Travel Photo: Oude Kerk (Old Church), Amsterdam – Netherlands

Oude Kerk

When they say something is old in Europe, it’s old (by US and Australian standards at least). In the case of the Oude Kerk (Old Church) this is the oldest building in Amsterdam, having being founded in 1213. The church stands in Amsterdam’s main red-light district. I was in Amsterdam as a stopover on the […]

Where I’m At: Autumn in Amsterdam

Bikes - Amsterdam

[Bridges and bicycles - a common scene in Amsterdam.] It occurred to me this week while I was seeing my breath that I have been in tropical/hot climates since July last year, thus my 15 month summer came to an end when I arrived in London last week. Not that I mind as I’m enjoying […]

Travel from London to Amsterdam from £18 one-way

Travel from London to Amsterdam from £18 one-way

With the UK being an island it’s easy enough for visitors to forget that you can actually get the bus to continental Europe from London. Eurolines are currently offering a deal where you can travel from London to Amsterdam from £18 one-way (which includes the booking fee). That’s around $30USD for those outside the UK, […]

Amsterdam Travel Guide

Travel Guides – Official tourism site for Amsterdam with tips for trips, museums, shops, night life, events, restaurants and canal cruises. Amsterdam Travel Advisor – Amsterdam locals share their best Amsterdam travel secrets: the coziest brown cafes, hottest nightlife tips, must-see museums. Amsterdam Connect – Amsterdam Portal with classifieds, events, restaurants, bars, and living […]

Bicycles and bridges, Amsterdam – Netherlands


Two of my favourite things in Amsterdam (of the many) are the amount of bicycles and the bridges spanning the canals. Travel Photos: Amsterdam Photo Gallery I travelled to Amsterdam via rail thanks to as part of my My Grand Tour of Europe with Eurail. The content and photos used in this series are […]

Dam Square, Amsterdam – Netherlands

Dam Square

National Monument at Dam Square, Amsterdam – Netherlands. Travel Photos: Amsterdam Photo Gallery.

Travel Photo: Vismarkt, Utrecht – Netherlands


Vismarkt, Utrecht – Netherlands

Save money on flights using alternative airports in Europe

Schiphol Airport

Before my first trip to Europe I wouldn’t have been able to tell you where Karlsruhe, Katowice or Klagenfurt was on the map. Since then I not only know where they are, I have used their airports and have saved hundreds of Euros in the process. [Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Closest isn't always cheapest] My […]

Travel Photo: Grote Kerk, Dordrecht – Netherlands

Grote Kerk

The Grote Kerk (Big Church) of Dordrecht, Netherlands. Travel Photos: Dordrecht photo gallery

5 Amsterdam coffee shops that aren’t “coffeeshops”

Amsterdam Coffeeshop

Amsterdam is world famous for its coffee shops, but as a non-smoker I have no interest in these “coffee shops”. [Cannabis coffeeshop displaying Coffeeshop license] The Netherlands doesn’t rate high in the coffee-making stakes in Europe. The typical coffee of the Netherlands is filter coffee. Coffee shops that aren’t coffee shops in a land of […]