Beer from Amsterdam has a long history. From the Middle Ages until now, Amsterdam people have always loved the golden grain juice. In fact, they drink beer, like we drink water. Heineken is Holland’s most famous beer brand. Its aggressive marketing strategy crushed all of Amsterdam’s local beer brewers. Luckily, in recent years, more and […]
If you drive a bicycle in Amsterdam, you’ve probably been called some bad names in Dutch, without even knowing it.
If you are curious what Dutch swear words mean and how to swear in Dutch, you can check out this list of 10 Dutch swear words. […]
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… [...]
Expressions in Dutch reflect the Dutch ‘qualities’ of sobriety. The best way to understand Dutch culture is by learning some of its favourite proverbs.
Here are 10 well known Dutch expressions.
Bezoek en vis blijven 3 dagen fris – Visitors and fish stay fresh for 3 days. Hospitality is not really a famous Dutch trait. [...]
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 [...]
Holland is famous all over the world for some of the weirdest facts. Not all of the crazy facts are true however.
Here are some of the myths about Amsterdam that are popular.
Find out if they are true or not in this list of Myths about Holland.
1. Prostitution is legal in Holland
How do they celebrate Christmas in The Netherlands? In The Netherlands we celebrate Christmas during 2 days: December 25 is ‘First Christmas Day’ and December 26 is ‘Second Christmas Day’. Christmas Eve is called ‘Kerstavond’, but it is no celebrated heavily. Catholic or Protestant people might go to a Christmas mass. Christmas dinner is held […]
A good way to prepare yourself for a holiday to Amsterdam, is to see a film. Thanks to internet, you have the chance to watch some Dutch films, films about Amsterdam or movies set in Amsterdam.
Dutch films are famous for exposing a lot of nude. A minimum of explicit sex scenes are a must. [...]
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 […]
Dutch elections 2012 are on September 12, 2012. Here are 10 things you need to know about Dutch elections. 1. Dutch elections concern the seats in the House of Representative National elections in The Netherlands means Dutch people will choose a candidate to sit in the House of Representatives of the States-General (in Dutch […]
It’s that time again: crazy hats, funny accessories and orange t-shirts appear in the street of Amsterdam. Holland is getting ready for the orange football craze that accompanies the European Football Championship 2012. 10 facts you need to know when you are visiting Amsterdam during these crazy times. 1. Orange fever In Holland we […]