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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 ...

North Sea Jazz and Amersfoort, Den Haag and Amersfoort, Netherlands travel blog

North Sea Jazz and Amersfoort

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... Sea Jazz Festival has been a 3 day festival held in Den Haag (The Hague). There are over 16 stages of performers in the Netherlands Congress Center (so inside, not out) with over 200 acts over 3 days. It's a little expensive and we weren't sure what to ...

Amsterdam - another Disneyland?, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam - another Disneyland?

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... seems to know 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 ...

Leidseplein Area, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Leidseplein Area, Amsterdam

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My perspective towards Amsterdam was starting to become negatively stifled by the area I was staying. I can't believe how much my perspective has changed by venturing out to the Oud-West and Museumkwartier areas - about a 30 minute walk south of the Red ...

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. ...

Adventures in Europe, Eindhoven, Netherlands travel blog

Adventures in Europe

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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) ...

Lazy in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Lazy in Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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 We had to get up at about 5:30am in order to catch our train at the station at 7:30am. We could have paid a reservation fee and got the highspeed train and left at 10:30am instead but at 30 euros each just to reserve a seat we figured getting up ...

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

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I've booked my train ticket for Amsterdam to Munich for Saturday night... should take about 10 hours. I'm kind of glad I'm only staying in Amsterdam for 4 nights now - I think I've done it justice. The city itself is kind of boring me now - after a few ...

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

Sex, Drugs and, um, Goth

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Since I had free accommodation and a couple different friends to visit in Amsterdam I had nearly a week to play around. It's amazing what a difference it makes when you have six days for a city instead of two or three. When I was in Berlin in July I ...

Cathedrals and Prostitutes, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Cathedrals and Prostitutes

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Finally arriving in Essenburgh, Hierden, Netherlands travel blog

Finally arriving in Essenburgh

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Well, after one car journey (Hluhluwe to Richards Bay), one flight (Richards Bay to Johannesburg), another flight (Johannesburg to Amsterdam), a train (Amsterdam to Ammersfort) another train (Ammersfort to Harderwijk), which goes through Ermelo ...

Back to Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back to Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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I was out in probably less than 5 minutes last night. Couldn't even remeber trying to get to sleep. Ashlee House in London turned out to be one of those hostels I can highly recommend for other budget travellers to London. Many times better than the ...

a wallet thinner, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

a wallet thinner

A travel blog entry by kris

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Curaçao is the C island within the ABC group of Caribbean islands.. It's had and kept close colonial ties with the Dutch, which unlike many in the carib. who have shunned them, has resulted in an island with good infrastructure. On the big bridge that ...

Week 1 including Easter weekend, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Week 1 including Easter weekend

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After almost a week in our new apartment, it is still a mess! I think we're finally realizing just how much stuff we have! On April 23 Chris has to go back to the U.S. to finish working through the end of the month. So, our goal of this week has been ...

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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Goodbye Holland, Emmeloord, Netherlands travel blog

Goodbye Holland

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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We've had so many good people of Holland spoiling us in the short 6 days we've been here, we were sad to say goodbye to all the good eating, drinking and attention. My cousin Wilma has broken her neck to provide everything we've needed and for that we ...

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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Ahhh, Amsterdam at last. When in Amsterdam, first thing you see is millions of bicycles. You see them everywhere and everybody has one. Students, adults, kids, grandparents, even the tourists has the most popular vehicle in Holland. You also notice other ...

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 ...

chateaus and waffles, Utrecht, Netherlands travel blog

chateaus and waffles

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... old...like 30. Ya, now you know why I lie about my age to some of the people I meet. Brugge Coming up is The Netherlands, Luxembourg and some more of Germany. I fly out of Amsterdam Nov 4 for Cairo. I'm still working on my round-the-world ...

Visiting Mike in Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands travel blog

Visiting Mike in Groningen

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... games to riding bikes to the farmer's market, I'll miss my time here. Coming to Groningen helped me understand more about Netherlands than I could ever learn in Amsterdam. Satisfied with the time spent, I picked my next destination, Hamburg, ...

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