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Rick Steves Netherlands and Belgium is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours around the Netherlands and Belgium, plus an excerpt from Rick's "Postcards from Europe" book. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Netherlands and Belgium will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information on these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.

Rick Steves Netherlands and Belgium is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours around the Netherlands and Belgium, plus an excerpt from Rick's "Postcards from Europe" book. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Netherlands and Belgium will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information on these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.
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Rick Steves Netherlands and Belgium is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours around the Netherlands and Belgium, plus an excerpt from Rick's "Postcards from Europe" book. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Netherlands and Belgium will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information on these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.

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English


Episodes

Good-bye Audio Europe, hello "Travel with Rick Steves"

11/1/2018
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This marks the end of Rick's Audio Europe podcast. But the good news is there are two easy ways you can keep getting this content. The first way is to subscribe to the free, weekly “Travel with Rick Steves” radio show podcast on iTunes. It brings you all the great interviews you’ve come to love, in a longer format. Or, you can download the free “Rick Steves Audio Europe” app, which includes all of Rick's radio interviews — plus dozens of walking tours through Europe’s most interesting...

Duration:00:00:24

Intro from Rick Steves

3/23/2018
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Rick provides a brief introduction to his Netherlands/Belgium playlist, a collection of audio files designed to help you plan and enjoy your best possible trip. For more info on traveling in the Netherlands and Belgium, see http://www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:00:59

Amsterdam City Walk Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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From the train station to Dam Square to Leidseplein, this 90-minute walk down the spine of the city is a great overview of the city's charms — canals, museums, shops, flowers, and Golden Age grandeur. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:57:30

Amsterdam: Red Light District Walk Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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Amsterdam's most historic neighborhood is also its most notorious. Here, sex is sold openly and marijuana smoked freely — and it's all legal. This 90-minute tour offers a safe, informative introduction. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:49:27

Amsterdam: Jordaan Walk Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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This quaint, residential neighborhood is home to quiet canals and the nearby Anne Frank House. It gives a behind-the-scenes look at the unique, laid-back lifestyle of Amsterdam's trendy residents. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:41:20

Belgian Treats

3/23/2018
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Two Belgian tour guides get nostalgic as they discuss the hearty comfort foods of their homeland.

Duration:00:18:49

Delft

7/12/2017
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Dutch tour guide Angelinque Mergler describes how even today, a walk around the historic town of Delft can make a traveler feel like part of a Vermeer painting.

Duration:00:12:02

Holland

7/25/2016
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Angelique Mergler, a tour guide from Delft, explains what sets Holland apart from the rest of the Netherlands.

Duration:00:18:24

Belgium’s Split Personality

4/7/2016
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Belgian scholar Hilbren Buys describes the cultural fault line running right through Belgium, with the Germanic and the Latin part of Europe meeting in the middle of the country.

Duration:00:11:31

Amsterdam Update

12/4/2014
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Dutch tour guide Nica Johnson fills Rick in on the latest in Amsterdam, including renovations to the city's great musuems.

Duration:00:11:30

Amsterdam by Bike

12/4/2014
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Amsterdam-based tour guide Nica Johnson explains how visitors can enjoy her bike-friendly city on two wheels.

Duration:00:11:11

Dutch Treats

9/26/2013
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Jonathan Groubert recommends some of the fun places he and his family enjoy in the Netherlands. He also attempts to explain the appeal of Europe's guilty TV pleasure, the annual Eurovision Song Contest.

Duration:00:18:07

Beer in Belgium

9/26/2013
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Stu Stuart, who regularly leads beer tours of Belgium, explains why Belgian brews are worth a special trip.

Duration:00:17:12

The Netherlands, Inside Out

4/11/2013
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American journalist Jonathan Groubert talks about the politics and culture of his adopted Dutch home.

Duration:00:12:17

Changing Dutch Society

2/20/2012
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Jonathan Groubert, an American journalist who has made the Netherlands his home for 20 years, gives us an insider's view of the Dutch culture and character, and talks about the forces challenging that country's traditions of tolerance.

Duration:00:14:42

The Low Countries

2/20/2012
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Two natives of the low countries talk about the distinctive cultures of the Netherlands and Belgium.

Duration:00:18:23

Postcards from Europe: Amsterdam

8/29/2011
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In this excerpt from his travel memoir, Rick contemplates contemporary Dutch culture, the persistent scars of World War II, the people's frugality, and the fundamental differences between Dutch and American attitudes toward sex.

Duration:00:33:44

Backdoor Amsterdam

8/29/2011
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Rick and Andrew Bender, author of the Lonely Planet guidebook to Amsterdam, discuss the city's underappreciated sights, including the Albert Cuyp Market, architecture of the Red Light District, Amstelkring Museum, and eastern docklands.

Duration:00:08:21

Belgium Travel Tips

8/29/2011
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Belgian tour guide Ferdi Menghi joins Rick to talk about his country's easygoing flair and great food.

Duration:00:29:09

Dutch Society from the Inside Out

8/29/2011
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Guides from the Netherlands to explain how the Dutch get along in their densely-packed and efficient country, where millions live below sea level.

Duration:00:22:15