City Life – Context Travel Blog

Looking for the latest news and updates about city life from around the world? Check here for thoughts and updates about city life, from arts and culture, to public transportation, to making the most of city life around the world, from Rome to Rio. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for visiting hotspots and urban favorites off the beaten path in over 40 cities, put together by local culture experts and journalists, as well as Context staff. From classics to cutting-edge contemporary, we provide an intellectually curious take on city life across the globe—or in your home city.

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.

Digging in at the Foodhallen - definitely one of our favorite things to do in Amsterdam.

9 Undiscovered Things to Do in Amsterdam (and What Not to Do)

Thanks to years of economic prosperity, traditions of warm hospitality, and a relaxed sense of community, Amsterdammers make great hosts. There’s certainly no shortage of things to do in Amsterdam. For proof, look no further than the thousands of visitors…

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