Mass Tourism is Ruining Europe’s Great Cities

Some day, not right now and not in 2020 or 2021, but some day soon, European Focus and its founder James Derheim will simply stop taking clients to Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Venice, Rome, Florence and the list goes on and on. Why? Mass tourism and the BILLIONS of people who are traveling – it’s ruining […]

Today in Zanse Schaans

We spent part of today in the outdoor museum park of Zanse Schaans near Amsterdam. The park features a handful of windmills, most of them built originally in the 1600s and then moved to this area in the 1970s and 1980s to form a picturesque panorama of what this part of the Netherlands looked like […]

Today in Amsterdam

A gorgeous spring day topped off by a canal cruise where the everyday life of the denizens of the boats which line the canals (more than 2,000 boats of various states of condition, some hulks and some quite luxurious) are home to many of the city’s citizens, who shell out as much as $500,000 for […]