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Travelling is more than sightseeing only, it is also learning, getting to know the real live and challenges of the locals and the country. The Dutchman creates behind the scenes experiences. The compactness of the Netherlands allows exciting tailor-made excursions. Let me share with you places I visited and fall in love with.

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Giethoorn: the Venice of the Netherlands

Giethoorn, August 2020 I’m saying historical views, waterways, footpaths, bicycle trails and ancient roof houses and you got Giethoorn. It is so peaceful, so different and has such simple beauty that it hardly seems real. Time to take a closer look: The Dutchman’s YouTube Channel >>> Combine this day tour going to nearby historical villages…

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Cruising the Kaag lakes and discover Costa Holanda

Badhoevedorp, September 2020… So nice to spend a day discovering new products and great initiatives. After a warm welcome at Corendon Village hotel Amsterdam we discovered unspoiled Dutch landscape just 30 minutes’ drive from Amsterdam on board the brand new boats of Rederij van Hulst with comfortable and corona proof flexible interior, high windows for…

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FloriWorld: an indoor flower and plant experience

Aalsmeer, July 2020… Floriworld, an indoor flower and plant experience has opened indoors in Aalsmeer, next to the famous Flower auction. A state of the art self-guided discovery into the world of plants and flowers with 14 shows and movies to experience the magic of real and virtual flowers. Open year round from Tuesday till…

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Embassy of the Free Mind

Amsterdam, October 2019… The Embassy of the Free Mind is a Dutch museum, a library and a platform for free thinking, inspired by the ideas of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica collection. The museum focuses on the European free thinking of the past 2000 years, inspired by hermetic wisdom: insight into the relationship between God, cosmos…

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Rotterdam: the city of modern architecture

Rotterdam, April 2019… Rotterdam is a major port city in the Dutch province of South Holland. Known for its Erasmus University, riverside setting, lively cultural life and maritime heritage. The near-complete destruction of the city center in the World War II Rotterdam Blitz has resulted in a varied architectural landscape, including sky-scrapers (an uncommon sight…

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Moco Museum: making modern art available to the public

Amsterdam, November 2018… The Moco Museum (Modern Contemporary Museum Amsterdam) is a private museum for modern and contemporary art in Amsterdam. An initiative of Lionel and Kim Logchies, owners of Lionel Gallery in the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat in Amsterdam. On display works by Banksy, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. The vision of the museum is mainly…

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The Dutchman visits Haarlem

Haarlem, November 2018… Haarlem is a city outside of Amsterdam in the northwest Netherlands. Once a major North Sea trading port surrounded by a defensive wall, it retains its medieval character of cobblestone streets and gabled houses. It’s the center of a major flower-bulb-growing district, and famous for its outlying tulip fields, art museums and…

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Renssen Art Gallery: contemporary Dutch art by Erik Renssen

Broek in Waterland, September 2018… When visiting one of the most charming off the beaten track villages in close vicinity of Amsterdam, you will understand that this is the perfect place for an artist to live and work. Renowned Dutch artist Erik Renssen’ s live is dedicated to painting and sculpting in his atelier in…

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Off the beaten track visits to a windmill, tea garden and winery

Weesp /Amstelveen, May 2018… Just 15 minutes from Amsterdam you can discover a lovely little village called Weesp, where you will find this beautiful old windmill ‘De Vriendschap’ (The Fiendship) located on the banks of the river Vecht. With the help of the wind, ecological grains produce flour for delicious bread and mixes for pancakes…

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Walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh

Nuenen, April 2018… You can actually do that in the village of Nuenen at a bit more than 1-hour drive from Amsterdam! Van Gogh lived here from 1883 till 1885. In retrospect, his time there was one of the most important and most productive periods of his life: 195 paintings, including the ‘Potato Eaters’, 313…

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