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The Olympic Flame Burned First in Amsterdam

“OS-Amsterdam” by Arch – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Eighty Eight Years Ago This year the Olympics will be in Rio, but it was 1928 when the Netherlands had the pleasure of hosting the Olympic Games. The … Continue reading

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More places to be cool – Amsterdam School

My last blog I complained about the general over-crowdedness of Amsterdam’s tourist hotspots but it’s easy to find other places of interest outside the city centre. So if you’re having an Amsterdam staycation, or are visiting the town and looking … Continue reading


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Verdant Oasis in Amsterdam West?

My local park, which I can see from my recently geraniumed balcony, is named after world famous philosopher, Desiderius Erasmus (1467-1536).┬áThe Erasmuspark was designed by Egbert Mos in 1957 and he incorporated lots of straight lines, rectangular beds and trees … Continue reading

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