Tag Archives: Netherlands

Starry Night

Bike riding at night can be exciting and liberating, but often just dangerous. Now thanks to Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde nocturnal trips can be magical. He has created a beautiful new illuminated bicycle trail in the town of Nuenen near … Continue reading

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3 Seconds of Art

The southern Dutch city of Breda is home to a unique art gallery experience. The 3sec.gallery is housed in the formerly dim, grey entrance of the Chassé Parking Garage. Launched in July by the Graphic Design Festival Breda, the clever … Continue reading

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Color Studies

One of the joys of visiting the Netherlands during Spring time is the profusion of multicolored tulip fields throughout the nation. Rome-based photographer Simone Sbaraglia took to the air this April to capture the breathtaking hues and vibrant geometry of … Continue reading

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The Original Cool

I was tickled to see that the Netherlands Board of Tourism has revived its 2013 “Original Cool” travel marketing campaign. The three new episodes, which will once again be hosted by Mr. Cool himself, Pim de Koel, are target at … Continue reading

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Stand Up for the Environment

The Netherlands’ government-owned Waternet utilities company has recently placed sets of pee-collecting urinals around Amsterdam (but oddly not in Waterlooplein), with the intention of turning it into fertilizer for the city’s urban roof gardens. The idea derives from the fact that urine … Continue reading

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Cycle City

I freely admit that I’m a big hypocrite when it comes to using my bike for transportation rather than recreation, but I do admire the people of the Netherlands for their steadfast resolve to replace automobile travel with bicycling whenever … Continue reading

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Divine Bookstore

The Dutch are still devoted to reading and to their bookstores. You might even say that they are religious about literature. Booklovers around the world are familiar with the glorious Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht which is housed in a gorgeous … Continue reading

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I’d Miss My Train

Rail travelers will never be short of reading material if they pass through the main train station in Haarlem, Netherlands. Two years ago de Bibliotheek op hef Station opened with 2,000 books and an interesting model. The collection is displayed … Continue reading

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Holland. The Original Cool

Like many of you dear Travel Between The Pages followers and visitors, I’m a huge fan of the Netherlands in general, and of Amsterdam in particular. In fact, I’ve lost count of just how many times I’ve been there. So, … Continue reading

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All Aboard

Okay, I admit it, I’m just a big old train geek. I love to ride them, to watch films of iconic train jouneys and to read about them too. But you don’t have to be a diehard trainspotter to enjoy … Continue reading

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