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Is Amsterdam safe to visit or live

Is Amsterdam safe?

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Is Amsterdam safe to live or visit alone? An expat insider explains how safe Amsterdam is at night and in the red light district, plus areas to avoid and types of crime tourists should watch out for.

Carnival in the Netherlands

The best places to celebrate Dutch carnival

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Dutch carnival is celebrated with colour, frivolity – and reckless abandon. Join the Dutch as they let loose at the best carnival events in the Netherlands in 2017.

Top 10 Dutch festivals

Top 10 festivals in the Netherlands

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Watch the Netherlands burst into colour in this array of top 10 Dutch festivals that celebrate everything from flowers to fireworks.

Van Gogh in the Netherlands

Walking in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh

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This year has been dedicated to the famous Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, celebrating 125 years of inspiration since his death.

The Holland Handbook: Culture in the Netherlands

The Holland Handbook: A dose of Dutch culture

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Immerse yourself in all aspects of Dutch culture with this brief overview of the many festivals, monuments, exhibits, and museums that showcase culture in the Netherlands.

The Culture Trip: The renovated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

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Jacobien Breukink analyses the renovated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to see if it maintains its title as one of Amsterdam's best museums.

The Culture Trip: The artistic soul of Maastricht

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Besides being the sunniest city in the Netherlands, Claudia Costa discovers Maastricht is an uniquely cultural metropolis hosting many artistic events.

Cinemas in Amsterdam

What's up with Amsterdam: Art film cinemas

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With Amsterdam's quirky range of art film cinemas, you'll find classics, documentaries, short films, animations, independent films, and world cinema to choose from on a rainy day.

The Expatriate Archive Centre: a second home for expats

The Expatriate Archive Centre: a second home for expats

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The Expatriate Archive Centre in The Hague has been collecting expat experiences from all over the world since 2006. In the last 18 months the collection has almost doubled.

Maastricht's world class showcase for art and antiques

Maastricht's world class showcase for art and antiques

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The Antiques Diva tells us what Netherlands-based Tefaf is about—and why any serious antiques collector shouldn’t miss this leading European fine arts fair, which runs from 10 - 19 March 2017.

The secrets behind the Maastricht carnival

The secrets behind the Maastricht carnival

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Hennie Reuvers finds out what lies behind the elaborate costumes and accent on humour specific to this city festival.

Ripe times for antiques bargain hunters

Ripe times for antiques bargain hunters

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In the past few decades, antiques have fallen out of favour with the fashion-forward Lowlanders, but one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, writes the Antiques Diva.

Classic and Arthouse movies in Amsterdam

Classic and Arthouse movies in Amsterdam

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Here's our listing of ongoing classic and Arthouse movies in Amsterdam.

Hidden American culture

Hidden American culture

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The John Adams Institute brings prominent Americans to Amsterdam to share the 'hidden side' of US culture.



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