The Most Glamorous Hotels in Amsterdam

A city of romance and diversity, Amsterdam is one of the most iconic cities in the world. Although a big city, the beautiful Amsterdam canals give it the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere of a smaller, rural town. With amazing museums, restaurants, and shops peppered throughout the city, it’s the perfect…

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Review: Carlton President, Utrecht

Carlton President Utrecht

Last week, we headed to Utrecht in The Netherlands for a bit of exploring, and, of course, a touch of luxury (read more about the trip here). At the end of a very full day seeking out the city’s best museums, landmarks, and coffee shops, we headed for one of…

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Exploring the Real Netherlands: Utrecht

Utrecht mural

The first two times I visited The Netherlands, I only visited Amsterdam. I fell in love with the city, the food, and the Dutch people, and that love drew me back to the country a third time. But on this trip, I wanted to get away from the capital, with it’s…

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Postcard From… Amsterdam

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Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. If you would like to take part please get in touch –eluxton@hotmail.co.uk or @em_luxton – I would love to hear from you! This week I’m welcoming back a Postcard From regular! Mother…

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Amsterdam Day Trip – Breakdown

Amsterdam

Yesterday I published a post all about my amazing day trip in Amsterdam earlier this year. I packed a huge amount into my eight hour adventure – when I wrote yesterday’s post I was actually surprised at just how much of Amsterdam you can see in a short time. Anyway,…

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How I did Amsterdam in One Day

Amsterdam, Statue

When my work sent me to Amsterdam at the end of January, I couldn’t resist booking a day’s holiday and making the most of my first trip to this fantastic city. Initially, I was a little worried I wouldn’t have time to see much of the city in just one…

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Amsterdam – Dam Square

Horse and cart in Dam Square

A few more photos from my Amsterdam trip, of the lovely Dam Square in the city centre. Since it’s a pretty popular and well known tourist spot, I’ll keep this post relatively short! Dam Square is home to a number of notable buildings, including the beautiful 15th century church Nieuwe Kerk,…

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Amsterdam – Bookshops

Book shop in Amsterdam

Just a short post today – yet again from Amsterdam! I hope no one is getting bored of these yet! As I walking down Nieuwezjids Voorburgwal past the Amsterdam Museum – initially planning to duck in there to shelter from the rain on my way to the flower market on the Singel – I…

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Shops in Amsterdam

Antiques shop in Amsterdam

Another little group of photos from my trip to Amsterdam for you (I swear I am finally nearing the end of these!), this time of various shops I found around the city. There were so many lovely little shops in Amsterdam, from swanky boutiques and art galleries near Prinsengracht Street where…

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Amsterdam – Doors and Windows

Window in Amsterdam, detail

I know I’ve been posting a lot of photos from my Amsterdam trip lately, so I’m sorry if you’re all getting bored of them! It’s just that I took about 400, and it’s such a lovely, beautiful city – I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of them. I’ve been…

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Amsterdam – Views

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is full of incredible views – it seemed impossible for me to cross a bridge without stopping to snap yet another photograph of yet another picturesque canal (probably why I’m still working through my hundreds of photos). Anyway, I thought I’d just share a small gallery of some of…

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