From october 17 to January 17 2016, the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum presents a collection of Asian art, brought home by Dutch sailors during the Amsterdam Golden Age, the 17th century. […]
The neighbourhood De Pijp Amsterdam, centered around the Albert Cuyp daily market, is bustling with people, bikes, terraces, restaurants and bars and has some stunning architecture from The Amsterdam School. […]
Amsterdam counts 2500 bridges. In the city centre, there are around 500 bridges, more than any other city in the world. […]
Dark hallways lead you along dimly lit rooms with mysterious sea maps, compasses, silver and porcelain from seafaring era. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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… […]
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. […]
In 2013 Amsterdam celebrates the 400 year anniversary of the Amsterdam canal rings.
Many canal house museums show the beautifully original and restored 17th, 18th and 19th century interiors of the mansions along the Amsterdam canals.
In 2013 there are special exhibitions dedicated to the beautiful interiors of these mansions along the water, giving an deeper insight in the life of an Amsterdam merchant family. […]
Since 2012, the city of Amsterdam organises the Amsterdam Light Festival. For 40 days, when daylight has gone, beautiful sculptures, projections and installation illuminate the city. […]
Since 1989, mysterious statues have appeared in Amsterdam. No one knows the maker, no one knows when they were placed there, they just seem to appear out of nowhere. Who can be its maker? Running man with violin case The statue of a running man holding a violin case was the first statue by […]
The Amsterdam Sculpture Route is a free open air exhibition of monumental sculptures. The sculptures are there between 22 May and 22 September 2015. […]
Hanky Panky, the King of Amsterdam Tattoos has made his dream come true. He has opened his very own Tattoo Museum in Amsterdam. Tattoo-king Henk Schiffmacher (59), a well known tattoo artist (‘Hanky Panky’) and Dutch celebrity collected all things related to tattoos over a period over 40 years. Many photographs are on display of […]
A wonderful idea for an Amsterdam side trip is to visit some traditional fishermen’s villages, like the former islands of Marken and Volendam.
The former NDSM Amsterdam ship wharf is a stunning hangout. Just 10 minutes by free ferry and a large area is there to explore. Restaurants, bars, terraces, skatepark, new and old architecture, all with the amazing view on the IJ-waters. Many of the old buildings that were in use for the making of large ships […]
See interesting new and old architecture on this short 45-minute architecture Amsterdam tour from Central Station Amsterdam to Nieuwmarkt.