Posts Tagged ‘event’

April 12, 2013

A special Queen’s Day for Holland

Nothing makes you feel part of a culture quite like a nationwide party. Fortunately, it’s almost time for Holland’s biggest celebration of the year. Read more »

  1. July 20, 2011

    Don’t Walk the Streets, Run the Streets! Explore by Marathon.

    Many avid travelers know that one of the best ways to explore a new place is on their own two feet. Kick that idea up a notch and consider exploring a new country by running on your own two feet. For travelers who are exercise enthusiasts, one of the most rewarding and gratifying ways to see a new destination is to run a marathon in a foreign place. Portland, Amsterdam and Tokyo are all home to some of the most popular and well-known marathons worldwide. Even if you’re not a marathon runner, watching comfortably from the sidelines and cheering on the athletes can be exciting also.

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  2. June 16, 2011

    Cool Globes Exhibit Comes to Amsterdam

    A very exciting outdoor art exhibit is gracing Amsterdam with it’s presence this summer. The  “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet” public exhibit has spent the last several years on tour across the world after its debut in Chicago. Stops along the way included LA, San Francisco, Marseilles, Copenhagen and Geneva. Over fifty large, detailed globes designed by artists all across the world will stand on display in the West District of Amsterdam (Westergasfabriek) from June 7th to September 25th this year.

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  3. June 14, 2011

    Dance Across Oceans

    Whether you like to tango, swing dance, salsa, waltz or just let loose freestyle on the dance floor, there is a little something for everyone both in Portland and across the pond. Several dance festivals, performances and groups are hitting the stage this year, and should make it to your calendar. If you’re in the mood to be amazed, inspired, or even shake a tail feather yourself, check out what 2011 has in store for you. Read more »

  4. April 1, 2010

    Go Orange for Queens Day

    April 30th marks Holland’s beloved holiday Koninginnedag or Queens Day, celebrating the Queen’s birthday. The tradition began on August 31, 1885 with Queen Wilhemina, but it was the current queen, Queen Beatrix’s mother, Queen Juliana who declared the national holiday to be celebrated on her birthday, April 30. Read more »

  5. December 2, 2009

    Celebrating the Holidays in Tokyo and Amsterdam

    The holiday season is a time to share with family, friends and community with an abundance of food and celebratory traditions. If you’re traveling to Amsterdam or Tokyo this holiday season, act like a local and join in on the festivities. Read more »

  6. October 30, 2009

    Photo Diary: Halloween

    While the modern perception of Halloween is steeped in images of trick-o-treating, costumes and jack-o-lanterns, All Hallows Eve originated as a celebration of family ancestry. Many of the world’s cultures continue this tradition, while also participating in more contemporary celebrations (bring on the candy and costume contests!). If you’re traveling in Portland, Tokyo or Amsterdam this weekend, you will find ample opportunities to showcase your costume and join in with local traditions.

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