Tag Archives: Amsterdam

Here Comes The Bloom

This week the Netherlands celebrated their annual Nationale Tulpendag, or Tulip Day. Every year, flower growers set up temporary gardens around the country and invite everyone to come and pick bags of tulips. The Tulpenpluktuin in Amsterdam’s Damrak Square offered … Continue reading

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No Porn Involved

When I was in Amsterdam a few months ago, I got to spend some time in the rapidly evolving NDSM-werf section of Noord Amsterdam. Not long ago, this area, which once was home to an enormous shipbuilding and warehousing complex, … Continue reading

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City of a Million Bikes

In my ongoing promotion of print travel guidebooks, I’m happy to recommend the new Carl Goes Amsterdam guide. You may remember previous posts here on Carl Goes London and Carl Goes Berlin.This quirky series focuses on travel for creative types and modern urban nomads who … Continue reading

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Its A Matter Of Trust

Yesterday I read a depressing article on New York Magazines digital site about the low success rate of “pay-what-you-want” restaurants. Apparently it doesn’t matter if these schemes are designed to support charitable endeavors, or just appeal to the inherent goodness … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Tails

Even though I just returned from Amsterdam a few weeks ago, this sweet little film from the Holland Marketing Board has me yearning to return. You may find “The Tale of Kat and Dog” a bit saccharine, but by the … Continue reading

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Up In The Air

After flying in and out of Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport four times during the last month, I have a newfound appreciation for the facility’s many special amenities. I especially love the museum branch, the library, and the outdoors picnic area … Continue reading

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Lost In Place

Getting lost in a new city isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it’s the way that we discover the true spirit of a place. Lost iN is a marvelous series of locally curated travel guides that invites readers to “surrender … Continue reading

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A Town isn’t A Town…

h/t American Book Center, Amsterdam

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Real Street Art

Berlin-based art collective Raubdruckerin specializes in screen printing. They recently had the clever notion to use European manhole covers and drains as surfaces to ink. They’ve been printing t-shirts, bags, and textiles directly on the streets of Berlin, Lisbon, Paris, … Continue reading

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Real Time AMS

Dutch designer Maarten Baas has created a huge suspended clock for Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport Lounge Two. Part of an ongoing series of clocks that Baas calls “Real Time”, this amazing clock shows a video performance that takes 12 hours … Continue reading

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