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Take a wander around Vondelpark in Amsterdam city

Amsterdam Attractions

2017-06-15 | Amsterdam | No comments

Vondelpark Built in 1864, Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s largest park and is probably the most famous park in the Netherlands.  About 10 million people visit the 8 hectare park every year, both locals and tourists.  The park is close to central Amsterdam, just south of Leidseplein and close to the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. On a sunny day you’ll find people biking, jogging,…

Amsterdam at Christmas Time

Amsterdam Events Early 2017

2016-11-25 | Amsterdam | No comments

Visit the Annual Weekend of Whisky, Amsterdam Did you know that the word whisky (or whiskey) is an anglicised version of the Gaelic word uisce in Irish Gaelic or uisge in Scottish Gaelic which means meaning “water”.  In Ireland whiskey is fondly known as usice beatha which means “water of life”. If you happen to be fond fan of a wee dram or…

Hot Hotel Pick: The Student Hotel, Amsterdam City

2016-10-07 | Accommodation Amsterdam | No comments

Located in the south-eastern district of the Dutch capital lies The Student Hotel, a new form of accommodation which prides itself on being trendy and comfortable yet affordable. Its new hybrid hospitality design has a focus on genuine comfort yet still oozing that contemporary feel that early 20-somethings love. The Hotel encourages gu...

Camera Japan Festival 2016

CAMERA JAPAN Festival 2016

2016-10-03 | Events | No comments

If Japanese comedy is something that interests you or that you may be curious about, then get on one of our ferries to Holland and visit this year’s CAMERA JAPAN Festival which explores a diverse range of Japanese comedy.  Films, lectures, workshops and live performances examine the subtle to the ludicrously obscure, the traditional to the contemporary.  The festival runs…

Record Store Amsterdam

5 Best Record Stores for Vinyl Buffs in Amsterdam

2016-09-15 | Live Like a Local | No comments

Like most people, I’ve always had a very keen interest in music.  Even from a early age I was collecting music and back in the 80s that even involved recording music from the radio on tape, highly illegal I’m sure, but it was the 80s, I was under 10, always the rebel wit...

Biking in Holland

Two Wheeled Odyssey, Hook of Holland to Amsterdam by bike

It was a dull dreary cold winter’s day in Central London when the post arrived at my office. The building security guard plonked the letters and magazines down on my table, moaned about the weather, nothing new.  As I flicked through the junk I noticed one that was addressed to me for a cha...

Hot Hotel Pick: Zoku Amsterdam

Located along the Weesperstraat is the newest hotel, Zoku Amsterdam, to grace the capital city. Zoku, Japanese for tribe and family, is redefining the hotel model with its work home/office hybrid design. The beautifully created rooms boast generous kitchen space, a study/work area, a comfy bed as well as fun social spaces. The social spaces,…

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