Netherlands

Netherlands

Sinterklaas Parade in Amsterdam

Sinterklaas Parade in Amsterdam

The holiday season will not be complete without one important figure – Santa Claus. However, for the Dutch, it is a little bit different (though they share some similarities) for they believe in Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas. The annual arrival and Sinterklaas parade marks the start of the Dutch capital’s Christmas season. It signals other events to follow that both locals and visiting tourists all look forward to – Christmas markets, Festival of Lights among others. Saint Nicholas is a character that the Dutch cherish and his traditional like his arrival in Amsterdam is an observance observed by different generations. … Continued
What to do in Amsterdam: Guide for First-Time Visitor

What to do in Amsterdam: Guide for First-Time Visitor

You are finally booked for a much-deserved trip to Amsterdam, one of the most sought after cities in the world with tulips, canals, outdoor café and other notorious attractions. On top of it all, this Dutch city houses the elegance and rich history of Europe. With plenty of things to do and see in Amsterdam, it can be tough for first-time visitors to decide. What should be on your list? How should you spend your first day? If you are on a DIY Amsterdam trip, check out these must-do activities in Amsterdam. Follow the City Canals If there is one … Continued