What to do in Amsterdam Noord, Amsterdam’s coolest borough

What to do in Amsterdam Noord, Amsterdam’s coolest borough

For some reason that I’m not sure, a lot of people that I know are nervous about visiting Amsterdam Noord.  This part of Amsterdam is just across the water from the historic city center, so if you think that you’ve seen Amsterdam, take a ferry across to explore Amsterdam Noord.  This post will be covering cool things to do in Amsterdam Noord, so be sure to rent a bike and follow my lead.

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Your perfect Netherlands itinerary by a Dutch resident

Your perfect Netherlands itinerary by a Dutch resident

After over three years of living in the Netherlands, I’ve been asked a lot about how much time to spend in the Netherlands.  A lot of people speed through the Netherlands only stopping for one day in Amsterdam, but I’d recommend enjoying at least 7 days in the Netherlands if you have the chance.  I’ll be covering the highlights of the Netherlands and tips for getting around the Netherlands in this Dutch itinerary.

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Where to find authentic and cheap food in Amsterdam by a local

Where to find authentic and cheap food in Amsterdam by a local

Finding the best places to eat in Amsterdam where you’re on a tight budget can be tricky as eating in Amsterdam seems expensive.  As a resident of 2+ years of Amsterdam, I wrote this guide to eating in Amsterdam on a budget for anyone looking for cheap restaurants in Amsterdam who want to also eat at non-chains that provide some healthy options!

It’s possible to stay on a budget while eating in Amsterdam, so keep reading for the best cheap eats in Amsterdam. (more…)

The Miniaturist filming locations and must-see places for fans of the book

The Miniaturist filming locations and must-see places for fans of the book

I burned through the Miniaturist.  This charming book about the Dutch Golden Age will transport you to Amsterdam.  When I heard that the book was being transformed into a miniseries, I was quite excited. This guide to locations inspired by and shown in the miniseries will allow you to step into Petronella Oortman’s world. Keep reading for the Miniaturist filming locations in the Netherlands!

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Your insider guide to Schiphol airport with tips for traveling through Schiphol

Your insider guide to Schiphol airport with tips for traveling through Schiphol

As someone who regularly travels through Schiphol airport, I figured that it was time to write a guide to Schiphol Airport, one of my favorite airports in the world, with some insider tips to help others traveling through Schiphol more easily find their gate, find good airport food, and get to their destination as quickly as possible!

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15 Do’s and Don’ts for Tourists From An Amsterdam Resident

15 Do’s and Don’ts for Tourists From An Amsterdam Resident

Although I have plenty to write about living in Amsterdam, I’m most often asked for tips about visiting Amsterdam by friends and strangers.

Here’s 31 tips (in the form of 15 Do’s and Don’ts) to the most frequently asked questions that I get and advice for seeing the best of this beautiful city. If you have any more questions, feel free to comment!

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