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Pig eZine -The Newsletter of The Pig Amsterdam 2006

By reading our Amsterdam eZine you get to know Amsterdam better. read about the in's and Outs of Amsterdam. Every six weeks we provide you with news about Amsterdam and The Pig. There is info on lots of cool and interesting places to visit and stories to be read from other backpackers.

Some articles from our ezines from 2006


eZine 8

Some articles from eZine 8

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The Amsterdam Gay Scene

Amsterdam has another shocking thing besides hookers &’s the gay capital of the world! The Pig tells you where to have a gay old time in the city of sin… Read more>>

Linda's Column

The Dutchies and speaking English...we're trying hard, but it often leads to funny situations! Our columnist Linda knows all about it... Read more>>


eZine 7

Some articles from eZine 7

Cannabis cup 2006 Amsterdam

“Pot-lovers beware! In November the biggest and best known marijuana festival in the world will turn Amsterdam upside down…”
Read more>>

'Authentic Amsterdam Memorabilia'

“ If you can’t beat ‘em…joint ‘em. The city of Amsterdam has started selling the coolest street signs ever, so they won’t be stolen off the streets...” Read more>>


eZine 6

Some articles from eZine 6

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A'dam Red Light District audio tour'

A'dam Red Light District audio tour'
The Flying Pig and Walki-Talki provide a FREE audio tour...
Read more>>

Linda's Column

Lowlands Festival
Did you hear about the 2 Uptown managers who went to Lowlands...? Read more>>


eZine 5

Some articles from eZine 5

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Mountainbike the Dutch coastline

Who said Holland was flat?? Jump on a bike and ride the dunes through the forest and alongside the beach...
Read more>>

City Beaches

What do you do in Amsterdam when the weather is amazing? Visit an airconditioned museum, sit in a dark, smokey coffeeshop or lay in the park... Sure, you could do that, but why not go to the beach?! Amsterdam might not be at the coast, but that doesn’t mean there are no beaches. Read more>>


eZine 4

Some articles from eZine 4

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Flying Pig main sponsor Kiteboard Open 2006

he Flying Pig is very proud to be the sponsor of the biggest kitesurfing event in the Netherlands, the Kiteboard Open. Looking for some beach action to combine with your big-city-Amsterdam adventure? Make sure you stay at the Flying Pig Beach hostel the 4th & 5th of June! The hostel is only 100 meters distant from the beach... Read more>>

Urban Tricking more than a sport, it's a way of life and a state of mind. Overcoming obstacles and looking for new paths..
Read more>>


eZine 3

Some articles from eZine 3

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How to reach Amsterdam on a tight (flight) budget?

Trains and busses are not always the cheapest anymore! Fly fast & cheap to Amsterdam... Read more>>

All about Space

Why only traveling on earth? Prepare yourself and visit the Space Expo, to find out more about space travel, the black hole & gravity. Read more>>


eZine 2

Some articles from eZine 2

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Flying Pig ; The Movie

Be welcomed as VIP guest in the Pig and watch the premiere of this movie at the Downtown Hostel… Read more>>

Tulips, tulips, tulips

Spring is on its way…shake off your winter blues with some color…. Read more>>


eZine 1

Some articles from eZine 1

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Ice skating on Dam Square

Amsterdam in wintertime means bike riding along nearly frozen canals, endless coffee drinking in Vondelpark with your friends, and taking in the beautiful views of Amsterdam...Read more>>

Linda's Column

It’s a funny place the Flying Pig, it seems to get under your skin somehow..”
This is an often used expression by many a traveller who finds himself sipping from a beer in our traveller’s bar.  Read more>>
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