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day trips from Rotterdam

7 Easy Day Trips from Rotterdam

Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by .

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One of the big advantages of traveling within the Netherlands, outside massive amounts of cheese and overall awesomeness, is the proximity to, well, everything. Because if you’ve looked at a European map, chances are you’ve either: Noticed how small the Netherlands are, or… That you just haven’t seen them at all (true story). It’s always [...]

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Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Scenes from an Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Posted on 20. Mar, 2013 by .

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It hardly gets more touristy/iconic than this, right? While I usually prefer to tick off just a few landmarks and then discover the city’s cool neighborhoods, hopping on a canal cruise was of course never part of my master plan in Amsterdam. Not that there’s anything wrong with it - it’s just not something I [...]

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kinderdijk windmills

Windmills, Windmills Everywhere!

Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by .

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Well hello there, Dutch icon. Nice to finally see you. Quite frankly, it doesn’t really get more scenic and picturesque than this in the Netherlands. Kinderdijk (pronounced kin-der-dike - you’re welcome). It starts with a relatively calm boat ride through the maze of canals/rivers outside Rotterdam and then, bam, the largest concentration of windmills in [...]

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Hostel ROOM Rotterdam

Where to stay in Rotterdam: Hostel ROOM

Posted on 30. Jan, 2013 by .

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During my trip across Northern Europe, I made a brief stop in Rotterdam and stayed at the ROOM Hostel, thanks once again to Hostelworld. Here’s a review of my night there! Hostel ROOM Rotterdam - The Location View Larger Map Hostel ROOM Rotterdam - The Hostel   The hostel is in a typical Dutch brownstone [...]

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Living Like a Local With @Wimdu in Amsterdam

Posted on 22. Jan, 2013 by .

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When Wimdu offered to host me during my trip to Amsterdam, I was beyond excited - I’m a big fan of apartment rentals when I travel for extended periods of time, so this partnership couldn’t come at a better time. After 2 weeks in hotels, I was ready to be “home”, if only for a [...]

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Delft, the quintessential Dutch village

Posted on 23. Nov, 2012 by .

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When you think of the Netherlands, and Holland in particular, what pops to your mind? Canals, cobblestone streets, bicycles, cheese and gabled roofs? This is exactly what you’ll get in Delft. All these ingredients together make the ultimate Dutch village, the one we imagine, the one we read about and the one we want to [...]

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Where to stay in Rotterdam: Suite Hotel Pincoffs

Posted on 01. Nov, 2012 by .

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During my recent stay in Rotterdam, I wasn’t very lucky when it came to my accommodation - three nights, three different places. Not exactly my idea of a relaxing weekend getaway. But the minute I entered the Suite Hotel Pincoffs, all worries and frustrations were forgotten. Warm greetings, a fresh decor and a welcoming atmosphere [...]

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spring travel in europe

Keukenhof Gardens Is For (Macro) Lovers, a Photo Essay

Posted on 18. Apr, 2012 by .

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My daytrip at the Keukenhof Gardens, a mere 3 years ago, was absolutely perfect. The sun was out, shiny and warm, the drive through the tulip fields was dreamy and the gardens were filled of millions of colorful flowers. It really didn’t get any better than that. While any level of photographer would be in heaven [...]

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World War II locations in Europe, normandy, d-day beaches, american cemetery

World War II Sites in Europe – Key Locations

Posted on 21. Oct, 2011 by .

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When most people think of Europe, they think of its long, agitated history. Kings and queens, wars and battles. It consequently doesn’t come as a surprise that the continent would be pretty high on any history buff’s bucket list. However, very few events gathered as much attention as World War II did, and still does, [...]

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My Favourite Travel Photos

Posted on 02. Feb, 2011 by .

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I’ve been going through my travel photos pretty often lately. Winter blues? Wanderlust? Nostalgia? All of the above are accurate. And because I have traveled so extensively I have crafted quite the massive photo collection, each one of them telling a different story and taking me to a different part of the world. And while [...]

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A Daytrip at the Keukenhof Gardens

Posted on 26. Feb, 2010 by .

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You know spring is around the corner when your local market starts selling colorful stashes of tulips. There’s no mistaking that! And Holland is no exception - the tulip capital of the world, the Keukenhof Gardens,  are actually located an hour away from Amsterdam and makes for a perfect daytrip out of the city. The [...]

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