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Solar-Powered Rail Tunnel Connects Paris to Amsterdam

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 8th 2011 10:30 AM
Paris to Amsterdam Train Solar-Powered

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Europe's first high-speed international trains to use solar panel generated electricity were introduced Monday. The trains link the cities of Paris and Amsterdam.
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5 Best Photo Opportunities in Amsterdam

by Chelsea M. Cohen. Posted Sep 23rd 2010 08:00 PM
Photo Opportunities Amsterdam

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Between the beautiful canals, sprawling fields of tulips, and attractions of questionable morality, it's easy to understand why Amsterdam has captured the imaginations – and lenses – of so many; but any guidebook can take you through those. For some truly memorable Amsterdam moments, here are some photo opportunities in these unforgettable surroundings:
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Amsterdam Slang

by Benjamin Williams. Posted Sep 23rd 2010 10:00 AM
Amsterdam Slang

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If you are planning a trip to Amsterdam, there are a few words and phrases you may want to know. With a little introduction to Amsterdam slang and local language, you'll be making your way around the city just like you belong!
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Wildest Places to Party in Europe

by Nomadic Matt. Posted Sep 23rd 2010 04:00 AM
When you travel, you're free of responsibilities. There's nothing holding you back. So why not throw caution to the wind and get in on these wild Europe party scenes? Whether you are in the south, the north, the east, or the west, when you travel around Europe, you'll find some the greatest and most diverse places to let loose.
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Amsterdam with Tweens: A Perfect Family Day

by Brian Berenty. Posted Sep 9th 2010 10:27 AM
Amsterdam with Tweens: A Family Vacation

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Traveling to Amsterdam with tweens? This city is full of character and offers plenty of family-friendly things to do. Amsterdam is not all storybook, however, so be prepared. There is a seedy element that permeates much of the city due to its tolerance for legalized prostitution and drug use, primarily concentrated in the area between Dam Square and the train station. You'll need to be keenly observant and proactive to steer inquisitive eyes and limbs away from anything you'll have to explain later. So, rather than aimlessly wander the city, plan out your excursions and destinations -- especially at night. Here are a few Amsterdam family vacation ideas to get you started.
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