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 […]
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. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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:
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!)
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’ […]