The Netherlands

18 Interesting Facts to Know About The Netherlands (aka Holland)

May 21, 2017

In anticipation of an upcoming trip to Amsterdam, we wanted to learn a little more background about the Netherlands, also commonly referred to as Holland. 18 Interesting Facts to Know About The Netherlands (aka Holland) 1. The Netherlands is a densely populated country of 17 million people located in Western Europe with three island territories in the […]

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Carter Bar & Kitchen, Amsterdam

August 22, 2016

During our post-cruise stay at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel, we set out to explore the neighborhood and look for a spot to enjoy a late lunch. A few blocks from the Hilton Amsterdam hotel, at the corner of Valeriusstraat and Emmastraat, we found the outside dining area of Carter Bar & Kitchen. The place looked popular, […]

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A Look Inside the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel

August 21, 2016

In July, we enjoyed a 2-night post-cruise stay in Amsterdam at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel. Located at 138 Apollolaan near the Vondelpark in Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter, the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel is famous as the location of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 ‘bed-in for peace.’ Today hotel guests may reserve the 538sq. ft. “John and Yoko Suite” filled with […]

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The Package Arrived from Rotterdam “; after 3 years, 6 months and 7 days

February 1, 2011

Yesterday was quite a surprise. The local post office delivered a tightly-sealed box to my parents, shipped from Rotterdam via TNT Post. (The Netherland’s post office.) The package was undamaged and appeared to be unopened. What’s the big deal? We shipped the package, weighing 4.7 kilograms (a little over 10 pounds) on July 24, 2007. […]

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