Haarlem Day Trip from Amsterdam

Haarlem, The Perfect Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Haarlem is a small city that neighbors Amsterdam. With cobblestoned lanes, Gothic cathedrals, and a bustling main square, Haarlem is a joy to visit. We spent an afternoon in Haarlem and loved it. There is a different vibe here than in Amsterdam. Haarlem is like a laid back, relaxed version of Amsterdam, without the tour groups. If you are looking …

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary

10 Day London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary

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A trip to London, Amsterdam, and Paris…sounds nice, right? With 10 days you have just enough time to visit these three cities, although it will be a bit of a whirlwind tour. There is a lot to see and do here, and our London Amsterdam Paris itinerary will help you manage your time so you can have the best experience …

Netherlands Trains

Netherlands Train Travel: How to Book Your Tickets and Use the Trains

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One of the best ways to get around the Netherlands is by train. Trains are cheap, fast, and a very convenient way to travel. Plus, they make day trips from Amsterdam a piece of cake. In this post, learn all about Netherlands train travel, how to book your tickets online, and useful tips for using the trains and storing your …

One Day in The Hague

One Perfect Day in The Hague, the Netherlands

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The Hague, also called Den Haag in Dutch, is the International City of Peace and Justice. It is here that some of the world’s worst crimes are prosecuted. But there’s more to The Hague than criminal courts and palaces of justice. In The Hague, you can see famous works of art by Vermeer, stroll down quaint Dutch streets, visit a …

Amsterdam Brussels Paris Itinerary

10 Day Amsterdam Brussels Paris Itinerary

Julie Belgium, France, Itinerary, The Netherlands 6 Comments

On this Amsterdam Brussels Paris itinerary, visit three of Europe’s best cities. Start in Amsterdam, where you get to stroll along the canals and visit the world class Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Travel by train to Belgium where you will spend two days dining on chocolate, waffles, and beer and exploring the fairytale towns of Bruges and Ghent. And …

Amsterdam Itinerary

Two Days in Amsterdam: The Perfect Amsterdam Itinerary

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Amsterdam is the perfect European city to visit if you only have a few days. After you visit the main museums, you get to stroll the canals and parks, take your pick from trendy restaurants, and simply enjoy this European experience. With two days in Amsterdam, you have enough time to see the must-see sites and still have plenty of …

One Day in Utrecht

One Perfect Day in Utrecht, the Netherlands

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Utrecht, with its canals and street cafes, looks and feels like a smaller, less crowded version of Amsterdam. With one day in Utrecht, you can explore the scenic city center, take in the view from the tallest tower in the Netherlands, and dine at one of many great cafes and restaurants in town. An Overview of Utrecht The city center …

Amsterdam Bikes

Amsterdam, Our First European Experience

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In April 2008, Tim and I made our first trip to Europe.  Our one week vacation started in Amsterdam and ended in Paris.  This was the trip where our wanderlust would really begin. Tim and I instantly fell in love with Europe. Why had we waited so long before traveling to this amazing continent? Tim and I spent three days …