Experience Amsterdam like a local with this six ideas

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The down side of visiting big popular cities is that they are very often full of tourist traps. And it can easily happened that you are paying too much for the services, waiting for hours in a queues in front of the museums and ending up with completely wrong impression of the city. That’s why I made a list of six ideas that will help you to enjoy in Amsterdam like a local. #1 – Admire the canals on a private small boat One of the best ways to explore Amsterdam is by taking the canal cruise. And why not make…

A perfect weekend on Texel Island

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You know that feeling when you book your holiday in the last minute, don’t really know what to expect from it and than when you arrive there, it just blows your mind? Well, this exactly happened to me with Texel Island. I was reading about it before, saw some photos, but that was it. I definitely wasn’t expecting that the island has it all, a beautiful nature, interesting sights, great food and that it is so children friendly (and I can’t stress enough this one). How to get there Texel is easily reachable from Amsterdam by train. You should take…

Travel quotes that will inspire you to travel more

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Traveling is inspirational in so many ways. You don’t just get to know the new culture, city or the country, but the most importantly yourself. Many books were written and so many movies were filmed about it. Obviously, it also inspired people to wrote some of the very beautiful things about it. Here are some of my favorite travel quotes: You can never cross the ocean unles you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. DALAI LAMA There comes a point in your life when you need…

Traveling by train with a child

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Traveling by train is one of the best ways to explore the Europe.  It is also one of my favorite ways of traveling.  Luckily, in a few of my recent trips, I found out it is also completely child friendly. But, like with everything related to kids, a good preparation is the key! Food Although international trains mostly have their own restaurant, I really wouldn’t recommend eating in them (they have a nice coffee, though). So, take enough food with you (delays can always happen) for both you and a child. Just think of his or her daily menu and…

Haarlem – the Complete City Guide

Haarlem City Guide

When planning a one day trip outside the Amsterdam, Haarlem should be one of your first choices. This charming medieval city is situated only 15 minutes train ride from Amsterdam’s Central Station and will surprise you with its amazing history and beautiful architecture. Did you know? The New York city’s neighborhood Harlem was named after it In the 14th century it was a Dutch major city It was a historical residence of counts of Holland In 1620 it had around 100 breweries It has more museums per inhabitant than any other Dutch city Medieval center is still mainly intact Once…