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Cheap To Travel: Amsterdam Special

Our very first Cheap To Travel city special has kicked off. Every month we highlight a European city for two full weeks. Give you the lowdown on what’s happening in and around town. And provide you with the ultimate short trip experience in cities all across Europe. Amsterdam is this month’s pick – an obvious choice as it is Patrick’s backyard!

We provide you with content which is useful, fun and changes yours and our (travelling) lives. To give you a taste of what we do, today is the first day of the Cheap To Amsterdam Special. The special will run for a period of two weeks (10-23 October) in which you will get to know us up close and personal. Every day we publish cool stuff to do in and around Amsterdam.

Perhaps you’re thinking: “What can be so different about Amsterdam? It’s all smoking weed and red lights anyway”. Well, let us show you a fresh, a real, an original Amsterdam. Make your trip to the Dutch capital unique and memorable. ‘Wow’ your boy- or girlfriend with the best city trip they’ve ever been on. Experience Amsterdam like a local, and better.

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Tram vs. Rental Bike, The Ultimate Showdown

By Patrick Boor | October 20, 2016

Sorry guys, I’m not fully objective on this one. I’ve lived in Amsterdam for seven years now. Although public transport is not too bad, cycling is my first choice. For me, it saves time and money. And I simply love my bike. But when you’re on a short trip in Amsterdam, it’s hard to decide:…

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How to make Dutch Stamppot

By Richard Corporaal | October 20, 2016

Especially on these dreary fall days in the Netherlands, it is time for wholesome, traditional stamppot. And, when you’re visiting our tiny country in fall or winter, you have to eat this mixture of mashed potatoes and vegetables. In Amsterdam, lots of restaurants serve the typical Dutch winter food. However, nothing beats a home cooked meal…

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Late Night Arrival Schiphol: What to Do?

Trains run 24 hours a day between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Central Station. Get a ticket at one of the yellow machines. €4,20 one way. The train ride takes about 15 minutes. If you want to travel on the cheap, taking the train is the way to go. Obviously, it really sucks to arrive in a city in the…

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Six Must Eat Dutch Delicacies

The way I connect with local culture is through people and food. So, when I go travelling, I just want to eat local dishes. Please avoid so-called restaurants with branches across the globe like the plague. Those global fastfood joints do not represent local culture, even though locals eat there – talking about false dichotomy aye. Anyway, when…

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Run and the City: Amsterdam

Running, it seems the be today’s hype. There are over 200.000 people who run in Amsterdam. And, to be honest, I love it too. I bring my running gear on every trip I go, even when I go city tripping for a few days. For one, I need to run. And, secondly, you get to…

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Amsterdam rental bikes

Tram vs. Rental Bike, The Ultimate Showdown

Sorry guys, I’m not fully objective on this one. I’ve lived in Amsterdam for seven years now. Although public transport is not too bad, cycling is my first choice. For me, it saves time and money. And I simply love my bike. But when you’re on a short trip in Amsterdam, it’s hard to decide:…

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21 Reasons to Visit OBA Central Library in Amsterdam

I love OBA, the public library in Amsterdam, near Central Station. For me it’s the perfect place to find inspiration for writing. Why? It’s more than just a library where people go to study, read or borrow books. Here are 21 reasons why you should visit the largest public library in Europe. #1 Free access,…

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Albert Cuyp, the World Famous Street Market

Fresh food, colourful flowers, a bustling atmosphere and noisy sellers. The Albert Cuypstraat is one of my favourite streets in Amsterdam. This ‘world famous street market’ offers everything you expect from a decent city market. Check out our Albert Cuyp Guide for the best herring, good-value restaurants and fancy bars. Combine your visit to Museum…

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