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King's Day boats line the canals of Amsterdam

King’s Day Holland 2017 | An event fit for Royalty

2017-04-13 | Live Like a Local | No comments

King’s Day is now probably considered to be the best party in Holland. On 27th April, the Dutch folk drop everything and celebrate King Willem Alexander’s birthday with epic street parties, live music, flea markets, and fun fairs galore. What makes it even more special is that the king himself travels throughout the countr...

markets= stall in one of the various markets in the Netherlands

Flea Market Season

2017-03-03 | Have you seen this? Live Like a Local | No comments

De Bazaar, Beverwijk Welcome to Europe’s largest covered market, De Bazaar, established in September 1980. The market is open at weekends from 08:30 am to 6:00 pm. There is also a small section of Hall 30 which is open on Fridays. If you decide to visit the market by car, there are plenty of parking spaces available…

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...

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