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All My Bikes

All My Bikes
Key in hand, wanting to unlock my bike, I stopped short. An empty place stared at me. Who borrowed (read: nicked) my bike? Mine was one of the three thousand bikes that are stolen in the Netherlands every day. If all sixteen and a half million Dutch people had bikes, it would mean that each of us has a bicycle stolen every six years. My first bicycle was a present on my tenth birthday. Since then I haved owned another five. Only one of my six bikes was stolen. That happened yesterday. The theft felt...
April 30th, 2010 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 0
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Only Orange Counts on Queen’s Day

Only Orange Counts on Queen’s Day
Make sure your Amsterdam spring holiday coincides with 30th April, Queen Beatrix’s official birthday. Celebrations take place throughout the country, but festivities in Amsterdam are more flamboyant and on a larger scale. On Koninginnedag, Queen’s Day, the city transforms itself into one vast orange sea of people. Orange caps, hats, feather boas, jackets, clogs, socks and face paint are the day’s fashion. Orange balloons float in the air. Orange-themed window displays dazzle the eye. Pastries...
April 18th, 2010 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 1
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Amsterdam: What’s On This Week

Amsterdam: What’s On This Week
  The tourist season starts in April. This month can bring any kind of weather. If it’s rainy visit one of the many exhibitions in the museums. If the weather is glorious go to Keukenhof Flower Garden. The cultural season is still in full swing. Book your opera, concerts and ballet tickets direct at the theatres or go to Leidsplein Ticket Shop for half price tickets. AMSTERDAM FOR CULTURE LOVERS WHAT: Photography and Astronomy Photo exhibition documenting the history of astronomy and displaying...
April 16th, 2010 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 0
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Friday Night – Skating Night

Friday Night – Skating Night
Grab your skates, don flowery clothes, bring a smile and join Friday Night Springtime Skate. Anyone can join as long as they are experienced skaters who can brake in expected and unexpected circumstances. Besides, they will have to keep up with the group’s speed. If not, the advice is practise and join the tour next month. Wrist, elbow and knee protection as well as a helmet are not fashion gear but essential items as the twenty-kilometre tour runs across challenging roads and obstacles. Friday...
April 14th, 2010 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 0
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Amsterdam: What’s On This Week

Amsterdam: What’s On This Week
March is a good month to visit museums and theatres, because it is still too cold to be outside all day. The cultural season is still in full swing so you have plenty to choose from. AMSTERDAM FOR CULTURE LOVERS WHAT: Photography and Astronomy Photo exhibition documenting the history of astronomy and displaying present-day images taken by telescopes and space probes. WHERE:Huis Marseille, Keizersgracht 401 WHEN: until 30 May 2010, from 11.00 – 18.00, closed on Monday WHAT: Oman Exhibition showing ...
March 18th, 2010 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 1
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Amsterdam: What’s on this Week

Amsterdam: What’s on this Week
February provides you with a good excuse to visit museums and theatres, because it is still too cold to be outside all day. The bonus is that tourists haven’t arrived yet. You will have the city almost to yourself. AMSTERDAM FOR CULTURE LOVERS WHAT: Edward Burtynsky / Oil Photo exhibition documenting the aspects of the oil industry. His photos show how essential but also vulnerable oil has became. WHERE:Huis Marseille, Keizersgracht 401 (map) WHEN: until 28 February 2010, from 11.00 – 18.00,...
February 8th, 2010 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 1
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