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Paris riots hurt French tourism

French stocks sensitive to the economy and to tourism fell in an otherwise buoyant market on Monday after the worst riots in decades swept Paris, stirring concerns about the possible damage from visitors steering clear of the capital. Supermarket Carrefour and highway operator Vinci were the worst-performing, down 2.1 and …

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Discover Workum

Workum is one of the most beautiful Frisian Eleven Cities, Even if only for its beautiful facades, monumental buildings and water-rich surroundings. Saint Gertrude’s Church, weigh house and city hall are definitely worth a visit. Workum is popular among water sports enthusiasts because of its great location. Art lovers can …

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Discover Heerenveen

Discover Heerenveen, a quintessentially Friesian city full of beautiful monuments and unique structures set amid a stunning landscape! Heerenveen, which was founded around 1550, is the oldest peat channel village in Holland. It is located in the water-rich province of Friesland and a wonderful destination, particularly in summer. Not only …

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Friesland : Eleven cities tour : Don’t miss it

As soon as temperatures drop below zero the Dutch are brimming with excitement about the legendary Elfstedentocht, the world’s most prestigious speed and leisure skating events. When the temperature drops below zero for a couple of days, the eleven cities fever starts to spread in Holland. A minimum ice thickness …

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Museum Dokkum (Dokkum)

The glorious former Admirality building of Friesland and Groningen has been home to this regional museum since 1963. Built in 1618 this building was also formally known as the ‘sea office’ and was responsible for the protection of ocean going trade by means of escort or even naval war fare. …

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Must visit : Fries Museum (Leeuwarden)

Located in Leeuwarden, capital of the Dutch province of Friesland (Fryslân), the Fries Museum has a rich history spanning almost 190 years. In 2013, it moved into the first newly constructed Dutch museum building of the 21st century. As the main repository of Friesland’s material heritage, it is recognised internationally for …

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Potatoes go wild : Friesland and potatoes…

Throughout 2018, both Friesland in the northern Netherlands and Valletta in Malta are European Capital of Culture. The Potatoes Go Wild project illustrates the connection between these two cities, using potatoes. Perhaps this tuber is the most multicultural product of Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018! Much of the world’s potato production starts in …

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Rembrandt & Saskia in Fries Museum (Leeuwarden)

The Frisian Saskia Uylenburgh was the first great love of Rembrandt van Rijn. The couple married in 1634. Saske, her Frisian baptismal name, was born and raised in Leeuwarden. The most famous Frisian newlyweds ever are the theme of the exhibition ‘Rembrandt & Saskia: Love in the Golden Age’. On …

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Discover Bolsward

Bolsward is a cosy city where history and architecture play a key role. The centre hosts many monumental buildings. One of these is the town hall from 1615, which is richly decorated. In the town hall, the Antiquities’ room can also be found; this room holds beautiful silver objects created …

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Discover the city of Sneek

Sneek ranks third in terms of size in the province and is located in the municipality Súdwest-Fryslân. The city has about 33,000 inhabitants. With its central location in the lake area of the Waterland it is evident that this is a real water city. It performs a central role in …

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Vondelpark House (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Spotlessly clean”, “Very friendly host”, “splendid accommodation”….These are comments you can read about Vondelpark House on several booking sites… We had a look and yes, this place is brilliant ! We sat together with the owner, Mrs Petra…enjoy ! Petra, can You tell us something about the start of your …

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Discover Comfort Hotel in Göteborg (Sweden)

Planning to visit Göteborg ?  Consider Comfort Hotel as your place to stay…We sat together with Fredrik Leek, General Manager of this unique hotel… Fredrik, can You tell us something about the start of your accommodation ? When did you start ? Did You had any previous experiences in hospitality …

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Borneman Buitenhof (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

In Houten, just outside the citycenter of Utrecht you can enjoy silence in Borneman Buitenhof. Maarten, the owner of this fantastic accommodation tells us something more about his little paradise.. Can You tell us something about the start of your accommodation ? When did you start ? Did You had …

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Agriturismo Rendola Riding (Tuscany, Italy)

A Tuscan paradise where you can ride, cycle, walk, sightsee or simply relax with a glass of Chianti wine…. We had a chat with Mrs Jenny Bawtree, welcoming us in her amazing accommodation.. Can you tell us something about the start of your accommodation ? When did you start ? …

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Agriturismo Carincone (Le Marche, Italy)

We had a nice meeting with Eric and Nanja Helmers, the owners of Agriturismo Carincone in Le Marche, Italy. Dear Eric, can you tell us something about the start of your accommodation ? When did you start ? Did You had any previous experiences in hospitality business ? In 2006 …

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From Windmills to Diamonds: Travel Holland

Tulips, windmills and wooden shoes might still be a draw to this Dutch region for some travelers; however, Holland is a far more versatile locale with an international and maritime history extending farther back than most of the rest of Europe, including the establishment of New Amsterdam as a major …

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London – Every Travellers Dream Destination

If you are planning on spending a vacation in London, make sure you take full advantage of this gorgeous city with all that it has to offer. The city of London is full of an exciting array of places to go and things to do and see, for people of …

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Leave Your Fondue Pot at Home: Travel to Switzerland

Switzerland, formally known as The Confederation Helvetica, is a landlocked mountainous haven in the heart of Europe. Partially due to the isolating geography, the Swiss people have maintained a strong commitment to tradition, independence and the preservation of their long-established way of life. Hence, it is very important for the …

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Krakow : Trattoria Pergamin

A simple, unremarkable Italian restaurant in the Grzegórzki district of Kraków, but Pergamin is an okay choice for pizza if you have kids with you. A simple, rustic trattoria in the Grzegórzki district, Pergamin Nullo is an Italian with a mixed reputation. The food is passable and you should be …

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