Travel Blogs from Amsterdam, Netherlands

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City of Canals, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

City of Canals

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... trait known as "gezellig"). They are also considered to be very progressive as far as social issues are concerned. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to recognize homosexual marriage and have a very liberal education system. They have ...

Return to Utrecht, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Return to Utrecht

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... Barbara told us that bad children go back to Spain with Sinta. Christmas has becoming increasing important to people in the Netherlands, but they do not exchange gifts. Rather, the day is spent visiting with family and friends. Perhaps we could learn ...

Best Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Best Airport

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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But no Fry stands with mayonaise.....come on ...

Layover in Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Layover in Europe

A travel blog entry by eric

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... got the real news:  the bombing of a popular Israeli resort in Nairobi. At first I was disappointed to have a layover in Amsterdam.  But not after walking around the city.  I was fascinated by the architecture. I really wanted to see Anne ...

Live from Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Live from Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Meeting Lisa Gig in ...

Barcelona, Happy anniversary, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Barcelona, Happy anniversary

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... If you would like some water, you would have to buy it, what is next, 50 cents for the toilet? Once we landed in Amsterdam around midnight we were treated to a true Dutch summer night. Temperatures of around 15 Celsius and a big fat rain storm, lovely. ...

keep you posted?, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

keep you posted?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... . Our children born in the house we live in. We've come a long way together, the city and me. Though I really see Amsterdam as a big village. I've seen changes, good and bad, but some things never change: the canals with the beautiful houses, the old ...

Oops - still one left :), Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Oops - still one left :)

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Well, that was all a good six weeks ago - I am now back in Amsterdam, where life goes on, no, rushes on, Amsterdam time :), and I am already dreaming of my next visit. My last two days in East London were rather tumultuous. The weather seemed to echo my ...

Travels continue, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Travels continue

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... tonight. We chose the Citizen M Hotel again as it is very convenient and cheap. In the afternoon we set off to Amsterdam, taking the touristic route along the Beemster. I showed Linda Arnold's old company and we made some photos there with the famous ox ...

Arrival in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Arrival in Rotterdam

A travel blog entry by budz888

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I got so engrossed listening to some overbearing New Yorker mother (woman in the foreground of the pic) terrorise her husband and son 'don't do that', 'no we're not taking the train... I'm not going to shlep the luggage for ten minutes'... that I didn't ...

Brad and Kelly visit!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Brad and Kelly visit!

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... of their vacation. ---------------- What a trip! We're back in San Francisco after spending a wonderful week in Amsterdam, Ghent and Brussels with Chris and Melanie. We touched down on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to overcast skies and ...

Happy Birthday to Me!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Happy Birthday to Me!

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi everybody, My birthday was Friday, so I thought I'd share some Dutch traditions surrounding birthdays. It is expected that on your birthday you will bring a birthday tart (verjaardagtaart) or another treat to work to share with your co-workers. ...

Rosie's excellent adventure, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Rosie's excellent adventure

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... Amsterdam Chris and Melanie took me on their bikes to see one of only 2 remaining windmills in the city itself. Everybody in Amsterdam rides bikes. They are everywhere! In the old days there used to be windmills everywhere too, but now they aren't used ...

Moving Day!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Moving Day!

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... .  We still have some cleaning up to do, but the hard work is done and we now have 8 days to relax and enjoy Amsterdam.  We'll be working our way through our favorite restaurants, going back to a few museums, and generally just soaking up the ...

Culture Shock, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Culture Shock

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... remarks here than we would if we were there. And, we've already started a list of things we'll miss when we leave Amsterdam. These include: 1. 20 roses for $2.50, a huge bunch of lilies for $3 and 100 tulips for under $10. 2. Great Belgian beers ...

Two weeks later..., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Two weeks later...

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Hi again, So, you're probably wondering about all the fun times we've been having during the past two weeks while Melanie's not working. Well, let's just say it's been far more stressful than expected. Melanie has been busy updating her resume, going ...

Reflections on Corporate Life, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Reflections on Corporate Life

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... no longer working there, here is a look back at the experience. Working at TCS was an incredible learning experience.  When I joined, the Amsterdam office had around 45 people in it – at least 35 of whom were Indian.  In the early days I ...

Queen's, Remberance, and Liberation Days, 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Queen's, Remberance, and Liberation Days, 2006

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... to commemorate the Second World War and celebrate the country's liberation from five years of occupation. Unlike most countries, the Netherlands sets aside two days to mark these events. The first is Rememberance Day, a day of solemn commemoration for ...

Dave's visit, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Dave's visit

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... in the tour books and all the party stories told to me by friends. There are certainly many high times to enjoy, but Amsterdam's real flavors come by slowly savoring all its nuances. Try the scents at an outdoor market - delicate flowers, rich cheese ...

Gay Pride Parade, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Gay Pride Parade

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Hi everybody! Each year in August the Gay Pride Parade takes place in Amsterdam on one of the principle canals, the Prinsengracht. We take out little boat out with our landlord, Rob, and some of his friends and tie up along the side with canal to ...

What's happening in Amsterdam?, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

What's happening in Amsterdam?

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... our favorite brewery under a windmill periodically. We are looking forward to the Olympics, planning a few day trips by train within the Netherlands, going to London for several days at the end of the month, and, of course, looking forward to the annual ...

25 years of Bierkoning + Food fest, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

25 years of Bierkoning + Food fest

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... was a fun day full of celebrations in the neighborhood - a food festival and the 25th anniversary of the best beer store in Amsterdam.   de Bierkoning - 25 years De Bierkoning (The Beer King) is an amazing beer store very close to Dam Square in ...

Record Snowfall!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Record Snowfall!

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Winter has finally arrived in the Netherlands. It snowed continuously in Amsterdam for over 24 hours and parts of the country more snow then had been seen in 25 years! It was a warm, sticky snow so lots of snowmen and beautiful trees coated in snow! ...

Goodbye desert, Bring on Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Goodbye desert, Bring on Europe

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... and people on bikes everywhere because it's flat, dead flat, in fact it's so flat that the highest point in the Netherlands is just 321 metres high. After conquering one of Egypt's highest peaks Mandy is confident of claiming another of the worlds major ...

Queen's Day, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Queen's Day

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... calling friends in the U.S. and putting the phone out the window saying "Listen to Queen's Day!". In the Vondelpark (Amsterdam's Central Park equivalent), only children are permitted to sell things. They set up stands where they sell chances at ...

Halloween in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Halloween in Amsterdam

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Hi everybody! This is one of those travel-pods where the pictures really do tell the story. The Dutch do not celebrate Halloween and we had not yet had a housewarming party, so we decided to throw a Halloween party. It was a huge success! We ...

amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

amsterdam

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Heidelberg, Thanksgiving, Sinterklaas, Heidelberg, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Heidelberg, Thanksgiving, Sinterklaas

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... see the Cathedral. While there we took a walk along the Rhine as well. November 11 was St. Martin's night in the Netherlands. For this night the children make paper lanterns in which they put candles. They then light the candles and walk from ...

January in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

January in Amsterdam

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... last couple and the exhibit go to: Another first for us was a visit to the Allard Pierson Museum, the University of Amsterdam's archaeological museum to see an exhibit on Malta Temples and Tombs. Did you know that Malta has stone temples ruins dating ...

Post Holiday Traditions, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Post Holiday Traditions

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... the rare person who arrives in the office on that first day after the New Year with a smile on his or her face. In the Netherlands, it is quite different. On the first day back, people smile broadly when they see a colleague for the first time - as if ...

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