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Tip toe through the tulips in Holland

Tip toe through the tulips in Holland

LISSE, THE NETHERLANDS - Holland looks good any time of the year but it’s especially beautiful in the spring when the national flower, the tulip, blooms in a rainbow of colours and blankets farmer’s fields and gardens throughout this incredible land.
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New Markthal is Rotterdam’s biggest attraction

New Markthal is Rotterdam’s biggest attraction

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Public markets in Europe are as common as grains of sand on a beach. So what’s the big deal when a new one opens?
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'LRE' World War II route a Tour de Force

'LRE' World War II route a Tour de Force

ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS - The old soldier, aided by his proud family, shuffles toward the granite monument and with trembling hands salutes his fallen comrades for whom the monolith honours.
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Dutch still celebrate De Stijl art movement

Dutch still celebrate De Stijl art movement

THE HAGUE - Their names are not as familiar to me as their Dutch counterparts Rembrandt, Vermeer or Van Gogh, but their art is admired equally.
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Museum honours Rotterdam’s maritime history

Museum honours Rotterdam’s maritime history

ROTTERDAM - Looking out over this city’s glass and steel skyline, it’s hard for me to imagine that such a futuristic-looking city has an ancient past.
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Rotterdam’s past, present thrive in the ‘Basement’

Rotterdam’s past, present thrive in the ‘Basement’

ROTTERDAM - Our water taxi cuts through a foggy mist and bounces off the choppy surf while making its way across the harbour to Kop van Zuid, this city’s trendy entertainment district located on the southern bank of the River Maas.
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Experiencing future shock in old Amsterdam

Experiencing future shock in old Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM - Old Amsterdam is so beautiful, especially when you’re looking at the 12th and 13th century doll-house homes, cathedrals and museums from the seat of a canal tour boat.
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Walking Streets of Amsterdam a Dutch Treat

Walking Streets of Amsterdam a Dutch Treat

AMSTERDAM- It's early morning and as usual Amsterdam Centraal is crowded with commuters. Each day, more than 300,000 people pass through the castle-like railway station and it seems like all 300,000 are huddled together on the main platform as I exit the train from Schiphol Airport.
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Amsterdam's a foodie's paradise

Amsterdam's a foodie's paradise

AMSTERDAM – It’s an honest question from someone wanting to immerse themselves in this country’s food culture: “Where does a visitor to the Netherlands find authentic Dutch cuisine and what are the favoured dishes among the locals?”
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Picture-perfect Veere treat visitors royally

Picture-perfect Veere treat visitors royally

VEERE, THE NETHERLANDS – A nattily-attired server makes small talk while settling me into my table overlooking the lovely salt water lake (Veerse Meer) which laps the shores of this tiny town located in enchanting Zeeland, this country’s southern-most state.
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