Travel Blogs from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Amsterdam Schipol, Amsterdam Schiphol, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam Schipol

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

A near- four hour wait at Amsterdam Schiphol, but time passed quickly because of the amount of duty-free shops to look round. I also saw works of art by Franz Hals, Johan Barthold Jongkind, Karel Appel and more at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam ...

"Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... done a colour workshop as a glass course. Damn you, colour wheels and triads! There are the obligatory photos at the famous "I amsterdam" sign We move on to the Rijksmuseum next door, recently reopened after a ten year refurbishment. I visit out of a ...

Beer, History, and History of Beer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Beer, History, and History of Beer

A travel blog entry by hannabrowne

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Day 16 Woke up nice and early and started exploring. I walked up and down the beautiful street of Amsterdam. There's so much culture! There are canals that run every block, the houses are spectacular and the churches are gorgeous. In the morning I did a ...

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

The Netherlands

A travel blog entry by jrdow2

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... work off the 'poffertjes' (small dutch pancakes) we ate for lunch. The sun snuck out only a few times, but regardless of the cooler weather we were surprised at how much we enjoyed The Netherlands. It's defiantly inspired us to use our bikes a bit ...

Summer season for the young, Dutch urbanites, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Summer season for the young, Dutch urbanites

A travel blog entry by drewmarie

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... we went out, just the four of us, with wine and snacks for 2 hours. It was the complete and utter highlight of the Amsterdam trip. We went up the Amster canal, saw fraternity/sorority rush parties on boat, went above Centraal Station out to the Symphony ...

Halfway home, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Halfway home

A travel blog entry by segacs

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Hello from Amsterdam. Yep, I'm back in Europe, which puts me a bit more than halfway home. I made it here this morning after a relatively painless overnight flight from Cape Town. I actually managed to get a decent night's sleep on the plane, and the ...

Blogging Off, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Blogging Off

A travel blog entry by mr_mozam

This is the end of the Up The Creek blog. The boat trip through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands has been very relaxing and enjoyable. The food on the boat has been bountiful and both of us have put on too many kilos. In ...

Amsterdam, Amsterdam,  The Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by mattccaddy

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... made my way to schoenefeld airport thanks to Hobi's directions and sandwiches (thanks Hobi). Landing in Amsterdam, it feels much more foreign than Spain or Germany. The language is strange and cool to listen to, there are bikes everywhere and of course ...

Vincent Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Vincent Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by erinkats

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... Old Amsterdam, which looks a little more like Venice with the buildings bordering the canal, instead of the road like the rest of Amsterdam. The audio tour was an hour long and ended close to Dam Square where it had begun. Our legs decided for us ...

Fly to Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Fly to Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by kellyfayeurope

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... a 1.25 hr flight (15 mins) earlier and amazingly no one wanted to see our passports on departing Denmark or arriving in The Netherlands? Our next challenge was to buy the train ticket find the station and the right platform, with tickets costing ...

I Am sterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

I Am sterdam

A travel blog entry by jtran

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... Visited beautiful Vondelpark and had lunch at an outdoor cafe. The food, atmosphere and the people are so great! we love this city and are sad that we do not have much time here. Tonight is an early night and tomorrow we are off to Munich! G'bye ...

Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by emily.louise

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... were also studying in Florence and were going to Amsterdam for the weekend. We ended up taking a shuttle together from Eindhoven to Amsterdam. The shuttle dropped us off right at Central Station in Amsterdam. We had no idea really where our hotel was ...

Marken, Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Marken, Netherlands

A travel blog entry by erinkats

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... We sampled some chocolate covered coffee beans that were delicious, so we purchased a small mixed bag. Ready to head back to bustling Amsterdam, we left the quiet town for the bus stop at it's entrance. Having visited most of the sites on our list, and ...

Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by erinkats

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... pleasant followed by a small gift shop where you could by flowers or souvenirs. Another 15 minute walk and we were in the heart of Amsterdam. We wondered around to Dam square, the famed city center. There is a large white monument there that was ...

37 stairs but worth it! Welcome to Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

37 stairs but worth it! Welcome to Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by jtran

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... and relaxed atmosphere! It is basically the anti-Paris. Our hotel is located in a great area, minutes away from the hot spots in Amsterdam. It's got a cute balcony overlooking the canals, and its quite charming! The only drawback is the 37 or more steep ...

Amsterdam Take 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam Take 2

A travel blog entry by kas19

... encourages the appetite and provides higher levels of enlightenment. It was quite interesting to learn that although marijuana was decriminalized in the Netherlands it is not legal to grow, so in fact there is a very large and illegal black market and ...

Celebrations, bikes, canals and cheese..!, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Celebrations, bikes, canals and cheese..!

A travel blog entry by drewmarie

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... is "lekker" which means, "nice!" in English. Has worked well for me thus far. Today, (Monday 8/12) we went to the Meltwater office in Amsterdam and had lunch with Nynke and Jerome, two colleagues of ours at Meltwater. I had a goat cheese salad lunch and ...

I am Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

I am Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by nicash07

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... Note to his family... I now see what you were talking about). We seem to miss it everywhere. Manchester, Scotland and now Amsterdam. But the remnants remained. Rainbow flags hung everywhere. It was pretty at least. And the stores reminded me of key west. ...

Amsterdam: A unique gateway to Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam: A unique gateway to Europe

A travel blog entry by wilsondm5

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... a giant 1650 sculpture of Goliath and several fine paintings of the town's leaders from the early 1600's. In the Golden Age of the Netherlands, the Dutch empire expanded across the globe as far away as Indonesia, and the Dutch East India Trading company ...

Amsterdam Day 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam Day 1

A travel blog entry by kas19

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... , less beautiful was the fifty year old man mooning us from his boat. Not beautiful but funny...he was probably enjoying some of the substances Amsterdam has to offer. Amsterdam is built on a riverbed so all the houses are sinking and tilting and in any ...

ay yi yi, Sleeping on the Floor of a Train, Netherlands travel blog

ay yi yi

A travel blog entry by blissmiss

... will also be nice...did I mention that I sold mine for approx $65.00 at Oktoberfest?? Now I am waiting for a replacement. Anyway, Amsterdam is one of the favorites so far and I have absolutely no problem getting lost in this city, which isn't hard to ...

exploring Amsterdam!, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

exploring Amsterdam!

A travel blog entry by akreyling

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... the people were so nice and I loved that everyone rode on bikes and the canals were great. Anything that has water near it makes it better. I would definitely go back to experience the countryside of the Netherlands, and definitely see the tulip ...

I am a Real Backpacker now!, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

I am a Real Backpacker now!

A travel blog entry by blonde_abroad

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... could not be more true for me right now. During this 5 months I've have visited 16 different countries (I'm am including The Vatican, Monaco and Liechtenstein in this count because technically they are countries!) managed to not lose anything of too much ...

Stayed one more day  :-), Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Stayed one more day :-)

A travel blog entry by deb.garrett

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... of action in the square. Lots of kids soccer teams were warming up for a competition, apparently emphasizing sportsmanship. We crossed the square and headed east out the correct street. With all the souvenir shops around we noticed one that stood out ...

Day 19: Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Day 19: Amsterdam, Netherlands

A travel blog entry by bizzbopbaribeds

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... . Crazy. After galavanting around the Museum for a bit- while Ari enjoyed the sunshine and hot cocoa outside- we had to climb the giant Amsterdam sign and get some photos. We actually looked at a map and made it home in record time, without getting lost. ...

A morning in The Hauge, The Hauge, Netherlands travel blog

A morning in The Hauge

A travel blog entry by garriepowers

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A short visit to The ...

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

The Netherlands

A travel blog entry by twopeasinparis

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... parliament is). Interesting fact - unlike most countries where the capital city is usually where the parliament is located, the Netherlands calls Amsterdam its capital city rather than Den Haag because Den Haag actually isn't even a city as it has never ...

The End is Nigh, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

The End is Nigh

A travel blog entry by mr_mozam

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... boat is in port. That is as much as I can tell you about the differences. After brekky we were taken on a tour along the Amsterdam canals. There is 100km of canals in Amsterdam. Locks are used to keep out the sea when there are big storms and high ...

Amsterdam II, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam II

A travel blog entry by mattccaddy

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... there were professionals playing a higher grade there. I finally got on court where the temperature on the scoreboard read at one point 35c, unnaturally high for Amsterdam. It was a slog fest where my opponent seemed to figure me out and consistently got ...

amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands travel blog

amsterdam

A travel blog entry by amandane

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... of the thousands of Jews who were marched out of the country and into concentration camps during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during WWII. Ann frank was a young girl of 14 at the time that her, her family and a couple of close friends were ...

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