Look out! Choosing a Babysitter for the Transgender Child

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Weekend trips in the Netherlands – with 2020 summer tips

Are you looking for some nice weekend trips within the Netherlands? Well, it seems like this summer many of us are going to take holidays more locally. And you’re quite lucky if you live here. Because there are many great places to visit in the Netherlands and numerous cute Dutch towns you could visit in […]

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Rijksmuseum — Not just Rembrandt’s Night Watch

Most visited museum in Amsterdam in 2018 The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the Netherland’s premier art museum. It is devoted to several national collections — and consists of Dutch art from the earliest moments to the 19th century. Corona Virus and Rijksmuseum The Rijksmuseum re-opens on June 1, 2020. Timed-entry tickets are on sale, and […]

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Amsterdam Public Transport Guide and Tickets

Amsterdam public transport consists of an extensive, reliable network that includes bus, metro, and tram lines, as well as ferries. Tickets are easy to obtain and use. They must be bought in advance. Note: If you forget to check in or out, your ticket may no longer function the next time you need it. In […]

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Van Gogh Museum — Plan Your Visit

Amsterdam’s second most visited museum: Van Gogh Museum The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most popular museums to visit in Amsterdam. It contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in the world. The museum also features works by Van Gogh’s friends and contemporaries. This allows you to see his […]

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Amsterdam Coronavirus Measures Relaxing

Here’s What is Open in Amsterdam Throughout the Netherlands COVID-19 lockdown rules are being eased. But where international tourism is concerned, Amsterdam may well do so at a slower pace. Cultural institutions and venues such as museums, theaters, cinemas, and concert halls will reopen at noon on June 1, 2020. So will cafés and pubs, […]

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Een park voor iedereen

Particulier bezit De gemeente had aanvankelijk niets te maken met het toegangsbeleid. Tot 1953 was het Vondelpark particulier bezit. Het park was in 1864 bedacht door een groep rijke Amsterdammers onder leiding van Piet van Eeghen. Zij zorgden zelf voor de aanleg en voor de gehele financiering – door middel van crowdfunding. Daar kwam geen […]

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The Best Weekend Trips to Flanders – Belgium

After living in Haarlem and Amsterdam during the last six years, my favourite weekend trips from the Netherlands are still to Flanders. That charming region of Belgium has it all: cute historic towns, wonderful artists, a fantastic chocolate production, delicious food and some amazing beers. After exploring it extensively during the last few years, here […]

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De Thuisborrel Club – Shake it up at home!

As we all know, times are hard right now. Almost all hospitality establishments in The Netherlands are closed and don’t know when they’ll be able to reopen again.  Meanwhile, we’re stuck at home, trying to stay sane and have some (COVID-19 proof) fun. So, what if I told you you could support your locals by […]

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Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo – Dierentuin Artis

Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, one of the oldest zoos in Europe, and one of the oldest zoos in the world. It also is one of our favorite places to visit in Amsterdam. In that we’re certainly not alone. In 2019 ARTIS received 1.4 million visitors. The zoo gets great reviews at […]

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