Travel Blogs from Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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 ...

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) ...

Zaanse Schans, Zaanse Schans, Netherlands travel blog

Zaanse Schans

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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 ...

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) ...

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 ...

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

Sex, Drugs and, um, Goth

A travel blog entry by danblank

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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 ...

Cathedrals and Prostitutes, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Cathedrals and Prostitutes

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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 ...

Amsterdam - Canals., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam - Canals.

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Sex, Drugs and.. Jews..

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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 ...

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