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Why are Amsterdam houses crooked?

Crooked houses Amsterdam

Everyone who has been to Amsterdam has noticed how crooked Amsterdam houses are. Amsterdam houses are leaning forward, they tilt to one side and some look like they might fall over. So why are Amsterdam houses crooked? Tourist guides and books have all kinds of explanations. Looking more closely into this problem, the answer is not […]


Amsterdam School architecture

Social housing in Amsterdam School style: P.L. Takstraat, De Pijp-south

The Amsterdam School architecture style might not be as famous as its international sister styles from the same era like Art Nouveau and Jugendstil, its beauty is certainly so. In the last decade this rather outrageous Amsterdam architecture and art style has seen a revival in its appreciation.  In 2016 Amsterdam School celebrates its 100 […]


Outsider Art Museum

Amsterdam Outsider Museum

The Outsider Art Museum is a refreshing new museum located at the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum. The Amsterdam Outsider Museum shows ‘outsider art’: art that’s self-taught and created away from the mainstream art world. The Outsider Art Museum also has an Outsider Art Gallery and the Outsider Art Artotheek, both of which are free to visit. […]


East architecture walk

Oosterdok

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


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. […]


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. […]


NDSM

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.


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 […]


Amsterdam Canal Houses

Ballroom of Amsterdam canal house.

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


Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festiva

Since 2012, the city of Amsterdam organises the Amsterdam Light Festival. For 40 days, till 17 January, when daylight has gone, beautiful sculptures, projections and installation illuminate the city. […]


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. […]


The mystery of the sculptures

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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 […]


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