10 FUN FACTS ABOUT AMSTERDAM THAT WILL AMAZE YOU

10 FUN FACTS ABOUT AMSTERDAM THAT WILL AMAZE YOU

Are you planning a trip to Amsterdam? Or A’dam as the locals like to call it. Maybe you’ve done a bit of research beforehand, you’ve booked your hotel, and you’ve booked your flights. If you’re a really good planner, you’ve even mapped out your itinerary of the must-see sights. But how well do you think you know Amsterdam? Test your knowledge of the city with these 10 fun facts about Amsterdam.

ZAANSE SCHANS WINDMILLS: A DAY-TRIP FROM AMSTERDAM

ZAANSE SCHANS WINDMILLS: A DAY-TRIP FROM AMSTERDAM

After a few days in Amsterdam, a day trip to Zaanse Schans can provide a much-needed break from urban buzz. I can’t deny it, this place is shamelessly touristy, but it’s the perfect place to escape the bustle of the city and discover Dutch picturesque countryside, renowned for its authentic atmosphere and, of course, for its iconic series of working windmills.

6 BEST MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

6 BEST MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

Amsterdam certainly has a reputation that precedes it, and for many backpackers, the city begins and ends in a coffee shop — that couldn’t be more wrong, you really need to get out and explore! In Amsterdam museums should take the spotlight, featuring historical...

CYCLING IN AMSTERDAM: A SURVIVAL GUIDE

CYCLING IN AMSTERDAM: A SURVIVAL GUIDE

You can’t possibly expect to experience Amsterdam like a local without getting on two wheels. The good news is that Amsterdam is pancake-flat and it’s filled with cycle tracks. The bad news is cycling in Amsterdam is not as easy an activity as the Dutch make it look!...

A WEEKEND IN LAKE COMO, ITALY: BEST THINGS TO DO

A WEEKEND IN LAKE COMO, ITALY: BEST THINGS TO DO

With a landscape speckled by charming little towns, lush green gardens, and clear waters stretching off into the distance, Lake Como provides the quintessential Italian weekend getaway. Here, the Mediterranean warmth of the cypress, chestnut, and palm trees mix with...

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT JAPAN RIGHT NOW

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT JAPAN RIGHT NOW

Here are our top 10 reasons why you should visit Japan right now. Read on and be inspired.[dssb_sharing_buttons icon_placement="icon" columns="5" icon_width="fixed" alignment="left" icon_color="#FFFFFF" use_custom_icon_size="on" icon_font_size="15px"...

5 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY SPOTS IN TOKYO FOR THE ULTIMATE SKYLINE VIEWS

5 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY SPOTS IN TOKYO FOR THE ULTIMATE SKYLINE VIEWS

Tokyo is a huge metropolis, and it doesn't have a single iconic skyline view, it has thousands! And they're all truly awe-inspiring. The skyscrapers, bridges, waterways, and islands create a breathtaking panorama that is instantly recognizable worldwide. While you can...

KYOTO IN ONE DAY: THE PERFECT TOUR OF THE CITY OF SHRINES

KYOTO IN ONE DAY: THE PERFECT TOUR OF THE CITY OF SHRINES

Even if you only have one day in Kyoto, you would be surprised at how much you can get out of it. Of course I don’t mean to insinuate that one day strolling through the heart of Japan is enough to satisfy – if anything it will make you want more. Kyoto is known as the...

A DAY TRIP TO NARA, JAPAN: BEST THINGS TO DO

A DAY TRIP TO NARA, JAPAN: BEST THINGS TO DO

Nara has some of the most impressive sights in all of Japan, and due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures. Nara was in fact elected as Japan’s first permanent capital in 710 A.D. and was considered the cradle of Japanese...

FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA: A WALK THROUGH SOUTHERN KYOTO

FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA: A WALK THROUGH SOUTHERN KYOTO

The ancient UNESCO World Heritage site of Fushimi Inari Taisha is a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto. Established in 711 AD, it is the head shrine of all Inari Shrines that number as many as 32,000 in Japan. Fushimi Inari’s name comes from Fushimi-ku, the name of...