Netherlands

Netherlands Open Air Museum: Arnhem’s Little Secret

Netherlands Open Air Museum in Arnhem I don’t think the little city of Arnhem gets a lot of love from the travel set, given its out-of-the way location in the province of Gelderland far to the east of the big cities like Utrecht and Amsterdam. There’s at least one reason to visit, however, and quite … Continue reading »

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Hoge Veluwe National Park: Netherlands au Naturel

Hoge Veluwe National Park: Netherlands au Naturel The biggest little park in the Netherlands, Hoge Veluwe is one of those places that you probably haven’t heard of but certainly ought to visit. I’d wager that if you’re familiar with any part of the park, it would be the outstanding Kröller-Müller museum that lies therein. Perhaps the single most impressive … Continue reading »

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Alkmaar Cheese Market – Say Cheese!

Alkmaar Cheese Market – Say Cheese! Cheesy title, right? Yet somehow appropriate, given that today’s post comes to you from the town of Alkmaar and its tourist cheese market! Though similar to many small towns in Holland, Alkmaar is interesting in its own whey. On the Waag square in the center of Alkmaar’s old town, … Continue reading »

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Postcards From Amsterdam

Because I spent so much time working in Amsterdam, I remember it mostly as a city of small moments. Times when I was free to explore for an hour or two, and only occasionally for most of a day. As such, these are some of my lingering memories from the city; a collection of snapshots … Continue reading »

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Marketing Marken

As part of those several trips to the village of Voldendam on the Netherland’s Zuiderzee, we also made shorter stops in the small town of Marken on the other side of the Sea. While’s Volendam’s claim to fame is as a former fishing town with a cheese factory, Marken is all about the clogs. These … Continue reading »

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Cruisin’ AMS

Just in case you’ve never heard, Amsterdam has quite a lot of canals. Shocking, right? Getting out onto the water is a great way to explore the city, second perhaps only to buying a bike and blending into the city on two wheels. Below you’ll find some details on how to get yourself onto the … Continue reading »

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Ending up in Edam

On about the third trip I made to take pictures of a tour to Marken and Volendam, I just couldn’t bring myself to get back on a bus and take more photos of more tourists at more windmills. With dark skies coming in over the Zuiderzee anyways, I set off for a short walk down … Continue reading »

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Going Dutch In Amsterdam

It goes without saying that Food IS Travel. What a culture eats says so much about its history and preference, the Netherlands is no exception. In all the tours I’ve done while taking some photos for GetYourGuide, the food tours are consistently among my favorites. This proved just as true for Amsterdam as for past … Continue reading »

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