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Striking drone footage captures the Acropolis of Athens covered in snow

Striking drone footage captures the Acropolis of Athens covered in snow.<p>Whilst the ancient citadel makes for a good photo opportunity, schools and transport services have been badly affected by the sub-zero temperatures.<p>Schools in Athens remained closed as the extreme cold continues to sweep Greece …

Europe

Exploring Italy's Veneto region

View along Sirmione in Lake Garda, Italy. All photography is the property of EuroTravelogue™. Unauthorized use is prohibited.<p>Soaring Alpine peaks …

Vermeer's Delft Today: the Oude Langendijck

Vermeer's Delft Today: <i>Oude Langendijk</i><p>We know that by 1660, Johannes Vermeer and his family had been living together in his mother-in-law's (Maria …

Watercolors by Olya🎨 (@svekla_art)

Matt Barrett's Greek Islands Cruises Guide

The Saronic Islands Cruise<p>The <b>One-Day Saronic Gulf Cruise</b> goes all year long and is a great introduction to the islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra. …

Greek Island Cruise Tips

At one time, the Greek islands were the playground of the jet set, made famous by Jackie O and her international coterie. Now a cruise to the Greek …

European Travel

Public Transport Ticket Types in Amsterdam Netherlands

Public Transport Tickets in Amsterdam<p><b>The public transport ticket system in Amsterdam has become rather complicated for both visitors and locals</b> …

Verona | Things to do and see in Verona

The Verona Arena<p>1<p>The <b>Roman amphitheater</b> (better known as Arena) is, with Romeo and Juliet, the symbol of this city all over the world. It was probably …

Parenting as an expat: The Dutch taught me how to loosen up and give my kids some much-needed freedom

It wasn’t until I moved to the Netherlands with my 3-year-old that I learned why Dutch children are the happiest<p>Parenting as an expat in the Netherlands means surrounding your own children with some of the most confident, self-possessed and happy children in the world.<p>On good days, I feel like I’ve …

These Are the Hidden Buildings You Won't See in Amsterdam

Our architecture writer, Mark Minkjan, was sick in bed for a day and decided to search for hidden buildings and stories in Google Earth.<p>Recently I was sick and homebound for a while, so I decided to go for a digital adventure in my city of Amsterdam. I set out on a trip in Google Earth, spending …

12 books to read if you want to understand the Dutch

Newer offerings<p><b>Amsterdam</b> (1) by Russell Shorto (Little, Brown) is a beautifully written narrative history of the city from medieval times to the present, with a much broader remit – focusing on the Netherlands as the fount of liberalism.<p><b>The Dinner</b> (2) by Herman Koch (Atlantic Books) has not only …

A Design Lover’s Guide to Rotterdam, Netherlands

The second-largest Dutch city provides plenty of cultural excursions, historic attractions, and strikingly modern architecture<p>Rotterdam often takes a backseat to Amsterdam in terms of attracting cultural tourism. But for wildly innovative design, this port city is a standout. Creatives have long …

Architecture

Europe’s highest swing opens up in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (Web Desk) – Europe’s highest swing throwing gauntlet to the adventurists has been set in motion in Amsterdam on Friday.<p>At 100 meters above …

Could the Dutch Be Even More Bike-Friendly?

Amsterdam’s new “bike mayor” thinks so, and Anna Luten also wants her fellow cyclists to clean up their etiquette.<p>In Amsterdam, the bicycle rules. Free of fear and helmets, hordes of cyclists fill the streets at rush hour, using their numbers to dominate drivers and pedestrians. More trips in the …

Over Amsterdam Canals To Get Pancakes! Athens & Paris For Dollars A Day

Welcome to my multi-part review of our summer vacation. We spent 12 days abroad, predominately in Athens and Paris (and a half day in Amsterdam …

Tulp Festival Amsterdam

The tulip fever strikes again. During the Tulp Festival Amsterdam, hundreds of thousands blooming tulips can be admired in dozens of venues all over …

Kröller-Müller Museum

My favorite Van Gogh painting is <i>Café Terrace at Night</i> and before heading back to the Netherlands to begin my road trip, I wanted to know if the …

Van Gogh 3-D Render from the Kröller-Müller Museum

Barbara Hepworth at Kröller-Müller Museum

Carving is interrelated masses conveying an emotion; a perfect relationship between the mind and the colour, light and weight which is the stone, …

Rotterdam and the SoDoSoPa-effect

I love my city Rotterdam. Though I have to admit I am filled with fear when I see it changing. Foreign influences are slowly changing, nay,</i> …

Barefoot's World

Things to do in the Netherlands – Visit the Kröller-Müller Museum

Introductiefilm Kröller-Müller Museum (Nederlands)

[Japan] Tribute to Dr. Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold

The Von Siebold Memorial Garden

Japanese fashion style show at Siebold huis, Holland

Japanese Artist Creates Delicate Watercolor Paintings of Fish Every Week

Tokyo-based artist Yusei Nagashima has been fascinated by fish since he was a child, so it's no wonder that the aquatic creatures have become the sole focus of his beautifully detailed watercolor paintings. Every Friday for the past three years, Nagashima has posted a new illustration of fish on …

Why There Are So Many Bicycles in the Netherlands

Though Sunday is ostensibly a day of rest, in practice, it's usually a day for errand-running, church-going, and family-visiting. In other words, …

With the right investment in infrastructure and improved liability laws, cycling in the UK could be this successful and our streets could be reclaimed as places for people of all ages to enjoy<p>Who builds a bicycle road on a 32km-long sea dyke? One akin to a really, really long Severn Bridge, made of …

Cycling