Spring

Renting a private boat

King's Day boat rental

Cruise the 17th century Amsterdam canal belt in your own rented boat and bring your own food, drinks and friends. […]


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. […]


Dutch ice cream

Dutc ice cream

Yes. Dutch ice cream exists. Actually, Holland, as a big time producer of dairy products has a long history as an ice cream making country. […]


Hortus Botanicus

Amsterdam botanical garden

The Amsterdam botanical garden, Hortus Botanicus, is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Enjoy live jazz music on their lovely outdoor terrace, go see the giant water lily and step in the tropical green house […]


5 Things to do in April

Easter in Amsterdam - Tulip fields of Keukenhof

Easter weekend in Amsterdam is one of the city’s busiest weekends, so if you want to visit the Anne Frank museum, Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum, try to buy tickets in advance online, so you won’t spend your time waiting in line. […]


East architecture walk

Oosterdok

See interesting new and old architecture on this short 45-minute architecture Amsterdam tour from Central Station Amsterdam to Nieuwmarkt.


City beaches

Amsterdam city beach

If the beaches at the North Sea are too far for you, check out these city beaches in Amsterdam. Urban beaches are perfect for a quick get away from the crowded city life to enjoy the Amsterdam sun at its best: in your bikini (or even topless!). Dip your feet in cool waters while sipping […]


Liberation Festival

Dutch Memorial Day

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 […]


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 […]


Queen’s Day in Amsterdam

Queens Day in Amsterdam

When is Queens Day? Queen’s Day is celebrated every year on 30 April. It’s a national holiday, celebrating the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands. The night before 30 april, is a night of celebration as well, with many stages and people on the streets. This so called Queens Night is most famous in […]


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