Top 10 Tourist Traps

Flower Market Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a lovely city to visit. But just like any other famous city, you gotta be wary of those tourist traps: streets you should avoid, museums you shouldn’t visit, places you shouldn’t go. […]

Finding a flat in Amsterdam

Finding a flat in Amsterdam is not the easiest thing. Most houses in Amsterdam (some 50%, 200.000 Amsterdam apartments) are social rentals. As a newly arrived foreigner it’s difficult, if not impossible to make your way into this social system. Here is a list of 6 different ways to finding a flat in Amsterdam. We […]

Summertime hangouts

Pllek at NDSM

Listed here are bars and restaurants that are great summertime hangouts, but are generally not well known among tourists. And tourist guides don’t mention them. […]

Camping sites

Amsterdam camping site Zeeburg

There are 5 camping sites in Amsterdam and 1 camper site.
Prices of these Amsterdam camping sites are around €17 for tent + 2 people and €30 for a family with caravan or camper in high season.

The camping sites in Amsterdam are clean, welcoming and they all come with wifi. Most are only open from April 1 till October. Here is a list of campings in Amsterdam. […]

Cocktail bars

Cocktail bar Lime

Cocktail bars in Amsterdam have gotten better these last few years. Still, cocktail making does not come naturally to the Dutch. Old style Dutch bars can make you a rum and coke, but that’s where it usually ends. So where to for good cocktail bar in Amsterdam?   Here are 10 decent cocktail bars in […]

How to do Amsterdam cheap

Chicken Sateh

Amsterdam on a budget? Is it possible? In summer, it is easy. You stay at a cheap camping where you can take the ingredients that you bought in the supermarket and get a pick-nick or even barbecue started in Vondelpark. Print out the list of free things to do in Amsterdam, that you so easily […]

Taxis in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Taxi

Taking a taxi in Amsterdam is expensive and it’s polluting. Take the tram, get on the bike, walk. In Amsterdam, everything is near, so taking a taxi is really not a good idea. Here’s why.   1. Amsterdam taxis are the worst of Europe In a German research comparing the quality of taxi service in […]

Tropical museum

Tropenmuseum Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Tropical Museum is one of the largest museums of The Netherlands, dedicated to tropical cultures around the world. The museum was built in 1926, starting with a collection of photographs and objects from the (now former) Dutch colonies, mostly Indonesia. Innovative activities Permanent exhibitions at the Amsterdam Tropenmuseum include traditions from Africa, Latin […]

Car parking in Amsterdam

Parkingsign in Amsterdam

The safest way to park your car on a visit to Amsterdam, is to park at an Amsterdam Park and Ride. There are 7 P&R Amsterdam. The P&R are all located on the outskirts of the city. Amsterdam park and ride costs €8 for the first 24 hours and €1 for every added 24 hours. […]

Prices in Amsterdam

Lunchmenu 2013

What’s up with the prices in Amsterdam? A beer on a nice terrace will cost no more than €3, but the price of a glass of wine is at least €5. And having dinner with a bottle of wine in that same place will set you back some €40 per person. Here’s a list of […]

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