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Posts from the ‘Netherlands’ Category

  • August 14, 2015
    Video: How does your bag go from check-in to airplane

    We have always wondered where our bags go once they have started their ‘journey’ from the check-in counter to the airline. So the baggage handlers at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport strapped a camera to a checked bag giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the roller coaster trip it goes through from the check-in station, through the […]


  • March 21, 2015
    Destination iOS app reviews – I Amsterdam and Aruba

    I Amsterdam   Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: Every traveler who has visited or want to visit Amsterdam would probably know about the ‘I Amsterdam’ card that give discounts on various activities, restaurants and museums around the city. They have an app now that allows you […]


  • November 5, 2013
    Your Amsterdam mini travel guide

    Amsterdam is a popular tourist destination for many people in Europe and from further afield. Known as Venice of the north, Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ creative, cultural and financial centre. Amsterdam appeals to a wide variety of travellers, from those looking for exciting nightlife to visitors looking to take in the architecture and history. If […]


  • November 16, 2011
    No more dope for foreigners, says Netherlands

    Foreign visitors will be banned from cannabis-selling coffee shops in southern Netherlands from January 1 to combat anti-social behavior among tourists. The Dutch justice ministry announced the ban after a consultation period and despite opposition from some MPs who branded the move ‘tourism suicide’. Under the new policy licenced coffee shops will be considered private […]


  • October 19, 2010
    High-speed Train between London and Frankfurt

    A German high-speed train which is expected to offer a direct service from London to Frankfurt from 2013 was unveiled Tuesday at London’s St. Pancras station following safety tests in the Channel Tunnel. German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said it also intended to run trains from London to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The network will […]


  • May 10, 2010
    Volcano ash continues to disrupt air travel

    Travellers faced continuing delays today as ash from the Iceland volcano continued to disrupt airline schedules. Most people heading for European destinations had relatively minor problems despite a few cancellations. But severe disruption continued to hit transatlantic flights as aircraft were forced into long detours around the ash cloud, adding hours to flight times. All […]


  • April 19, 2010
    Lonely Planet offers free iPhone city guides (limited time offer)

    In response to the widespread chaos caused by the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Lonely Planet is offering 13 of its European iPhone guides free. ‘Travellers stuck in unfamiliar places need access to practical information as well as suggestions on what to do whilst stranded’, said Tom Hall, Lonely Planet Travel Editor. ‘That’s why we’re […]


  • April 15, 2010
    Flights across North Europe cancelled, U.S. cancel Europe flights

    Many flights across Europe were cancelled as a spreading cloud of volcanic ash headed south from Iceland and closed many airspaces. Flights have also been disrupted in Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Finland. Finnair said air traffic had been shut down in northern parts of Finland, while air traffic has been suspended in northern […]


  • April 8, 2009
    24 Hours in Holland

    Itinerary: From To Amsterdam Volendam / Edam Volendam / Edam Zaanse Schans (Zaandam) Zaanse Schans (Zaandam) Lisse (Keukenhof) Lisse (Keukenhof) Madurodam (The Hague) Madurodam (The Hague) Amsterdam   Optional: From Madurodam, go to Rotterdam and stay overnight. Spend a day in Rotterdam and leave for Amsterdam in the evening. Things to note: Noord = North […]


  • March 19, 2009
    Yotel – pod cabins at airports

    Any weary traveler who has attempted to slumber on a microscopic airport chair or hard-as-rock bench, or even tried to find a place to plug in a laptop, will wonder why no one has ever thought of this before: a cozy, luxurious, private sleeping pod where you can peacefully rest away the hours between arduous […]


  • March 2, 2009
    Koninginnedag (Queen’s day) in Netherlands

    Koninginnedag or Queen’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands and it’s territories on 30 April (or on 29 April if the 30th is a Sunday). Queen’s Day celebrates the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands and is supposed to be a day of national unity and “togetherness” (Dutch: saamhorigheid). The tradition started […]


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