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    Summer Holiday City Breaks with a Child-Friendly Twist

    by  • July 6, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, Children, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Film, New York, Paris, Utrecht

    From Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, New York to the Netherlands, toddlers to teenagers, captivate the kids with a child-friendly exhibition. The summer holidays are fast approaching and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably wondering how on earth you’re going to fill six weeks of lazy school-free days with interesting, inspirational ideas...

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    Lonely Planet’s Best Places in Europe 2015

    by  • June 18, 2015 • Amsterdam, Architecture, Art, Aurora Borealis, Belgrade, Festivals, Food & Drink, Leipzig, Malaga, Nature, Porto, Tromso, Turin

    From the artistic Mediterranean vibe of Málaga to the sublime natural landscapes of northern Norway, this year’s best places in Europe offers an eclectic mix of destinations. Published this week is the Lonely Planet’s top 10 guide to the best European places to visit in 2015. As well as some staple favourites such as...

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    Upcoming Activities in Amsterdam

    by  • April 28, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Fashion, Festivals, Food & Drink

    From tall ships to cartoon bunnies, there’s plenty of exciting entertainment planned in the Dutch capital. Yesterday marked King’s Day in the Netherlands, a national holiday which saw the length and breadth of Holland turn orange as the Dutch people celebrated the birthday of their monarch, King Willem-Alexander. An annual event since 1885, the...

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    Show Stopping Sartorial Spectacles – From McQueen to Gaultier

    by  • March 13, 2015 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, Exhibitions, Fashion, London, Milan, New York, Paris

    ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ exhibition prepares to be unveiled at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The great and the good of the fashion world came together in London for an exclusive preview of what is set to be a spectacular retrospective devoted to “one of the most innovative designers of recent times”,...

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    Homages to the Historical Greats

    by  • March 3, 2015 • Amsterdam, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Paris

    The Tudors, Alexander, Napoleon and Josephine in Paris & Amsterdam. Take a trip to Paris or Amsterdam and as you’d expect, there’s certainly no shortage of cultural heritage or architectural splendour. After all, the abundance of buildings, artworks and artefacts all play a pivotal role in defining each city’s long and distinguished history. And...

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    Which City will be Crowned Europe’s Best Destination in 2015?

    by  • February 4, 2015 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Paris, Porto, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Top 10, Vienna, Zagreb

    From Amsterdam to Zagreb, 20 European cities fight it out for the coveted title of European Best Destination. Voting is currently underway to decide which city is the ‘European Best Destination’ in 2015, a competition organised by the eponymous travel organisation based in Brussels, developed to promote culture and tourism in Europe with tourist...

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    The February Five: Art Exhibitions in Basel, Amsterdam, Madrid, Zurich and Brussels

    by  • January 22, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, Basel, Brussels, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid, Zurich

    From Gauguin to Chagall, Europe’s cities uncover some artistic gems from February 2015. Fancy a city break with a cultural twist? As we all know, Europe is chock full of artistic masterpieces, be it the Hermitage in St Petersburg, the Prado in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris or the Uffizi in Florence. And yet...

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    Vincent van Gogh – Homages Across Europe

    by  • January 19, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Milan, Mons, Oslo, Paris

    Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Great Painter’s Death in Milan and Mons, Paris and Oslo, Amsterdam and Arles. 2015 (29th July, 2015 to be precise) marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh, unquestionably one of the finest painters of the 19th century. In commemoration of his untimely passing at...

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