Ámsterdam

A Cycling Revolution

Rae Mullins | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

My journey into this flourishing two-wheeled world was certainly eye opening. There is a whole cycling scene that I simply had no idea existed. Lets kick off with 'Critical Mass'. Who knew that on the last Friday of every month hundreds of cyclists meet under Waterloo bridge for a "self-organized, non-commercial, celebration, spontaneous gathering

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 97 - Memorial in Amsterdam

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Within a trice we were driving through France towards Belgium. The boys had been at a party the night before and so they slept. In addition my musical taste is not theirs so whilst they dozed I was not allowed to listen to music, as my choices would have been too toxic.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Eight: Paris

Kai Humphries | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The only thing more annoying than an irritating child being rambunctious on a crowded train, is a child conducting himself in such a manner in French. There is something rather excruciating about hearing incomprehensible high pitched words produced from the back of someone else's throat when you are already of a nauseous disposition.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Seven: Amsterdam

Kai Humphries | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

I'm feeling positively charged already at the prospect of being in a city that allows you to be sovereign of your own consciousness without risk of incarceration. This in my opinion shouldn't be a luxury afforded to you in a very specific geographical location, but a worldwide liberty as an individual...

A Day in Amsterdam

Fritha Strickland | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

I recently look a trip to Amsterdam with my family and wanted to share some of the places we found if you are planning a micro holiday in the city.

Is This Beagle The World's Cutest Airline Employee?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Is this the world's cutest airline employee? We think so. If you ever travel with KLM through Amsterdam's Schiphol airport - and misplace an item w...

Shouldn't We All be a Little Bit Gay? Reflections on Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014

Mr Pickwick | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

Not to be outdone, a bunch of enthusiastic Christians made some noise along the route proclaiming that "Jesus loves you". This was self defeating because it was essentially the whole point of the Parade. It was just another example of how God (whoever he or she may be) should never be invited to parties.

'If It Disappears, This Is What It Looks Like' - Photo Was Apparently Taken By A #MH17 Passenger As He Boarded

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

This extraordinary image apparently shows the moment a passenger boarding the crashed MH17 flight, saying: "If it disappears, this is what it looks li...

Europe's Best Children's Museums 2014

Andrew Matthews | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

The only voices that weren't heard were the ones of the marauding mountaineers themselves. Too young to comment? Maybe. Or perhaps they were just confused as to why there was an argument in the first place - 'We've got our own museums anyway.'

This Week I Ate... Indonesian in Amsterdam, Plane Food, Polpo and KPH

William Sitwell | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The man himself was behind the bar when I visited for lunch. We were the only people there for lunch and our arrival didn't exactly bring a smile to Mr Power's face. Put it this way, there are warm welcomes and there are get out of my pub before I kill you welcomes. Try it yourself and see what you get.

How to Hit Amsterdam's Biggest Party

BarChick | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

This nationwide festival takes the Dutch free-spirited mentality to another zenith, and 2014 is going to be bigger than ever. Why? Because this will be the first year that Amsterdam celebrates King's Day since King Willem-Alexander's inauguration last year. Happy Birthday, HRH!

Incredible Picture Shows KLM Flight Hit By Lightning

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

"Ladies and gentlemen, you may have noticed we were hit by lightning," said the captain of a Boeing 737 after it safely touched down at Birmingham Air...

10 Cities You Should Explore Over the Easter Holidays

Nola Chesworth | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Easter is a great time to take advantage of the long weekend and go exploring a new city; as Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are Public Holidays in many countries, there are some restrictions on what you can do due to limited opening hours, but this should not deter you.

Fantasy Holiday Homes for Real

Andrew Matthews | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

One of the most enticing aspects of renting someone else's home in another country for a little while: the chance to live in your fantasy house/castle/boat/apartment without the type of income that drives you to wear a paper bag over your head and pontificate about sardines in the manner of dear, humble Shia Le Boeuf.  

Here's What Happened When Wes Anderson Went to Amsterdam Last Week

Brandon Hartley | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Brandon Hartley

Anderson and Revolori participated in a Q&A before the film with journalist and editor Ronald Ockhuysen. Their conversation covered Austrian literature, what happens when you're up for a role in a film against your own brother, and whether or not Dutch people know where Anaheim is located.

Winter Breaks, Children Welcome

Andrew Matthews | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Children or no children, beaches in winter are all about wild seas, rugged walks and the type of gear normally associated with polar expeditions. And nowhere on earth (or quickly reached on a short-break) does those beaches better than the UK. These are the places to teach your children the true value of things they take for granted, like walking upright and body heat.

Best Cities for Winter Travel

Andrew Matthews | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Get ready nay-sayers, I'm about to list a fairly obvious and predictable bunch of cities for this list of winter travel destinations. There's a great reason for my lack of originality; these cities are extremely well equipped to deal with snowy winter weather and to keep the mind and body warm with great choices for accommodation and things to do. Take your pick...

Amsterdam - a Very Family Adventure

Shumailla Dar | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shumailla Dar

My perception of Amsterdam has always been a sleazy city with little to offer families. After becoming a mother some years ago the last place I've ever wanted to visit was Amsterdam. However a recent visit proved me wrong. Here are just a few of the things you could do when visiting with your family.

Five Celtic Fans Jailed In Amsterdam Over Violent Clashes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Sport

Five Celtic fans have received jail terms for their involvement in violence before their Champions League match against Ajax in Amsterdam. A sixth ...

Amsterdam Pays Alcoholics In Beer To Clean Streets

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

Those ever-liberal Dutch authorities have taken an innovative approach to tackle the problem of alcoholics blighting Amsterdam's streets - pay them in...

Amazing Pictures Of Nazi Occupied Amsterdam And Modern City Streets

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

These incredible 'then-and-now' images show Anne Frank's Amsterdam contrasted with shots of the city from today. The pictures, which are part of an ap...

From London to Amsterdam's Underground Scene

Luke Hodson | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Hodson

Ahead of 'The Amsterdam Trip' here at Urban Nerds spent some valuable time to interview a young artist who has made his trip to Amsterdam permanent. We took the time to understand the transition, discover the culture and unfold influences behind Joe's art.

"30 Things Before I'm 30"

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

What with my hangovers taking longer, the inability to lose weight when I want, and the first grey hair on my head I found... I need a silver lining to turning 30.

The Traveller's Guide to (early) Christmas Shopping

Andrew Matthews | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

To my wallet's quiet lament, winter looms and with winter comes Christmas and, however you ice it or trim it or wrap or spin it; Christmas is about mad-relentless-ruinous-gut-wrenching-eye-watering shopping.

Amsterdam - A City for All Seasons

Stuart Forster | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Days are becoming noticeably shorter and temperatures are cooling; Europe is heading into autumn and this, in my view, is the best time of year to take city breaks. Amsterdam is a good option if you're looking for a destination that's easy to reach and has much to offer.