Category: Netherlands

Top 7 European cities to tick off your 2020 bucket list

Top 7 European cities to tick off your 2020 bucket list

2020. A new year, whole new decade. Maybe this is the time for the new year new you? Whether it is or it isn’t, one thing we are sure of is that you still have that travel bug! (Not the one that makes you feel unwell, the one that makes you want to travel more!). […]

5 worldwide mini cruises to savor

5 worldwide mini cruises to savor

If giant cruise liners dropping thousands of passengers at every port-of-call isn’t your idea of fun, perhaps something a little more compact, and a little more luxurious would be closer to your tastes. All around the world mini cruises – some lasting only several hours – can offer unique and unusual perspectives to many seemingly […]

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

Are you thinking of one day visiting one or more of the Schengen member states of Europe? Whether you’re drawn by the dramatic landscapes of Iceland, the sunshine and beaches of Spain or the relaxed pace of life in Greece, you need to be aware of some changes that are due to take place. From […]

Top 10 happiest countries in the world

Top 10 happiest countries in the world

Perhaps your idea of happiness is a pristine beach off the Caribbean, a glass of vintage red on the French Riviera or an unexpected hotel upgrade, but what about the happiness of a nation? The winner of this year’s World Happiness Report may come as a surprise to some. For the second time in a […]

5 unique luxury hotels in Amsterdam

5 unique luxury hotels in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a cultural and business gateway, it is only natural there are many unique, luxury hotels across the city. In most cases, hotels are unique blends of old and new that transcend the usual definitions of hotels. They are neighborhood and historical combinations that give the traveler a unique lodging experience that combines luxury […]

5 fine dining experiences in Amsterdam

5 fine dining experiences in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city where culinary opportunities are rising faster than just about any city in Europe. The multi-cultural nature of the residents plus the fact visitors come from all over the world has resulted in Michelin star chefs painting culinary creations with a unique approach. And the product is meals and creations that expand […]

Top 9 rivers for luxury river cruising in Europe

Top 9 rivers for luxury river cruising in Europe

River cruising is gaining in popularity, but is it for you, and which river do you choose? The average age is slightly higher than ocean cruising, and it is generally more expensive, but it offers more inclusions and there is a suitable itinerary for everyone. It particularly suits those with an interest in history and […]

Could April be the best month to visit Amsterdam?

Could April be the best month to visit Amsterdam?

If you love flowers and partying, although perhaps not at the same time, then yes it is! And with a new direct Eurostar service up and running for 2018, there really isn’t much stopping you. There is no better time to visit a city, than when the locals are celebrating their beloved King’s birthday. In […]

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Arnhem to Utrecht, via the Veluwe

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Arnhem to Utrecht, via the Veluwe

The last day of my Hertz adventure has arrived and that means it’s time to stay a little closer to home, so I can return the car before closing time. The weather is spectacular today (29 degrees and sun), so I decide to head east into the countryside, away from the hordes of tourists that […]

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Willemstad to Middelburg, via Domburg

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Willemstad to Middelburg, via Domburg

On my second day of exploration with Hertz, it was time to explore Zeeland. It’s a place that is practically impossible to explore with public transport, which meant my car rental came in handy. Today’s mission? Scoring true Zeeuwse Mussels, and walking on the beach of Zeeland for some true holiday vibes. Willemstad After staying […]

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Den Bosch to Breda, via Berkel Enschot

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Den Bosch to Breda, via Berkel Enschot

If you know me, you’ll know I never miss a chance to escape abroad. But in spring and summer my own home country, The Netherlands, is actually a lovely place to be. During three beautifully sunny days Hertz challenged me to explore The Netherlands during a Delicious Drive, in search of lesser known bites & […]

5 of the best art stops in Amsterdam, Holland

5 of the best art stops in Amsterdam, Holland

Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’, Amsterdam has been recognized as one of the most romantic and scenic cities in Europe. The floating city not only offers idyllic canal rides, Michelin-starred restaurants and picturesque parks but also a rich cultural history. From the 1600s, Dutch artists from Van Gogh to Mondrian have produced some of the […]

The definitive guide for UK drivers travelling in Europe this Summer

The definitive guide for UK drivers travelling in Europe this Summer

We are heading to Spain shortly with our car and a boat trailer, taking the ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries. Our sons are competing in a sailing World Championships for their class of boat so it’s set to be an exciting trip! It’s a trip that’s also required a lot of planning, though, […]

European river cruises are both dreamy and haunting

European river cruises are both dreamy and haunting

Cruising European rivers on a longboat, which is actually a floating five-star hotel, is an increasingly popular way to experience Europe. The convenience of unpacking once, time to explore port villages seldom mentioned in history books, and maximizing experiential time, cruises give travelers the gift of lingering and wandering. On a Viking cruise from Amsterdam […]

5 top tips for a luxury weekend in Amsterdam

5 top tips for a luxury weekend in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the stunning capital city of The Netherlands, is quickly becoming one of Europe’s premier destinations for the “high end” crowd. The Dutch city is able to cater to the most discerning visitors (as well as locals enjoying luxurious lifestyles) with a diverse, appealing and compelling offering of prestigious hotels, fine restaurants and of course, […]

Top 7 luxury city breaks in Europe for 2016

Top 7 luxury city breaks in Europe for 2016

What’s on the travel horizon for you for 2016? Here are some of the most elegant and luxurious city breaks that Europe has to offer. It might just be time to plan your next getaway… 1. Dubrovnik, Croatia Surrounded by ancient city walls and azure water, the Old Town of this Croatian city holds an […]