4en5mei: Remembrance Day in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

May 4th-5th, 2015 The city of Amsterdam was liberated from Nazi occupation on May 4th, 1945 and May 4th (Remembrance Day, Dodenherdenking) and May 5th (Liberation Day, Bevrijdingsdag) have been declared annual Dutch national holidays with various ceremonies and tributes planned to commemorate all civilians and members of the armed forces […]

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The Charms of Amsterdam

May 3rd, 2015 After boarding a late morning train from Den Haag Centraal Station following a day  in The Hague, we chugged north past vibrant rainbow fields of spring tulips and idyllic windmills before arriving in Amsterdam Centraal Station. Stepping out on to Stationsplein, the historic location of the harbors and […]

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Art in The Hague

The Hague

Dan and I decided to venture out on a long weekend getaway to the Netherlands for the May Day bank holiday. Neither of us had ever been before so we were looking forward to getting lost among the streets of Amsterdam as we strolled along the canals, eating waffles, and […]

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