In photos: Amsterdam on two wheels

In photos: Amsterdam on two wheels

Amsterdam is a famously bike-friendly city where most locals prefer to get around via their own pedal power. But the two-wheeled culture here is about more than just getting around town. We asked travel bloggers The Common Wanderer to cycle us around via photos on their Bikes and Dykes tour,...

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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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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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