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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...

Spring in Holland | What’s going on

2017-03-13 | Events | No comments

TEFAF | Maastricht If you are heading over to Holland in the coming week, you have to visit the long established art and antique fair which attracts some of the finest dealers, art critics, art and antique academics and collectors from all over the world. If you have a passion for fine ...

Christmas time in holland is a great time to visit

Christmas in The Netherlands

2016-12-09 | Holland | No comments

Why not travel to Holland during the Christmas period with Stena Line this year? One of the best times of the year to visit The Netherlands is of course Christmas.  Generally, there tends to be fewer tourists, so visiting the Christmas Markets, museums, art galleries and restaurants is much more relaxed affair.  The festivities kick off…

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…

Plane vs Ferry

Ferry vs flying: car comforts

2016-10-21 | Ferry good ideas | No comments

Picture yourself heading through the chaotic time that is airport security having arrived for your flight three hours prior to its departure. Now imagine walking around spacious shops and restaurants as you please, having your own cabin and no luggage restrictions. We know which one we prefer. The hassle-free ferry travel with Stena Line offers…

The Hague in Autumn

Autumn in Holland (image gallery)

2016-10-14 | Have you seen this? | No comments

When autumn hits in Holland the Dutch landscape is transformed into bundles of leaves, beautiful sunsets and greenery. Check out our top 7 looks at Holland in the autumn: Autumn in Amsterdam: the Dutch capital is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the country’s history and culture. Arnhem’s waterways: Although Arnhem is a city,…

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...

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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10 things to do in The Netherlands this December

2014-11-28 | Holland | No comments

If you are looking for ways to get into the festive spirit, here are 10 ways to celebrate in the Netherlands this December     Stena Line operates twice-daily six-hour return crossings between Harwich and the Hook of Holland, fares starting from £59 per person return from Harwic...

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Events in Holland: October

2014-09-08 | Holland | No comments

Netherlands Film Festival, 24 September 2014 – 03 October 2014 Watch a large variety of Dutch movies at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht. From very famous to truly obscure and from features and documentaries to short films and TV productions: over 150,000 people watch more than 400 long and short films in fifteen venues. The…

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