Tag Archives: Amsterdam

The Holland Express

My thoughts on the new Eurostar service to The Netherlands.

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Northern & Central Europe

The feats of engineering that has enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Central Europe & Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Couple that with the atmospheric canal bridges in the likes of Amsterdam, Bruges & Stockholm and you get a rich tapestry of crossings throughout the regions. […]

Eurostar – Going Dutch

The long awaited direct service from London to Rotterdam & Amsterdam is soon to be operational, but you will have to wait a tiny bit longer to book. Yesterday saw a promotional run of the route for invited journos and the like (my invite was clearly lost in the post, haha). The route takes a […]

My European Capital Ranking – Top 5

A drum roll please for my top five! Europe has so many incredible capital cities that whittling it down to my top five was a very tough choice. I know that London is many people’s number one (which I have excluded as it is where I live and work) and from what I know, I […]

Memorable Overseas Train Journeys #1 – The Dutch Debut

This is the first in a new series of blog posts that I will be posting based on train journeys overseas. Fittingly I start where it all began with my debut journey of a 1987 inter-rail trip. Europe was our oyster…… We set off in mid-September on an overnight ferry to Hoek of Holland for […]

BLACK & WHITE 5 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 4

Today I head to one of Europe’s most exciting cities for the challenge – Amsterdam. Getting lost in the labyrinth of canals is one of the great pleasures of visiting the Dutch city. Just be careful where you wander if you are easily offended! There are only two rules for this challenge: 1. On 5 […]