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Once Upon a Time in Giethoorn: A Fairy Tale for Lovers

DATE : February 20, 2019

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0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 StumbleUpon 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 0 Email — Filament.io 0 Flares × The Dutch Venice, the village without roads… These are names for a Giethoorn place in my beloved province of Overijssel. Despite the fact that the village is quite far from Amsterdam, many tourists still come here. What is so special about it? Photo by piotr ilowiecki The cost of the tour, including a cruise along the channels of Giethhoorn, costs 75 euros for adults, they also offer a 50% discount for kids. It is a good price because a bus ticket from Amsterdam to Giethhoorn will cost you almost 50 euros.
Now, let’s talk about Giethhoorn… Here you are surrounded by water, channels, pretty houses, harmony, and coziness! No cars, no buses, no roads… Well, there are no roads only in the old part of Giethhoorn. So you can come by car but you will have to leave it at a parking space, and walk or take a bike from there. Or go boat, of course!
In the old, central part of the villag..

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Must-see places in the Netherlands that are not Amsterdam

DATE : February 20, 2019

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0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 StumbleUpon 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 0 Email — Filament.io 0 Flares × When you think about the Netherlands, certain images are sure to come to mind: Wooden shoes. Windmills. Canals. Coffee shops. Cheese. The Red Light District. English: Street scene in an Amsterdam Channel. The Netherlands (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Indeed, you can find all these things in Amsterdam, the country’s capital and its most well-known city – for good reason: Nestled smugly inside a ring of canals dating back to the seventeenth-century, lined with unique and cozy row houses that once stored the exotic spices of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and buzzing with bikes driving every which way, Amsterdam is a cultural mecca where there’s never a dull moment.
The city perfectly represents the open-minded, no-nonsense attitude that characterizes the country as a whole, but it’s a shame that the rest of the Netherlands so frequently gets overshadowed by its famously liberal ..

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Where the locals go in Antwerp

DATE : February 19, 2019

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Antwerp: the Flemish medieval wonder and one of northern Europe’s most habitually overlooked major cities. A commercial center of Belgium and the wider Benelux region historically, today its spotlight is often taken by more internationally prominent Brussels. Of course, that fact only means that Antwerp has become a destination for the discerning traveler, a secret hidden in plain view in the heart of Europe – and even more so in winter, when this city shines even brighter. Follow these tips from Antwerp locals and join the club!
A Chinese-flavored bright night in the zoo
Photo by Jonas Verhulst
Antwerp’s zoo has a secret that attracts thousands of locals and visitors each year: China Light. This open-air light show in is turned on and opens when the animals go to sleep, so you will be seeing bright pagodas and burning dragons next to sleeping elephants and giraffes. You can even grab a snack or drink – some Chinese tea or a Tsingtao beer, perhaps?
Belgian fries by a Michelin chef ..

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5 weird Christmas traditions in Europe

DATE : February 19, 2019

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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a time for family, presents, demons and witches. Wait, what?! Well, some European Christmas traditions are a little bit different from what you’re used to. Interesting pre-Christian elements have survived throughout the centuries and are still a part of Christmas celebrations today. Here are some surprise treats you can look forward to if you’re spending Christmas in Europe:
1. Austrian Santa’s evil BFF
If you think you might be on the naughty list this year, you might want to stay clear of the Austrian Alps. Here you will run the risk of bumping into Krampus, a demonic figure that serves as the counterpart of friendly St. Nicholas. Whereas old Nick is a Santa-like saint that hands out presents to good children, Krampus takes care of the bad children by abducting them in his bag. That’s right – while you spent your childhood dreaming of elves and flying reindeer, Austrian kids are nervously awaiting the arrival of a horned monste..

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How To Make The Most Of Your Amsterdam Trip

DATE : February 19, 2019

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Europe Published on December 31, 2018 | by Andrea Guerriero
How To Make The Most Of Your Amsterdam Trip Say you are visiting Amsterdam as part of your long-awaited trip to Europe, but you only have a short time to spend in the city before you have to move on to other places. You will definitely want to make sure that your stay will be as fruitful and fulfilling as possible, and this can’t be achieved without some planning. You want to make your trip worthwhile with the time that you’ve got. For starters, you’ll want to make use of something as handy as an I Amsterdam Card since it can give you easy access to a bunch of facilities. You can then move on to mapping out your itinerary in the most efficient manner possible.

The number of things that you can do in Amsterdam will depend a lot on how long you are able to spend in the city in the first place. Since this piece is all about making the most of your visit when you are pressed for time, it’s best to assume that you only have abou..

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5 ways to experience Amsterdam like a local

DATE : August 29, 2017

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Save money. Do more. Dutch author Anja de Jager reveals how to avoid the tourists and experience her home city, Amsterdam, like a local. (photo credit) 1: Take to the water Amsterdam is all about the water and some of the best views can be had from the canals. That’s why the roundtrips on the […]

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