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Amsterdam, Amsterdam, City Guides, Destinations

24H Nieuw-West Amsterdam

For 24 hours on the second weekend in May, Amsterdam turns its attention to the Nieuw-West district. Quite west of the city centre, Nieuw-West stretches almost into Haarlem’s territory and is the greenest area in the capital. Post-war residential d...

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French Living

Amsterdam, Destinations, Family & Fun, Holland

A Guide to Celebrating Carnival in the Netherlands

If you’ve never heard of the Dutch Carnival, just imagine a huge street party that everyone’s invited to and you’ve pretty much got it. Also called vastenavond, this once pagan festival occurs on the three days before the Christian holidays of ...

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Culture & History, Germany

Germany’s Luther Routes – Luther’s Travels

Chances are if you’ve heard Martin Luther’s name mentioned, it’s been in the context of the reformation of the church in Europe. He was instrumental in the growth of Protestantism and rejection of the medieval Catholic Church across much of Eur...

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