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Wander, eavesdrop and ponder, but always chew your food carefully

I’m in Asos, a little fishing village built into the narrowest part of a rocky peninsula on the Greek island of Kefalonia. The tiny bay arcs out from the rocky headland to encompass its stony beach, harbour, and the clearest water I have ever seen. It’s a postcard location with two or three tiers of houses, hotels and holiday apartments framing the crescent’s waters in shades of umber, terracotta, cream, and pink.

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Inside Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, Oudezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam

Space-age to Golden Age (and back again) at Museum Our Lord in the Attic

Each October, Amsterdam hosts one of the most extensive electronic music festivals in the world. Amsterdam Dance Event spans five days and hundreds of venues so needless to say, it’s spectacular, exciting and exhausting.

Recovery involves copious amounts of sleep, liters of coconut water, an extra day off and a little ‘something for the soul’, too. Ask Team Kompas (that’s us) and we’ll say the latter part is where museums about secret 17th Century churches come in. Call us literal… Read More

Warm coats & hot cocoa: our 7 tips for a successful canal cruise this winter

We know you’ve already dug out your ‘big coat’ and poncho in preparation for those dreaded winter months, but that’s no reason to deny yourself a glimpse of Amsterdam from its most enchanting angle. Just use them to your advantage! Follow our seven pieces of magnificent advice and you can ace this winter canal cruise. Scout’s honour.

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