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Experiences with Dutch Public Transportation

I think that the Netherlands is seen as one of those highly efficient Germanic countries, and indeed their public transportation system is extensive and generally fast.  741 more words



DISCLAIMER: This trip was with my mommy and younger brother meaning this blog highlights ONLY the innocent side of Amsterdam.

I asked my brother which country he would like to visit when we were planning for their Europe trip, he said The Netherlands. 464 more words


6 Hour Layover in Amsterdam (What to Do)

I recently flew from the US to Europe but I due to a bad connection I found myself with a six hour layover in Amsterdam.  6 hours isn’t really enough time to visit the city itself but it’s a bit long for just sitting at the gate, so I looked for some other things I could do near the airport. 452 more words


Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Selects New Terminal Design Amongst Strong Competition

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam has announced they have selected KAAN Architecten’s sleek modernist design for their new terminal set to open in 2023, thirty years since the last expansion. 908 more words


Airport Art

As I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is one of my favorites in Europe. The international gateway is not only well-equipped and conveniently located, it’s also home to a wonderful branch of the world-famous Rijksmuseum. 59 more words


Upgraded to a liminal zone

For the last 30-plus years I have been a fairly frequent air traveller, mainly between the UK and Japan, but also within Europe. Over the years I have developed my flight kit, and my personal expectations of plane etiquette. 907 more words


Adventures in flying with two kids

Note:  Yes, another traveling with children blog. Unfortunately, coping with travel is a large part of the Foreign Service, and writing about it is cheaper than therapy. 1,607 more words

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