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Touring the Netherlands, Rain or Shine

Seven days on a bike in the Netherlands sounded like a perfectly pleasant way to travel, to see some ‘off the beaten path’ sights, and to get some fresh air and exercise (in order to work off all that Italian gelato and German beer). 1,430 more words

Amsterdam days

Our bus pulled over to the side of a highway and the driver pointed in the direction of the city centre, telling us it would not take more than 15 minutes to walk. 847 more words

Amsterdam Light Festival

Tijdens de donkere dagen voor Kerst licht Amsterdam een beetje extra op tijdens het Amsterdam Light Festival. Diverse (licht)kunstenaars zijn dit jaar uitgedaagd om het thema “A Bright City” vorm te geven en een ode aan de stad te brengen. 147 more words


Feeling the "Gezelligheid"

Upon arriving in Amsterdam, I was told about the word “Gezelligheid.” It is a difficult word to translate into English because there really is no translation. 615 more words

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: A week in Europe with Mom

What can I say, there’s nothing like sharing your best experiences with your best friend. I was SO excited to travel with my mom you have no idea. 283 more words


Thoughts from The Red Light District

It was all rather underwhelming and equally upsetting. It was a little tricky to find, I over shot it while walking but when I found it, it was obvious and surreal. 558 more words



Coffeeshops. One of the things the Netherlands, and especially Amsterdam is famous for. In 2011 there were in the whole country 653 coffeeshops. A lot of tourists, especially the teenagers and young-adults visit at least one coffeeshop during their stay in the Netherlands. 147 more words