Travel Blogs from Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Halloween 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Halloween 2006

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi everybody! On Saturday we hosted a Halloween party for our friends and colleagues. It was a lot of fun with lots of people dressing up in very creative ways. We had a nice mixture of people we work with, neighbors, and friends and also a mixture of ...

anybody there?, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

anybody there?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... off that could be considered a wonder. And I can't find much joy in the fact that my bike has been nicked. Of course, in Amsterdam it's never a question of if, but when will your bike disappear. This time it was after only a couple of weeks, and I loved ...

How time flies..., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

How time flies...

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... 5 week "Friends and Family" tour in the U.S. and continuing to learn more about the possibilities and obstacles to staying in the Netherlands. Melanie has had a few job leads and continues to do a bit of networking since it will be necessary to find a ...

12-hr layover, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

12-hr layover

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... ; It really wasn't a big deal. I arrived at the right station around 8:50am.  I rushed out in excitement.  AMSTERDAM! The construction sites had overtaken the majestic central station, so I wasn't too compelled to walk around in that ...

just this, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

just this

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... thanks to those who already have, can send it to me, and I will see that it goes to the community. K. A. Lapthorn RABO Amsterdam  acc.nr.142715212    IBAN: NL47RABO0142715212 That should work - but you never know, email me if there ...

Ending in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Ending in Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... in Amsterdam seems to be emphasised that little bit more. Hmmm enough on that.   Anyway, I as I say I did really love Amsterdam - great café's (hmm good coffee!), lovely parks on the outskirts of the city and fantastic museums.  The Van Gogh ...

City of sex, bikes, t-shirts, and drugs, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

City of sex, bikes, t-shirts, and drugs

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... right now. Its new to me and i'm feeling right at home with the whole 'travel thing' and just loving life right now. Amsterdam, or should i say AMSTERAM!! has been so good. I love the city. The 10 euro transportation pass has been a waste of cash ...

quite the opposite actually......, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

quite the opposite actually......

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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'a few steps from bliss' was a bit optimistic - for now, I'm up to my ears in bags, boxes, clothes, documents, food, books - you name it, it's lying around somewhere in this tip. I'm making feeble attempts to get some kind of order into this mess, but, ...

Amsterdam on a Saturday night..., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam on a Saturday night...

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... station at around 6pm and just had to laugh and curse. As it was just crazy. So many people everywhere. Now people say Amsterdam is crazy, but i dont think you can actually grasp it untill you see the city on a saturday night. Its crazy alright... ...

In Memory of Milo, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

In Memory of Milo

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Dear all, This was a hard and sad week. Milo, one of our two cats, passed away. During our Slovenia trip in October Milo had lost weight, which we attributed to his not liking a new food we had bought. After switching foods he seemed to be gaining ...

Update on our travels ......, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Update on our travels ......

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... for 5 years, we qualified for permanent residence (equivalent of a green card), and are free to work in the Netherlands and Europe without special company sponsorship. In brief, here are our adventures since last winter...... From January through March, ...

seduction, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

seduction

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... the phone. On and on it goes. I can see why she doesn't want to go home. We bring her anyway, and drive back to Amsterdam, to face our own music. The house looks dirty and dismal, piles of unpaid bills, debt collectors - why didn't we have them ...

Been there done that!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Been there done that!

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... channels and even a little dinning area. This was a great way to spend our last days in Europe. The Netherlands, of which Amsterdam is the capital, is well known for its delicious cheeses, famous beers such as Heineken, its picturesque windmills, ...

Jeannine and Julia visit (Chris' sister and niece), Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Jeannine and Julia visit (Chris' sister and niece)

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... and saw 17 in one day - being walked, in houses, at restaurants and even riding on bikes! Other observations from Julia: " Amsterdam is a combination of old things and new things" "I really like Amsterdam. It reminds me of Baltimore. Do you think ...

Joining the ranks of the unemployed, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Joining the ranks of the unemployed

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... companies. In the process she's learning far more about international tax law and other technicalities of being an American living in Amsterdam than she would wish on her worse enemy. It's all very complex and confusing and we now realize how lucky we ...

Adios Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Adios Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... everywhere you go. The place is great to walk around, but dont get tricked into buying a transport pass as its not necessary. Dont think i'll come across another place with such a unique atmosphere. I'll be back Amsterdam. YEEHAW!! Dag for now ...

Chris' Mom and Dad visit, Amsterdam and other European cities, Netherlands travel blog

Chris' Mom and Dad visit

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... other well-known museums, they visited the Dutch Resistance Museum, which explains the history of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands (initially much more peaceful than generally assumed), and the growth and fate of the Dutch resistance as the true ...

Amsterdam - 20-23rd July, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam - 20-23rd July

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... went on sale at 1am and we should be waiting in the 'sea shop' as copies were limited. My preconceptions of Amsterdam was a city obsessed with sex and smoking weed. After being there for 4 hours Amsterdam definitely is obsessed with sex and ...

Another Dept Outing,  Leiden, and a Royal Lie, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Another Dept Outing, Leiden, and a Royal Lie

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... he was a very bad man - and the government investigators learn that Mabel and Bruinsma often stayed at a very fancy hotel in Amsterdam - thus implying an intimate relationship. So, the prime minister announced that he would not recommend the marriage to ...

Zaanse Schans, Zaanse Schans, Netherlands travel blog

Zaanse Schans

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... guys... Michael, GJ (can't pronounce it) and Martin at one of the pubs around one of my favourite areas of Amsterdam... Leidseplein. I was particularly interested in Martin who is head manager of KLM's entire fleat of flight attendants - he travels the ...

Just 'Shroomin around The 'Dam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Just 'Shroomin around The 'Dam

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... the bloke next to you is just quietly puffing on his pipe and asking how you are doing). Wondering around the streets of Amsterdam, admiring all the "bent / crooked" houses, the brilliant view of some lights, some trippy photos, the wealth of fast food ...

Dutch celebrations - World Cup Soccer, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Dutch celebrations - World Cup Soccer

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... ;They made it all the way to the finals, only to be beaten by Spain.  To celebrate, a boat parade on the Amsterdam canals was arranged, culminating with a big celebration and concert at the Museumplein.   Our street was chosen as the police ...

Gay Pride 2010, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Gay Pride 2010

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It's Gay Pride weekend once again!  As always we went out on the boat with our landlord, Rob, and a few of his friends, to watch the parade.   By coincidence, Melanie's friend, Susan, and her husband, Jim were also visiting this ...

Aimlessly in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Aimlessly in Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... bicycle in Amsterdam, I could travel the world for a very long time, do not really want to be rich..... Welcome to Amsterdam, With a flight from New York to London with Virgin Atlantic (great Airline) and great company on the flight before I knew ...

Moving to Permanent Housing, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Moving to Permanent Housing

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Chris arrived on April 12 for 10 days to help move everything into our permanent housing in the center of Amsterdam. The kitties are VERY excited to see him. We think they might have been worried that they would only have one "parent". All of our ...

Amsterdam - another Disneyland?, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam - another Disneyland?

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...  English and there seem to be as many American-style resturants as there are of those of the Netherlands' former colony, Indonesia. Though Amsterdam has a reputation as a financial and brokerage centre, that is not obvious to the tourist visiting the ...

Leidseplein Area, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Leidseplein Area, Amsterdam

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... area. The cafe on the 6th floor of the Metz on the corner of Leidsestraat and Keizersgracht afforded an unreal view of all of Amsterdam and I enjoyed being one of a few tourists/locals enjoying a cuppa after a very long day of walking - I picked up on ...

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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... before him. We thanked our hosts and departed Germany. I was very happy with my experience. Today is Queens Day in the Netherlands, which means that everyone dresses up in Orange and gets smashed in the streets. The queen's birthday is sort of like St. ...

Dutch flower fields, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Dutch flower fields

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Hi everybody! It's tulip season so we went for a drive in flower field country today. This is one of the first really beautiful spring days and lots of people were out admiring the fields. The children enjoyed running between the rows of flowers and ...

No More Overnight Buses, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

No More Overnight Buses

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We have come to major decision arriving in Amsterdam at 4AM after very little sleep. We refuse to travel on any more overnight buses! Feeling very tired and exhausted we wandered around but could not find any hostels open at such a late (early hour) ...

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