Beyond the Red Light: Nightlife in Amsterdam

Today’s guest post comes from our friends at Party Earth. Molded by stories of the Red Light District, Amsterdam’s reputation for hedonism brings in partygoers from all over the world, but legalised vice is only a narrow sliver of what...

The War on Drugs: Cannabis-Selling Coffee Shop Ban for Tourists

From 1 January 2012, foreigners will no longer be able to purchase marijuana from coffee shops in three of the Netherland’s southern provinces. In January 2013, the remaining nine provinces, including Amsterdam coffee shops, will be forced to comply with the ban. Is...

Cycle-Friendly Cities and Hostels

– Written by Victoria Philpott Every day I cycle the 9-mile round trip from my home in London to the HostelBookers.com office. I dread the dark days of winter when I’ll have to board public transport again. Cycling in London works...

Amsterdam Pride 2010

Do you hear it in the air? That ruffle of feathers. The stretch and slap of bright pink Lycra. And an ever so faint chorus of Madonna’s classic 90s hits. It’s getting louder by...

Cool Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a very, very cool city. No doubt you will stumble across many chic boutiques, galleries and things to do all by yourself. But we have a few recommendations you ought not to miss. So, once you have done the canal...

Free Bike Hire in Amsterdam

Canals, houseboats and bicycles are all part of the furniture in Amsterdam. Anyone who has visited the city will tell you that, round here, the humble cyclist rules the road. Cycling lanes are as important as major motorways and official...
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