Dutch culture

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

10 famous Dutch people

Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner.

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

Dutch oliebol street stand

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


The American Santa Claus is based on the Dutch Santa: Sinterklaas, a legendary bishop who performed miracles.

Red light district

Prostitution in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam council wants to crack down on illegal prostitution and human trafficking for women working in the red light district and is turning off many of the red lights. […]

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. […]

Dutch elections 2012

verkiezingen 2012

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 […]

What’s on Twitter

Get your skates on! Spectacular winter ice rink opens Saturday next to @Iamsterdam sign on Museumplein #Amsterdam pic.twitter.com/MzdE…

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