Things to do in Amsterdam at Night

Amsterdam has captivating nightlife. You can visit the famous, or infamous, Red Light District, or you can enjoy some music at the famous Concertgebouw. You could also dance the night away to some live music, but If, like me, you appreciate culture and museums, then you’ll be happy to know that many museums and galleries, such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Anne Frank House, stay open until 10-11 pm, especially on weekends.

The Moco Museum

Located on Amsterdam Museum Square the Moco Museumis open daily; Sunday – Thursday 10:00 – 19:00 hours, and onFridays and Saturdays between 10:00 – 21:00 hours. It also offers live music and a Cocktail Experience at the House of Bols, the world’s oldest distillery.

The Moco Museum offers a first-rate collection of modern and contemporary art by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Yayoi Kusama. This is no doubt in line with … Read More

German travel startup Getyourguide lets go of a sixth of staff

BERLIN, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Getyourguide, one of Berlin’s best-backed travel startups, said on Wednesday it has laid off 90 people, or a sixth of its staff, after the coronavirus pandemic hit its business of tours and trips.

A spokesman confirmed a report in tech publication Gruenderszene on the job cuts, which come barely a year and a half after the company raised nearly $500 million from investors led by Softbank’s Vision Fund.

“As our view of the market’s path to recovery has come into focus, it’s become clear that it was necessary for us to adapt our company to the present reality,” Getyourguide said.

As well as being forced into a go-slow by the pandemic, Europe’s travel tech industry has chafed at the terms offered by Google – the search engine it relies on heavily for online referrals – urging the Alphabet unit to offer more flexibility on payments

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EU seeks to bring order to COVID travel confusion

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[AUDIO ONLY] The European Union adopted on Tuesday a “traffic light” system to guide member states whether to require COVID-19 testing or quarantines for non-essential EU travellers such as tourists.

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Greek Travel Agents, Tourist Guides Angered Over Covid-19 Risk Map

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Greek travel agents and tourist guides are up in arms over a recently announced Covid-19 risk-assessment map which categorizes into four levels the country’s regional units based on degree of risk as indicated by a color-coded system.

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (fedHATTA) and Efi Kalampoukidou, an accredited tourist guide in Greece and president of the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG), are demanding that the government clarify which restrictions apply, arguing that the measures are unreasonable and unfair.

According to Kalampoukidou, under the current measures, no group tours are allowed in Level 3 areas, which include all of Athens. She adds that authorities have failed to clarify number of participants in groups, locations, monuments, and open-air tourist attractions as well as whether smaller private group tours are allowed.

At the same time, FedHATTA also reacted to the

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Visit Oregon Releases New Guide for Relocating to Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Visit Oregon is one of the top travel and destination websites for those looking to explore and even relocate to Oregon. The site has developed a unique approach that gives Oregon visitors everything they need to plan their vacation and even buy their next home. And now, Visit Oregon has also launched a highly comprehensive free guide book to help potential real estate buyers/renters with relocating to Oregon. Find it here:

Michael Rose from Visit Oregon made an official press statement: “Here at, we have leveraged a highly integrative web technology to create a virtual platform that helps travelers from around the world discover the diverse beauty that Oregon has to offer. Our website has become a one-stop-shop for all things Oregon including the best travel and vacation information, photography locations, overnight lodging, real estate and, now, the

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MICHELIN Guide Presents ‘Virtual Family Meal’ to Honor California Restaurants’ Creativity, Strength, Resilience

“We know the restaurant industry still faces enormous challenges in getting back on its feet,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides. “We are confident this will occur, as soon as health and safety protocols allow. Diners won’t lose their desire for great food; in fact, the importance of a shared meal has never been so present in our minds as it is at this time.”

The MICHELIN Guide will host an online gathering of support for California restaurants through a Virtual Family Meal on Oct. 27, 2020, at 4 p.m. PT. “Family meal” is a cherished tradition around the world in which restaurant staff sit together before food service begins to enjoy a meal prepared by one of their own.

Restaurateurs and food lovers can secure a seat at the table and register for the event by visiting This virtual gathering is sponsored by

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EU agrees on common coronavirus travel rules

Ministers from the 27 member states have adopted a “traffic light” system as a guide on whether to require testing or quarantine for non-essential EU travelers, eventually restoring free movement when conditions allow.

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European Union ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday reached an agreement on common criteria to coordinate coronavirus travel rules to provide clarity and predictability on measures that restrict movement due to the pandemic.

The agreement requires EU countries to provide “clear and timely information about what they must do, and which restrictions are in force,” including any accompanying requirements such as COVID-19 negative tests or passenger locator forms.

EU countries should publish the necessary information as early as possible, at least 24 hours before new measures come into effect. The agreement acknowledges that some flexibility is required for emergencies.

“We welcome this agreement to bring more order to a currently

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what the three-tier system means for your plans

A UK guide to the rules and your booking rights

The new tier system has fundamentally changed our freedom to travel and go on holiday in this country. With the October half term break about to begin, here is our guide to working out when, where and if you can take a break. 

The rules in England

Tier One areas

If you live in a Tier One area, you can travel to and stay anywhere in England which is also in Tier One and to many parts of Scotland and Wales (subject to local rules there, see below). In England, you can stay in a cottage or apartment but only in groups of up to six people from the same household. However, it is permitted to stay in a hotel or bed and breakfast with another household if you avoid sharing rooms with people you do not live with

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EU seeks to bring order to confusing COVID-era travel

By Philip Blenkinsop

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union adopted on Tuesday a “traffic light” system to guide member states whether to require COVID-19 testing or quarantines for non-essential EU travellers such as tourists.

A meeting of European affairs ministers approved the recommendation, which aims to end a confusing patchwork of restrictions and to restore free movement – a cherished principle in the 27-member bloc – when conditions allow.

With cases spiking across Europe, only a few areas would currently qualify for the lowest-risk “green” band allowing unrestricted travel. They include most of eastern Germany, parts of the Nordic and Baltic countries, some areas of Bulgaria and Greece, and one zone in Italy.

EU nations will be encouraged to apply “proportionate” measures for medium-risk orange and high-risk red zones, which could include a quarantine or a test but not a blanket bar on entry.

The 27 nations are to supply

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Sneaky ‘inactivity’ fee on travel cards stings Aussies amid travel ban

Our passports, suitcases and other holiday gear have collecting dust for months now.

But with most international travel unlikely to return this year, if you have an overseas travel money card loaded with foreign currency, there’s a good reason to dust it off, log into your account and make sure you’re not being slugged with unexpected charges.

Many travel money cards — which customers pre-load with foreign currency to spend overseas — have monthly inactivity fees in their terms and conditions that kick in if the card hasn’t been used for a certain period, usually 12 months.

This means for many Australians, depending on what card they’re using, the 12-month inactivity fee could be starting to bite if they still have leftover foreign currencies from a trip last year.

“Not all travel money cards have inactivity fees,” editor-in-chief and travel guru Angus Kidman told

“If you have got

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