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I Heart My City: Shawn Ruth’s Amsterdam

Shawn Ruth van Heuckelum moved to Amsterdam in 2009. Since then she’s lived in nearly every part of the Dutch capital—a city, she says, that has far more to offer than tulips and clogs. “Amsterdam always surprises me…in the moments when I least expect it,” she says. “Even after years of living here, sometimes I still get lost, not only in the small streets but also in the beauty this city has to offer.” Here are a few of her favorite things about the place she’s proud to call home.

The Design Capital of the Netherlands

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After being nearly wiped off the map by the Luftwaffe in World War II, Rotterdam bounced back with a creative confidence few European cities can match, even fellow design darling Copenhagen.

Cheers to High Wine in Amsterdam

As I was preparing for a recent trip to Amsterdam, I did my usual pre-trip rounds of asking for restaurant recommendations from friends and mining relevant articles and blogs for ideas. Surprisingly, the pickings came back very slim. But there was one trend that proved an exception to the rule.

I Heart My City: Martijn’s Rotterdam

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Martijn Hordijk has lived in Rotterdam for more than three years. In addition to working a job that regularly takes him to Aberdeen, Antwerp, and Paris, he shares insider insight about his home base as a blogger for Spotted by Locals. Here are a few of Martijn’s favorite things about the port city that’s been called “the Gateway to Europe.”

I Heart My City: Persephone’s Gouda

Longtime expat Persephone Abbott was drawn to Gouda because of its beauty and its location in the Green Heart of Holland. Check out her favorite things about the city made famous by cheese!

The Radar: Best of Holland, Summer Wine Destinations, Ancient Cities to Visit

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Spring might be the best time to visit Holland, when its famous tulips are in full bloom. Walk along beaches, stroll through gardens, or explore the countryside by bike. [Velvet Escape via #ngtradar] Pop the cork at one of these top summer wine destinations in the U.S, spanning the country from the popular Napa/Sonoma Valley…

Art in Amsterdam

Jim Conaway is just back from a visit to Amsterdam, where he checked out two current exhibits at the city’s celebrated museums. In Amsterdam, two unique artists beckon this winter from distinctly different worlds. Anyone passing through Holland, even with just a few hours between connecting flights, should make tracks for both the national Rijksmuseum,…