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Art film houses

EYE Film Institute Netherlands or the newly built EYE Film museum across the IJ water in Amsterdam. Design by the Vienna office of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, opened in 2012.

What to do a rainy day in Amsterdam? Are you tired of museums and coffee shops? A fun thing to do in Amsterdam is going to see a film at one of Amsterdam’s art house film cinemas. These film theatres are generally cheap and they are located at interesting venues. Art film houses 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: [..]


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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Open air cinema

Pluk de nacht, open air cinema in Amsterdam

The 2014 Amsterdam outdoor cinema season has started.

Open air film screens are ever more popular in Amsterdam, more and more cafés and organisation offer wide screen films in the streets, squares, parks and city beaches of Amsterdam […]


December events 2013

Christmas tree on dam square Amsterdam

Holidays in Amsterdam expensive? They don’t have to be. There’s lots of stuff to do in Amsterdam in December, free or cheap.

True: it’s difficult to find out the little gems only residents know about. To help you out What’s up with Amsterdam has composed a list of stuff to do in Amsterdam in December 2013.
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Living room restaurants

Saskia's living room restaurant

People who started cooking for friends in their own living room have made a real business out of their passion, turning their private residence in Amsterdam into a small restaurant.

The phenomenon of these ‘living room restaurants’ (huiskamerrestaurants) has proved its success. [...]


10 Hidden gems to have a drink

Hollandsche Manege

Here are 10 inexpensive, special cafés in the centre of Amsterdam where you can drop in for a coffee, juice, sandwich, cake and brownies any time of the day and be entertained. [...]


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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How to do Amsterdam cheap

Chicken Sateh

Amsterdam on a budget? Is it possible? In summer, it is easy. You stay at a cheap camping where you can take the ingredients that you bought in the supermarket and get a pick-nick or even barbecue started in Vondelpark. Print out the list of free things to do in Amsterdam, that you so easily […]


Flea market

The 'IJveer', the ferry that takes you across the IJ-water from behind Central Station.

If you like cheap second hand clothes and vintage, pay a visit to the largest flea market of Amsterdam. The flea market is held at the IJ-hallen, a part of the former shipwharf NDSM across the IJ-water in the North of Amsterdam. A ferry will take you there in a 15-minute fun ride. Vintage shoes […]


City beaches

Rustique beach pavillion Blijburg at IJburg, Amsterdam city

If the beaches at the North Sea are too far for you, check out these city beaches in Amsterdam. Urban beaches are perfect for a quick get away from the crowded city life to enjoy the Amsterdam sun at its best: in your bikini (or even topless!). Dip your feet in cool waters while sipping […]


Amsterdam squats

Squat Vrankrijk in Spuistraat

Riots in Amsterdam this week, as the police evicted several squatted buildings in the centre of the city. Squatting in Holland used to be legal for years until 2011, when a new law banned the Amsterdam squats.   History of squatting in Amsterdam Squatting in the Netherlands became big in the 80s, when a serious […]


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