Free Guided Tour through Monnickendam

Monnickendam is one of the many great towns to visit just north of Amsterdam. It actually is a little city, it recieved city rights in 1355. At that time and the following years Monnickendam was an important port at the then called ‘Zuiderzee’. Nowadays it’s a small fishing village at the ‘IJsselmeer’. But still there’s…
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Weekend Tip: Open Garden Days Amsterdam

Did you always wonder about the gardens that are located behind the stately houses along the Amsterdam canals? With such beautiful houses they must be interesting to see too. Indeed they are, which is the starting point for organizing the yearly ‘Open Garden Days Amsterdam‘.  During the next weekend, from Friday till Sunday 30 mostly…
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How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths…

Everyone who has ever visited – or lived in – the Netherlands, knows cycling is a big part of our culture. The city of Amsterdam has more bikes than citizens, and we feel really anything is possible on a bike. But how did the Dutch get their bike paths (to make way for this huge…
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