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    Condé Nast Traveller Reader Travel Awards 2014 – Top 20 Cities

    by  • November 30, 2014 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Florence, Istanbul, Madrid, New York, Paris, Rome, Venice

    New York, Paris and Venice take the top three slots in this year’s customer satisfaction poll. It’s that time of year when polls are published and awards are in full flow, congratulating and celebrating the hotels, spas, cities and countries that have hit the high notes in the 2014 holiday season. I recently blogged...

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    On the Eve of its 20th Anniversary, Eurostar announces a Speedier Service to Paris from 2015

    by  • November 13, 2014 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, City Breaks, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Rail

    With sleek new trains and an increased number of direct destinations, city breaks by rail are to become even more accessible than ever before As part of the celebratory events surrounding the 20th anniversary of the first Eurostar trains to Continental Europe back in November 1994, Eurostar has unveiled plans this morning for bigger and faster...

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    Europe’s Summer of Sport Rolls on through September

    by  • August 11, 2014 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Granada, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Seville, Sport

    Be it Badminton, Basketball, Rowing or Rugby, Swimming, Cycling or Motor Racing, the Sports Season continues across Europe 2014 has undoubtedly been a busy year in the sporting calendar, what with the World Cup in Brazil and Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games, not to mention the usual wealth of tennis, golf, athletics, motor racing and cycling...

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    Adventures beyond Amsterdam – Utrecht

    by  • July 6, 2014 • Amsterdam, Architecture, Art, Film, Music, Religious Sites, Sport, Utrecht

    The university city of Utrecht makes for a fabulous day-trip from Amsterdam Following a nail-biting penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica, Holland have joined their last remaining European counterparts, Germany, to take on the might of Brazil and Argentina respectively in this week’s World Cup semi-finals. One thing’s for certain, the Netherlands’ Queen Máxima is...

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    The Glorious Gardens of Keukenhof

    by  • March 17, 2014 • Amsterdam, City Breaks, Festivals, Nature

    Roll up, roll up for Keukenhof, where a symphonic, sensory fusion of floral sights and scents awaits. If you have a penchant for plants or a flair for flower-arranging, this annual Dutch flower show takes place just outside the small town of Lisse and makes for a fantastic short-break opportunity combined with the many...

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    Whisky, Barbie, Tulips and Titanic – Amsterdam’s unusual offerings

    by  • January 13, 2014 • Amsterdam, Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Fashion, Festivals, Food & Drink, Nature

    About to embark on a short break to Amsterdam? Here’s a few quirky and cultural happenings taking place in the city over the coming few weeks should you feel short of entertainment or need that certain extra incentive to travel to the delectable Dutch capital! As always, Amsterdam never fails to deliver on the...

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