Travel Blogs from Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Amsterdam Happenings, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam Happenings

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... in May/June there is a great exhibit of press photos sponsored by World Press Photo. Since its foundation in the Netherlands in 1955, World Press Photo has evolved into an independent platform of photojournalism with its main aim to support and promote ...

Amsterdam Jewish Sites and windmills, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam Jewish Sites and windmills

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... a memorial.  It includes a wall listing the 6,700 family names (including Susan's maiden name) of the 104,000 Jews from The Netherlands who were murdered in the war.  Chris and I had known that a theater had been used  in this way, but we ...

Where have all the blog entries gone?, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Where have all the blog entries gone?

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By now most of you have noticed that the frequency of our blog entries has dramatically reduced from the early days, seven years ago, when entries were fast and furious.  What, you may ask, has happened? Well, a number of things, actually.  1) ...

The Shelter, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

The Shelter

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... way of travelling. For Munich and Vienna, I have 4 bed dorms with ensuites so that will provide a welcome retreat from Amsterdam's accommodation. By the way, the showers are hideous. Tip... bring flip flops if you're going to backpack. The weather ...

Sex, Drugs and, um, Goth, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Sex, Drugs and, um, Goth

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... I needed a coffee shop, and where else to go but Bulldog, the original? The next day I went to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam's biggest art and history museum with many works from its most famous artists. It charges a bruising €10 for admission ...

Back to Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back to Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... ) to fly London-Amsterdam. This budget airline has really impressed me... on time and friendly hostesses. So here I am in Amsterdam... for round 2. I'm pretty much still getting over the huge flight so will keep the nightlife to a minimum tonight. But ...

Week 1 including Easter weekend, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Week 1 including Easter weekend

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... found a place quickly that is fun and close. We had our first pancake dinner this week. There are many pancake houses all over Amsterdam where they make a large, thin-ish pancake (about 15 inches in diameter, about twice as thick as a crepe) and put all ...

Cathedrals and Prostitutes, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Cathedrals and Prostitutes

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Melanie's Mom's visit, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Melanie's Mom's visit

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... the wall ends a bank of high tech windmills can be seen. The sea wall ends in the newest province of The Netherlands, Flevoland. The landmass of Flevoland was reclaimed in the 1950s and became the 12th province of the Netherlands. It's pretty dull ...

Back in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back in Amsterdam

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Back in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back in Amsterdam

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Back in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back in Amsterdam

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Back in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back in Amsterdam

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Polder Survival, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Polder Survival

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After a week in Chicago, Melanie's first day back at the office ended in a company outing that could only be Dutch. The whole department went to the countryside to traipse across fields of reclaimed land (a polder) dotted with cow patties bigger than ...

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam, Netherlands

A travel blog entry by yah27

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... to five grams of marijuana at any given time. Contrary to many beliefs, smoking marijuana is still illegal, but just tolerated in Amsterdam. Magic mushrooms are also legal, but it must be fresh. Mushrooms are very potent here and can get you into trouble ...

End of an Era, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

End of an Era

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After more than 8 years living in Amsterdam, our European adventure is coming to an end. Melanie has resigned from TCS effective August 31 and on Sept 1 we will move back to the U.S.  What comes next is a bit of a mystery, even to us.  We have ...

March in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

March in Amsterdam

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... Shakespeare - a comedy that covers very reduced versions of all of William Shakespeare's plays in 90 minutes! Also went to the Bimhuis - Amsterdam's new jazz venue where we saw the Chris Potter band (really good!). We also saw Crosby and Nash (no Stills, ...

Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam

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Starbucks With A Kick, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Starbucks With A Kick

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... gave up and went to a restaurant and had a beer instead. The farther we ventured into the "Entertainment District" of Amsterdam, the more "coffee shops" we began to see. We soon discovered that places where you could buy and smoke marijuana were in ...

Amsterdam - Canals., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam - Canals.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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On the bus at a reasonably civilized 8.00pm we travelled all day through France, Belgium and the Netherlands arriving in Amsterdam around 5.00pm. With Busabout we have a tour guide who tells us a little about the place we are arriving for example where to ...

There's always another story..., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

There's always another story...

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... Anglia, while I have to wait for the bus to Sheffield. But, drawing in the Purple Haze of the canals and coffee shops of Amsterdam was as perfect a way as any to round off the last 28 months. I traipsed about the red light district, just to pass the ...

The Heineken Experience, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

The Heineken Experience

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... but also a disappointment at the same time. At the beginning of the museum there are wax figures depicting life in early Amsterdam and a massive figure that comes out of the roof and talks to you. An asian man and his two daughters went in at ...

Sex, Drugs and.. Jews.., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Sex, Drugs and.. Jews..

A travel blog entry by flashpackers

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<Brian's loooong chronological list of "highlights" (and of whinging)... >   - Arrived in Amsterdam... the transit people aren't as helpful as you would think and give very vague non-useful directions. We eventually catch a tram to ...

Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by jag

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... homeless guy was driven out of the carriage by a couple of Austrian backpacker I ended up getting a pretty decent sleep. Arrived in Amsterdam late morning and was surprised at how beautiful the place was. After lots of people had told me it wasn't really ...

Amsterdam again, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam again

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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I went to Amsterdam to celebrate my birthday in the best and only way to do it. At the Heineken brewery, but it was shut That is all I have to say about ...

A Wholesome Experience.., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

A Wholesome Experience..

A travel blog entry by flashpackers

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... , there was no lineup so we went straight in. The first few rooms were interesting, covering the history of the Netherlands, and then following on, there were displays of doll houses, which were ornately decorated. It was very interesting to find out that ...

Art and more in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Art and more in Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... set than included some our favourites, 'Freddy's Dead', 'I like to hide behind my glasses', 'Servitude' and 'Everyday Sunshine'. Amsterdam draws a wide array of tourists that made people watching fun. The infamous Red Light district draws them all and ...

Cooling off, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Cooling off

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... I spent the morning catching up on emails and trying to find accommodation in Belgium so as not to repeat our 'first night in Amsterdam disaster'. We didn't get out of the apartment until midday and then didn't get into town until 1pm. Our first tour was ...

Netherlands again, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Netherlands again

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... we had been once before and we know the tours are crappy but the money goes to charity and it is the best Heineken in Amsterdam. Now I was steaming whilst Lucy was happy. The next step was to continue with our glass collection as we had been collecting ...

Last Entry on the Road, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Last Entry on the Road

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... and South America... but for shorter durations and with a higher budget. I'll probably do tours through South America. Amsterdam itself is a real hoot... the Red Light District is beyond belief. Girls hidden behind glass doors are available for ...

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