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Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Dutch City Guides | 0 comments

Rotterdam

Rotterdam is truly a world city. The impressive skyline can be seen from afar, enhancing the city’s imposing appearance. Rotterdam is known in the Netherlands and abroad as a city of great architecture, featuring many examples of innovative construction. The famous Cube Houses are certainly worth a visit, and the special Museum House offer you a look inside. The Maas river runs through the city centre, crossed by the now-famous Erasmus Bridge, which has become the symbol of Rotterdam. Countless small harbours are situated along the banks of...

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Amsterdam Airport deploys electric buses

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in travel | 0 comments

Amsterdam Airport deploys electric buses

35 electric buses started operating today at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to transport travellers from aircraft to the gate. Each bus has its own charging point at the airport, making Schiphol the biggest charging station for electric buses in Europe. Jos Nijhuis, Schiphol Group CEO & President, marked the occasion by connecting a bus at the charging point. ‘Schiphol aims to be one of the most sustainable airports in the world. In everything we do we try to be cleaner, smarter, more economical and more social. It’s absolutely...

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KLM and Airbnb partnership kicks off

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in travel | 0 comments

KLM and Airbnb partnership kicks off

Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today announced that they will be entering into a long term partnership. To introduce the cooperation KLM recently transformed an airplane into an apartment and listed it on Airbnb. As part of this longer term partnership, KLM travellers will be able to search for a place to stay on Airbnb through the KLM website along with their flight booking. KLM’s inspiring travel guide shows accommodations on over 600 destinations around the world....

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KLM launches unique Lost & Found service

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in travel | 1 comment

KLM launches unique Lost & Found service

KLM offers a unique Lost & Found service at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. A dedicated team is now on a mission to return items, found by cabin crew on board or by KLM airport staff, to their legitimate owners – as soon as possible. Every week, KLM receives 40.000 questions via social media. One of the most asked questions is about getting lost items back. This inspired KLM to set up a dedicated Lost & Found team that uses all available information like seat number, phone numbers and public social media details to reunite...

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KLM lets Amsterdammers and New Yorkers exchange live high-fives

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in travel | 0 comments

KLM lets Amsterdammers and New Yorkers exchange live high-fives

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines enabled hundreds of Amsterdammers and New Yorkers to exchange high-fives via a live video link last Thursday, 28 August. The high-five is the symbolic campaign gesture of the KLM World Deal Weeks. People on either side of the Atlantic were spontaneously brought together by two interactive installations. Those who managed to complete a perfect “Live High-Five” on screen were eligible to win KLM tickets to Amsterdam or New York. You can view a video clip of the best high-fives here. Throughout the day, the interactive...

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New platform provides you with a personalised guide through Amsterdam

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in travel | 0 comments

New platform provides you with a personalised guide through Amsterdam

To the delight of Amsterdam visitors and residents, DELI Amsterdam is a unique platform that is launching to give you a personalised look into the city. With its rich history, array of cultural sites and cosmopolitan vibe, Amsterdam has a lot to offer. However, both tourists and locals alike often fall into the vicious cycle of ending up at the same places without venturing out to the new ones. DELI Amsterdam is based on the idea that everyone experiences a city through their own lens and is ultimately seeking to find something that speaks to...

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Guide To All Things Holland, The Original Cool

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Entertainment, travel, Video | 1 comment

Guide To All Things Holland, The Original Cool

2014 is shaping up to be another big year for the Netherlands. With not-to-miss events like the very first King’s Day in April and the reopening of the renowned Mauritshuis in The Hague this June, there’s never been a better time to visit Holland. Holland is famous for Windmills, Canals, Picturesque little townhouses and streets lined with cheese. But Holland is also know for many other things, many of the things Americans appreciate and enjoy – artisanal foods, biking, cutting edge art and design, an open and progressive culture...

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Five Must-See Houses in Amsterdam

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in photos, to do, travel | 1 comment

Five Must-See Houses in Amsterdam

Far from being just an outdoor attraction, with blossoming parks and charming canals, Amsterdam is also known for its indoor must-sees, which include a host of famous museums and galleries, bars and cafés. But the city also boasts a great variety of houses: some attract visitors for their beauty or novelty, others for their cultural significance as the homes to important characters in the history of the Netherlands and the world. Here is a selection of five you won’t regret stopping by, whether during your next visit to the city or, once a...

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Passengers vote Schiphol Best Airport in Western Europe

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in travel | 1 comment

Passengers vote Schiphol Best Airport in Western Europe

During the 2014 World Airport Awards, held in Barcelona this year, air travellers voted Amsterdam Airport Schiphol the Best Airport in Western Europe. In the global ranking, Schiphol occupies fifth place. ‘This is a wonderful reward for everything Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the airlines have accomplished. But we’re not planning to rest on our laurels. Developments are occurring at breakneck pace and the competition is growing stronger by the day. Schiphol Group is therefore pursuing a major programme of investments in the...

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KLM Introduces Payment via Facebook and Twitter

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in travel | 0 comments

KLM Introduces Payment via Facebook and Twitter

As first airline in the world KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has developed a method of payment which enables customers to pay via social media. Customers using Facebook or Twitter to book or rebook a flight, make a seat reservation, or to arrange extra baggage, can now pay through these channels. Customers are already able to arrange extra services through social media, but until now payment has taken place over the telephone. Customers have regularly indicated that they would like to pay online through our social media channels. With this new...

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KLM Launches Scheduled Service to Santiago de Chile

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in travel | 0 comments

KLM Launches Scheduled Service to Santiago de Chile

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched three weekly flights to and from Santiago de Chile. It is KLM’s ninth destination in Central and South America which emphasises the importance of long-haul flights for this developing region. Santiago is the country’s cultural, political, and financial centre and it is home to numerous multinational headquarters. Furthermore, Chile offers stunning and varied nature complete with deserts, lakes and glaciers in the Torres del Paine National Park, all of which makes it an interesting destination for both...

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Hyatt Place Hotel opens at Amsterdam Airport

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in travel | 0 comments

Hyatt Place Hotel opens at Amsterdam Airport

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Hillgate Properties NV today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport – the first Hyatt Place hotel to open in the Netherlands. The opening of the 330-room property marks a significant milestone for the Hyatt Place brand as it continues to expand outside the United States. New Hyatt Place locations have recently opened in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, India and Mexico. In Europe, a location opened in Armenia earlier this year. “We have more than 180 Hyatt Place properties worldwide, but Hyatt Place...

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KLM to launch new summer services to Bilbao and Zagreb

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in travel | 0 comments

KLM to launch new summer services to Bilbao and Zagreb

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch two new services to Bilbao and Zagreb. With the opening of these new routes, KLM anticipates the expected peak during the summer. This new type of service is summer seasonal only. As of 26 May 2014, KLM will launch a new service to Bilbao in Spain. This new route will be served using an Embraer 190, seating 100 passengers in Business and Economy Class. KLM Cityhopper will operate this route five times a week. Starting the 27th May 2014 KLM Cityhopper will operate four weekly flights between Amsterdam and...

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nhow Rotterdam opening January 10, 2014

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

nhow Rotterdam opening January 10, 2014

nhow Rotterdam will open its doors on January 10, 2014. The hotel resides in the mixed-use building ‘De Rotterdam’ designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas. It is the third nhow hotel in the world after nhow Milan and Berlin. Located in the capital of architecture, this unconventional hotel is themed around forward architecture, art & urban lifestyle. The hotel is situated on the Manhattan-like Wilhelminapier at the Maas. It offers conference and meeting facilities, 278 rooms with spectacular riverside views, a skyline bar, food lounge...

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Over 1 million Dutch tourists go for skiing and snowboarding holidays

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

Over 1 million Dutch tourists go for skiing and snowboarding holidays

More than 1 million Dutch holidaymakers travelled to winter sports resorts last year according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands. Altogether, 1.051 million Dutch tourists travelled to winter sports resorts in the winter season of 2012. Only long holidays (4 or more overnight stays) are taken into account. The average duration of a winter sports holiday was 8.4 days. The total amount of holiday makers has varied around 1 million for years now. Austria favourite destination More than half of Dutch winter sports tourists (58 percent)...

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