Dutch passport ranked as sixth-best in the world

The Henley Passport Index has ranked the Dutch passport as joint-sixth in the world, along with France, Ireland, Portugal, and Sweden. The 2021 Henley Passport Index Every year, the Henley Passport Index examines 199 passports from around the world, looking at their visa-free access to 227 travel destinations. Each country is then awarded points depending […]

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A History Of Raw Herring As A Dutch Delicacy, In One Minute

Needless to say, raw herring is an acquired taste and this silvery, slimy snack is definitely not for everyone. Nevertheless, it holds a special place in many Dutch people’s hearts and has been a staple dish of the Netherlands since the Middle Ages. This infamous fish can be bought throughout the country and in summer […]

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The Best Ways to Experience Dutch Culture in the Netherlands

There’s more to the Netherlands than tulips and windmills—though those are also very much worth a visit. When you’re visiting the Netherlands, you’ll probably first fly into Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. From there, it’s an easy train ride to pretty much anywhere in the Netherlands, depending on what you want to see. You could train directly […]

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Dutch Sweet Treats to Try Before You D.i.e

Dutch desserts tend to contain massive amounts of thick, delicious cream as well as other highly calorific ingredients such as sugar-syrup, butter and chewy sweet pastry. These classic treats are available throughout the country and are often eaten as snacks or served as desserts after dinner. Tompouce These delicious, sandwich shaped pastries are quite similar […]

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Dutch museum wins European Museum of the Year award

The Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in Leiden has won the 2021 European Museum of the Year award, with the jury calling it a “very resourceful museum with beautiful exhibitions and a multitude of public services and events.” Naturalis named European Museum of the Year Hosted by the European Museum Forum (EMF), the European Museum of the […]

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Tiptoe through the tulips: how to experience Amsterdam in bloom

While rainbow-carpeted flower fields and bright bunches of tulips may be the definitive symbol of the Netherlands, Amsterdam itself is better known for its scenic canals, charming buildings and, of course, scantily-clad ladies beckoning from windows to late-night revellers. But you don’t have to venture far from the city into rolling hillsides to be knocked […]

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An insider’s guide to Amsterdam’s hippest neighbourhoods

It’s easy to get caught up in Amsterdam’s city centre; its boat-filled canals, mega art museums and pungent coffee shops might tempt you never to leave. But by venturing that bit further you’ll find bohemian clubs, hotels atop cranes and hidden cocktail lounges await you in neighbourhoods on the fringe. They’re also great places to […]

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