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Top Amsterdam attractions

Top 10 things to do in Amsterdam


Amsterdam's top attractions range from quirky to futuristic. Get stuck into Amsterdam tourism with this list of top things to do and see in the Dutch capital.

Top 10 places to visit in the Netherlands

Top 10 places to visit in the Netherlands


From atmospheric cellar bars and historic windmills to tulip fields and world-renown art, discover the delights of the top things to do in the Netherlands.

Groups and clubs for expats in the Netherlands

Groups and clubs for expats in the Netherlands


There are groups and clubs covering all interests and nationalities to help expats in the Netherlands meet new people, make friends and settle into Dutch life.

Writing retreats expat experience

Why writing can make a great expat experience better


"We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand," wrote CS Lewis. Author and expat Jo Parfitt explains why she believes writing can benefit expats.

Factory outlet shopping in the Netherlands

Fashion Outlet Shopping in the Netherlands


Attention Dutch shoppers: Get great deals and diverse brands in fashion outlets in the Netherlands.

Insider’s Guide to Amsterdam

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Looking to avoid the tourist traps in Amsterdam and experience the city like an insider? Find the roads less travelled with our local’s guide to Amsterdam.

Top 5 Dutch restaurants in Amsterdam


The traditional food of the Netherlands has faced a lot of flak for being plain, simple, and perhaps a touch too bland for the international palate – but there are a number of restaurants in Amsterdam that prove those assumptions wrong.

Streaming Services

Watch your home country's TV abroad: a guide to international streaming ser...


With content delivery services that offer access to your favourite TV programmes from your home country around the world, living abroad has never been easier.

Two too many

Local band review: Can’t get enough of Amsterdam’s Two Too Many


Amsterdam-based rock band Two Too Many performed at Rock Club the Cave on 31 March, and expat Carol Moore was there to catch it.

potato farmer

What exactly is a jacket potato?

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A baking hot weekend in Amsterdam, with the promise of sunshine, refreshing drinks and trips to the beach. Carol, a British expat in Amsterdam, tries out a unique restaurant that highlights the humble spud.

Nijmeegse Vierdaagse

International Nijmegen march 'Nijmeegse vierdaagse' attracts crowds once ag...


Discover the oldest city of the Netherlands at the International 'Nijmeegse Vierdaagse' March, nicknamed 'The Walk of the World' will start on Tuesday, 17 July. Even if you are not a walker, you can join the many festivities along the route.

Launching expat pop and musical choir Vocality

Launching expat pop and musical choir “Vocality”


In March this year a new choir for expats in the Rotterdam / The Hague area will begin.

Dutch museums

Museums in the Netherlands


For such a small country, the Netherlands boasts a breathtakingly wide variety of museums which reflect its rich cultural heritage.

Open Monumentendag

Dutch European Heritage Days


During the Dutch European Heritage Days 2018 (Open Monumentendag), held on 8 and 9 September, about 4,000 historical buildings and sites are open to the public free of charge.

Dutch Costume Museum

Discover traditional Dutch clothing and culture at the Dutch Costume Museum


Besides the cuisine, one of the most recognisable features of any culture in the world is its traditional costume. [Contributed by the Dutch Costume Museum]

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