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20/1/2013 The pain in my fingertips this evening cycling home from my friends house, in the east of Amsterdam, was nearly unbearable! Even with warm, furry gloves on, I thought my fingers were going to drop off!  Luckily though, that was the only part of my body that nearly succumbed to the cold. I’m sure… Read more »

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10/1/2013 Better late than never! The Christmas Canal Parade took place on 15th December 2012 but this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write about it. This was part of the first ever Amsterdam Light Festival which goes on from 7th December to 20th January.  The canal parade was actually organised… Read more »

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9/12/2012 Man, it’s so good to get back into the warmth, with a steaming hot cup of tea, or whatever your tipple is for regaining the feeling in your hands! I’ve just come back home, after fighting with the elements, to try and get to see some of the light sculptures in The Boulevard of… Read more »

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7/12/2012 An illuminated fishing net in the sky, a flower light floating in a pond and hundreds of lights spread throughout the tree branches, creating an amazing ‘firefly’ effect. It sounds like a scene from a fairytale, but actually this is Amsterdam. From the 7th December 2012 to 20th January 2013, Amsterdam’s bridges, canals and… Read more »

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12/11/2012 Foam Museum on the Keizersgracht has a lot more to offer than initially meets the eye. It’s not only a photography museum showcasing world-famous photographers, along with young and undiscovered talent, it also offers rental space for meetings, dinners and events, has numerous galleries where various exhibitions take place, has a café and bookshop… Read more »

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2/11/2012 This year’s Amsterdam Film Week is definitely an event to be highlighted on the calendar. With a glittering array of Academy Award, Golden Globe, Cannes, Berlin and Dutch Film Festival winners, to name a few, it promises to be an exciting week of film screenings and events with special guests to boot. Following it’s… Read more »

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25/10/2012 “Singelgrachtgarage – Stop!” it says on the posters. Trees are pinned with red ribbons, over notifications of the upcoming meeting on the 11th September. At the entrance to the park on Frederick Hendrik Plantsoen, is a big banner with bold words in capital letters, about the planned protest at the Council Borough offices (West)… Read more »