10 things to do in Summer

Amsterdam Festival De Parade

Travelling to Amsterdam in summer 2015? The days and nights are filled with festivals for food, music, art, dance, theater and films. Here’s a list of 10 things to do in summer in Amsterdam […]


Outdoor swimming

Swimming at Amsterdam East: the suburb island of Blijburg

Amsterdam is a city of water and there are many spots you can take a swim in natural water. In the North, the IJ-water behind Central Station is clean enough for a refreshing dive. Take a ferry to the North first and dive in.

The Amstel river is also good for a swim and around the artificial island or IJburg, a large suburb east of the city, there are several artificial beaches where you can swim. Otherwise, head to the recreational lakes of Sloterplas in the West or Gaasperplas in South-East. […]


Review of Anne Frank play

Anne Frank falls in love

‘We find out Anne now has her period, that she finds out what it feels like to be kissed and that she hears that her girlfriends are murdered by the nazis, but there is no sign of the emotional transformation we would expect as a consequence.’ […]


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SAIL 2015

Sail amsterdam Java Island

From 19 to 23 August, SAIL Amsterdam 2015 takes place. Tall ships, historic Dutch vessels and replicas, naval and modern ships for all over the world sail into the city of Amsterdam and moor for 5 days for the event SAIL Amsterdam. […]


Vondelpark Festival

Amsterdam Vondelpark Festival

Every summer the Amsterdam Vondelpark Festival hosts a free programme of music, theatre, dance and cabaret open air theatre, the Vondelpark Openluchttheater.

The Amsterdam Vondelpark Festival takes places from May 5 to September 27 in 2015. Every weekend Dutch established and upcoming artists perform on the stage. […]


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.


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 […]


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

Dutc ice cream

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 […]


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’ […]


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