Art & Architecture

Bridges, architecture walk, photograpy, museums, exhibitions, canal houses in Amsterdam.

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 […]


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.


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. […]


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 […]


Bridges in Amsterdam

Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) on the Amsterl river, one of Amsterdam's bridges. The Skinny Bridge is a tradtional Dutch double draw bridge, opening on both sides.

Amsterdam is the city of canals and the city of bridges. From old bridges to modern bridges in Amsterdam, here are 10 facts about Amsterdam bridges. [..]


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… […]


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. […]


Amsterdam Canal Houses

Canal house amsterdam

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. […]


ArtZuid 2013

artzuid

Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festiva

Since 2012, the city of Amsterdam organises the Amsterdam Light Festival. For 40 days, when daylight has gone, beautiful sculptures, projections and installation illuminate the city. […]


Van Gogh in Amsterdam

Van Gogh exhibition

From September 15 2012 until October 6, 2013, the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage shows (almost) all Vincent van Gogh’s work in one exhibition, in chronological order. […]


The mystery of the sculptures

marnixman

Since 1989, mysterious statues have appeared in Amsterdam. No one knows the maker, no one knows when they were placed there, they just seem to appear out of nowhere. Who can be its maker?    Running man with violin case The statue of a running man holding a violin case was the first statue by […]


Amsterdam Jewish Quarter

Amsterdam Synagoge

In 1700 there were 10.000 Jews living in Amsterdam, the biggest Jewish community of Western-Europe. Many arrived from wealthy Spain and Portugal in Amsterdam and brought important trade contracts, thereby boosting the Amsterdam economy of the Golden Age.


Maritime Museum

maritime musem in amsterdam

The national Maritime Museum, or in Dutch Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam has been reopened in 2011 after a closure of 4 years to renovate the building and the exhibition. The maritime museum has been best known for its big old paintings: pictures of cracking wooden ships, rolling on endless waves, while dark, stormy clouds hang above, […]


NDSM

Greenhouse cafe Noorderlicht

The former NDSM Amsterdam ship wharf is a stunning hangout. Just 10 minutes by free ferry and a large area is there to explore. Restaurants, bars, terraces, skatepark, new and old architecture, all with the amazing view on the IJ-waters.  Many of the old buildings that were in use for the making of large ships […]


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