Night train between Amsterdam and Zurich to launch this winter

Last summer, the Dutch Railways (NS) announced that it was looking into launching a night train service between Amsterdam and Zurich. While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may have brought international travel to a relative standstill, the NS has now said that the service should launch either at the end of 2021 or at the beginning […]

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As Amsterdam fills with crowds, head to Groningen for a more local feel

STEPPING OFF THE TRAIN at Amsterdam’s central station, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d just walked through the gates of Disney World. Masses of crowds push forward towards the exit, and when you finally do get outside into the fresh air, there are even more people in your way. And while it’s a beautiful […]

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10 Top Tips for Visiting Amsterdam for the First Time

Well-known for its quirky architecture and picturesque canals, Amsterdam is an ideal European weekend getaway destination. From its narrow houses and small bridges to vibrant neighbourhoods with trendy cafes, the capital of the Netherlands is packed with thousands of attractions and offers something for everyone. If you are visiting Amsterdam for the very first time, […]

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Pride Amsterdam to go ahead without canal parade

The organisers behind Pride Amsterdam announced this week that, while the event will go ahead this summer, there will be no canal parade due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Amsterdam’s iconic canal parade postponed until 2022 Lucien Spee, director of Pride Amsterdam, said that even with vaccinations and the government’s testing for access programme, it […]

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Why is Amsterdam the World’s Cycling Capital?

As every discerning traveler knows, bikes outnumber humans in Amsterdam by a significant margin and the city is fully adapted around two-wheeled transportation. In fact, over 400 kilometers of cycle paths trails through the city’s center, periphery, and suburbs, allowing cyclists to quickly travel between Amsterdam’s many neighborhoods. Despite being a recreational activity elsewhere in […]

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