Tag Archives: Amsterdam

Listen to the City

The French railway company Thalys recently launched an entertaining advertising campaign via billboards in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. Each of the project freestanding billboards has a map of one of another trio city with 1,000 built-in audio jack ports. Passers-by … Continue reading

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Europe’s Smallest Museum

When I was recently checking on some Amsterdam travel suggestions, I discovered Europe’s newest and smallest museum. Situated in the famed Paradiso music venue, The Small Museum is easy to overlook. In fact, it’s just a cabinet attached to the … Continue reading

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Rijksmuseum Inspires Us

Each year Amsterdam’s amazing Rijksmuseum invites everyone to “Make your own Masterpiece” using the institution’s Rijksstudio interactive website. With more than 200,000 images, the site offers the opportunity to download and use the artwork for creative projects. This year’s award, … Continue reading

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What’s in a name

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It’s World Book Day !

I’m certain that all of you bibliophiles know that today is UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. Readers around the globe are celebrating with all manner of bookish events. My friends in the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) are … Continue reading

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Fantastic Cities

It seems that adult coloring books (no, not that kind) are a thing now. They’re even topping Amazon’s bestseller list. Ontario Canada-based artist Steve McDonald has created a timely coloring book for grown-ups called Fantastic Cities. The highly detailed architectural … Continue reading

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Get Going

For many travelers, it has become increasingly important not only to see a city, but to become temporarily part of the fabric of a place. The new Carl Goes series of travel guides hopes to help visitors go beyond the … Continue reading

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Judge Not Lest You etc. etc.

We have all heard that old adage “never judge a book by its cover”. Well the Amsterdam-based studios This Page Cannot Be Found and Moore have created an actual book that embodies the reverse of that hackneyed maxim. “The Cover … Continue reading

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Every Night for A Moment

Last month we shared a story on designer Daan Roosegaarde’s wonderful solar powered bike path in the Netherlands. Now he has worked his magic with a stunning installation at Amsterdam’s historic Central Station. Developed in collaboration with scientists from the … Continue reading

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No Need To Buckle Up

If you have ever taken a long haul, red-eye flight in coach class, the notion of voluntarily spending the night on an airplane may strike you as bonkers. But a promotional project cook-up by KLM and Airbnb may change your … Continue reading

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