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Top 10 Things to do in Amsterdam on Your First Visit

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With its maze of canals, world-class museums, boutique shops and hotels, cozy cafes, cultural centers, and, of course, coffeeshops, Amsterdam is a delight to visit. In this post, we share with you 10 of the best things to do in Amsterdam, perfect if it is your first visit to this wonderful city. Interesting Facts about Amsterdam Amsterdam is called “the …

Where to Stay in Amsterdam

Where to Stay in Amsterdam: Best Hotels & Neighborhoods

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Trying to decide where to stay in Amsterdam? Then no doubt you have numerous questions running through your head. How much does it cost to stay in Amsterdam? Where is the best place to stay? How far in advance should I make my reservation? We answer all of these questions and more in this post. To make your decision easier, …

Haarlem Day Trip

6 Reasons Why You Should Take a Day Trip to Haarlem

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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 …

Netherlands Train Travel

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 …

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 …

2 Days in 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 …