The 2013 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.
Screening starts after sunset, the reason why the outdoor cinema in Amsterdam start in August.
Amsterdam Queen’s day in 2013 will be a special Queen’s Day. On 30 April 2013, Queen Beatrix steps down as Queen of The Netherlands. The Amsterdam Queen’s Day parties are set to go as usual in 2013. [...]
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 [...]
Every year it seems one more open air film festival in Amsterdam is added. Understandably, because watching a film under the starry sky while sipping a drink in a lounge chair is a wonderful thing to do. In 2012 there are 5 (UPDATE!) open air film festivals in Amsterdam in August and September. Remember to [...]
Amsterdam is preparing its stages for this summer’s outdoor festivals 2012. Check out this list of all the summer music festivals around Amsterdam in 2012: house, techno, electro, reggae, dub step, minimal, tech house, trance, roots, soul, hip hop, rap, world, theatre, dance performances and delicious food festivals. More information about indoor music festivals, check [...]
Always wondered what traditional Dutch music sounds like? Many of the traditional music from Holland comes from the Amsterdam Jordaan quarter. In the 20th century the Jordaan was an impoverished neighbourhood. Here, the working class lived with large families in small houses, while unemployment and social unrest soared. At night, in the local cafés, the [...]
The 2011 Amsterdam Gay Pride has burst early this year and will last for a record breaking 9 days of gay partying. Culmination is of course the typical Amsterdam version of the internationally well known gay parade. Instead of wagons, the extrovert gay community will put itself on display on boats that sail through the [...]
When temperatures rise in Amsterdam, the Vondelpark is the place to be. Located in the centre of the city, the entrance directly behind Leidseplein, the greens of the Vondelpark have turned into an paradise for travellers and local students. Dragging along fridges loaded with alcoholic beverages, stereo speakers and barbecues, the crowd have a genuine [...]
Hidden behind typical Amsterdam canals and façades exist the most beautiful inner court yards and gardens. Only once a year, these gardens open their doors for visitors. In 2013 the Amsterdam Open Garden Days are on 14, 15, 16 of June 2013. During this weekend, 30 canal houses are open and their gardens can be [...]
Planning your holidays for this summer? Take this list of out door music festivals in and around Amsterdam for the summer of 2011 into account. Don’t forget to buy those tickets in advance as some festivals sell out fast. This page is regularly updated. Check out the Amsterdam music Festivals 2012 May 2011 May 8 [...]
On 4 and 5 May, the Netherlands commemorates the end of the Second World War. In May 1945 Canadian forces ended a 5 year occupation of the Netherlands by Hitler Germany. The liberation of Holland is celebrated on two occasions. May 4 May 4 is Dutch National Remembrance Day (Nationale Dodenherdenking). On this day, the [...]
Amsterdam received over 800.000 visitors in 2011, to celebrate Queen’s Day 2011. They came from all over Holland and even abroad to party in orange. The weather was excellent, the crowd friendly. Some statistics: 200 people were arrested for causing disturbances 250.000 people arrived by train to the capital. 300.00 people visited the Museum Square, [...]