• Posted:Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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Discover the best of Amsterdam this year

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Discover the best of Amsterdam this year
If you're up for a bit of an adventure and have never stayed in an Amsterdam hostel before, then heading to the region between May and September could definitely be a good idea, as the city is hosting a best of exhibition featuring all sorts of artworks from a variety of periods.

This is perfect if you've never been that into art but fully intend to cultivate an interest. Faced with different masterpieces from a series of eras, all conveniently juxtaposed with each other, will definitely help you figure out what you like and what you don't.

So, if that sounds like something you'd be up for, book that flight to Amsterdam and head to the Groninger Museum any time between May 30th and September 5th. There, you'll be able to immerse yourself in pieces by the De Ploeg group, as well as post-modern furniture, contemporary art, 17th and 18th-century portraits and handicraft objects from the surrounding area. It's going to be a good one, I promise you and I'm not even that keen on the arts myself (unless you consider backpacking and climbing mountains armed only with a pickaxe art, which - most likely - not that many people do).

However, you should also spare some time to visit the Hoge Veluwe, a national park that the Hindu's Aparna Karthikeyan recommended to me. It boasts over 5,000 acres of lakes, woods and grasslands and also has its own museum, so you'll be able to culture yourself while enjoying the great outdoors. What could possibly be better?

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