Ámsterdam

Here's A Different Take On Prostitution

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Travel

(AMSTERDAM-AFP) - Amsterdam's red-light district opened its first "prostitution museum" on Thursday, hoping to lure tourists who always wondered what ...

Why Drink Beer, When You Have Jenever in Amsterdam?

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

The Dutch have a secret, and that secret's name is jenever. A precursor to modern gin, it has been drunk as "medicine" in the Netherlands since the Middle Ages. And what better way to pay homage to this historic liquor than to celebrate it with a festival, in a deconsecrated church, on a Saturday afternoon in Amsterdam.

Heading to Rwanda Part 2: Airplane Access Denied

Averie MacDonald | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada Travel
Averie MacDonald

My passport had plenty of time on it for just my trip to Rwanda -- but I am going to Kenya after and by then, my passport would have had about four months left on it. I decided not to risk it and got my passport renewed (even paid a pretty penny to put a rush on it!). I thought "Now I'll be fine, right?" Wrong! When I showed up to the airport in Toronto, all ready to head off for my African adventure, I was not allowed to get on the plane...

Amsterdam: Land of a Thousand Bicycles

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Amsterdam is a city of almost 800,000 inhabitants, and 600,000 bicycles. They're everywhere. But as a North American traveling to Amsterdam, I was simultaneously impressed by their pedal power while surprised to discover that not one single cyclist owned an essential piece of biking equipment from our part of the world: the bike helmet.

Stop the Traffik's Trending Video Shows Girls Going Wild in the Red Light District

Nat & Marie | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Travel
Nat & Marie

The video features six provocatively dressed women who appear to be sex workers, dancing in the lit-up brothel window's of Amsterdam's Red Light District. The surprised crowd becomes entranced by the performance, while having no suspicion that the women are not attempting to entice, but to educate.

Cannabis Ban In The Netherlands

The Huffington Post Canada | Rod Charles | Posted 04.27.2012 | Canada Travel

The days of travelling to the Netherlands to get high are probably over. According to Reuters, “A controversial law that will make it harder for ...