Posts Tagged ‘netherlands’

July 5, 2013

A Look at Amsterdam’s Canal Ring History

We’ve all seen it — the iconic photo of a European bike leaning against a pedestrian bridge over a canal in Amsterdam. It makes us all dream of cycling the aged streets of this historic city and gazing out over the open waters at the surrounding buildings.

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  1. December 21, 2012

    Friendship Cities: Portland and Utrecht

    Building Cultural Bridges: Porland’s New Friendship City

    Portland is building bridges internationally, with an emphasis on bikes, business and being green. On December 19, 2012, the Portland City Council unanimously voted in favor to add Utrecht as an official friendship city. Read more »

  2. July 17, 2012

    fluorescent art

    Photo of the Week: The Art of Glowing

    The first museum of its kind, Electric Ladyland in Amsterdam takes glow-in-the-dark to a new level. Read more »

  3. June 11, 2012

    Delft, Netherlands

    3 Small Dutch Towns with Big Personalities

    Sometimes big cities are exactly what makes you want to go home when traveling. But they doesn’t have to be! Get out of the urban sprawl and its bustling business with these three quaint towns in the Netherlands for a quieter vacation that is still bustling with personality and charm. Read more »

  4. July 6, 2011

    Photo Diary: Best Day Trips from Amsterdam

    Amsterdam has enough excitement for a lifetime, but sometimes it’s nice to get out of the city. Consider expanding your horizons next time you are visiting Holland’s great capital and explore a few nearby towns that are only a short train ride away. These three towns will allow you to experience some of the cultural history that makes Holland incredible. Don’t nap for too long on the train, because along the trip you can see some beautiful sights! Make the most of your time in Holland and explore Delft, Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans. Read more »