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  • Amsterdam Architecture: Stunning Canal Houses in the Netherlands

    By DREW GOUGH / 08 October 2015
    Amsterdam’s Jordaan neighbourhood is an open-plan museum of both modern design and historical Amsterdam architecture, whether it means to be or not. The houses, sitting so low along the canals and tidy streets, often feature full-floor, street-level windows that allow intrepid (read: nosy) Canadian passersby to gaze in.

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  • Five Can’t-Miss Amsterdam Museums in the Netherlands

    By HELEN SUK / 20 July 2015
    Tulips and wooden clogs may be synonymous with the Netherlands, but in Amsterdam museums take the spotlight, featuring historical exhibits and the works of both Dutch and international artistic giants. If you are an art lover or a history buff, make yourself at home in these five Amsterdam museums.

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  • Experience the Real Amsterdam: From Nightlife to Shopping & Food

    By DANIELLA ETIENNE / 19 February 2015
    There are so many reasons to love Amsterdam, from the picturesque alleys and warm-hearted Dutch people to the vibrant culture, great shopping and vivacious Amsterdam nightlife. Amsterdam has been referred to as the cultural capital of the Netherlands and is home to many great attractions: the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and a network of historic canals, to name a few.

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  • Europe, a Festive Continent: A Closer Look at European Festivals

    By SABRINA AUBUT / 25 February 2015
    Koningsdag means King’s Day, although the holiday was called Queen’s Day up until last year. Queen Beatrix abdicated on April 30, 2013, so King’s Day was celebrated for the first time on April 27, 2014 in honour of her son Wilhelm-Alexander’s birthday. During King’s Day, boats filled with people wearing orange clothing and makeup (in honour of the royal family, descendants of the House of Orange-Nassau) cruise along the canals.

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