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Pig eZine -The Newsletter of The Pig Amsterdam 2010

Things to do in Amsterdam- The Flying Pig Hostels Amsterdam eZine

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

Our current ezine

ezine 36 - December2010 / January 2011
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Up to and Beyond 2011 in Amsterdam

oliebollen, a dutch treatCome December stalls start to appear all over Amsterdam, bringing their deep fried pastry goodness to the frozen, the hung over and the poor. Covered in sweet white powder and devoured with relish, the arrival of the Olie Bollen on the streets means that one event is looming on the horizon - New Year’s Eve!

ezine 35 - November 2010
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Light up, chill down...a week of shameless smoking that a joint, man....Although cannabis has been legalised in more and more parts of the world, Amsterdam will always be THE place to smoke and experience it. Amsterdam is proud to present the 23rd edition of The Cannabis Cup (November 21 to 25) - the biggest Marijuana event in the world! Also as you all know - The Flying Pig is the best place to have a smoke, grab a drink and chill out.

ezine 34 - September 2010
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The Last of The Summer Lovin’ in Amsterdam – How to Make the Most of the City Before Winter Sets In

...luke-warm croquette from a vending machineAmsterdam is a massively underrated city when it comes to outdoor adventures. In the past month alone the city has built a temporary beach, hosted its annual boat-in movie (imagine a movie screen slung across a canal and everyone sailing in to catch a screening) and the arrival of a fleet of historic tall ships (a time warp-inducing sight that had most people wondering just how good the stuff they’d been smoking, actually was). But there are every day delights still to be had before the weather turns to winter - be it sitting by the canals with a beer, biking past the windmills or paddle-boating up the canals. Take a look at our pick of the city’s best destinations and things to do - all are close by, cheap and involve the great outdoors.


ezine 33 - Augustus 2010
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Dinner in the 'Dam' – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Tasting Treats Around Town

...luke-warm croquette from a vending machineYou said you’d never do it …
… as you walk past the windows in Amsterdam, subtly glancing out of the corner of your eye, feeling a little uncomfortable but slightly curious as you watch. You shake your head a little in wonderment, denial or maybe even curiosity as others approach the windows nonchalantly - slipping in and out. No, you’d never put yourself at risk like that. Who knows what you could catch?


ezine 32 - July 2010
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Minding Your Manners in The Red Light District

Amsterdam may not be as sexy as some other European destinations, but it certainly has sex. And you know you want a piece of the action. Sure, there’s a ton of culture and some very nice museums and culturally it’s quite possibly one of the most underrated destinations in Europe, but let’s throw all that to one side for a moment and be realistic: you don’t go to Vegas just to look at Hoover Dam and you don’t come to Amsterdam just to take a canal cruise.


ezine 31 - April 2010
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The Top 10 Ways to Save in the City of Sin

Amsterdam has all the goods you need for a great time but if you want to prolong your pleasure here are some top tips about how to pinch those pennies and minimise expenditure.
I spent three days and less than €100 doing everything a backpacker should and shouldn’t do in the land of tulips, temptation and Van Gogh.
ezine 30 - January 2010
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Flying Pig WintergameHAPPY NEW YEAR!

First of all: HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!!!! We hope 2010 is going to be a fantastic year for all of you with loads of traveling and family and friends!

For Ricardo the year starts good; he is the lucky winner or 2 free nighs at the Flying Pig Hostel of his choice. He had the highest score playing the Flying Pigman Game in our last ezine. If you haven't won this time, don't worry. Just see it as practice, since we will do more games this year; new chances!