Dutch expressions can really be an eye-opener for people unfamiliar with Dutch culture. Dutch life is simple and straightforward. To foreigners this ‘proper’ way to live might come across as boring and stingy. But these seemingly unkind Dutch morals have a background: they have evolved out of the Calvinist history of The Netherlands, where work [...]
Amsterdam in summer can be very busy. The canals fill up with boats, the streets with tourists while locals rush by with their bikes. An Amsterdam summer can best be enjoyed combining museums and things to do in the city with a day of nature. Luckily, Amsterdam is a small city and nature is never [...]
Jenever is Holland’s national spirit since the 17th century. It is said Dutch people have the same amount of words for jenever, as the Eskimos have for snow. English speakers however will know the lovely spirit by the name of Dutch gin.
Want to know more? Here are 10 facts about Dutch jenever [...]
Amsterdam Queen’s day in 2013 will be a special Queen’s Day. On 30 April 2013, Queen Beatrix steps down as Queen of The Netherlands. The Amsterdam Queen’s Day parties are set to go as usual in 2013. [...]
Here’s a list of 5 Amsterdam Things To Do in April.
1. Day trip to visit tulip gardens of Keukenhof in Lisse [...]
Looking for a cool hotel in Amsterdam?
Cool can come cheap in Amsterdam. Hip and happening hotels that cater to the young and fashionable on a budget are on the rise.
There are hotels for fashion lovers, history lovers, art lovers and environmental friendly travellers. In Amsterdam there’s even a hostel for smokers.
Here’s a list of 10 cool hotels in Amsterdam. [...]
Holland is famous all over the world for some of the weirdest facts. Not all of the crazy facts are true however.
Here are some of the myths about Amsterdam that are popular.
Find out if they are true or not in this list of Myths about Holland.
1. Prostitution is legal in Holland
In 2013 Amsterdam celebrates the 400 year anniversary of the Amsterdam canal rings.
Many canal house museums show the beautifully original and restored 17th, 18th and 19th century interiors of the mansions along the Amsterdam canals.
In 2013 there are special exhibitions dedicated to the beautiful interiors of these mansions along the water, giving an deeper insight in the life of an Amsterdam merchant family. [...]
Club Trouw, Tolhuistuin and Twenty4Amsterdam are the proud owners of the new 24-hour licenses given out by the mayor of Amsterdam.
The permit allows the Amsterdam clubs to stay open much longer than the normal closing times: after 5 am in the weekend and after 3 am on weekdays.
Headlines: ‘Club Home’ is now ‘Barkode’, Erick Morillo kicks off new ‘Club Amsterdam’, Amsterdam club ‘Hotel Arena’ renamed ‘Kerk’, Bare foot dancing @ ‘Club Lite’ and underground quat Pand 14. [...]
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: [..]
The Dutch city of The Hague lies about an hour from Amsterdam and is a great city for a side trip. From Amsterdam Central Station to The Hague it takes takes 50 minutes by train. While Amsterdam is the city of republicans and commerce, The Hague is the city of royalty and aristocracy.
From September 15 2012 until May 13, 2013, the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage shows (almost) all Vincent van Gogh’s work in one exhibition, in chronological order. [...]
A good way to prepare yourself for a holiday to Amsterdam, is to see a film. Thanks to internet, you have the chance to watch some Dutch films, films about Amsterdam or movies set in Amsterdam.
Dutch films are famous for exposing a lot of nude. A minimum of explicit sex scenes are a must. [...]