Foodhallen in Amsterdam (International Food Court)

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Foodhallen is a compact indoor food court located in a former tram depot in Amsterdam West, near the Ten Kate street market. Opened in October 2014, it was loosely inspired by international food markets such as London's Borough Market and Madrid's Mercado de San Miguel. Foodhallen Amsterdam contains a central bar plus around 20 different stands from local food businesses/entrepreneurs. ...

Markthal in Rotterdam (Spectacular Food Market Hall)

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Following our post on Foodhallen, an indoor food market in Amsterdam we should also take a look at another major food market in the Netherlands - the stunning Markthal in Rotterdam which was opened in October 2014 by Queen Maxima. The unique €175m Markthal building was designed by Dutch architectural firm MVRDV and is helping to put Rotterdam firmly on...

Top 10 Amsterdam Museums by Visitor Numbers

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With tourist numbers booming, Amsterdam has seen an increase in museum visitors over the last few years. In this article we list the top 10 Amsterdam museums as measured by visitor numbers. Figures are sourced from the museums themselves and are for the year 2015, the last full calendar year. The percentage increase/decrease from 2014 is also shown. We will update...

HEMA – Cheap Breakfast (2 euros) in Amsterdam!

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If you are looking for a budget breakfast (ontbijt) in Amsterdam - or any main town in Netherlands - then head over to Dutch shop HEMA between 0900 and 1000 on Monday to Saturdays. HEMA sells a basic 2 euro breakfast (used to be 1 euro!) which is made up of a croissant and strawberry jam, a baguette sandwich filled...

Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet – Discount Mall in Lelystad

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The Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet is an outdoor discount mall in the city of Lelystad about 60km drive north-east of Amsterdam. It is quite similar in set-up to the larger Designer Outlet Roermond which is located further away in the south of Netherlands. Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet contains around 100 shops from well known local and international brands. Expect discounts...

Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is not known for having a skyline of tall buildings, unlike many cities around the world. The historic centre of Amsterdam maintains its charms by not allowing any big high rise developments. In fact, you will find a lot more tall buildings in the Dutch cities of Rotterdam and The Hague. There are a number of skyscraper towers located around the...