When You’re a tourist in Amsterdam

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You know that moment when you are  asked by your buddy’s from abroad: ” Hey we are coming to town for a few days, what are fun things to do?” And your mind just goes blank ———- because when you’re a local you don’t do all the things tourists do.
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I Heart Westerpark

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In the upper west side of our city we have the beautiful industrial area called Westerpark, better known as Westergasfabriek. In English that would be “Western Gas Factory”. In early 1900 it was Amsterdam’s supplier of gas mostly used for street lighting. When the factory closed, a few buildings were destroyed and other remained for storage. In 1989 the remaining buildings were recognized as monuments. Nowadays it has become a great cultural park that has a lot to offer from relaxing in the grass to partying until the late wee hours. Continue reading “I Heart Westerpark”

Amsterdam Kookt – Food Festival

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Moving on from music festivals to food festivals on TaniStates Blog. This past weekend was the first edition of food festival Amsterdam Kookt. Translation would be Amsterdam is cooking. When I see the recap on their social media it’s clear they had a huge succes! No wonder with all the great components they had in their advantage.

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Photo Studio on-the-go

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When you love taking pictures, like me, nothing beats a good old DSLR camera. Yes, I know that it is bigger than your smartphone and it has all these different lenses and settings, but that’s just what I love about it. Because once you have found that right combination of lenses and settings, nothing beats the beauty of a perfect picture. But there is something I have always missed while using my DSLR …

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