Amsterdam Sculpture Route

Amsterdam ArtZuid 2015

The Amsterdam Sculpture Route is a free open air exhibition of monumental sculptures. The sculptures are there between 22 May and 22 September 2015. […]


De Pijp

De Pijp Amsterdam

The neighbourhood De Pijp Amsterdam, centered around the Albert Cuyp daily market, is bustling with people, bikes, terraces, restaurants and bars and has some stunning architecture from The Amsterdam School.


Summertime hangouts

Pllek at NDSM

When summer arrives in Amsterdam and you’re tired of wandering along the canals and strolling in and around Amsterdam museums, it’s best to find a nice terrace to hangout for a couple of hours, to spend the afternoon on a terrace in the sunshine, chilling, drinking. A friendly and sunny place, just enjoy summertime in […]


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5 Things to do in April

Easter in Amsterdam - Tulip fields of Keukenhof

Here’s a list of 5 Amsterdam Things To Do in April.

1. Day trip to visit tulip gardens of Keukenhof in Lisse […]


A week in Amsterdam

Things to do in Amsterdam on Sunday

Where to eat, what to see, where to bike to, where to shop and where to dance, drink & eat your Dutch apple pie […]


Homeless in Amsterdam

Homeless in Amsterdam

Many people visiting Amsterdam are surprised to see there are not many homeless people in the streets.
Here are 10 most asked question about homeless people in Amsterdam. […]


Shopping for chocolate

Unlimited Delicious

Do you love chocolate? Amsterdam will fulfil your chocolate dreams.

In Amsterdam, there’s a wide variety of wonderfully delicious chocolate shops, there’s tasting sessions, you can go on chocolate consult and you can even make your own bar at one of Amsterdam’s chocolate workshops.
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Dutch ice cream

Ice cream in Amsterdam

On hot days it’s best to cool off with a real Dutch ice cream. Several Amsterdam ice cream shops have started making delicious ice creams. As a big producer of dairy products, it’s not strange that the Dutch make interesting ice creams. Most Amsterdam ice cream shops are only open during the summer months.    […]


10 Facts about Dutch beer

Beer kettle

Beer from Amsterdam has a long history. Here are 10 facts about Dutch beer from Amsterdam.

1. In Amsterdam people drank beer like water […]


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Live jazz bars

Free stuff to do in Amsterdam: jazz concerts

The first jazz musicians who arrived in Amsterdam were black American soldiers, jammin’ away with this strange music that no-one had ever heard before.

Here are 10 live jazz bars in Amsterdam […]


Top 10 Tourist Traps

Rembrandtplein

Amsterdam is a lovely city to visit. But just like any other famous city, you gotta be wary of those tourist traps: streets you should avoid, museums you shouldn’t visit, places you shouldn’t go.

Here is a Top 10 list of Amsterdam Tourist Traps:
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Western Islands walk

Western islands Amsterdam

Just West of Central Station Amsterdam lay three peaceful islands. These ‘Western Islands’ are wonderful for a beautiful 1,5-hour walk.

Follow these directions to walk around in this beautful area. […]


How to swear in Dutch

Against Dutch swearing

If you drive a bicycle in Amsterdam, you’ve probably been called some bad names in Dutch, without even knowing it.
If you are curious what Dutch swear words mean and how to swear in Dutch, you can check out this list of 10 Dutch swear words. […]


10 Hidden gems to have a drink

Hollandsche Manege

Top 10 inexpensive, special cafés in the centre of Amsterdam. […]


Roest club and beach

Amsterdam bar and beach Roest

Club Roest (‘rust’ in Dutch) Amsterdam is a new bar and city beach on Oostenburg, one of three so called Eastern Islands that held industrial shipyards, steamboat harbours and steam engine factories more than a century ago.  Roest captures the industrial feel of the former function. Its large outside terrace with laid back atmosphere, the […]


Biking in Amsterdam

5 weird museums

Vrolik weird museum Amsterdam

Collecting is in the heart of Dutch people. In the 16th and 17th century the Dutch bourgeoisie was famous all over the world for their collector’s cabinets.

Collecting was done for showing off and later, for collecting. Collections grew and grew until they became entire museums.

Here’s 5 weird museums in Amsterdam:
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Cafés with fireplaces

Pllek at NDSM

In the Amsterdam autumn, winter (and spring!), you need a café where you sink into a sofa and stare into a fire.

Here are 5 Amsterdam cafés with fireplaces: (and 1 bonus!)

1.Pllek
Take the ferry to Amsterdam North to NDSM, enjoy the wonderful sights along this 5-minute boat ride and walk to Pllek. Pllek is Amsterdam’s new ‘creative hang-out’ […]


Bridges in Amsterdam

Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) on the Amsterl river, one of Amsterdam's bridges. The Skinny Bridge is a tradtional Dutch double draw bridge, opening on both sides.

Amsterdam is the city of canals and the city of bridges. From old bridges to modern bridges in Amsterdam, here are 10 facts about Amsterdam bridges. [..]


Red light district

Prostitution in Amsterdam

Amsterdam and prostitution have been together since the 15th century. In the famous red light district in the old centre, women from all over the world sit behind windows, lit by red lights. The Amsterdam council wants to crack down on illegal prostitution and human trafficking for women working in the red light district and […]


Renting a private boat

King's Day boat rental

Amsterdam is best seen from the water and renting your own private boat is a fantastic way to spend a warm day. To go cruising in the 17th century canal belt in your own rented boat with your own group of friends, you don’t need licences or experience.

If you rent your own private boat in Amsterdam, you can bring your own food and drinks.

How to rent your own private boat in Amsterdam […]


Hortus Botanicus

Amsterdam botanical garden

The Amsterdam botanical garden, Hortus Botanicus, is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Enjoy live jazz music on their lovely outdoor terrace, go see the giant water lily and step in the tropical green house […]


Street photographer Ed van der Elsken

Ed van der Elsken photography

Until 16 September 2014 the Amsterdam City Archives put on display the work of famous Amsterdam street photographer Ed van der Elsken. His photos of Amsterdam in the fifties and sixties capture a moment in a very special time… […]


10 Dutch expressions

Dutch expression on facade

Expressions in Dutch reflect the Dutch ‘qualities’ of sobriety. The best way to understand Dutch culture is by learning some of its favourite proverbs.

Here are 10 well known Dutch expressions.
Bezoek en vis blijven 3 dagen fris – Visitors and fish stay fresh for 3 days. Hospitality is not really a famous Dutch trait. […]


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