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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...

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…

Glow Light Festival Eindoven, Holland

GLOW | Eindhoven Light Festival | November 12th – 19th 2016

2016-10-28 | Hidden Holland | No comments

When you think of The Netherlands, you don’t necessarily think of Eindhoven as a holiday destination but, the Dutch capital of design and technology is unique, bursting with energy and innovation, definitely worth a visit. The perfect time to travel is in mid-November when the city hosts the annual Glow Lights Festival.  Over 40 light artists, designers and archit...

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...

Top summer camping hotspots in Holland and Germany

2016-08-16 | Budget travel Germany Green travel Holland | No comments

For those looking for a last minute summer holiday that won’t break the bank, a camping break in the Netherlands or Germany could be the perfect solution. A host of options are on offer all easily accessible with Stena Line’s Harwich to Hook of Holland ferries, from spots in quiet, quaint to beautifu...

rotterdam

As the Bird Flies: Guide to Rotterdam

2013-10-24 | Holland | 1 Comment

We asked Stena Line superfan and Dutch resident Frankie Thomson of As the Bird Flies to give her top tips of things to do in Rotterdam. Here’s what she told us… Things to do in Rotterdam Just over thirty minutes away from the Hook of Holland, the city of Rotterdam lies in wait...

Live like a local: Rotterdam restaurants

2013-09-17 | Holland | No comments

For those of you heading to Rotterdam, our local expert Jo has hunted out three of the city’s finest eateries for every budget. Hotel Bazar Witte de 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam +31 (0)10 206 5151 / www.bazarrotterdam.nl Within walking distance of the central station, Hotel Bazar offers low cost, high taste foo...

Live like a local: Veerhaven concerts

2013-08-15 | Holland | No comments

Live like a local this summer and attend Rotterdam’s Veerhaven Concerts, classical open-air concerts in Rotterdam’s most charming harbour,  from 31 August to 7 September. Enjoy waterfront performances by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and others from the quay or in the comfort of your own stoop! Travel to Rotterdam with Stena Line‘s twice-dail...

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