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  • The Netherlands’ best music festivals

    The Netherlands’ best music festivals

    October 17th, 2018Kieran Meeke
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    With its many music festivals covering every genre, the Netherlands has blossomed as a place to see your favourite DJ, artist or band play live, or discover a new emerging talent to follow. The efficient rail network can whisk you to every corner of the country in a few hours, bringing a wide choice of events within... Read more »

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  • Leeuwarden: the coolest Dutch city you’ve never heard of

    Leeuwarden: the coolest Dutch city you’ve never heard of

    February 20th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
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    By nature of its design, there is something immutable about Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland in the Netherlands’ northwesternmost province. Hemmed in by historic canals, reflective lakes, century-old dikes and dairy farms, the city wears its Dutch stripes well, offering a stopped-clock snapshot of the country as it once was. But look beyond the gabled... Read more »

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  • 7 Dutch cities to explore beyond Amsterdam

    7 Dutch cities to explore beyond Amsterdam

    April 27th, 2017Stuart Forster
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    Amsterdam — with its museums, gabled Golden Age houses and network of historic canals — is a sure bet for a weekend break. But it’s not all the Netherlands has to offer. Beyond the capital, there are a whole host of lesser-visited cities worth a trip – and they’re likely to be easier on the pocket.... Read more »

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  • 5 reasons why Nijmegen might just be the Netherlands’ summer capital

    5 reasons why Nijmegen might just be the Netherlands’ summer capital

    August 8th, 2016Rachel Mills
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    Nijmegen is a lively university city around an hour-and-a-half by train from Amsterdam. Beyond its famous Four Days Marches, it’s a fairly unassuming place and doesn’t exactly sit on the country’s tourist trail. But, with typical Dutch confidence – after all, the saying goes “God created the world and the Dutch created the Netherlands” – this... Read more »

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  • Photos: tulip season in the Netherlands is well under way and it’s gorgeous

    Photos: tulip season in the Netherlands is well under way and it’s gorgeous

    April 25th, 2016Nori Jemil
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    During a trip to Keukenhof in the Netherlands, travel photographer Nori Jemil captured Holland‘s tulip season through her lens and the results are beautiful. Here are 22 stunning images from the region’s striking tulip fields. Every spring the bulb fields of Holland’s Bollenstreek region flower in perfumed stripes as visitors flock to Keukenhof, the world-famous spring garden that’s... Read more »

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  • 12 things to do in Amsterdam with kids

    12 things to do in Amsterdam with kids

    March 30th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    With its canals, narrow cobbled alleys and trams, the novelty value of Amsterdam can prove entertaining enough for many kids. There’s also a whole host of attractions specifically aimed at young children, ranging from circuses and puppet theatres to urban farms and one of the best zoos in Europe. There are also plenty of opportunities... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Amsterdam

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Amsterdam

    March 17th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Almost 50 years after John Lennon and Yoko Ono promoted world peace from room 702 of the Hilton, Amsterdam’s hotels are more worthy of the spotlight than ever. Even for seasoned travellers, the Dutch capital’s accommodation options are among the most exciting in Europe – and with the newly launched direct Eurostar route between London and Amsterdam... Read more »

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  • 14 photographs that show the many sides of Amsterdam

    14 photographs that show the many sides of Amsterdam

    February 2nd, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    As one of Europe’s top weekend break destinations, Amsterdam features on many a traveller’s bucket list – as well as our list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2016. With three world-famous attractions – the Anne Frank Huis, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum – it’s hardly surprising. But there are also countless pretty canals and great green spaces... Read more »

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  • Rotterdam: 8 reasons to visit the Netherlands’ second city

    Rotterdam: 8 reasons to visit the Netherlands’ second city

    September 16th, 2015Stuart Forster
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    Rotterdam has the confident vibe of a place on the up. Amsterdam might still be the brightest beacon for travellers to the Netherlands, but a host of exciting new attractions are putting this southern city on the map. Last year, Rotterdam Central railway station and the Markthal, a market hall and apartment complex whose arched... Read more »

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  • Groningen: an ancient city with a young heart in the Netherlands

    Groningen: an ancient city with a young heart in the Netherlands

    August 14th, 2015Gilly Pickup
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    Tucked away in the far northeast corner of the Netherlands is the erstwhile Hanseatic city of Groningen. Dripping in history, this charming provincial capital with bubbling arts scene is awash with green spaces, cultural attractions, fine restaurants and gabled houses reflected in the miles of scenic canals. Gilly Pickup explores this little Dutch gem.  Groningen... Read more »

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  • 10 free things to do in Amsterdam

    10 free things to do in Amsterdam

    April 15th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    There’s nowhere quite like Amsterdam. You could
 be sitting nursing a drink outside one of its cafés, chugging by boat along its canals, or riding its ringing trams, and you’ll sense immediately that you couldn’t be anywhere else in the world. Of course, there’s a slew of first-rate attractions, but it’s not all about big... Read more »

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  • The best hostels in Europe

    The best hostels in Europe

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, here’s our pick of the best hostels in Europe. Europe presents an irresistible challenge to the budget traveller. From London’s Royal Parks and Amsterdam’s canals to İstanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the Berlin Wall, just getting tangled up in its sights is a huge draw –... Read more »

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