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Kristen de Joseph

Updated Articles and Resources

By Kristen de Joseph

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Van Brienenhofje (Van Brienen Courtyard) Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      The Van Brienenhofje (Van Brienenhofje) is a courtyard surrounded on all sides by monumental almshouses in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    • De Duif (The Dove), a Monumental Church in Amsterdam Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Catholic church De Duif was the first non-Protestant church to be built after the Reformation, and its second, Baroque iteration is now a monument on the Prinsengracht (canal), Amsterdam.
    • Monumental Canal Architecture of the Keizersgracht, Amsterdam Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      A narrative tour of the top architectural monuments on the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam's historic canals.
    • The Terms "Dutch", "the Netherlands" and "Holland" Created: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The terms "Dutch", "the Netherlands" and "Holland" are the source of much confusion; discover where these terms come from and why they're so different.
    • Things to Do in Amsterdam on a Rainy Day Created: Friday, July 25, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      This list of things to do in Amsterdam on a rainy day proves there's plenty to enjoy in the city during wet weather.
    • What Is Queen's Day? Created: Thursday, April 12, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Learn about the most celebrated and perhaps the most anticipated holiday of the Dutch calendar: Queen's Day." itemprop="description"> Friday, June 06, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      A former working-class area just south of the main canal belt, De Pijp neighborhood in Amsterdam has a multi-cultural vibe, the city's biggest outdoor market and a selection of dining options that ...
    • Take an International Coach to Amsterdam Created: Friday, December 30, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      International bus lines such as Eurolines can be the most affordable means to reach Amsterdam - if you have some time (and comfort) to spare." itemprop="description" Thursday, September 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Find out what to expect on a visit to Amsterdam in the summer, including information on weather and events for June, July and August." itemprop="description">"description" Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Amsterdam has been a city of diamonds since the 16th century. Learn more about its historic diamond industry, free diamond factory tours and the Amsterdam Diamant Museum.
    • The Dutch and the Color Orange Created: Friday, April 13, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Ever wonder why the color orange is associated with the Netherlands, although the country's flag bears red, white and blue? Find out here." itemprop="description" Friday, February 15, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn when and how much to tip service providers like restaurant workers, taxi drivers and hotel employees in Amsterdam.
    • Amsterdam Neighborhood Profile: Museum Quarter & Oud Zuid (Old South) Created: Monday, May 29, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      First-time travelers to Amsterdam may not think to venture beyond the Museumplein's boundaries when visiting the nearby Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. But if they did, they'd find the many other ...
    • What Am/Aren't I Allowed to Import from the Netherlands into the U.S.? Created: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      From tulip bulbs to Gouda cheese, here is a list of some of the most typical products that travelers want to import into the United States, plus any restrictions on their amount.
    • What Is the Oldest House in Amsterdam? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Passers-by would never notice that the oldest house in Amsterdam - just around the corner from the city's oldest architecture, the Oude Kerk (Old Church) - lies invisible behind a 19th-century facade on the popular Warmoesstraat.
    • Monumental Canal Architecture of the Herengracht, Amsterdam Created: Monday, June 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This narrative tour details some of the architectural monuments on the Herengracht canal, Amsterdam.
    • Keizersgrachtkerk (Keizersgracht Church) Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Keizersgrachtkerk (Keizersgracht Church), an ecumenical church and erstwhile seat of the Low German Reformed Church (Dolerende), translates Venetian Gothic to the canals of Amsterdam.
    • Amsterdam Red Light District Tour from the Prostitution Information Center Created: Friday, August 29, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      I'd recommend this tour for those who wish to learn about the history of the Amsterdam Red Light District and the prostitution industry here. You'll even get the chance to step inside a Red Light w...
    • Top 10 Things to Do in Amsterdam Created: Friday, April 22, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Take a canal tour of Amsterdam and see the city by boat. Canal cruises take visitors past some of the monumental architecture and top tourist attractions that Amsterdam offers.
    • Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk (Our Dear Lady Church) Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      The neo-Gothic Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk (Our Dear Lady Church) is an ecumenical house of worship in Amsterdam.
    • January in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather & Events Created: Saturday, October 22, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in January." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      What to see and do on Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) - from music venues and clubs, to bars, to cafes and restaurants, to entertainment and other attractions, all on or near the popular Amsterda...
    • December in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather & Events Created: Friday, September 30, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in December." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, July 11, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Restaurant review of Café Loetje in Amsterdam's Museum Quarter (Oud Zuid) area. Dine with locals on the tastiest steak in the city, without breaking the bank.
    • Best Restaurants in Amsterdam Chinatown Created: Monday, December 06, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Tried-and-true picks for the best restaurants in Amsterdam
    • Neighborhoods of Amsterdam: The Jordaan Created: Monday, January 16, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The Jordaan area of Amsterdam attracts visitors its bevvy of art studios, independent shops and boutiques, unique restaurants and more.
    • Day Trip to Scheveningen, The Netherlands' National Beach Resort Created: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Scheveningen is a district of The Hague and the Netherlands' most popular beach resort.
    • I amsterdam Card - The Amsterdam Visitor Discount Card Created: Friday, March 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      If you're planning to visit at least two or three of Amsterdam's major museums and attractions, you might want to consider buying the
    • Amsterdam for Children & Families Created: Thursday, March 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Who said that Amsterdam's not a kid-friendly destination? Find fantastic city activities for families with children on Amsterdam Travel.
    • Day-Trip to Alkmaar, Cheese Capital of the Netherlands Created: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Alkmaar has more to offer than just cheese: from its monumental Grote Kerk (Great Church) to the Netherlands' only Beatles museum.
    • De Groenlandse Pakhuizen (The Greenland Warehouses) Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
      Dutch seafarers of the 17th century weren't content with spices alone; the monumental Groenlandse Pakhuizen (Greenland Warehouses) in Amsterdam are a relic of the Dutch whale trade.
    • Felix Meritis Created: Monday, June 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      The classical facade of Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, reflects the classical ideals of the late 18th-century art society it once headquartered.

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