Review of Anne Frank play

Anne Frank falls in love

‘We find out Anne now has her period, that she finds out what it feels like to be kissed and that she hears that her girlfriends are murdered by the nazis, but there is no sign of the emotional transformation we would expect as a consequence.’ […]

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. […]

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. […]

Vondelpark Festival

Amsterdam Vondelpark Festival

Every summer the Amsterdam Vondelpark Festival hosts a free programme of music, theatre, dance and cabaret open air theatre, the Vondelpark Openluchttheater.

The Amsterdam Vondelpark Festival takes places from May 5 to September 27 in 2015. Every weekend Dutch established and upcoming artists perform on the stage. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

10 things to do in Summer

Amsterdam Festival De Parade

Travelling to Amsterdam in summer 2015? The days and nights are filled with festivals for food, music, art, dance, theater and films. Here’s a list of 10 things to do in summer in Amsterdam […]

Street photographer Ed van der Elsken

Ed van der Elsken photography

Until 16 September 2014 the Amsterdam City Archives put on display the work of famous Amsterdam street photographer Ed van der Elsken. His photos of Amsterdam in the fifties and sixties capture a moment in a very special time… […]

Outdoor swimming

Swimming in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city of water and there are many spots to go outdoor swimming in Amsterdam. In the North, the IJ-water behind Central Station is clean enough for a refreshing dive. […]

SAIL 2015

Sail amsterdam Java Island

From 19 to 23 August, SAIL Amsterdam 2015 takes place. Tall ships, historic Dutch vessels and replicas, naval and modern ships for all over the world sail into the city of Amsterdam and moor for 5 days for the event SAIL Amsterdam. […]

Guggenheim in Amstelveen

Green Ballet

From April 5 to August 31 2014, the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen showcases a selection of abstract paintings from the collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Cobra Museum in Amstelveen is a 30-minute bus ride away from Amsterdam.

From the Guggenheim Collection: International Abstraction 1949-1960 reflects the radical changes society and the world of art went through after the Second World War. […]

Camping sites

Amsterdam camping site Zeeburg

There are 5 camping sites in Amsterdam.

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. […]



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 […]

Salsa dance parties

Summer Breeze salsa party

Salsa is very popular in Amsterdam. Not only is there a large Latin-American community in Amsterdam, but the Dutch also love taking their salsa classes (there are many salsa dance schools) and for the people from old Dutch colony of Surinam, the moves just seem to come naturally. Salsa parties in Amsterdam are always attended […]

Open air cinema

Pluk de nacht, open air cinema in Amsterdam

The 2014 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 […]

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