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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.

People Love to Moan But the Fringe Is Here to Stay: All Over the World

Julian Caddy | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

Chronically underfunded, defiantly commercial or both, the inherent fragility of fringe festivals has also become their greatest strength. Everyone mucks in and makes do, building a resilience that defies sound logic. As Britain languishes in the doldrums, Brighton Fringe saw ticket sales grow by more than 30% in one year. And it's surely not alone.

Nine of the Best Gay Friendly Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

This weekend saw the UK host two of the largest Gay Pride festivals in Liverpool and Brighton, celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. Both cities will hold a parade and open air festival, featuring stages and street stalls accompanied by various arts and cultural events throughout the cities.

Pride around the World in August

Andrew Matthews | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

The sun is shining in Amsterdam. It's warming up to be a hot weekend in the city of cycling, canals and clogs. But really this heat, this heightened atmosphere and fun-loving spirit have nothing to do with the heat wave's return. It's all because Pride is coming to town.

Centraal Wonen in Haarlem

John Killock | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John Killock

My first visit to the Netherlands has taken me to the historic city of Haarlem, located to the west of Amsterdam. Here there are several multigenerational 'Centraal Wonen' projects. Centraal Wonen translates as 'Central Living'. In the UK we use the term 'cohousing' which follows the US who coined the term 'cohousing' when bringing the concept to America in the late 1980's.

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

Alexandra Sheach | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Tech
Alexandra Sheach

When building startups to rival the big tech firms, female developers often have the upper hand because they are able to think as intuitive users rather than "code monkeys" and so our skills are in enormous demand - 'tis true, the Geeks have inherited the earth at long last!