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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21 beautiful Dutch towns in the Netherlands (that aren’t Amsterdam!)

There are so many beautiful towns in the Netherlands, but it’s easy to get wrapped up in that city life. Here are seven stunning options for you to check out while escaping from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. Whether you’re a tourist or just living in the Netherlands, we are always on the lookout […]

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16 Surprising Reasons the Dutch Love Cycling So Much

The Dutch really love riding their bikes. Did you know the average adult pedals about 1,000 kilometers a year—and teenagers do double, a whopping 2,000 kilometers! Everybody bikes, no matter their age (even 25% of seniors ride their bikes every single day!). Cycling is just a lifestyle here—the country’s young professionals use their bikes for […]

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12 Most Beautiful Regions In The Netherlands

Renowned for its low-lying lands that lie behind an intricate and ingenious system of sea barriers, dikes, and dams, the Netherlands is a wonderful place to visit, with lots of picturesque countryside on show. While the stereotypical image of tulip-filled fields and farmland lined by canals and dotted with windmills and farmhouses certainly rings true, […]

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Things you want to know from a Dutch person – 10 questions about the Dutch and daily life in the Netherlands

Do the Dutch do everything on a bicycle? Yes, Dutch people do a lot of things on their bicycles. They use their phones, use umbrellas, transport two children and scream at you for standing still in the bike lane. All at the same time! Last week I saw someone transporting a washing machine! Don’t expect […]

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The Netherlands’ 11 best cycling routes and locations

With fabulously pancake-flat, scenic landscapes beckoning along every last dyke, canal, river and coastal shore, two-wheeling in the Netherlands is one of Dutch life’s greatest pleasures (headwinds notwithstanding). While the bike-loving Dutch practically live on their well-worn, beloved fietsen (bicycles) – cycling for visitors is a wonderful means of exploring and getting around. Bike-rental outlets […]

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