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 […]
Jenever is Holland’s national spirit since the 17th century. It is said Dutch people have the same amount of words for jenever, as the Eskimos have for snow. English speakers however will know the lovely spirit by the name of Dutch gin.
Want to know more? Here are 10 facts about Dutch jenever [...]
Club Trouw, Tolhuistuin and Twenty4Amsterdam are the proud owners of the new 24-hour licenses given out by the mayor of Amsterdam.
The permit allows the Amsterdam clubs to stay open much longer than the normal closing times: after 5 am in the weekend and after 3 am on weekdays.
Headlines: ‘Club Home’ is now ‘Barkode’, Erick Morillo kicks off new ‘Club Amsterdam’, Amsterdam club ‘Hotel Arena’ renamed ‘Kerk’, Bare foot dancing @ ‘Club Lite’ and underground quat Pand 14. [...]
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. [...]
In October and November, the leaves fall and Amsterdam changes colours. The brightness of summer makes way for the warm and cosy reds and browns. What to do in Amsterdam for your autumn holiday to Amsterdam? Here are 10 things to do in Amsterdam in autumn. 1. Drink Herfstbok Bokbier, Bock or Bock Beer […]
Christmas in Amsterdam in 2012 will be very special. This year, the Amsterdam Light Festival takes place for the first time. The historical centre along the river Amstel as well as the IJ-water behind Central Station will be illuminated by art installations and hundreds of Christmas lights. You don’t want to miss the Christmas Canal […]
A lush and secluded garden just across the IJ water, a 3-minute ferry ride hosts a series of intimate ambiance mini-festivals during summer. The garden of Tolhuistuin is an easy to reach spot for a laid back crowd to hang out, chill, drink, eat and try out some dancing moves. Tolhuistuin consists of five buildings […]
The area of Westergasfabriek, a complex of 19th century buildings was a once gas plant, then a venue for house raves in the 90′s and now it’s one of the biggest cultural venues of Amsterdam. At Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek Amsterdam you’ll find an artist workshops, theatres, music festivals, house parties, many outside terraces, a coffee bar, […]
Salsa is very popular in Amsterdam. Not only is there a large Latin-American community in Amsterdam, but the Dutch also love taking their salsa classes (there are many salsa dance schools) and for the people from old Dutch colony of Surinam, the moves just seem to come naturally. Salsa parties in Amsterdam are always attended […]
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. Cotton Club at Nieuwmarkt Square and Casablanca at the Zeedijk at the Red Light District were the first bars that hosted live jazz Amsterdam. In 2012, a brand new jazz bar […]
Cocktails is not a Dutch Thing. You can get a good cocktail in Amsterdam, but you have to know where to go. Here are 10 decent cocktail bars in Amsterdam (in random order) from cheap to very expensive. 1. Café Vesper Café Vesper, located at Haarlemmerstraat, within 20 minutes walk from Central Station is […]
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 […]