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Free IJ Ferry Amsterdam

10 Free Things To Do in Amsterdam – 2024 Update

COVID-19 Tip Go to to stay up to date during a time with constantly changing rules as a result of the pandemic. Ah, Amsterdam. An incredible city, with beautiful museums, luxurious hotels, and amazing restaurants. Unfortunately, though our wallet isn’t bottomless, and everyone is in need of some free fun things to do sometimes. …

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10 Best things to do in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Here are the 10 best things to do in Utrecht, compiled in over 5 years of living in the city. This list has the title of the activity in English first, followed by the Dutch name or translation of the place or activity in order to help you out. If you are planning to go to Utrecht and have any questions or if you’d like to leave your thoughts regarding this list below, feel free to leave a comment. You can also contact me directly through the contact page. Either way, thanks for reading and enjoy the very best of Utrecht!

NS Trains at a Trainstation in The Netherlands

Ultimate Guide to Public Transport in The Netherlands

It’s no secret that the Netherlands is a small country. Everything is packed together which makes it very easy to get almost anywhere in the Netherlands by using public transportation. This article will go over everything you need to know about public transport in The Netherlands, like how to get an OV-Chipkaart, how to check the schedules, as well as other tips to ensure that you’ll have the best possible experience.

Oudegracht, Utrecht

Ultimate Guide to Utrecht – 2024 update

Less than a 30-minute train ride from Amsterdam lies Utrecht. In many ways, a smaller, much more authentic version of Amsterdam. The canals, architecture, and culture of Utrecht are unbelievably beautiful. The streets of Utrecht aren’t overly crowded and, unlike those in Amsterdam, you won’t find a tourist trap on every corner. If you’re looking to have the most authentic experience when visiting Holland, Utrecht is – in my opinion – the best city you could visit. Planning a trip to Utrecht ensures that you’ll have an incredibly authentic experience of Dutch culture when visiting The Netherlands. This guide includes the very best things to do in Utrecht, as well as essentials like how to get here. I’ve compiled all the insider information from living Utrecht for the past 5 years into this guide, that’s why it truly is the Ultimate Guide to Utrecht.