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Amsterdam’s 5 best hidden museums

A world away from the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are a number of Amsterdam’s quirkier and quieter museums. From human-sized cats to self-playing pianos, the exhibits these attractions contain offer visitors a more unusual experience. These museums aren’t always easy to find, so…
Kyle Coleman
October 9, 2017

7 hidden bookshops you need to explore in Amsterdam

Stumbling across charming English-language bookshops is among the many joys of exploring Amsterdam. Concealed along the city’s canals are cave-like treasure troves of second-hand books, attics packed with pre-loved literary treats and inconspicuous markets selling antique rarities. These seven are a delight to discover –…
Kyle Coleman
September 30, 2016

10 things to know before you arrive in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city built on water, traversed by bikes, and loved by many. A visit to this city of canals, will charm you, too.  There is so much to experience with its history, culture, and cosy spaces. Prepare for your trip with these Amsterdam hotels, then you’ll be…
Kyle Coleman
June 23, 2016

Amsterdam-Noord: The secret side of the Dutch capital

A short ferry ride from Centraal Station and several hotels in Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Noord (North Amsterdam) is a completely different world from the bright lights of the city centre. It’s worth taking the time to explore this area’s quiet neighbourhoods and parks, either on foot or…
Kyle Coleman
April 28, 2016

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