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Our current eZine - February and March 2014

The Flying Pig E-zine - February and March 2014
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for February and March 2014

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Lead Article: Cucumber Time in AmsterdamYou may have heard the term Cucumber Time in Amsterdam, but you might not know exactly what it means … Find out everything you ever wanted to know about this Amsterdam oddity!
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The Flying Pig Turns 20!On April 1, 2014 the Flying Pig Hostels will be an epic 20-years-old! To celebrate this right of passage we’ll be throwing a party that anyone in town will never forget. Keep you eyes peeled for news about the upcoming good times on the front page!

 

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Pigman the Game In the last Flying Pig E-zine, we ran the Christmas Pigman game - an epic challenge that tests the skill and might of any gamer. We're super happy to announce that the winner with the highest score was 24-year-old Ricardo Elias - over in England. Ricardo, awesomely enough, has been...
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Where you with us for New Year's Eve? Check out the pics, see if you spot yourself and just look how much fun we had! Divider Europe’s Famous Hostels: ArkaBarka Floating Belgrade HostelEurope's Famous Hostels
Our friends at Europe’s Famous Hostels transport us to Belgrade in Serbia, to learn all about the amazing floating hostel and café, called ArkaBarka. With kick ass park views, castles and more, you’ll be on your way in no time. DividerMusic Review: Squawkabout
The Pigs Music review In this edition music aficionado Lara Bradley brings you the super new sounds of Squawkabout. They will be playing at the Pigs very soon and are most certainly on the cusp of a great album release. Check them while they’re fresh Divider
News From The Beach: The Flying Pig Seaside Hostel in Noordwijk
The Beach Hostel, NoordwijkWith photos galore from the past month of parties and some super events planned for the next two months, here’s everything you need to see and read from the Flying Pig Beach Hostel.


 

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Our current eZine - December 2013 and January 2014

The Flying Pig E-zine -December 2013 and January 2014
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for December 2013 and January 2014

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Lead Article: Free Wi-Fi Hotspots in AmsterdamWe all like a bit of WhatsApp, e-mail, Twitter and Facebook, but pricey data roaming on the road can put a stop to all that global connectivity. To remove this pesky obstacle, here’s a handy guide to Amsterdam’s free Wi-Fi hotspots.
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Pigman the GameHave a go at this great online game and be in with a chance to win two nights of free accommodation at a Flying Pig hostel for one person – or one night for two people. Good luck!
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Amsterdam Events: Match Your Trip to What’s Coming Up From Christmas and New Year’s at the Flying Pig Downtown to everything that’s coming up in January and February, this handy event guide has you covered. Match your trip to the coolest things going on in Amsterdam. Divider Europe’s Famous Hostels: Hush Hostel, IstanbulEurope's Famous Hostels
Our friends at Europe’s Famous Hostels turn the spotlight on Istanbul this month, with an amazing city guide from the Hush Hostel. This awesome round up from our friends in Istanbul means you can get to grips with the best view points, enjoy some tasty ice cream and sunflower seeds, and have a tipple on Istiklal Street! DividerMusic Review: Top New Albums For This E-zine
The Pigs Music review This month music reviewer Lara Bradford returns with her in depth account of the debut album from the New Zealand born singer and songwriter, Lorde. Read on to find out where this epic new artist came from and what you can look forward to on her album – Pure Heroine. Divider
The Beach Hostel, Noordwijk
The Beach Hostel, Noordwijk Keep up to date with the parties, good times and opps to make new friends at the Flying Pig seaside hostel in Noordwijk. There are wine and cheese bonanzas, a naughty noughties competition and much more coming up, all with a healthy side order of fresh sea air.


 

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eZine - November and December 2013

The Flying Pig E-zine - November and December 2013
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for August and September

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Amsterdam’s Top Five FreebiesGet to grips with everything fun that Amsterdam has to offer – for free. Our hard working piggies have been out scouring the city for the best free concerts, museums, walking tours and more. Divider News From The Pigs
Amsterdam Events: Match Your Trip to What’s Coming Up

Check out our amazing event guide – giving you guys a glimpse of everything, cool, cultured and coming up in the city of sin. Over the next three months look forward to comedians, film doc-festivals, Christmas celebrations and more. 

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Find out more about our friends in Athens and the brand new olive oil making experience that they’ve set up in Kalmatta. See the country, work the olive groves and press your very own hand made olive oil! You don’t get to do that every day!

 

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The Pigs Music reviewIn this edition we review the chilled out tracks on Lily and Madeleine - by sister act Lily and Madeleine, plus Reflektor - the latest offering from Arcade Fire. Read what we think, enjoy some samples and see if this should be the next download for you.
 

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eZine - August and September 2013

The Flying Pig E-zine - August and September 2013
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for August and September

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Avoiding Travel’s Guaranteed Disappointments The lead article in this edition comes from travel blogger extraordinaire David Whitley, better known for his hilarious blog – The Grumpy Traveller. David complains his way around the world, not-so-secretly loathing the good looking guy in the hostel with the guitar! He writes regularly for the Sydney Morning Herald and BBC Travel, and this month he’s writing for the Flying Pig! Find out how he digs through bad recommendations to get to the good stuff!

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Events in the Hostels - Party Time!
Amsterdam is choc-full of events this summer and you guys have a whole lot to look forward to! With everything from the Vondelpark Open-Air Theatre and Uitmarkt Amsterdam to the Amsterdamse Bos Summer Concerts and the Flame Games, you won’t be lost for something to do – when you’re staying at a Flying Pig hostel.  Divider Europe’s Famous Hostels - ROOM Hostel in RotterdamEurope's Famous Hostels
This month our good friends at ROOM Hostel in Rotterdam serve up a super sweet city guide along with an even sweeter special offer, to enhance any backpacker trip to the city. Learn about the must sees, the must dos and more, courtesy of the top notch team at ROOM. Divider Music Reviews: The Hottest Tunes Hand Picked by the PiggiesThe Pigs Music review
In her latest installment about all things musical and worthy of a listen, Lara Bradley shares her take on the Green Room Rockers. With a Reggae Ska vibe (Amsterdam style) this American born band serve up tunes shaped by a deep rooted soul sound, coupled with the fresh influence of Caribbean band members.. Divider The Beach Hostel, Noordwijk
The Beach Hostel, NoordwijkIt’s surfing season and that means the Flying Pig Beach Hostel at Noordwijk is shining bright with surf boards, beach parties and outdoor events galore. No matter what your level of expertise is in the waves, you’ll be well taken care of at the Flying Pig Beach Hostel.

 

 

 

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eZine - May and June 2013

The Flying Pig E-zine - May and June 2013
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for June and July.

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Lead Article: When Queen’s Day Became King’s Day

10 Apps to Make Travel BetterSeth Valentine looks back at the last Queen’s Day in Amsterdam (for a while) and ponders what King’s Day will bring in 2014! It might be a change of title but fear not for the spirit of street selling, canal parties, live music and everything orange is set to continue for many more decades.

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News From The Pigs

Events in the Hostels - Party Time! In this edition we round up the best bits of what’s coming up over the summer in the city. From the epic Best Press Photos exhibit and the Amsterdam Open Air music festival to the Viva Las Vega’s food extravaganza and the Its Festival, we’ve got the full line up for you.

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Europe’s Famous Hostels - Our Friends at AthenStyle in Greece

Europe's Famous HostelsNever been to Greece before or curious about what’s coming up this summer in Athens? Well check out our friends from Europe’s Famous Hostels – AthenStyle. These guys are celebrating five-years in the business in the summer of 2013, so join them at their rooftop bar overlooking the Acropolis, and raise a glass!

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Music Reviews: The Hottest Tunes Hand Picked by the Piggies

The Pigs Music reviewLara Bradley returns with her take on the album Hollywood, penned and performed by former couple and current band – The Falls. Listen to the top tracks plucked from the album by Lara and expand your playlists as you travel around the world, with the Flying Pig.

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The Beach Hostel, Noordwijk

Time-lapse Flying Pig UptownJust outside of Amsterdam and on the sunny coast of Holland, The Flying Pig beach hostel at Noordwijk has some top events coming up - in and around this backpacker base. With the final rounds of the Great Band Robbery, the Summerjazz Festival, Noordwijk on its Head Festival, music from The Barons of Tang and much more, you can look forward to a jam packed summer on the sand.

 

 

 

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eZine - March and April 2013

The Flying Pig E-zine - March and April 2013
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for March and April.

 

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 Lead Article: Top 10 Travel Apps
10 Apps to Make Travel BetterMobile apps make our travels easier and more fun! That's why we asked self-confessed apps queen Sarah Lee, to round up ten of the best - on behalf of all you smart-phone addicts!

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News From The Pigs

Events in the Hostels - Party Time! We're looking forward to Queen's Day, the epic opening of the world famous Keukenhof flower gardens and the Great Band Robbery competition, at The Flying Pig Beach hostel.

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Europe’s Famous Hostels: The Villa Saint Exupery Gardens, Nice
Europe's Famous Hostels Our friends in Nice serve up a slice of the French Riviera with this account of the upcoming Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Cannes Film Festival and much more. 

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Music Reviews: The Hottest Tunes Hand Picked by the Piggies

The Pigs Music review Lara Bradley returns with her written appreciation of all things Foxygen. In here review for E-zine issue 52, she delves into their psychedelic sound and picks out the top album tracks.

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A Brand New Flying Pig Video
Time-lapse Flying Pig Uptown

Get to grips with all things Flying Pig with this snap shot - time lapse video. We showcase all things fun and Flying Pig, in just 56-seconds!  

 

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eZine -February and March 2013

The Flying Pig E-zine - February and March 2013
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for February and March.

 

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Lead Article: Top Ten Travel Trends
Amsterdam Cannabis Cafes Remain Open to Tourists! Travel writer Seth Valentine rounds up the top ten travel trends spreading through Amsterdam and beyond. From the best travel apps and silent discos to the fastest way to whizz through the city streets - with no carbon footprint, we have the lowdown on the latest cool crazes.

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News From The Pigs: Parties and More at the Flying Pig Hostels
Pigman the GameWe serve up the parties, tours and news from the three Flying Pig hostels – Uptown, Downtown and at the Beach. Read on to find out more about the Valentine’s Day traffic light party, the open mic nights, the 5 Days Off festival, Queensday and much more – all coming up in and around the Flying Pig hostels!

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Music Reviews: The Hottest Tunes Hand Picked by the Piggies

The Pigs Music reviewMusic expert Lara Bradley returns with her thoughts on rising star, Tom Odell. Tom exploded onto the music scene with his performance on the Jools Holland show and following on from that, he’s got a hotly anticipated album coming out in April 2013. Read on to find out more about what he’s released so far and what you can look forward to!  

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Queensday Becomes Kingsday
Queensday becomes Kingsday That’s right guys – 2013 will be the very last Queensday in Amsterdam for a while because Queen Beatrice has made plans to abdicate, and hand over the reigns to her son, Willem-Alexander. Read on to find out more about the when, the what and the who!

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The Flying Pig Christmas Pacman Game - And The Winner is …
Pigman the GameCongratulations go to David Fisher who achieved the top score on the Christmas Pig, Pacman game! Good on you David! The two free nights in a dorm are all yours. Thanks to everyone who had a go and keep your eyes peeled for new competitions, coming soon.

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Europe’s Famous Hostels: Our Friends at Hostel Room in Rotterdam
Europe's Famous Hostels Join our friends from Europe’s Famous Hostels in Rotterdam to celebrate the China Light Festival – the biggest Chinese light spectacle in Europe! This top crowd puller promises to bring warmth and sparkle to all, during the dark months of winter and at Hostel Room, you can make the most of it with some bargain bed prices!

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A Day in the Life of … The Flying Pig Uptown
Time-lapse Flying Pig UptownIf you're the kinda' traveller who likes to try before you buy, then we have just the thing for you. We installed time-lapse cameras at The Flying Pig Uptown hostel, to capture all the comings and goings at this hip party hot spot. Tune in now and check out all of the fun.

 

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Our Favourite Places to Go in Amsterdam

As members of the staff of the Pig we have our favourite places to go to in Amsterdam and we like to share them with you. If you want to know where our favourites are located just click on one of the icons below our favourite places in Amsterdam.


Show the favourites on the map or click on one of the icons to view them by category.
Show Amsterdam on the maps The location map of the Museums in AmsterdamThe location map of the Coffeeshops in AmsterdamThe location map of the clubs and music venue's in AmsterdamThe location map of the Amsterdam barsThe location map of the  restaurants and cheap places to eat in Amsterdam
 
 

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Pig recipes

Yummie for my Tummy!

The Flying Pig is proud of the fact that we have a self service kitchen in all of our Amsterdam Hostels..  which is kind of unique here in Amsterdam!  

Our Kitchen’s are fully equipped so you will be able to cook up something nice.. if you have the time of course. So if you have proudly whipped up something in the Pig kitchen and want to share it, this is to place to gloat. Also improvised Free-food-shelf recipes are more than welcome!

If (sadly) you are not cooking at The Pig and you want to help out your fellow kitchen clumsy Piggies you can

drop some recepies on our facebook wall

The best ones will be put onto our website .

 

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