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10 tips for travellers to Amsterdam

Dutch train NS

On short city trip to Amsterdam, you don’t want to waste you precious time. You don’t want to stand in line for 3 hours to visit the Van Gogh Museum. You want to see your favoriet artist is playing in Paradiso, even when the tickets were sold out months ago. You need a quick way to […]


Bikes in Amsterdam

bikes

There are more bikes than people in Amsterdam, about 880.00. In Holland, traditionally, the bicycle is used as a means of transportation. It’s an easy way to get around as there are no hills or mountains in The Netherlands and the climate is mild, so biking in Amsterdamcan be done in summer and winter.  Many people […]


Day trip Zaanse Schans

Day trip Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans consists of a row of old but still functioning windmills and green painted houses and barns along a river in the Dutch countryside. The historic village is free to visit and easy to reach. A day trip to Zaanse schans from Amsterdam is only about 40 minutes away by train or bus. A day trip […]


A week in Amsterdam

Things to do in Amsterdam on Sunday

A list of things to do in Amsterdam for every day of the week: where to eat, villages to bike to, areas to shop, bars to listen to music to, clubs to dance and places to have dinner, lunch and your favourite Dutch apple pie! […]


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. […]


Eco-Friendly Amsterdam

Eco-friendly Amsterdam: De Ceuvel

Want to take a trip to eco-friendly Amsterdam? Find an eco-friendly hotel, transport, hangout and biological markets in Amsterdam. […]


Vondelpark Festival

Amsterdam Vondelpark Festival

The Amsterdam Vondelpark Festival takes places from June 5 to September 11 in 2016. Every weekend Dutch established and upcoming artists perform on the stage.


Renting a private boat

How to rent a boat in Amsterdam

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


Flevopark

Nieuwe Diep Distillery

Enjoy a walk around Flevopark, located on the eastern boundaries of Amsterdam, a green area along a large lake, connected to the IJ. Sit down and relax at the quiet terrace of distillery ‘t Nieuwe Diep, a former pumping station and try one of their self brewed gin (Jenever), liquor or vodka. Construction of Flevopark […]


5 weird museums

Vrolik weird museum Amsterdam

Collecting is in the heart of Dutch people. In the 16th and 17th century the Dutch bourgeoisie was famous all over the world for their collector’s cabinets.

Collecting was done for showing off and later, for collecting. Collections grew and grew until they became entire museums.

Here’s 5 weird museums in Amsterdam:
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Tolhuistuin

Tolhuistuin

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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


10 Hidden gems to have a drink

Hollandsche Manege

Top 10 inexpensive, special cafés in the centre of Amsterdam. […]


Art film houses

EYE Film Institute Netherlands or the newly built EYE Film museum across the IJ water in Amsterdam. Design by the Vienna office of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, opened in 2012.

What to do a rainy day in Amsterdam? Are you tired of museums and coffee shops? A fun thing to do in Amsterdam is going to see a film at one of Amsterdam’s art house film cinemas. These film theatres are generally cheap and they are located at interesting venues. […]


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