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Visitor Information for Keukenhof 2014

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Enjoy a hassle-free 2014 tulip season with this essential visitor information for Keukenhof Garden.

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Amsterdam Travel Spotlight10

A Lunch Stop Southwest of the Vondelpark

Tuesday April 22, 2014

In search of a café or lunchroom for a mid-day meal near the Vondelpark? Anne&Max, just a few minutes' walk from the southwest corner of the park, has a wide assortment of lunch choices; while the selections can be hit-or-miss, there are some real stand-outs on the menu. Read more in my full review.

Museum Guide to Leiden

Thursday April 17, 2014

The city of Leiden, South Holland, is renowned not only as the seat of the country's oldest university, but also as the location of no fewer than 12 excellent museums. Find out which ones to visit on your trip in this Museum Guide to Leiden.

A Petite Crêperie on Haarlemmerstraat

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Not far from the previous post's West-Indisch Huis (West India House) is Crêperie Le Berger, which turns out excellent wheat- and buckwheat-flour crêpes on Haarlemmerstraat - an ideal spot for a quick lunch or snack for pedestrians on the attraction-filled street. Read my full review of the crêperie here on Amsterdam Travel.

Dutch Architecture 101: The West India House

Thursday April 10, 2014

The West-Indisch Huis (West India House), an attractive 17th-century house on a square off Haarlemmerstraat, was the very spot where the Dutch West India Company decided to build a fort on the island of Manhattan - and thereby found the colony of Nieuw Amsterdam. See this historic site on a trip down colorful Haarlemmerstraat.

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