Tag Archives: Amsterdam

Amsterdam is Magical

I’ve had the good fortune to visit Amsterdam many times, in every season. While I love balmy summer days hanging in cafes along the atmospheric canals or lounging in Vondel Park, there is something truly magical about the city in … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Film, Tourism | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Rationalizing Airport Security

During the last two weeks Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport has been testing a novel approach to airport security screening. The Personal Security Pass pilot project aims to demonstrate that it’s possible to reduce wait times and make passenger security screenings … Continue reading

Posted in Air Travel, Europe, Public Transport, Tech, Tourism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Airport Art

As I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is one of my favorites in Europe. The international gateway is not only well-equipped and conveniently located, it’s also home to a wonderful branch of the world-famous Rijksmuseum. The … Continue reading

Posted in Air Travel, Art, Europe, Libraries, Museums, Tourism | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Amsterdam: Tag you’re it

I recently received an email from KLM about their new “KLM Care Tag” project. The video below explains how it works, but it’s basically a cleverly designed location-aware luggage tag that provides voiced tips for tourists in Amsterdam. The speaker-equipped … Continue reading

Posted in Air Travel, Europe, Museums, Public Transport, Tech, Tourism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

No Pulp Fictions

TBTP followers already know that I’m a sucker for art installations that incorporate books. So, an artwork that includes rescued discarded books from the last century is right up my alley. Enclosed Content Chatting Away in the Colour Invisibility by Amsterdam-based … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books, Europe, Museums, USA | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Airbnb AMS

Earlier this year I rented a terrific Airbnb appartment in the heart of Amsterdam’s Jordaan neighborhood. Before I decided on the flat, I searched dozens of interesting options, but none were as unusual as the “Inkijkbnb”. This unique rental is … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Hotels, Public Transport, Tourism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Amsterdam’s Primordial Soup

No matter how many times that I’ve visited Amsterdam, there’s always something new and exciting to discover. Just recently the old Beurspassage between the Damrak and Nieuwendijk in the heart of the city underwent an extraordinary transformation. As part of … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, Europe, Tourism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Architecture, Art, Europe | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Architecture, Europe, Music, Public Transport, Restaurants, Tourism | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books, Europe, Restaurants, Tourism, Travel Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment