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.


Christmas in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Lights Festival Christmas in Amsterdam

There is a lot of things to do in Amsterdam for Christmas. There are Christmas markets with locally produced food and non-food products, you can go ice skating and try some of the seasonal Dutch treats. Just walk around and be amazed by the spectacular artworks in the Amsterdam streets and canals of Amsterdam Light Festival […]


Temporary art exhibitions in Amsterdam in last months of 2014

Amsterdam exhibits 2014

Spend your winter holidays in Amsterdam and visit the amazing photography collection at the Jewish Historical Museum. Find out how the sixties have influenced today’s artists at the Apple Arts Centre. Be amazed by the great selection of African masks at the New Church. Take a look the photographs and sketches Dutch painter Breitner took of Amsterdam in the 1900s.
1. Photos from the Howard Greenberg Collection […]


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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’ […]


10 Things to do in Autumn

Dutch oliebol street stand

In October and November, the leaves fall and Amsterdam changes colours. The brightness of summer makes way for the warm and cosy reds and browns. What to do in Amsterdam for your autumn holiday to Amsterdam? Here are 10 things to do in Amsterdam in autumn.   1. Drink Herfstbok Bokbier, Bock or Bock Beer […]


10 Facts about Dutch beer

Beer kettle

Beer from Amsterdam has a long history. From the Middle Ages until now, Amsterdam people have always loved the golden grain juice. In fact, they drink beer, like we drink water. Heineken is Holland’s most famous beer brand. Its aggressive marketing strategy crushed all of Amsterdam’s local beer brewers. Luckily, in recent years, more and […]


Art film houses

EYE Film Institute Netherlands or the newly built EYE Film museum across the IJ water in Amsterdam. Design by the Vienna office of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, opened in 2012.

What to do a rainy day in Amsterdam? Are you tired of museums and coffee shops? A fun thing to do in Amsterdam is going to see a film at one of Amsterdam’s art house film cinemas. These film theatres are generally cheap and they are located at interesting venues. Art film houses in Amsterdam […]


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. Cotton Club at Nieuwmarkt Square and Casablanca at the Zeedijk at the Red Light District were the first bars that hosted live jazz Amsterdam. In 2012 2 new jazz clubs opened […]


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. Starting at the Westerdok, a completely reconstructed docklands area where you find the latest in architectural fashion we walk west via the remarkable ‘Silodam’, an old industrial complex, transformed into apartment buildings, to the islands […]


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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. […]


Amsterdam in winter

Prinsengracht Amsterdam

On a holiday to Amsterdam in winter, it’s important to find activities in Amsterdam that can warm you.

Here are some ideas what to do in Amsterdam in winter: [..]


Amsterdam World Jazz City 2014

amsterdam world jazz city 2014

hroughout 2014 Amsterdam celebrates the bond between Amsterdam and jazz music.

Named Amsterdam World Jazz City , the Amsterdam canals, theatres, streets stores and churches will be stages of an extensive programme of live jazz as well as workshops and masterclasses.
Ever since the 1930s Amsterdam has welcomed jazz. The music was introduced by jazz musicians […]


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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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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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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