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Archive for December, 2012

36 Hours in Amsterdam

Categories: To do in Amsterdam
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MOST visitors to Amsterdam rarely wander beyond the arched bridges, watery passageways and crooked canal houses of the enchanting city center. But equally fascinating is the development boom around the harbor and in the once gritty areas that lie between the historic center and the surrounding ring road (A10). These pockets of innovation — pioneered Brooklyn-style by young designers and entrepreneurs who cannot afford the rents on the Keizersgracht — are worth a detour. To explore them, just act like a local: hop on a bike and go.

Source New York Times. Read the full article here

Le Bathtub

Categories: Architecture and Design
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Forget London’s Tate, Modern, Bilbao’s Guggenheim and Paris’s Pompidou Centre, we’ve got…

…Le Bathtub

By John Richardson

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Britsoc Ball Photos 2012

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Brilliant night had by all at the Britsoc Diamond Jubilee Ball. Thanks to Wouter, Mikaela & Paula for making it a truly fantastic event.

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The British Consulate General Amsterdam

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The British Consulate General Amsterdam: worldwide consular assistance


With more than 40,000 British citizens living and working in the Netherlands, what kind of practical support can they expect from representatives of their home country?


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Yellow Submarainbow

Categories: Art and Culture
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I was taking a walk on the Prinseneiland in Amsterdam when I  came across a yellow submarine with a rainbow sticking out of it. I named it the Yellow Submarainbow. Only in Amsterdam.

By John Richardson