Tours & Sightseeing

Western Islands walk

Western islands Amsterdam

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. […]

5 Things to do in April

Amsterdam Artis Zoo

Here’s a list of 5 Amsterdam Things To Do in April.

1. Day trip to visit tulip gardens of Keukenhof in Lisse […]

Side trip The Hague


The Dutch city of The Hague lies about an hour from Amsterdam and is a great city for a side trip. From Amsterdam Central Station to The Hague it takes takes 50 minutes by train. While Amsterdam is the city of republicans and commerce, The Hague is the city of royalty and aristocracy.

Daytrip Kröller-Müller

Kröller-Müller Museum Netherlands

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 […]

Excursions in Nature

summer in amsterdam 2013

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. […]

Side trip to Marken

Side trip to Marken

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 […]

East architecture walk


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 […]

Amsterdam port safari

View from ADM on North Sea Canal, port of Amsterdam

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 […]

Beaches near Amsterdam

Amsterdam beach

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 […]

Tulip gardens in bloom

Tulips in bloom in Vondelpark

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 […]

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