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Pig eZine -The Newsletter of The Pig Amsterdam 2007

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

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Like A Local

In wintertime, nothing beats sipping from a glass of red wine or a dark beer in front of a fire...In this article we share our favorite places with you.
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The Pig As A Sponsor

Recenly, the Flying Pig Backpacker Hostels sponsored some very interesting projects described in this article.
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The Cannabis Cup

The 20th High Times Cannabis Cup will be held 18-22 November 2007; make sure you get your Judge's Pass in time!
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Close Up

Make sure you get a copy of the first, long awaited and now available kiteboarding movie 'Close Up'.
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Winter Specials: Flying Pig Style!

We have a few specials coming up this winter you can not miss out on. They are typical ‘Piggy Style’: wild, comfy, cheap & ‘one price covers all’!
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What is your Global Footprint?

How does your personal lifestyle actually impacts the environment? That’s where your 'global footprint' comes in….do the test!
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Free Amsterdam guides to Choose

From now on the Flying Pig staff is sharing Amsterdam's inside secrets with all of you through 'Pig Services' on our website.
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Ultimate Frisbee

Our Downtown DJ nr 4 Snowy (see 'The Pigs Amsterdam') is also playing for the Dutch National Frisbee Team! He is sharing some information about that. Read more>>

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Beer Couriers in the Amsterdam Vondelpark

Like other big cities, Amsterdam also has its share of dodgy guys quietly offering you all the drugs you’ll ever need. But in the Vondelpark….
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The best Beach Bars in the Netherlands

Holiday means: going to the beach. Since the beach in the Netherlands is immense...Read more>>

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Get addicted to the real Piggy Games!

Who needs a playstation or x-box when you can relish the past with classic games in piggy style….
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Festivals in the Netherlands - 2007!

Summer means: festivals! We made it easy for you and listed all Dutch festivals together in this article... Read more>>


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Queensday – Orange madness

There’s no escape from infamous Queensday if you’re in Amsterdam on the 30th of April. In fact, about half a million people flock to our capital to party just because of it…
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The Year Of The Pig!

It can't be better! Now the Flying Pig really has something to celebrate every day: in the Chinese New Year it's the Year of the Pig!
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'Trees for Travel Donations so far '

Plant a Tree with your Key! Just by donating your keycards, Trees For Travel & The Pig have planted nearly 10.000 trees in 2006 !! Thanks so much for your donation! Read more>>

New Year Resolutions: The Pig goes Green!

We’ll never stop offering you the ultimate Amsterdam experience, but from now on, it’ll be with the environment in the back of our minds…Read more>>
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