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… [...]


Open air cinema

Pluk de nacht, open air cinema in Amsterdam

The 2014 Amsterdam outdoor cinema season has started.

Open air film screens are ever more popular in Amsterdam, more and more cafés and organisation offer wide screen films in the streets, squares, parks and city beaches of Amsterdam […]


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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. […]


Outdoor swimming

Swimming at Amsterdam East: the suburb island of Blijburg

  When summer (finally!) arives in Amsterdam, what can be nice than taking a dive in natural water?  Outdoor swimming in Amsterdam is possible in 5 heated swimming pools in the city. But Amsterdam is a city of water and there are many spots you can take a swim in natural water. In the North, […]


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 […]


Guggenheim in Amstelveen

Green Ballet

From April 5 to August 31 2014, the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen showcases a selection of abstract paintings from the collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Cobra Museum in Amstelveen is a 30-minute bus ride away from Amsterdam.

From the Guggenheim Collection: International Abstraction 1949-1960 reflects the radical changes society and the world of art went through after the Second World War. […]


Summertime hangouts

roest

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 […]


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 […]


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Biking in Amsterdam

Camping sites

Amsterdam camping site Zeeburg

There are 5 camping sites in Amsterdam.

Prices of these Amsterdam camping sites are around €17 for tent + 2 people and €30 for a family with caravan or camper in high season.

The camping sites in Amsterdam are clean, welcoming and they all come with wifi. Most are only open from April 1 till October. Here is a list of campings 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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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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