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Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Sign in Vondelpark, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  I guess that covers it? I particularly like the distinction between acoustic music (guitars and trumpets – allowed) and amplified music or percussion instruments (CD players, drums – not allowed). And the fact that they seem to have had an about-turn about ‘sunbathing in the nood’ – so if you’re in the mood to […]

Hotel Review – Conscious Hotel Museum Square, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Amsterdam is truly one of the great European cities to visit, and over the years I’ve been there seven times – running the gamut from broke inter-railer and hitch-hiker through weekend tourist from Berlin to a short break with the family. I imagine your choices of accommodation have been similarly varied? You could say that. […]

Amsterdam: Coffee shop crack-down and red light restrictions? Great!

  Returning from a long but enjoyable day of sightseeing to our hotel near Museum Square and thanking our amiable host for his excellent advice which formed the basis for our wanderings, the conversation turned to the current (summer 2010) state of the tourism industry. Had the economic downturn and rise in the value of […]