Things to see

Asian art at Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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. […]

De Pijp

De Pijp Amsterdam

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. […]

Bridges in Amsterdam

Bridges in Amsterdam

Amsterdam counts 2500 bridges. In the city centre, there are around 500 bridges, more than any other city in the world. […]

Maritime Museum

maritime musem in amsterdam

Dark hallways lead you along dimly lit rooms with mysterious sea maps, compasses, silver and porcelain from seafaring era. […]

Top 10 Tourist Traps


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. […]

Amsterdam Canal Houses

Canal house amsterdam

The stories of the Amsterdam Canal Houses are seen and told in the 4 Canal House Museums in Amsterdam.[…]

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… […]

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. […]

Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festiva

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. […]

The mystery of the sculptures


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 […]

Amsterdam Sculpture Route

Amsterdam ArtZuid 2015

The Amsterdam Sculpture Route is a free open air exhibition of monumental sculptures. The sculptures are there between 22 May and 22 September 2015. […]

Tattoo Museum

tattoo museum amsterdam

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 […]

Side trip to Marken

Marken side trip Amsterdam

A wonderful idea for an Amsterdam side trip is to visit some traditional fishermen’s villages, like the former islands of Marken and Volendam.


Greenhouse cafe Noorderlicht

The former NDSM Amsterdam ship wharf is a stunning hangout. Just 10 minutes by free ferry and a large area is there to explore.

East architecture walk


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

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