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A Dutch floral extravaganza

The Keukenhof (literally means ‘kitchen garden’) is the largest annual flower show in the Netherlands. The park is situated near Lisse, about a half hour drive southwest of Amsterdam. Each year, the park draws hordes of visitors from all over the world who come to feast their eyes on the amazing floral display. This year […]

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Houseboats in Amsterdam

One of the things I love about my hometown is the abundance of water – there’s the Amstel River, the Ij-harbour and the many, many miles of canals that crisscross the city centre. If the canals freeze in the winter, hordes of locals grab the opportunity to go ice-skating through the city’s splendid historic centre […]

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