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Mar082018

Moxy and Residence Inn Amsterdam Houthavens port hotels

Marriott opened two new hotels in Amsterdam late January 2018 with a joint Moxy Amsterdam Houthavens and Residence Inn Houthavens project . These adjacently located hotels are at the end of a wharf on the Ij, the major waterway in Amsterdam. These hotels are located 2.5 miles northwest of Centraal Station, about 20 minutes by…

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Feb282018

Amsterdam’s green parakeets

In Amsterdam thousands of green ring-necked parakeets live in the trees of city parks and other urban environment areas of the city. There are estimated to be more than 10,000 parakeets across Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. Green parakeets are birds I spotted on previous trips to Amsterdam, but forgot about these feral foreigners…

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Sep182017

Amsterdam Hotel Rewards Map

Amsterdam has 49 chain hotels in 9 major loyalty programs available for points. The hotels on my Google maps hotel rewards map are either in Amsterdam city or Amsterdam Schiphol Airport hotels.  After creating several of these hotel rewards maps in the past week, one of the most time-consuming tasks is determining the reward rate…

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