When summer arrives in Amsterdam and you’re tired of wandering along the canals and strolling in and around Amsterdam museums, it’s best to find a nice terrace to hangout for a couple of hours, to spend the afternoon on a terrace in the sunshine, chilling, drinking. A friendly and sunny place, just enjoy summertime in […]
Where to eat, what to see, where to bike to, where to shop and where to dance, drink & eat your Dutch apple pie […]
The first jazz musicians who arrived in Amsterdam were black American soldiers, jammin’ away with this strange music that no-one had ever heard before.
Here are 10 live jazz bars in Amsterdam […]
Top 10 inexpensive, special cafés in the centre of Amsterdam. […]
Club Roest (‘rust’ in Dutch) Amsterdam is a new bar and city beach on Oostenburg, one of three so called Eastern Islands that held industrial shipyards, steamboat harbours and steam engine factories more than a century ago. Roest captures the industrial feel of the former function. Its large outside terrace with laid back atmosphere, the […]
In the Amsterdam autumn, winter (and spring!), you need a café where you sink into a sofa and stare into a fire.
Here are 5 Amsterdam cafés with fireplaces: (and 1 bonus!)
Take the ferry to Amsterdam North to NDSM, enjoy the wonderful sights along this 5-minute boat ride and walk to Pllek. Pllek is Amsterdam’s new ‘creative hang-out’ […]
Jenever is Holland’s national spirit since the 17th century. It is said Dutch people have the same amount of words for jenever, as the Eskimos have for snow. English speakers however will know the lovely spirit by the name of Dutch gin.
Want to know more? Here are 10 facts about Dutch jenever […]
Club Trouw, Tolhuistuin and Twenty4Amsterdam are the proud owners of the new 24-hour licenses given out by the mayor of Amsterdam.
The permit allows the Amsterdam clubs to stay open much longer than the normal closing times: after 5 am in the weekend and after 3 am on weekdays.
Headlines: ‘Club Home’ is now ‘Barkode’, Erick Morillo kicks off new ‘Club Amsterdam’, Amsterdam club ‘Hotel Arena’ renamed ‘Kerk’, Bare foot dancing @ ‘Club Lite’ and underground quat Pand 14. […]
Choosing your New Year Eve Amsterdam is best done with some anticipation because tickets for the best Amsterdam New Years Eve Parties sell out fast. Most of the New Years Eve parties in Amsterdam have a pre-sale, known as ‘early-bird’, when you can buy discounted tickets. In Holland, New Years Eve is celebrated heavily. In […]
In October and November, the leaves fall and Amsterdam changes colours. The brightness of summer makes way for the warm and cosy reds and browns. What to do in Amsterdam for your autumn holiday to Amsterdam? Here are 10 things to do in Amsterdam in autumn. 1. Drink Herfstbok Bokbier, Bock or Bock Beer […]
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 […]
The area of Westergasfabriek, a complex of 19th century buildings was a once gas plant, then a venue for house raves in the 90’s and now it’s one of the biggest cultural venues of Amsterdam. At Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek Amsterdam you’ll find an artist workshops, theatres, music festivals, house parties, many outside terraces, a coffee bar, […]
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 […]
Cocktails is not a Dutch Thing. You can get a good cocktail in Amsterdam, but you have to know where to go. Here are 10 decent cocktail bars in Amsterdam (in random order) from cheap to very expensive. 1. Café Vesper Café Vesper, located at Haarlemmerstraat, within 20 minutes walk from Central Station is […]
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 […]
hroughout 2014 Amsterdam celebrates the bond between Amsterdam and jazz music.
Named Amsterdam World Jazz City , the Amsterdam canals, theatres, streets stores and churches will be stages of an extensive programme of live jazz as well as workshops and masterclasses.
Ever since the 1930s Amsterdam has welcomed jazz. The music was introduced by jazz musicians […]