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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Photo Friday – Amsterdam

Waterlooplein

A second Photo Friday today, because I couldn’t make my mind up! It’s another one from my trip to Amsterdam this time last year, because I’ve just spent the past few days there again with work. Again, I’m really pleased with the composition, but also I love this particular subject.…

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Photo Friday – Amsterdam

Window in Amsterdam, detail

  I’ve spent the last couple of days in Amsterdam with work (just one week before leaving, lucky me!) so I thought I’d re-post one of my favourite shots from my trip here last year. It’s just a detail of the window of a small cafe, but I like the…

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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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