9 Reasons Why You’ll Never Get Bored of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the kind of city you’ll never get bored of. With countless museums, free things to do, beautiful parks, cosy Dutch pubs and awesome nightlife, it’s the kind of place you can visit over and over again and each time you do, you’ll find a new favourite place. We’ve rounded up some of the best things about the compact city that keeps our Flying Pig customers returning. Whether you’re a party animal, a culture vulture, a keen cyclist or just a backpacker on a budget looking for a cheap city break, here are 9 reasons you’ll never get bored of Amsterdam…

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10 Backpacking Tips You Can’t Travel Without

When you’re planning your first time backpacking, it’s totally normal to feel pretty clueless. But once you’ve got the right backpack and have an idea of where you want to go and who with, you’ve nailed down the basis. Then it’s time to really get prepped for the adventure of your life. Here at the Flying Pig, travel is what we know and love best. Our travel know-it-alls have come up with a list of simple backpacking tips that’ll help make your trip the best time of your life.

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20 Things to do in Amsterdam in Your Twenties

Amsterdam is one of those cities that you keep going back to over and over again without getting bored. While you’re in your twenties, there are some awesome things to do in the city that won’t want to miss out on. From Dutch boozers, wild festivals to live music events and long cycles through the countryside, the city offers so much to backpackers looking for a fun trip. And since your twenties are the best years of your life, book your flight out ASAP and see how many of these things you can tick off before you turn 30…

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Cosy Christmas Markets in Amsterdam for 2019

Spending Christmas in Amsterdam is simply magical. Festive Dutch foods, Christmas markets and glorious festive cheer that takes over the whole city throughout December. If you’re thinking of spending the festive season in Amsterdam, there are some incredible Christmas markets and winter events that you simply must visit. Sip on mulled wine at the Ice Village, wander the festive stalls, go ice skating on Museumplein, gaze at the Christmas tree on Dam Square, eat a hot dog, or pick up a few gifts for loved ones on Rembrandtplein. There’s nothing more heartwarming than wrapping up warm in scarves and hats and heading out to soak up the magical Christmas market atmosphere. These are the best Christmas Markets in Amsterdam…

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