Dutch culture

Dutch beer, biking in Amsterdam, Dutch gin, mythes & movies in Amsterdam.

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 […]


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?


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. […]


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.


10 Facts about Dutch beer

Beer kettle

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


How to swear in Dutch

Against Dutch swearing

Eikel, lul, klootzak, muts, doos, kuttekop, kutwijf […]


Fast Food Febo

Amsterdam fast food

Dutch fast food chain Febo sells fast food in a unique way: it keeps its products warm in small compartments of a vending machine.[…]


Biking in Amsterdam

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… […]


10 Dutch expressions

Dutch expression on facade

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. […]


10 Facts about Dutch gin

Dutch gin

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 […]


6 Myths

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

True. […]


Movies about Amsterdam

Turkish Delight

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. […]


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