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Biking through the Dutch Dunes

Highland cattle resting in Dutch dunes

One of the reasons I moved from Amsterdam to Haarlem was to enjoy the nature more, vicinity of the sea and a Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. So, when the last weekend, weather forecast showed a beautiful sunny day, we decided to take our bicycles and cycle from Haarlem to IJmuiden. And we chose longer but more beautiful way, through the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. How to get there from Amsterdam? # – Zuid-Kennemerland National Park is easily accessible from Amsterdam. You should take a train to Haarlem (departs every 10 minutes) and it will take you some 15 minutes to get there.…

The Ultimate Travel Guide: Amsterdam

Bridge in Amsterdam with bicycles

After living in Amsterdam for the last three years I’ve get to know the city quite well. I’ve already found my favourite places, have been in the most of museums and found some secret spots, as well. So, I’ve finally decided it’s time to write something about one of my favourite cities. And here it is – everything you need to know in this Ultimate Travel Guide of Amsterdam with the best city has to offer. The Ultimate Travel Guide: Amsterdam Founded in the 12th century as a small village by the herring fisherman, Amsterdam experienced its Golden Age during the…

Photo Journal: Winter in Amsterdam

I was waiting to see the snow in Amsterdam for the last three years! And when I finally saw it I felt in love with the city all over again. Somehow, it became even more beautiful, peaceful and charming. I took my camera and went for a walk around the oldest part of Amsterdam – the Red Light District. Here are some photos I took.

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands (with 2016 Agenda)

Santa Claus sculpture on Christmas market in Maastricht

There is a common opinion that the Netherlands doesn’t have much to offer in terms of the Christmas markets. But, it’s so not true! There are many events organized during the December, with vintage Christmas markets that will transfer you back to the beginning of the 20th century or the ones located in castles or even underground caves. There are an ice skating fields in almost every city, with many Christmas concerts, Santa’s visits and a shopping opportunities for the nice Christmas presents. Since I am a bit crazy about Christmas markets myself, I did my research here and compiled a list…

Experience Amsterdam like a local with this six ideas

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

Beach on Texel island

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…