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In Delft for Dutch Stroopwafels

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam cruises from Rotterdam today. Love cruising? Love cycling? Love sweets? From Rotterdam, I cycled less than 10 miles to Delft, the charming village where I stopped to eat and learn more about Stroopwafels with Wil and Erik Schravendijk.

A Visit To Saluhall

[Eurodam is in Stockholm today.] Saluhall is one of the Stockholm’s oldest markets and one of the world’s top ten markets, according to a 2007 ranking by Bon Appetit magazine. The market is situated in trendy Ostermalm, easily accessible from the city center by metro (tunnelbana) or by foot. Arrive hungry and try something typically…   read more of “A Visit To…”

Berlin: Life Before The Fall

Berlin: Life Before The Fall

[Rotterdam docks in Warnemunde, Germany, today, a 2.5-hour train journey away from Berlin, a popular excursion for Holland America Line passengers.] Over lunch at Berlin’s trendy Restaurant Diekmann at Weinhaus Huth, Nicole Röbel tells a story that grandparents might tell their grandchildren. “We had no phone when I was a child,” she says, after finishing…   read more of “Berlin: Life Before…”

St. Petersburg Comes to Amsterdam: The New Hermitage

St. Petersburg Comes to Amsterdam: The New Hermitage

New museum offers opportunities for Holland America Line guests cruising to or from the Netherlands this summer. Eurodam calls on Amsterdam July 5. On June 20, 2009, a major new European cultural destination debuts in Amsterdam. Hermitage Amsterdam opens its doors to welcome visitors to an elegantly restored 17th-century building that will serve as the…   read more of “St. Petersburg…”