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Category: Amsterdam

72 Hours in Amsterdam

Returning to the Netherlands as a traveler after having been living there for more than ten years made me realize I had never properly explored Amsterdam as a traveler. I […]


Self-portrait by Rembrandt

Monochrome Monday Long before digital camera and selfie stick invented, self-portrait existed in the form of painting. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, a Dutch notable painter, created hundreds of self-portraits. He created […]

Hermitage Amsterdam: Catherine the Great

Thanks to Amsterdam City Card, I was able to visit and enjoy one of the amazing exhibitions in Hermitage Amsterdam (the Netherlands) about the most renowned and the longest-ruling female […]

Five Facts about Amsterdam vs. Rotterdam

Similar to several cities around the world, a rivalry between two cities in the Netherlands does exist: Amsterdam versus Rotterdam. The competition has been ongoing since the 13th century when […]

Orange Fever is (almost) over

FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil celebrated in the Netherlands in the form of the Orange Fever (Dutch: de oranjekoorts). It is mainly to support the Dutch National Football Team – […]

The First Dutch King’s Day!

This year, 2014, today is for the first time, the Netherlands celebrates its first King’s Day (in Dutch: Koningsdag). The previous celebration used to be called as Queen’s day (in […]