Netherlands

The Tulips of Keukenhof, Holland

When you think of the Netherlands, or Holland, as it is sometimes referred to as. Typical images of Windmills, Tulips and Clogs will come to mind, and you aren’t far wrong, especially if you are going at this time of year. March in Holland, is when the country springs forth its Tulips, in an array of colours. You can spot them in many towns and cities, such as...

What to do for a weekend in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of most liberal and socially progressive countries in the World; 4th after New Zealand, Switzerland and Iceland. Its liberal laws are often a source of delight for many travellers to the country; hey you can get stoned, and the police won’t care. Before I travelled to the Netherlands, a lot of my friends shared their wild stories of times...

Three architectural gems in Rotterdam, Netherlands

“This could be Rotterdam or anywhere Liverpool or Rome ‘Cause Rotterdam is anywhere Anywhere alone.” There are never truer lyrics than these ones, by The Beautiful South, as I arrived into Rotterdam in the evening, leaving the very next morning. That of course was not the plan (as it never is with my travels). The plan was to have most of an...

Flying into the Park Inn by Radisson, Amsterdam Airport

The alarm goes off at 5am, and bleary eyed you hit the snooze button, thinking that it can’t quite be time to get up. Early morning flights are often the cheapest, and can be better, as you’ll get to spend a full first day at your destination. However, it’s the getting up, and trekking to the airport that is no fun, unless of course you are at an airport hotel...

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