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Before my first trip to Europe I wouldn’t have been able to tell you where Karlsruhe, Katowice or Klagenfurt was on the map. I now 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 criteria […]
[Map of the Netherlands with Holland highlighted] It seems that some people and media institutions still don’t understand the Holland/Netherlands relationship. Technically Holland is a region within the Netherlands made up of the two provinces of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. Saying Holland when you mean the Netherlands is like saying England when you mean Great Britain. […]
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 […]
The Netherlands is famous for being a liberal country, but this public art in Rotterdam could be the most offensive in Europe. The statue is of a giant Santa Claus holding a butt plug. It was created by the American installation-artist Paul McCarthy and it represents a symbol of modern consumerism. I’m not a Christian […]
The buildings in Amsterdam lean forward slightly. It is not sinking nor a trick of the eye after a day on the smoke. The fronts lean forward slightly so furniture can be hoisted up via the hooks that hang from the top.