Holland Category Posts

Cruising along Amsterdam Canals with Canal Bus & Bike

September 30, 2012

Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has been called the “Venice of the North” for its more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges.  There...

Souvenir Shopping in Amsterdam – Delft Blue, Tulips, Stroopwafels and Weed

May 6, 2012

Souvenir-shopping in Amsterdam can be quite an adventure as there are so many things that are symbolic of the country – Holland/the Netherlands and the city – Amsterdam.  A...

Dutch Cheese and Wooden Clog Factories at Zaanse Schans Open-Air Museum

May 1, 2012

Besides walking along the banks of River Zaan and exploring the windmills along it i.e. De Kat (The Cat) Dye mill, De Zoeker Oil mill and Het Jonge Schaap...

Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Open Air Windmill Museum

April 22, 2012

Most people associate windmills with Holland/The Netherlands – however with modern technology and electricity, windmills had gradually lost its importance for industrial production of goods.  Around 1920 there were...

Exploring the Alleys of Amsterdam Red Light District

April 15, 2012

De Wallen is the largest and best-known Red-Light District in Amsterdam and a major tourist attraction. It is located in the heart of the oldest part of the city and covers several blocks south...

I Amsterdam City Card – Affordable and Convenient Access to Amsterdam Attractions

April 7, 2012

One of the first few things we typically do upon arrival at a new city is to find out where to purchase public transport passes and check out how...

Travelling Like a Local with Wimdu at Amsterdam Canal House Apartment

October 26, 2011

During our last trip to Budapest, Hungary, we discovered an affordable and convenient accommodation alternative to hotels – Apartments! Compared to hotels, apartments offer more in terms of privacy,...