Five Most Recognizable Aussie Icons!

Popularly known as The Land Down Under, Australia has, during its short history, become one of the most developed countries in the world. Today it is also known as The Land of Plenty, as it is considered the land of opportunities, featuring the second-highest human development index globally, topped only by USA. The following is ...

Top 5 places to get married in Vegas, Nevada

Top 5 places to get married in Vegas, Nevada
Besides gambling to many Las Vegas also stands for marrying quickly and easily. This guest post article by Miles Young tells you about the top Vegas wedding chapels. So roll the dice and take a chance on love in one of these iconic chapels. Our follow up article will highlight great gifts and souvenirs related ...

Top 5 Places to Pay Tribute to Music Legends

Top 5 Places to Pay Tribute to Music Legends
Many cities around the world have been home to music legends, but some places have had more of an impact than others. This guest post written by Cailen Mctoldridge describes these artists and places and our follow up article will show you the way to great related gifts and souvenirs. While London has produced many musical ...

A Quick Glimpse at the City of Belfast

A Quick Glimpse at the City of Belfast
This article is about Belfast’s typical areas of which many elements are iconic for this beautiful city in Northern-Ireland. The article is written by guest writer Corey Pal. We’ll soon have a follow up article ready with great gifts and souvenirs related to Belfast’s icons! You just cannot run out of things to do and ...

Amsterdam cannabis related gifts and souvenirs

Amsterdam cannabis related gifts and souvenirs
This article serves as a guide to great gifts and/or souvenirs related to Amsterdam’s pot smoking scene. If you like to know more about Amsterdam and smoking marijuana check out our article: “On Amsterdam and marijuana“. One of the most bought gifts and/or souvenirs with regard to Amsterdam’s cannabis scene are of course the seeds. ...

Seattle’s Jimi Hendrix

Seattle's Jimi Hendrix
Among the many rock icons that Seattle can claim, Jimi Hendrix is one of the most legendary. The guitar phenom, who mesmerized rock clubs and stadiums of fans with his superlative electric playing, made an impression on music worldwide before his tragic death. Hendrix fever still lives on in his home city, however, where many ...

Living Among Central America’s Volcanoes

The below article about Central America’s iconic volcanoes is a guest post written by L. Evans (see signature). We of GeoTypico will soon show you the way to great local gifts and souvenirs related to these mighty volcanoes in our follow-up article. I’ve always been interested in Volcanoes.  When I was 10 years old, I ...

Florida’s other icons

Florida's other icons
Florida is one of the most popular holiday destinations, and most of us who go there make a bee-line for Orlando and the world famous theme parks such as Seaworld, Disney and Universal Studios. There’s no denying that theme parks are great fun, but even the most ardent Disney fan can find a full fortnight ...

On Amsterdam and marijuana

Loved by millions of hashish smokers from across the world, Amsterdam is renowned for its potent marijuana strains, relaxed drug policies and its coffee shops that sell and permit the smoking of some of the world’s finest pot. Hundreds of different strains and varieties are available in Amsterdam’s coffeeshops and they’re often more potent and ...

Stylish souvenirs related to Amsterdam’s canal houses

Stylish souvenirs related to Amsterdam's canal houses
Following our article on Amsterdam’s canal houses we’ve looked into products that would make a nice gift, souvenir or must have to remember them by. What is typical for Amsterdam’s canal houses and what of that is exportable as a product? That’s the question we ask ourselves for everything that’s typical for a certain region. For ...

About Amsterdam and its famous canal houses

The canals and waterways of Amsterdam embody the soul and history of a city that grew up on them. For many years the canals were vital to the survival of the city. However while the city owes its survival to them, the canals owe much of their undeniable beauty to the presence of the magnificent ...

Ajax Amsterdam related products

Ajax Amsterdam related products
On our related e-commerce site GeoTypico.com many people search for ‘Ajax’ (Amsterdam’s football club) when looking for something typical from Amsterdam and/or Holland. As for now we only have 8 Ajax related products listed (5 books and 3 Ajax busts) this article is here to show you many more great products. If you’re not looking ...

Legendary Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd has died

Legendary Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd has died
Jazz legend Donald Byrd passed away Monday at the age of 80. Byrd was not only known for his ineffaceable work in jazz but also for his RnB, soul, and funk related work. Read about what typified Byrd and enjoy his videos. At the end of our article we’ve included link to get must-haves or ...

Modigliani sold for $42/€31 million at Christie’s London

Modigliani sold for $42/€31 million at Christie's London
Yesterday no less than €31/$42 million paid was paid for Modigliani’s Jeanne Hébuterne (with hat) at Christie’s London. We’ll tell you a little about Modigliani and offer you a link to see and get lifelike offer from this great Italian painter via Art.com (worldwide shipping). Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian painter. He was born in the Italian ...

About AFC Ajax, Amsterdam’s world famous pride.

About AFC Ajax, Amsterdam's world famous pride.
A long, glorious history unmatched by any club in the Netherlands Amsterdam’s legendary football club Ajax has a long, glorious history that is unmatched by any club in the Netherlands. Founded in 1900, the club has become an icon for many football fans around the world, due to their success, their free-flowing style of play, ...

Get yourself a typical Dutch granny bike, cargo bike or other Dutch bike

Get yourself a typical Dutch granny bike, cargo bike or other Dutch bike
For many one of Amsterdam’s and Holland’s most typical things are bikes, they’re everywhere. Read our article on why bikes are so typical for Amsterdam, Holland. This article highlights the typical Dutch ‘Oma-fietsen’ (literally Granny bikes), one of  Holland’s most popular bikes. We’ll tell you what specifies them and how to get a granny bike, ...

Amsterdam, bike capital of the world

For keen cyclists there is no better city to visit than that of the world’s bike capital, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Amsterdam and cycling have been synonymous for many years. Here’s an overview of how Amsterdam’s bike culture has become what it is today. If you’re looking to buy typical Dutch bikes including granny bikes ...

Get tulips and tulip bulbs directly from Holland

Get tulips and tulip bulbs directly from Holland
  Tulips symbolize Holland’s beauty and are therefore a great way to get them as a souvenir or gift. This article shows you how to get high quality tulip bulbs from one of the Keukenhof’s few suppliers and how to get fresh tulips directly from Holland. If you want to know why tulips are so typical for ...

The Dutch masters of cartography

The Dutch masters of cartography
This article tells you about Holland’s important role with regard to the development of cartography. If you’re looking for related gifts,  souvenirs or must haves check our articles: “Old Maps Of Amsterdam And Holland Added To Our Assortment” and “Save Shipping Cost On Old Maps Of Amsterdam And Holland” The art of cartography began in ...

Save Shipping Cost On Old Maps Of Amsterdam And Holland

Recently we’ve added beautiful old maps of Amsterdam and Holland to our site. As these are sent from Holland shipping costs might be somewhat high for some. For instance, if you live in the US you pay approx. $26,50 for one order (regardless of the number of maps you order). Although the offer is not ...

Why tulips are typical for Amsterdam, Holland

Why tulips are typical for Amsterdam, Holland
Tulip flowers are one of nature’s wonders, a symbol of beauty that has been appreciated for centuries, nowhere more so than the city of Amsterdam. This article is about Amsterdam’s special relation with tulips. If you’re looking to buy Dutch tulips as a gift, souvenir or must-have, check out our article: “Tulips and tulip bulbs ...

New no toking sign for Amsterdam

New no toking sign for Amsterdam
Everywhere else in the world but in Amsterdam it’s obvious that one is not allowed to smoke marijuana. Therefore in an infamous area in Amsterdam West (De Baarsjes) these signs have been hung to explicitly communicate that smoking marijuana there is not allowed. This article shows you the previous and new design of the prohibition ...

Amsterdammertjes, the city’s typical bollards

Amsterdammertjes, the city's typical bollards
One of the unique and most charming symbols of Amsterdam has to be the famous steel bollards that line the sidewalks and footpaths of the city. Known as Amsterdammertjes, these red/brown traffic barriers are now instantly recognizable by anyone who has happened to visit Amsterdam in the past. Little more than a meter high, and ...

New site, new blog, new facebook page, new focus, new everything!

New site, new blog, new facebook page, new focus, new everything!
Having gained experience with the Amsterdam focused site we’ve decided it’s time to move on to the next stage of GeoTypico! As per today we will be a company focusing on regions’ best and most typical local products. For that our sites will soon clearly show that we’re more than just Amsterdam, Holland. Besides that ...

Lovely review for sending a customized Amsterdammertje to London

Subject: The pole has arrived THANK YOU SO MUCH for organising such a wonderful thing. It has arrived safetly with us here in London!!! I cannot wait to see my fathers face, we shall be sure to show you film coverage!!! I hope that you all have a great day. Thank you so much Sarah Smiley ...

New scope, new design

GeoTypico has decided to narrow its scope in order to make more progress and to make our proposition more clear. We will be all about typical local products, from all over the world. We will no longer be bringing tours and tickets and extensive background information on certain typical local issues. Last but not least ...

Old Maps Of Amsterdam And Holland Added To Our Assortment

Old Maps Of Amsterdam And Holland Added To Our Assortment
We’ve just added beautiful old maps of Amsterdam and Holland to our assortment and we’re excited to have them. Perhaps it’s because we’re Amsterdammers but we just love to study these maps: what was once there and what still is? It’s fascinating to see if you know today’s city. The map of Amsterdam we find ...

Marijuana smokers’ protest against criminalization and repression.

Marijuana smokers' protest against criminalization and repression.
Today, the 20th of April, Dutch marijuana smokers will gather in coffeeshops for a ’420-smoke-out’. There they’ll hear where in Amsterdam to jointly and publicly smoke their weed at 4.20 PM. By doing so they want to protest against criminalization and repression of weed smokers. From other Dutch cities like Groningen and Maastricht buses are ...

Sea of tulips in courtyard Amsterdam museum

Sea of tulips in courtyard Amsterdam museum
From today till the 22nd of April a sea of tulips fills the courtyard of the wonderful Amsterdam museum (admittance to the courtyard is free). Reason for this is that tulips are one of the first products that came from Turkey and this week Holland’s 400-year relation with Turkey is celebrated. Tulips became a key ...

How many bikes and cars end up in Amsterdam’s canals?

This informative and fun article tells you how many bicycles Amsterdammers own and how many of them end up in the canals, and why. The article includes some nice pictures and videos. Read our article about why bikes are so popular in Amsterdam, Holland or check out some nice posters on Amsterdam bikes we’ve selected ...

New: Keukenhof flowerfields tour

Just added the Keukenhof flowerfields tour to our original tours and tickets section! For sure a wonderful tour you won’t forget. Together with the extension to tour the Northern countryside of Amsterdam it’s even greater. Do you know why tulips are typical for Amsterdam? Read the amazing story in our quality article. Soon you’ll also ...

About the first publication of Anne Frank’s diary

In her diary, (Anne Frank’s father) Otto reads about the plan Anne had to publish a book after the war about the time she spent in the Secret Annex. She had even edited and rewritten a large portion of her original diary. Initially, Otto Frank feels uncertain about the idea but he finally decides to ...

Ancient windmill burns to the ground

One of Holland’s most profound icons is of course the windmill. Sadly enough a 225-year-old windmill in the northern Dutch town of Burum, in Friesland province, has burned to the ground. The first flames were visible shortly after 10:30 pm on Sunday night. (Source: Ancient windmill burns to the ground | Radio Netherlands Worldwide). Other ...

Scientists Reveal Genetic Mutation Depicted in Van Gogh’s Sunflower Paintings

ScienceDaily (Mar. 29, 2012) — In addition to being among his most vibrant and celebrated works, Vincent van Gogh’s series of sunflower paintings also depict a mutation whose genetic basis has, until now, been a bit of a mystery. Read more. Visit the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam for only EUR 14,- and see these ...

Is America ready for Sensation?

“Modern dance music has exploded through Innerspace and into our daily lives. Talk of the next big festival could be found in every classroom and at every dinner table. The excitement of dancing alongside 100,000+ people to heartening electronic music has taken over the globe, and Americans are enjoying every minute of the ride. In ...

New website live!

We’re happy to announce that our new website has gone live. Check it out on www.geotypico.com. Its redesign makes much more clear GeoTypico is about: Information about Amsterdam and its icons Tours and tickets for original things to do in Amsterdam Original and stylish Amsterdam gifts and souvenirs So from beginning till the end we’re ...

Want to become our future webmaster? Check our internship

Want to become our future webmaster? Check our internship
Are you looking for an internship as a webmaster? Look no further. GeoTypico is looking for you if you match this profile (in Dutch): Stage oproep 9 april 2011 v1

GeoTypico’s page on Facebook

Today we spent some time on getting a page on Facebook. We temporarily had a personal page but a personal page isn’t public and doesn’t support search engines. The only sad thing is that we don’t seem to able to add friends! Something that could easily be done with a personal page… :-s In order ...

Current offer and offer soon to come

GeoTypico’s great local offer is still small but rapidly growing. Here’s what you already can order internationally: Beautiful and large (!) Ajax busts made from dry cast marble as related offer to AFC Ajax and Johan Cruijff Impressive colorful screen prints of the late Herman Brood Majestic etchings of Rembrandt made by the Rembrandt House ...

GeoTypico’s blog

Now that our main site is up & running and starting to get more and more complete, it’s time to get working on our blog! Through this blog we want to inform you of interesting news regarding the Amsterdam icons on our main website, GeoTypico.com. Alongside the blog articles you’ll also find GeoTypico’s twitter posts ...