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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.
A river ship doesn’t have the climbing walls, play zones, or indoor skydiving activities that filigree ocean-going ships, which isn’t surprising, given that the median age on a river cruise ship is 55. So what was my young daughter doing sailing the Rhine one recent spring afternoon? Playing shuffleboard on the sun deck. And having a great time.
The anything-goes Dutch capital has a healthy hold on heritage. Take a look at Amsterdam through author Russell Shorto’s eyes.
Most travelers visit the Netherlands in spring, when the country’s famed tulips are in bloom. But there are plenty of things to do in the western European nation any time of year—even during the bleakest days of winter. Here are five.
Three major canals divide Amsterdam’s Central Canal district into nine little streets that are big on personality. While the more casual shopper may breeze through in an hour or two, serious shoppers can spend an entire day (or more) exploring the quaint boutiques and eateries — all with signature Dutch style — down each lane.
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.
There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in April.
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.”
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 end has arrived. After a month in South Africa of drama and upsets, heartbreak and elation, the two teams that have risen to the pinnacle of the soccer world – the Netherlands and Spain – take the field at 2:30 p.m. Eastern today for the 2010 World Cup Final. This is a match up…
Hello, city-lovers! Today we’re exploring to Amsterdam. Local expert Bart van Poll, founder of the fabulous blog Spotted By Locals, explains that the city is so much more than its coffee shops and red light district. Want to see your city on IT? Copy and paste our list of fill-in-the-blank questions into an e-mail, fill…
As if you didn’t think you were productive enough on any given day, some cities are getting commuters to do extra work, simply by going about their normal routine. A train station in the Netherlands is using a revolving door to produce energy for one of its cafes. As people walk through it to get…