Just West of Central Station Amsterdam lay three peaceful islands. These ‘Western Islands’ are wonderful for a beautiful 1,5-hour walk.
Follow these directions to walk around in this beautful area. […]
The Kröller-Müller Museum holds the second largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world. The museum is located in the midst of the quiet woodland forest of Dutch national Park Hoge Veluwe. The museum makes for a great day trip visit from Amsterdam. From Amsterdam it takes 2 hours by train and bus to get […]
Amsterdam in summer can be very busy.
Here are 5 ideas for an Amsterdam excursion in nature:
1. Boat excursion in Amsterdam Forest
The Amsterdam Forest (Amsterdamse Bos) lies just south of the city, only a short bike ride or tram ride away. During an Amsterdam summer, the forest is a wonderful area to bike or hike through. The forest has many recreational lakes to swim, canoe, fish and row. […]
A wonderful idea for a side trip outside Amsterdam is to visit some quiet fishermen’s villages, like the former islands of Marken, Volendam and windmill village Zaanse Schans. Tours and excursions leave from Amsterdam every day. Get out of the city and enjoy the famous Dutch ‘polder’ landscape just north of Amsterdam, famously known for […]
Just East of Amsterdam Central Station, following the Oosterdokskade, there has been a lot of development. Interesting architecture include the Amsterdam Doubletree hotel, the new public library and the Amsterdam music conservatory and Science Museum Nemo. The walk takes only 45 minutes. Amsterdam Central Station Standing with your back toward Central Station, go left, towards […]
The port of Amsterdam is not an easy place to visit. The labyrinth-like outstretch, west of the city, along the North Sea canal, is really just a big flat plain, filled with massive mountains of black coal, monstrous industrial cranes, humming windmills and waving grass. If you’re lucking you might end up in one of […]
Going to a beach when you are visiting Amsterdam, makes for a great day out. Zandvoort beach is a beach resort near Amsterdam that can easily reached by train. One of the best beaches near Amsterdam is Wijk aan Zee, a paradise for surfers and kitesurfers. If you are looking for the best beach party […]
April and May are the perfect months to visit the bulb fields in bloom. The coloured fields and gardens full of tulips are located near the Dutch city of Lisse, between Leiden and Amsterdam. In 2013, the Tulip gardens of Keukenhof are open for visitors from March 21 until May 20. Visiting the tulip […]