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 […]

Lounge Review: KLM Crown Lounge – Amsterdam Schiphol

KLM Crown Lounge

As part of my trip to South America in partnership with Air France/KLM, I had a stopover in Amsterdam for a few days. I was flying economy to Buenos Aires but I was given a lounge pass by KLM to use for the day. As my flight was at 9pm and I had a midday […]

Where I Stayed: Hotel not Hotel, Amsterdam

Hotel not Hotel

Hotel Name: Hotel not Hotel Address: Piri Reisplein 34 Witte de Withstraat 38 1057 XZ Amsterdam I stayed at the Hotel not Hotel as a guest of the hotel, which was organised by the Amsterdam Tourism Board. The Hotel not Hotel have taken the basic room with a shared bathroom model and given it a […]

Where I Stayed: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam

Lloyd Hotel

Hotel Name: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy Address: Oostelijke Handelskade 34 1019 BN Amsterdam I stayed at the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam as a guest of the hotel, which was organised by The hotel was originally a hotel built by the shipping line, Royal Holland Lloyd. It then became temporarily housing […]

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 […]

Where I Stayed: Volkshotel, Amsterdam – A hotel for digital nomads


Hotel Name: Volkshotel Address: Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands [Volkshotel – Amsterdam] I stayed at the Volkshotel in Amsterdam as a guest of the hotel (with thanks to The Volkshotel is in the East Amsterdam area which undergone a regeneration over the last few years. The hotel is part of this regeneration story, […]

Where I Stayed: Hotel Casa 400, Amsterdam

Hotel Casa 400

Hotel Name: Hotel Casa 400 Address: Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4 1097 BC Amsterdam, Netherlands I stayed at the Hotel Casa 400 in Amsterdam as a guest of the hotel (which was organised by I’ve been to Amsterdam several times but I’ve never ventured beyond the old city area. This hotel is in East Amsterdam, which […]

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

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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 […]