The Netherlands

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Instagrammable Places in Rotterdam
From its iconic Cube Houses that defy gravity to the dazzling Erasmus Bridge that gracefully spans the Maas River, this city is a vault of visual delights. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Rotterdam’s artistic graffiti-lined streets, lush parks like Kralingse Bos, and charming historic districts like Delfshaven beckon tourists with their unique charm. Whether you’re a solo traveller seeking the perfect selfie backdrop or a couple looking for romantic spots, Rotterdam has it all. Join us on a virtual tour of these #InstagrammablePlacesInRotterdam, and we’ll show you where to find the city’s hidden gems. Come with us to explore, snap, and share your adventures in this dynamic and diverse city that is Rotterdam. Let’s dive in and make your Instagram feed pop with some alluring pictures.
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Amsterdam: Vegan-Friendly City
While Amsterdam is mainly known for canal boat rides, coffee shops, exotic nightlife, and tilted houses, the Netherlands’s capital is also becoming a new vegan destination. Veganism is spreading in Amsterdam, so much so that in 2020, a vegan in Amsterdam is spoilt for choice when it comes to vegan Amsterdam restaurants. The Amsterdam vegan scene is strong; not only is there a wide variety of vegan places to eat in Amsterdam, but the quality of vegan food is also very high. The attention to detail, sourcing of quality produce, and careful thought about balancing flavours and textures produce quite delicious vegan dishes.
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World’s Cycling Capital: Amsterdam
The most populous city of The Netherlands and the capital city of the country as well, Amsterdam is classified as one of the world’s greenest cities. It is located in the western Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. This large metropolitan city is famed not only for its abundance of parks and green spaces but also for its eco-friendly attitude to transport and daily life. The city sports an urban grid with bike infrastructure, including protected paths, racks, and parking. Amsterdam is truly a green city that is increasingly putting more emphasis on social impact with cycling being the city’s main form of transportation, higher than average rates of recycling, and a real shift towards circular economy across all industries.
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Amsterdam: A Millennial Haven
Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials are often remarked upon for their revitalizing effects on cities. The rankings are based on numerous categories that Berlin-based house-hunting website Nestpick deemed important to millennials, including employment, transportation, food, access to the internet, gender equality, nightlife, and tolerance for immigrants.
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12 Instagrammable Places in Rotterdam
From its iconic Cube Houses that defy gravity to the dazzling Erasmus Bridge that gracefully spans the Maas River, this city is a vault of visual delights. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Rotterdam’s artistic graffiti-lined streets, lush parks like Kralingse Bos, and charming historic districts like Delfshaven beckon tourists with their unique charm. Whether you’re a solo traveller seeking the perfect selfie backdrop or a couple looking for romantic spots, Rotterdam has it all. Join us on a virtual tour of these #InstagrammablePlacesInRotterdam, and we’ll show you where to find the city’s hidden gems. Come with us to explore, snap, and share your adventures in this dynamic and diverse city that is Rotterdam. Let’s dive in and make your Instagram feed pop with some alluring pictures.
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Cycling around Amsterdam
Another city famous for its cyclists is Amsterdam. There are said to be over 800,000 bicycles in this city. Its relatively flat roads and wide lanes make it perfect for this. Additionally, it is extremely easy for visitors to rent cycles and start exploring the city, as well as many dedicated guided cycling tours and routes.
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Bachelor Party in Amsterdam
Amsterdam may as well be called the dream destination for bachelor parties. The city’s popular red-light district and its relaxed attitude towards soft drugs make it an ideal destination to experience it all and let your hair down. With its bustling nightlife to picnic parks, to some spectacular museums making you are spoilt for choices of things to do. You can also enjoy a Beer bike party here, on which you can stroll through the city as you all paddle together, and relish the chilled beer over some good laughs. Be rest assured that a bachelor party here will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Amsterdam’s Red Light District: The Dos And Don’ts
Tourists are fascinated by Amsterdam’s Red Light District and the area sees large crowds. It’s distinct with rose-coloured lights, a plethora of brothels, sex shops, and theatres. Also known as De Wallen, Red Light District in Amsterdam is home to sex workers and also acts as a residential area. The district has been around since the Middle Ages and the narrow streets also have museums and restaurants apart from red light areas in Amsterdam. You can also shop till you drop by its many boutiques and stores. While it is understood that you are curious, you cannot be offensive. If you are wondering where Amsterdam’s Red Light District is—it’s just southeast of Amsterdam Centraal.
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Offbeat Things To Do In Amsterdam
When you think of Amsterdam you may think stoned backpackers, canal boat rides, red light district, and tilted houses. Many travel to the Netherlands for the cannabis, coffee shops, and exotic nightlife while the other travellers prefer visiting the popular Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. While these activities should definitely make it to your travel itinerary, Amsterdam has a lot more to offer than what meets the eye. Here are some offbeat things to do in Amsterdam:
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Amsterdam: Your Party City
Amsterdam is renowned as one of the best places to party in the world. The city is popularly known for its red-light districts but has a lot more to offer. With its constant roster of international DJs, buzzing clubs, and dance festivals, Amsterdam offers you a fantastic party world. You can pick your scene from the diverse menu—cosy jazz clubs, heart-pumping live rock bands, or the ever-favourite electro beats. Clubs and bars stay open from 1 AM to 3 AM, depending on the day of the week. For night owls, Amsterdam has arranged nacht cafes (night cafes) that stay open from 4 AM to 5 AM. Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein are the main centres of the city’s nightlife.
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Living in Amsterdam! – Part I
Amsterdam is one of my favourite European cities visited till date and it always presents me with something new. Thanks to my sister who took a job in Amsterdam 3.5 years back, I got a chance to not just visit Amsterdam but live in Amsterdam. I have been to Amsterdam twice and I still want to spend more time there, but living in Amsterdam was a different experience altogether.
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is friendly, vibrant and has a lot to offer to the solo traveller. Whether you want to explore its culture and history, party, or simply revel in the relaxing experience of a ride along the canals, there’s something for every solo tourist in the Dutch capital.
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Bachelorette Party in Amsterdam
The cruise trip, bicycle rides, shopping in the Albert Cuyp street market, Amsterdam offers myriad fun activities. The city is obviously a heaven for culture buffs with splendid museums, theatres and entertainment venues. The vibrant nightlife of the most popular tourist destination in Europe is thriving with some of the famous nightclubs like AIR Amsterdam. Read why millennials love Amsterdam here.
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Giethoorn, Netherlands
Just an hour’s drive from Amsterdam brings you to a beautiful and calm village called Giethoorn. The historic village with scenic waterways is one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Because of its many similarities with Italy’s Veneto region, Giethoorn got to be called the “Venice of the Netherlands.” This historic village of the middle ages is road free and is connected together with about 150 bridges. Floating beneath these bridges admiring the picturesque landscape, thatched-roof farmhouses and cottages on either side is a sight to behold. During the frozen winter months the canals are used for ice skating. Your local tour guide will take you on a boat trip cruising through Giethoorn’s canals while providing interesting information about the village and its people.
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Amsterdam: The City of Bikes
Amsterdam has more bikes than people. The city relentlessly champions green living, encouraging all citizens to use bikes and electric vehicles to reduce their carbon footprint. The city has 300 charging stations spread across it. Amsterdam also ensures that local farmers get all the support they need so that the city can consume organic, homegrown food. Citizens are increasingly using clothes made from eco-friendly materials and manufacturing processes in Amsterdam steer clear of poisonous dyes or agents that could contaminate water.