Tag Archives: Amsterdam

A Window on the World

The Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves has created a stunning project titled “Windows of the World.” The impressive collection of urban photos captures the idiosyncratic personality of each European city that he visits. You can see the entire project and … Continue reading

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Amsterdam in the Alps

As I have mentioned numerous times, I am a big fan of Amsterdam. It’s the city outside of the United States that I have visited most often and genuinely love. So, I was shocked to discover an alternative version of … Continue reading

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Amsterdam: On the Waterfront

I have been to Amsterdam more often than any other foreign city. It’s one place that I know I will never be bored. A great way to get around and to get a sense of the importance of the city’s … Continue reading

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The Bookcase of Tolerance

I’ve visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam many times over the years and I’ve always been moved both by her family’s story and the Museum’s goal of promoting tolerance. The organization recently release an AR-based project called The Bookcase … Continue reading

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Poetic Visions

Dutch poet Monique Hendriks recently published her latest work in a completely unique way —as a Viewmaster reel. When you purchase her book you also receive a Viewmaster to read it. Hendriks is known for her impressive spoken word poetry … Continue reading

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War of the Worlds

I have been intrigued by the H.G. Wells iconic science fiction novel  War of the Worlds since I first read the book as a 10 year-old. The terrifying tale was first serialized in nine issues of Pearson’s Magazine (1897/98) with … Continue reading

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Always Check Your Bookmarks

Researchers recently discovered an unassuming bookmark in a 19th century French novel that featured three sketches by Vincent Van Gogh. In 1883,  the artist gave a friend the book and more than a century later, researchers discovered that the novel … Continue reading

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Walk This Way

Most of us have not had the option to travel during the past year, so we have to make do with any virtual alternative that comes along. Until it’s safe again, you can almost satisfy those travel urges with City … Continue reading

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Reach Out

This new mural by the award winning young Dutch artist JDL (aka Judith de Leeuw) in Amsterdam’s grand Central Station is appropriately titled Closer in Distance. The tryptic  mural reads like stills in an animation, with two hand gradually getting closer to … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Says No To Overtourism

Amsterdam has long been one of my favorite cities in the world, but on recent visits I have been put off by the sheer volume of tourists. The notoriously tolerant residents of the city seem to have finally had enough … Continue reading

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