Posts Tagged ‘market’

June 3, 2014

5 Mouthwatering Reasons to Visit Amsterdam

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

Researching and ranking the top eats in the foodie paradise of Amsterdam isn’t easy, but someone’s got to do it! So, go ahead.  Put on your stretchiest traveling pants, add a few extra notches to your belt, and explore the best that Amsterdam’s food scene has to offer:  Read more »

  1. May 17, 2013

    Photo of the Week: Amsterdam’s Floating Flower Market – Bloemenmarkt

    Rain or shine, the floating flowers of Amsterdam’s Bloemenmarkt can brighten the days and lives of locals and travelers alike.

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  2. June 24, 2011

    Contest Winner, Barbara Jets Off to Amsterdam!

    Earlier this year, two lucky crossword enthusiasts won big in our Cross the Word to Cross the World contest. The two winners won a trip to Amsterdam after completing a difficult crossword puzzle. Barbara, our first lucky winner, is heading to Amsterdam shortly, and with an exciting vacation planned, she was kind enough to share some of her itinerary highlights with us: Read more »

  3. August 17, 2010

    Getting Ready for Our European Honeymoon

    It has been five months of planning, but it is just a few short days until Keri and I embark on our trip to Amsterdam. We are hoping to pack a lifetime’s worth of adventure into our week in Europe, so having non-stop direct flights into Amsterdam is a life-saver. Read more »

  4. November 9, 2009

    Precious Cargo to AMS and TYO

    International travel typically brings to mind a sense of adventure and excitement.  However, one of the hardest parts of a trip abroad is sitting on an airplane for eight or 12 hours.  I have had the pleasure of traveling to Tokyo and Amsterdam several times, and the first piece of advice I would give to anyone contemplating one of these trips is to “definitely take the nonstop flight on Delta!”  Traveling on Delta makes that very long plane ride just a little bit easier.  In addition, the service is always outstanding and makes you feel at home, even when you are many miles from home. Read more »

  5. October 7, 2009

    Design, Art, Markets… Get to Know Amsterdam’s Neighborhoods

    Amsterdam’s reputation as one of the artistic, design capitals of the world precedes itself. Whether you are traveling to this old European city for business or a much deserved vacation, you are bound to find something of interest. But before you start wandering the streets of Amsterdam looking for adventure, let’s take some time to get to know the city’s unique neighborhoods. Read more »

  6. September 25, 2009

    Photo Diary: Farmers’ Markets

    For the freshest produce and seafood, locals in Portland, Amsterdam and Tokyo know exactly where to go: the local farmers’ market. The real decision is choosing which market to go to for your daily/weekly grocery shopping. Portland has many farmers’ markets scattered throughout the city and outer suburbs, Amsterdam boasts a wide variety of markets from flea to flower, farmers, and books markets, including Noordermarkt (Amsterdam Northern Market), and Tokyo’s crown market jewel is the Tsukiji Market–the largest open seafood market in the world. So where will you shop? Read more »

  7. September 16, 2009

    It’s Not Business as Usual in Amsterdam

    Let’s face it, when traveling for business there are rare occasions to appreciate the destination’s culture, famous landmarks, and lifestyle. But who says that because it’s business, you can’t have a little fun?

    If you only have a few days, or even a few hours to enjoy Amsterdam while you’re meeting with clients, here are a few suggestions to enhance your travel experience. Read more »