Weed, scantily clad women and water. A bicycle-heavy city with a cultural combination that will ring anyone’s bell
Population: yup Language: Dutch Nationality: Dutchies / Hollandaise / Netherlandish / Cheeseheads Surfreport: Peeling break at the canals. Surf’s up dudes and dudettes!
Cookie-cutter must see’s: feeling serious? Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum & Consertgebouw – all 4 buildings in museum square dedicated to history, music and the arts Red Light District – needs no intro. If there is a red light on, you are in the right place. Canal Cruise – a good way to see Amsterdam from the water Anne Frank’s House – museum which was also her hideaway during the war and where she wrote her famous diary Heineken Brewery – it’s all in the name
The alternative cool shit: feeling avant-garde? Here’s the Stoke choices: Brothel tour – sex talk Hitchhike on a boat to have a free ride up the canals – be sure to have a 6 pack of beer in hand Visit de TonTon Club – a bar with ball pit and pinballs machines and cheap drinks Suriname (in South America) is an ex-Dutch colony, so you can try some delish Suriname food at Doppermarkt
Under no circumstances does Stoke recommend…. Trying your hand at self promotion and holding a red light above your head Going to a coffee shop and eating a whole brownie in one go if it’s the first brownie you’ve ever had
No seriously, Stoke does not recommend: tourist traps Restaurants between central station and Dam Square The Bulldog coffee shop – it’s really famous and old but overrun with tourists
By Nicola Donovan Ah Amsterdam, the Dutch capital known for its red lights, cannabis and canals. No one knows how to party quite like the Dutchies, and King’s Day is without a doubt their loosest celebration of the year. This April, join Stoke as they celebrate the King’s birthday bash in Amsterdam. But before you […]
Amsterdam native, Chris Van Der Jagt, 24, plans on disturbing his perfect coif this King’s Day. The hairstyle, painstakingly sculpted and maintained by liberal application of hairspray, is predicted to be one of the biggest casualties of what will be the Dutchman’s wildest party of the year. King’s Day, formerly Queen’s Day, is a 48-hour […]
A sneak peak into each stop on Stoke Travel’s European Bus Tour ‘The Rolling Circus’ Q: What do you get when you mix a New Zealand rock band, a red headed magician from NYC, a peace-loving rapper from Cincinnati and a sexy tattooed contortionist with a bus full of Stokies, guests and a whole lotta […]
1. The small girl who can drink a beer faster than anyone. You’ll know her when you see her – wearing a child-sized dirndl, hair in plaits – but don’t be fooled by her appearance. She’s literally drinking men twice her size under the table. 2. The beer wench. Beer wenches come in all shapes […]
For example – if travelling to a hot climate, invest in a heavy pair of denim overalls, because there’s no better way to impress new friends and keep your temperament down then by sweating more than a nun at a cucumber stall.
Dutch officials and the City of Amsterdam have released a news bulletin claiming that there is more to the capital city than brothels and coffee shops. “The Netherlands, and Amsterdam especially, have a rich history and culture,” said Liam Van Der Kaamp, a spokesperson for the City of Amsterdam. “It’s time people understood that we […]
There’s nothing finer in this travelling life than being somewhere on the biggest day of their year. Accidentally stumbling across a little Spanish town on the day their having their main fiesta, or finding yourself lost in the UK when the local football team wins whatever championship. Days where you’ll find everybody partying, from the […]
What is it that makes The Rolling Circus Europe’s most freakishly fantastic bus tour? As is always the case with Stoke, the point of difference is the people. Meet our strapping team of fearless leaders, performers, friends and tag-alongs and just see if you can resist joining them on their European jaunt. The Rubics Aka […]
Europe in the spring is breathtaking. Nature is coming back to life, there’s love in hopeless places, people are happier than ever, and the world is inspiring. There’s so much so see and admire here. This vast continent has a little something for everyone – great architecture, abundant vegetation, delicious food, and romantic attractions that […]