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Our current eZine - December 2014 - January 2015

The Flying Pig E-zine - December 2014 - January 2015
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for December and January

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Lead Article: Fun Things in Amsterdam for €1 or LessLead Article: Top 10 Travel Tunes from 2014 Rounding up the best tracks from the past 12-month, the Flying Pig’s very own Lara Bradley sorts through your favourite tracks! From Fitz and the Tantrums, to Tune Yard, here are your perfect picks!
Divider Coming Up! Photo by Cris Toala Olivares / Michael Kooren. News From the Pigs: What's Coming Up During Your Time in the Dam Covering all the events coming up at the hostels over Christmas, New Years and January, our guides help you to perfectly plan you time on the road! We’ve even rounded up the most awesome festivals, Tulip picking and ice skating events - coming up across Amsterdam. Divider Europe’s Famous Hostels Travel Inspiration: Gastama Lille Hostel Europe’s Famous Hostels Travel Inspiration:Our friends over at Europe’s Famous Hostels, have a brand new member hostel in Marrakech and they want to tell you guys all about it, and the amazing attractions nearby! Find out more about this amazing backpacker destination. Divider
Pigman the GameFlying Pig Christmas Game Have 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! Divider
News From The Beach: What’s Going on at the Flying Pig Beach HostelNews From the Beach With 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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eZine - September and October 2014

The Flying Pig E-zine - September and October 2014
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for September and October 2014

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Lead Article: Fun Things in Amsterdam for €1 or Less Lead Article: 2014's Latest Travel Tech, Tools and Apps for Savvy Backpackers With wearables, drones and more coming into their own, travel writer and tech expert Sarah Lee explores the latest tech products, apps and trends, that we'll all soon be coveting.

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Coming Up! Photo by Cris Toala Olivares / Michael Kooren. News From the Pigs: What's Coming Up During Your Time in the Dam

See what's on in the parks, clubs and theatres of Amsterdam during your visit to the city. Look forward to Lady Gaga, the epic Amsterdam Dance Event, London Calling and much more.

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Europe’s Famous Hostels Travel Inspiration: Gastama Lille Hostel Europe’s Famous Hostels Travel Inspiration: Our buddies over at Europe’s Famous Hostels are always doing their bestest’ to help a backpacker out on the road and in this e-zine, they’ve sent over a handy new guide to all things Marseille. Divider
Music Review: Sadnecessary by Milky ChanceMusic Review: Lost in the Dream by War on Drugs
Music columnist Lara Bradley returns with her take on the latest album from War on Drugs. Read on for a review of this epic break up inspired collection, the top tracks and then some. Divider
The Beach Hostel, NoordwijkNews From the Beach All in October: Movienights, Quiznights, Pie and Pint Night: Warm up your stomachs with one of our lovely home baked pies and wash it down with a pint.., Piggy Unplugged: Our unplugged musicians are back and we’re excited our guests get to check out the new local talent, Werewolf Special...Join us for a ghoulish Halloween party, with frights and delights galore


 

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eZine - July and June August 2014

The Flying Pig E-zine - July and August 2014
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for July and August 2014

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Lead Article: Fun Things in Amsterdam for €1 or LessLead Article: Fun Things in Amsterdam for €1 or Less We get that you’d rather spend your hard saved travel funds on seeing more of the world and the fun stuff, so that’s why we’ve been scouring Amsterdam in search of amazing attractions, that you can enjoy for just 1 euro or less!

DividerComing Up! Photo by Cris Toala Olivares / Michael Kooren. Coming Up in Amsterdam: Events Coming Up In The Next Few Months Match your trip to our calendar of the biggest parties in Amsterdam, coming up over the next few months. From Amsterdam Gay Pride to the Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, we’ve found something to match every taste, and price tag!

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Europe’s Famous Hostels Travel Inspiration: Gastama Lille Hostel Europe’s Famous Hostels Travel Inspiration: Gastama Lille Hostel Check out Gastama Lille Hostel - our new friends from Europe’s Famous Hostels. This brand new backpacker base in the French city of Lille serves up some sweet old skool’ French architecture, blended with all the mod-cons that 21st century backpackers have come to love, expect and respect. Divider
Music Review: Sadnecessary by Milky ChanceMusic Review: Do It Again by Robyn and Röyksopp
In this edition we treat you to an album review that involves so much talent, we can hardly contain ourselves! It is of course the collaboration between Robyn and Röyksopp, entitled Do It Again. We sum up the best bits and rate it out of five, just for you guys! . Divider
The Beach Hostel, NoordwijkNews From the Beach A short and sweet bus ride from Amsterdam city centre is the Flying Pig Beach hostel, in the seaside town of Noordwijk. Here you’ll find a whole host of entertainment, surfing and beach life, now that summer fever has really taken hold! Find out what’s on when you’re there.


 

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eZine - May and June2014

The Flying Pig E-zine - May and June 2014
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for May and June 2014

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Lead ArticleLead Article: Amsterdam’s Top Summer Parties n’ Festivals The summer of 2014 is set to be one of the hottest on record and we at the Pigs are gonna celebrate with every ounce of party energy we can muster. From kick ass parties for twenty-years of the Pigs being in Amsterdam to the world famous Julidans dance festival, here are you best bets for a dance till dawn - this summer in the Dam.
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Europe's Famous HostelsEurope’s Famous Hostels Travel Inspiration: London and Paris by Rail Looking for somewhere fun to go this summer? How about two hot spots? Well look no further because our good friends at Europe’s Famous Hostels have an amazing itinerary for you – London and Paris by rail! Read on to find out what not to miss in each city and discover just how quick and easy it is to zip from France to England on the two-hour Eurostar train Divider
Music Review: Sadnecessary by Milky Chance Music Review: London Grammar - If You Wait
Lara Bradley returns with a red hot review of the album - If You wait by London Grammar. This three piece band have been storming up the charts for a while now and their latest collection of tunes is sure not to disappoint. Get the low down on the top track - Wasting My Young Years, and much more in this edition of the music review. Divider
The Beach Hostel, NoordwijkNews From the Beach It’s not just the Flying Pig Amsterdam hostels who are celebrating a birthday with their big two-zero this summer. The Flying Pig Beach Hostel will be turning 15 in May so we’ve revived the best events from the last six-months, to celebrate the big one-five in style! We’ve also rounded up the best local festivals, exhibits, space walks (yes that’s right) and more, coming up over the summer in Noordwijk town.


 

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April and May 2014

The Flying Pig E-zine - April and May 2014
Welcome to the Flying Pig E-zine for April and May 2014

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Lead ArticleLead Article: King’s Day and Keukenhof Travel writer Seth Valentine previews Amsterdam’s first ever King’s Day celebrations, with a run down of the pre parties, the day parties and the night parties, all in honour of this oh-so-orange day! There’s also a low down on this year’s Keukenhof flower gardens, for those in need of a post party chill out option.
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Events in Amsterdam - Events Coming Up Between Now and JuneEvents in Amsterdam - Events Coming Up Between Now and June Match your trip to our summary of the biggest parties in Amsterdam, coming up over the next few months. From the epic King’s Day to the Holland Festival, there’s more than enough coming up to suit all tastes, and budgets. DividerEurope's Famous Hostels
Europe’s Famous Hostels: Our friends at Hostel Ruthensteiner and Europe’s Famous Hostels serve up an alternative slice of Vienna city living, with their guide to everything that’s cool, to do in the city. Find out more about this lux hostel and more online. Divider
Music Review: Sadnecessary by Milky Chance Music Review: Sadnecessary by Milky Chance
Lara Bradley returns with a round up of the newest sounds around, delivered by the band Milky Chance. Top album tracks from their debut record Sadnecessary, include Down by the River and Loveland, both of which are thoroughly reviewed for your reading pleasure by Lara. Divider
The Beach Hostel, NoordwijkNews From the Beach The Great Band Robbery band contest returns, the kite surfing season kicks off and a whole host of in-house, hotel entertainment begins as spring leads into summer, and the Beach Hostel comes into its element!


 

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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!In April 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!

 

Divider And the winner of the Xmas 2013 Pigman Game 2013 is …
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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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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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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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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