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Things to Do in December Posted by on Dec 6, 2011

If you haven’t realised it already, it is December – one of my favourite months in the year.  And just what Dutch goodies can you look forward to for the month?  Here’s a small selection. Dickens Festival – Visiting Deventer from the 17th of December until the 18th of December might make you think you…

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Water Taxi: Fun Transport in Rotterdam Posted by on Oct 23, 2011

This weekend I had my first opportunity to ride on the water taxi in Rotterdam.  I had seen these blue boats with yellow roofs buzzing across the water plenty of times but had never ridden on one myself.  It was fantastic!  Not only was it loads of fun but it was really convenient as well. …

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The Parents Are Coming…Eek! Posted by on Jul 15, 2011

This weekend my parents will arrive from the States for a short visit in the Netherlands.  My dad has been to the Netherlands before but this will be my mum’s first visit to the country.  We will also be in the United Kingdom for a few days so the amount of time we have for…

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What Not to Miss in Delfshaven Posted by on Mar 17, 2011

Sitting just outside the city centre of Rotterdam, Delfshaven was founded in the 14th century as the port of Delft. Delfshaven was part of the municipality of Delft until 1811, when it became a separate municipality until 1886. At this point it became a part of the municipality of Rotterdam. The Dutch East India Company…

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Happy Birthday Rotterdam Museum Night! Posted by on Mar 10, 2011

On March 5th was the tenth edition of the annual Rotterdam Museum Night. Forty-five galleries and museums threw open their doors from 8pm until 2am, many with special activities designed just for the night. Tickets went on sale at the beginning of February but these were no ordinary tickets. For €13.50 you got a pin-on…

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International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011 Posted by on Feb 3, 2011

The 40th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is just about to arrive at its conclusion on February 6th. The IFFR is an annual film festival, held in the city of Rotterdam at the end of January and is considered to be in the realm of other large European film festivals such as…

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