Like a local: Chocolate tasting tips from Adil of Chocolátl Amsterdam

Like a local: Chocolate tasting tips from Adil of Chocolátl Amsterdam

Amsterdam Urban Adventures went on a chocolate journey to interview one their city’s confectionery experts to find out more about the sweets industry of Amsterdam. We talked to Adil, owner of Chocolátl, to learn more about his work, passion, and leadership in the chocolate industry, and came away fascinated by...

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In the sweet land of Amsterdam

In the sweet land of Amsterdam

Sugar is everywhere in Amsterdam, and it’s been like that for a long, long time. It was Amsterdam that led the sugar trade during the 16th century, and that was refining the white gold until the 19th century, when farmers here started producing sugar beets to reduce sugarcane import costs from the...

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The most awesome artisanal restaurants in Amsterdam

The most awesome artisanal restaurants in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, it can sometimes be difficult to avoid the touristy corners of the city — and this is particularly true when searching for really local foods. It’s not easy to spot the differences between what is truly local and homemade, and what is mass-produced. And while you might think...

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The complete guide to: Amsterdam travel

The complete guide to: Amsterdam travel

Travelling to the Netherlands and checking out the sights in the capital? This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting Amsterdam, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Amsterdam-themed books you should read before you go, to the cool local spots you should...

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Things to do in: Amsterdam

Things to do in: Amsterdam

If you search the ‘net for five things to do in Amsterdam, you’ll probably get the same old three picks (with a Red Light trip in there somewhere). But if you want something different to do, away from the tourist crowds, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the ultimate guide to...

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Photo of the week: Spring in Amsterdam

Photo of the week: Spring in Amsterdam

While much of the Northern hemisphere is still battling a deep freeze, the first signs of spring are popping up in Europe. This field of crocuses means it’s just about time to head to Amsterdam for an afternoon cruise by the canal and a picnic in the park!

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Literary travel: In the City of Bikes

Literary travel: In the City of Bikes

The Netherlands is said to boast one of the highest living standards and quality of life in the world, and many say the Dutch bike obsession contributes to these benchmarks. But this obsession with two wheels has a dark side, one that contributes to stress and anxiety about personal possessions...

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Amsterdam For Beach Bums

Amsterdam For Beach Bums

Beaches in Amsterdam? Are you high? No, I haven’t been partaking in any of the city’s cafés. This Dutch capital really does have plenty of places for hitting the water (which are particularly enjoyable after you’ve worked up a sweat biking around the city). So bring your swimsuit — we’re...

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Why Do The Dutch Have an Orange Crush

Why Do The Dutch Have an Orange Crush

Dutch pride in the Netherlands comes in one hue – and it’s orange. While most other countries celebrate the colours in their national flag, the Netherlands is a bit different. Like many other countries, it has a red, white, and blue flag – but when it comes to showing national pride,...

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24 Hours In: Amsterdam…by Bike!

24 Hours In: Amsterdam…by Bike!

Amsterdam is not physically a big city and most attractions are just 20 minutes away from each other on foot, but by biking around, just like the locals do, you can see so much more. This is especially true when you have just 24 hours here, and need the glide...

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