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Plane views: Amsterdam

Amsterdam from a plane window. It’s a view I’ve always wanted to capture on camera but the chances of flying directly across the centre…

The Dutch winter frenzy

It’s that time of the year again, when the thermometer hanging outside my window shows a lower reading than the display on my freezer….

High wine at The Dylan Amsterdam

Afternoon tea is a centuries-old English tradition of late-afternoon indulgence: a cup of freshly-brewed tea accompanied by a selection of pastries and bite-sized sandwiches….

Plane views: Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the main port of the Netherlands and is the country’s second largest city after Amsterdam. It’s also one of the world’s largest…

Holland at its best

My earliest impressions of Holland before moving here in the 1990’s were of a country below sea-level, protected by impressive dikes and an extensive…

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