Travel Blogs from Amsterdam, Netherlands

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sooner or later, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

sooner or later

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... I mentioned this or that, how many stories still to tell. Meant to tell, and maybe I will yet. Not today, not tomorrow - life in Amsterdam is gradually taking over, lots to catch up with and it will soon be time to go to France.  I'm in transition I ...

German Xmas Markets and Chris' Mom's 2nd visit, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Aachen, Koln, and Dussledorf, Germany travel blog

German Xmas Markets and Chris' Mom's 2nd visit

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... of a canal house in the Red Light district. It is from the time when Catholics were not permitted to worship publicly in the Netherlands, so these hidden churches were quite common. It is the only one that still remains. They also took the train to ...

amsterdam pin, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

amsterdam pin

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Summer's longest day, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Summer's longest day

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With the summer solstice upon us, we thought it would be timely to talk about the differences in the day's timing here. The first thing we noticed is that is stays light VERY late. At the beginning of April when Melanie moved here, it was light until ...

Cheese Market and Windmills, How Dutch!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Cheese Market and Windmills, How Dutch!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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  We made our way to a cheese market in Alkmaar (30min north of Amsterdam) to see teams race to see who could weigh and carry the fastest. We got there just as the market was starting and we managed to squeeze a spot into the the crowd to get a poor ...

How's summer?, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

How's summer?

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... back seat to day to day life So, for the first time in quite some time, here's a general update on how life in Amsterdam is going. We had a beautiful spring this year with lots of visitors. Queen's day was lovely and May was beautiful as well. ...

February Happenings, Orval, Belgium, Maastricht and Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

February Happenings

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... one side. Chris found several watch and antique stores, so this may be a place to keep going back to. Southern Netherlands has historically been Catholic, so during the days before Ash Wednesday that part of the country celebrates Carnival. It's a ...

getting ready......, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

getting ready......

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... if you'd rather stay home with your mates. Hey, bring your mates - now that's a thought.......:) After that it'll be touch base at Amsterdam, back to France and on to South Africa for some months - that'll keep me busy for the best part of the year.. So I ...

Stopover, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Stopover

A travel blog entry by stevegrace

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... quick (we were a little early). We boarded only a little late, but then were held on the tarmac for almost an hour. Our transfer in Amsterdam is going to be close to say the least. As is turned out, we made up some time in the air. So being fleet of ...

Zurich & Amsterdam - Day 130, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Zurich & Amsterdam - Day 130

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Left central Zurich at 6.45 this morning to catch a tram and a train to the airport. Then a short flight to Amsterdam, and a 5 hour wait for my connecting flight to Hong Kong. Will arrive in Hong Kong at 9am tomorrow morning. Another very long day of ...

Anne Frank & Bols Booze, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Anne Frank & Bols Booze

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... bit of time we were there we left feeling a little tipsy, haha. On our way back to the city centre we stumbled across the I Amsterdam sign and of course had to take pictures with it, as did about twenty to thirty other people! It was crazy, people were ...

Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... invited us into their office while completing a few phone calls to HQ. They escorted our 2 vehicles with 2 of their own to Amsterdam's head office for further information. The chief officer was very nice about the whole thing but thought it was a waste of ...

Queen's Day 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Queen's Day 2008

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Hi everybody! Here are our pictures from Queen's Day this year. You've read about it in previous entries, so we won't repeat. This year the weather was threatening rain, with a few light showers, so it wasn't quite as busy and crowded as prior years. ...

Back in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back in Amsterdam

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... 40 years of his crap-ola out of their house!). Soon after he left, the heat and hot water went off in our Amsterdam apartment. Our landlords were in Thailand and their houseguests, although very nice, were about as familiar with what to do as Melanie ...

Back in Amsterdam..., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back in Amsterdam...

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... 't wait until we are spending Peso's instead of Euro's. That afternoon we all went on a relaxing cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. We had one last dinner with Steve and Karin before flying out the next day for Mexico and a complete change of ...

Flowers, friends, a castle, and lots of Orange, Gouda and Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Flowers, friends, a castle, and lots of Orange

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... ANOTHER SMALL VENUE CONCERT We went to see Robert Randolph at the small hall at the Paradiso - another concert venue in Amsterdam. We didn't know anything about Robert Randolph, but Stephen Kantor (one of the other Expats here) had recommended it as ...

Sinterklaas Avond (Santa Clause eve), Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Sinterklaas Avond (Santa Clause eve)

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Hi everybody! You've heard us talk about Sinterklaas in previous posts. Today is the eve of his birthday in the Netherlands and the day that Dutch family members give each other gifts along with a special poem written especially for the person and ...

Gay Pride 2005, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Gay Pride 2005

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The Gay Pride parade in Amsterdam takes place on the Prinzengracht (canal) each year in August. For the past 2 years we've taken our boat out with our landlord, Rob, and his friends to watch the parade. It's an absolute blast. Great costumes and music and ...

Back in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back in Amsterdam

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Happy New Year!!!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Happy New Year!!!

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... couldn't think of anyplace to see a public display like we are used to in America. -- Normally fireworks are illegal in the Netherlands, but for the few days before New Year's it is legal to sell them and shoot them off. Almost any little tobacco store ...

The month of May, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

The month of May

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... diligent to maintain their activity level as the energy would be necessary to get through the rough period. SHOPPING Generally in the Netherlands all stores are closed on Sundays, Monday mornings, and by 6:00 p.m. every other day of the week except ...

Peter Crouch..... My Hero, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Peter Crouch..... My Hero

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... were too busy to do the check in and it was still early so we dumped our bags and went for a wonder.... And Amsterdam is doing a great impersonation of Nottingham, with constructions sites cropping up everywhere. Apart from that it's pretty much how I ...

The worst hotel in the world - not so bad, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

The worst hotel in the world - not so bad

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... One of the first ads appeared on the side of a tram; Kessels cleverly only bought the ad for a streetcar line that passed by Amsterdam's main tourist information office, and only on the side of the tram that faced the building. The ad bragged about how ...

Open Monument Days, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Open Monument Days

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... area (plein) at the edge of the Red Light District, Chinatown, and a residential area. The building used to be part of Amsterdam's wall and was later a weigh house. Now there's a restaurant on the ground floor. For Monument Day the upper floors were open ...

Geography of happiness and bliss, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Geography of happiness and bliss

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... on earth, in fact he's a self-confessed grumpy old guy. His pursuit of happiness takes him to hash bars of the Netherlands, and onto Iceland, Switzerland, Bhutan, Thailand, as well as some less happy places. The sad man went around the world on ...

Sex, Drugs and Soccer, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Sex, Drugs and Soccer

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... in Dutch. It's all to do with a Euro-Cup soccer game that Holland won over Italy. I read in one of our guide books that Amsterdam - probably because all of its pot smoking - is normally a quiet city that closes early. But not now. It's all beer, beer and ...

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

What's happening in Amsterdam?

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... . It is anticipated that there will not be any appropriate jobs with the bank in Chicago. Because of this, management in the Netherlands has agreed to extend Melanie's expat contract, which would have expired last week, for 3 weeks in order for us to ...

a little up-date, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

a little up-date

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... when and where the next story's coming from, I am happy to say it looks like I'll be in France May and June-ish, in Amsterdam for July,  back to France in August and then I leave for South Africa where I'll be for a couple of months. That seems ...

Our house, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Our house

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... This is where we live: the top three floors (with additional lofts on the 3rd. floor). Remember trade determined the Amsterdam cityscape; water being an essential feature. Merchandise was brought from trading place in the West and East Indies on ...

Tall ships, eels and pirates, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Tall ships, eels and pirates

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... the full story from the owner himself.  In the late 1800s until the 1930s there was a big trade in eel from the Netherlands to London.  As there was no way to preserve the eel in those days the ship was designed with an eel holding tank through ...

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