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  • 12 things to do in Amsterdam with kids

    12 things to do in Amsterdam with kids

    March 30th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    With its canals, narrow cobbled alleys and trams, the novelty value of Amsterdam can prove entertaining enough for many kids. There’s also a whole host of attractions specifically aimed at young children, ranging from circuses and puppet theatres to urban farms and one of the best zoos in Europe. There are also plenty of opportunities... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Amsterdam

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Amsterdam

    March 17th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Almost fifty years since John Lennon and Yoko Ono promoted world peace from room 702 of the Hilton, Amsterdam’s hotels are more worthy of the spotlight than ever. Even for seasoned travellers, it’s fair to say that the city’s accommodation options are among the most exciting in Europe. Take your pick from handsomely converted old... Read more »

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  • 14 photographs that show the many sides of Amsterdam

    14 photographs that show the many sides of Amsterdam

    February 2nd, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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  • 10 free things to do in Amsterdam

    10 free things to do in Amsterdam

    April 15th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    There’s nowhere quite like Amsterdam. You could
 be sitting nursing a drink outside one of its cafés, chugging by boat along its canals, or riding its ringing trams, and you’ll sense immediately that you couldn’t be anywhere else in the world. Of course, there’s a slew of first-rate attractions, but it’s not all about big... Read more »

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  • The best hostels in Europe

    The best hostels in Europe

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, here’s our pick of the best hostels in Europe. Europe presents an irresistible challenge to the budget traveller. From London’s Royal Parks and Amsterdam’s canals to İstanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the Berlin Wall, just getting tangled up in its sights is a huge draw –... Read more »

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  • A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    February 27th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Sex museums are nothing new. Dozens were erected across Europe during the Swinging Sixties when the sexual revolution was in full swing. These days the orgy of sex museums has slowed to a mere mouthful, though they have been stimulated by a new breed of ‘erotic’ museum that aims to steer more towards art than... Read more »

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  • Amsterdam with kids: 8 things I learnt travelling with a toddler

    Amsterdam with kids: 8 things I learnt travelling with a toddler

    January 27th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    Emma Gibbs visits one of Europe’s best short-break destinations with a toddler in tow. Here’s what she learnt about travelling to Amsterdam with kids. The last time I visited Amsterdam I was eighteen; eschewing the Spanish islands that most of my classmates were heading for, I was after something that was more “cultural”. In reality, of course,... Read more »

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  • The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    July 17th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Travel news: AirTHC, tuk tuks, and new flights to Vegas

    Travel news: AirTHC, tuk tuks, and new flights to Vegas

    May 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Holiday homes for stoners, electric tuk tuks, and the website that promises to freeze airfares solid: it’s the latest travel news briefing from Rough Guides. Finding fair fares Have you ever held back from booking a flight, only to check again later and find that the fare has shot skywards? Well check this out: a... Read more »

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  • The best places to go in spring

    The best places to go in spring

    April 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    From the shores of Morocco’s Atlantic coast to the post-Mardi Gras partying in New Orleans, our editors give you their picks for the best places to go in spring time: Cornwall, England Pin Becca Hallett, Editorial Assistant: Cornwall has plenty of activities to help burn off all the delicious seasonal food available, like a wander... Read more »

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  • The best places to go in spring

    The best places to go in spring

    March 28th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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  • The world’s best speakeasies

    The world’s best speakeasies

    December 9th, 2013Bar Chick
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    Why party with the masses when you can steal away with others in-the-know at an underground speakeasy, or find yourself a key to the best secret bar in the city? We know them all, but luckily for you, we’re not very good at keeping secrets; here is a BarChick rundown of the best places for... Read more »

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