes, you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Many options exist if you’re searching for a day trip near Amsterdam. Amsterdam is centrally located to multiple great places to visit within the Netherlands as well as other …

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The stunning city of Maastricht in the Netherlands deserves better than its current reputation as a weekend getaway. The charming aesthetic of the capital city of Limburg, plus its rich history and tasty food options, speak volumes. With so much to see, deciding what to do in Maastricht can be overwhelming. In South Limburg, Maastricht …

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Dutch food culture is more than pancakes and cheese, though these are some of the most well-known dishes you can find here. The Netherlands offers a culinary experience unlike any other because of its diverse history, with all the cultures that have impacted Dutch cuisine living relative to one another. If you’re a tourist and …

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In Amsterdam, lovers of the outdoors are spoilt for choice with diverse parks. The city ranges from vast, open fields to quaint, secluded patches of nature. The Dutch hold their green spaces in high regard, reflected in the city’s numerous top-tier parks, each with distinctive appeal and characteristics. Amsterdam has a diverse selection of parks, …

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Are you planning a tour of the Netherlands? What are the best cities to visit? Check out our comprehensive guide for the answers. The Netherlands is a rich country both culturally and historically. And it’s also known for its beautiful canals, tulips, landmarks, windmills, and cycling culture. Even better, given the size of the country, …

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If you’re an avid traveler looking for a destination rich in history and culture, the Netherlands should be on your list. This small country is home to some of the best-preserved castles in Europe. Here are the most impressive castles in the Netherlands that are worth adding to your itinerary. People who like to travel …

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Are you traveling to The Hague, Netherlands, looking for the best museums? The best museums in the Hague are clustered around the downtown city center of The Hague. Museums tend to be concentrated along or near Statenkwartier, close to the city center. This article will explore some of the best museums in The Hague, Netherlands. …

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If you plan a trip to the Netherlands, you want to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. There are many hotels in the Netherlands from which to choose, all with their unique qualities and amenities. Irrespective of your search for luxury, a boutique experience, or affordability, this list of the best hotels in the …

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Are you a traveler seeking museums in Haarlem? If so, this article has museums for you to explore. Museums range in size from nationwide museums with multi-million item collections housed in large buildings to local museums with small collections of artifacts. Some museums display different kinds of artwork and historical objects—including paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles, …

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“Where should I go?” That’s one of travelers’ most common questions when visiting a new country. However, given the Netherlands’ small size (but big culture), the question changes to, “Where shouldn’t I go?” These are the best places to visit and things to do in the Netherlands. I’ve lived in the Netherlands for several years …

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Looking to visit a quintessential Dutch town? Look no further than Alkmaar. There are plenty of great things to do in Alkmaar, and we’ll have you covered with all our top attractions and sights to see while in this cheese lover’s paradise. Alkmaar is a historic Dutch city and is the capital of the province …

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Are you planning a trip to Amsterdam with your whole family? There are many choices of family-friendly hotels in Amsterdam! This place is undeniably an excellent destination to travel and bond with the family. Beyond this, there are plenty of exciting things to do in Amsterdam and memorable travel experiences to share with your loved …

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Are you planning a memorable trip to Amsterdam? What you pack for your traveling adventure can make or break your stay, so we’ve put together a concise and complete packing checklist for you. From the intriguing architecture and super friendly locals to the easy intra-city transport, Amsterdam is one of the most incredible cities in …

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Amsterdam is a city of architectural wonders and beautiful art museums. If you are planning a trip, here are the best museums in Amsterdam for art and history fanatics. Are you planning to go to Amsterdam with your girlfriends? Create a plan or itinerary to ensure a smooth sailing vacation around the place. Amsterdam is …

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Amsterdam is heaven for almost any tourist. Whether it’s a girl’s weekend away, an art trip, gazing at one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, or slightly more clandestine pastimes, there are plenty of choices to keep you entertained. One element of Amsterdam’s culture that is not celebrated nearly enough is its incredible foodie …

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Amsterdam is a beautiful European city that oozes charm and will make you fall in love with its design, historic buildings, top-tier restaurants, and numerous colorful attractions along the canals. Despite being small, Amsterdam is still a great place to tour, with multiple fun activities to fit into a visit. This, however, can make planning a girls’ …

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Whether you’re in Amsterdam to explore historic canals or lose yourself in a night of debauchery, one thing’s for sure: your stay in this 700-year-old city is filled with a rich history that will provide an experience you’ll never forget. As someone who moved to this city from 2,000 miles away simply because of my …

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Breweries are popping up all over Amsterdam, and the competition is fierce. So which ones should you visit? Check out our list of the best breweries in Amsterdam, and get ready to sample some of the finest beer in the city. Amsterdam is an underrated beer city. The city features wonderful cafes, pubs, nightlife, and …

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Amsterdam, the charming capital city of the Netherlands, radiates beauty with its elegant canals, a wealth of history, and a culture that pulsates with energy. The city, a traveler’s delight, is a treasure trove of varied tours and immersive experiences that align with diverse interests. By embarking on the finest tours in Amsterdam, you will …

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Amsterdam is one of the best cities in the entire world. I loved it so much after visiting a half-dozen times that I actually decided to move here from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Although, I realize not everyone can make such a move. So, instead, I’ll give you a two-day Amsterdam itinerary to make the most of …

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Are you visiting Amsterdam soon and wondering which Dutch souvenirs you might want to bring back home? Not to worry. This comprehensive guide to notable Amsterdam souvenirs will help you decide what to buy during your visit. Should it be the Dutch tiles, tulips, or cheese? You may be tempted to stop with these famous Dutch items. …

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Amsterdam, a city developed from reclaimed land, is among the greatest cities in Europe. But, apart from its many beautiful landscapes and deep culture, what other things make the city unique? Here are some incredible things that Amsterdam is famous for. Besides being the capital city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is famous for several aspects …

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My family and I spent a few days on Texel Island as a getaway from Amsterdam. It was great to explore a new perspective on Holland and get to know a more local experience in Dutch culture. Here are several things to do in Texel Island, Netherlands. Texel Island is one of the best weekend …

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Amsterdam is a city full of adventures, no matter the time of day or season. These are some of the most amazing things to do in Amsterdam in December. There are many different reasons why Amsterdam is at the top of many people’s travel bucket lists. It’s a destination that’s equally appealing to those seeking …

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Amsterdam is a wonderful city with oddities, architecture, and amazing experiences. However, sometimes, you need a getaway to explore other parts of Holland and Northwestern Europe. Here are some of the best weekend trips from Amsterdam to consider. Trips away from Amsterdam are easy. Amsterdam used to be the center of trade by being a …

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Amsterdam is a city rich in history and culture, and there are plenty of things to see and do that don’t involve tourist traps. If you want to explore Amsterdam beyond the usual attractions, here are my favorite non-touristy things to do in Amsterdam that will give you a more authentic city experience. I recently …

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