Bikes in Amsterdam

bikes

There are more bikes than people in Amsterdam, about 880.00. In Holland, traditionally, the bicycle is used as a means of transportation. It’s an easy way to get around as there are no hills or mountains in The Netherlands and the climate is mild, so biking in Amsterdamcan be done in summer and winter.  Many people […]


Day trip Zaanse Schans

Day trip Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans consists of a row of old but still functioning windmills and green painted houses and barns along a river in the Dutch countryside. The historic village is free to visit and easy to reach. A day trip to Zaanse schans from Amsterdam is only about 40 minutes away by train or bus. A day trip […]


Dutch Museum of Resistance

Dutch museum of resistance

Till April 3 2016 the Dutch museum of resistance has an expo about the happenings in former Dutch colony of Indonesia (1945 – 1949). A telling and bold exhibition about the ways of propaganda that you won’t likely see in other countries and which should make us critical of war images in the media today. […]


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Winter in Amsterdam

ice skating on Amsterdam canals

Though average temperature in winter in Amsterdam rarely drops below 0ºC (32ºF), the chilling Amsterdam wind can make it feel like you have just undertaken a journey to the plains of Alaska. […]


Eco-Friendly Amsterdam

Eco-friendly Amsterdam: De Ceuvel

Want to take a trip to eco-friendly Amsterdam? Find an eco-friendly hotel, transport, hangout and biological markets in Amsterdam. […]


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: [..]


10 famous Dutch people

William and Maxima

The Netherlands is a very small country and so there are not many famous Dutch people whose fame has made it across the borders of the little frog country. […]


10 Things to do in Autumn

Cosy brown café Rooie Nelis at the Amsterdam Jordaan Quarter. Let 85-year old barkeeper Blond Sien (right in the picture) tap you a Dutch beer.

The brightness of summer makes way for the warm and cosy reds and browns. What to do in Amsterdam during an autumn holiday to Amsterdam?


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. […]


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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.’ […]


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

Cruise the 17th century Amsterdam canal belt in your own rented boat and bring your own food, drinks and friends. […]


Bridges in Amsterdam

Bridges in Amsterdam

Amsterdam counts 2500 bridges. In the city centre, there are around 500 bridges, more than any other city in the world. […]


A week in Amsterdam

Things to do in Amsterdam on Sunday

A list of things to do in Amsterdam for every day of the week: where to eat, villages to bike to, areas to shop, bars to listen to music to, clubs to dance and places to have dinner, lunch and your favourite 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. […]


Maritime Museum

maritime musem in amsterdam

Dark hallways lead you along dimly lit rooms with mysterious sea maps, compasses, silver and porcelain from seafaring era. […]


Shopping for chocolate

Chocolate shop in Amsterdam

A wide variety of wonderfully delicious chocolate shops and make your own bonbons […]


Asian art at Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

From october 17 to January 17 2016, the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum presents a collection of Asian art, brought home by Dutch sailors during the Amsterdam Golden Age, the 17th century. […]


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 […]


Santa in Holland

Sinterklaas

The American Santa Claus is based on the Dutch Santa: Sinterklaas, a legendary bishop who performed miracles.


Red light district

Prostitution in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam council wants to crack down on illegal prostitution and human trafficking for women working in the red light district and is turning off many of the red lights. […]


10 Facts about Dutch beer

Beer kettle

Beer from Amsterdam has a long history. Here are 10 facts about Dutch beer from 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. […]


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. […]


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