• The I Amsterdam sign
    Europe,  Netherlands,  Reviews

    Marco Polo’s guide to Amsterdam

    When my boyfriend and I visited Amsterdam recently I was lucky enough to be sent a guide from Marco Polo, which proved extremely useful on our trip! This book may be pocket sized, but it’s crammed full of useful travel information, maps, things to do, dos and don’ts and walking tours. It’s split into useful sections for every kind of trip such as ‘In a Nutshell’, ‘Discovery Tours’, ‘Festivals and Events’ and ‘Travel with Kids’, and after many a night leading up to our trip spent thumbing through my new guide, I knew exactly which bits I couldn’t miss. The ‘Insider Tips’ section was a great because it offers great…

  • An Amsterdam canal
    Europe,  Netherlands

    A quick guide to Amsterdam’s quirkier side

    Amsterdam is famous for its houses, its Red Light District and its beer, but on Laura’s recent trip she managed to find a few things that weren’t in the tour guides. Read on for her quick guide to the city. My boyfriend and I have decided that instead of birthday presents every year, we will go on a city break (a much better idea in my opinion!) and this year, we chose Amsterdam as our birthday present to ourselves. I loved this city; the laid back vibe and peaceful canals were a great change of pace and a welcome break from our work lives, and everyone was so friendly (unless…