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. […]


Summertime hangouts

Pllek at NDSM

Listed here are bars and restaurants that are great summertime hangouts, but are generally not well known among tourists. And tourist guides don’t mention them. […]


Side trip The Hague

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The Dutch city of The Hague lies about an hour from Amsterdam and is a great city for an Amsterdam side trip. From Amsterdam Central Station to The Hague it takes takes 50 minutes by train. While Amsterdam is the city of republicans and commerce, The Hague is the city of royalty and aristocracy.


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Homeless in Amsterdam

Homeless in Amsterdam

Many people visiting Amsterdam are surprised to see there are not many homeless people in the streets.
Here are 10 most asked question about homeless people in Amsterdam. […]


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. […]


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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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.


Slavery in Amsterdam

Slavery momument in Amsterdam

This week a friend from India asked me about the history of African slaves in Amsterdam. His question took me by surprise. Apart from the monument against slavery at Oosterpark, there are almost no specific places in Amsterdam that remind us of the mass amount of African slaves taken to the Americas to work on […]


Shopping for chocolate

Chocolate shop in Amsterdam

A wide variety of wonderfully delicious chocolate shops and make your own bonbons […]


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Red light district

Prostitution in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam council wants to crack down on illegal prostitution and human trafficking for women working in the red light district and is turning off many of the red lights. […]


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 […]


10 Facts about Dutch beer

Beer kettle

Beer from Amsterdam has a long history. Here are 10 facts about Dutch beer from Amsterdam. […]


Hortus Botanicus

Amsterdam botanical garden

The Amsterdam botanical garden, Hortus Botanicus, is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Enjoy live jazz music on their lovely outdoor terrace, go see the giant water lily and step in the tropical green house […]


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 […]


Western Islands walk

Western islands Amsterdam

Just West of Central Station Amsterdam lay three peaceful islands. These ‘Western Islands’ are wonderful for a beautiful 1,5-hour walk. […]


10 Dutch expressions

Dutch expression on facade

Expressions in Dutch reflect the Dutch ‘qualities’ of sobriety. The best way to understand Dutch culture is by learning some of its favourite proverbs.

Here are 10 well known Dutch expressions.
Bezoek en vis blijven 3 dagen fris – Visitors and fish stay fresh for 3 days. Hospitality is not really a famous Dutch trait. […]


How to swear in Dutch

Against Dutch swearing

Eikel, lul, klootzak, muts, doos, kuttekop, kutwijf […]


Fast Food Febo

Amsterdam fast food

Dutch fast food chain Febo sells fast food in a unique way: it keeps its products warm in small compartments of a vending machine.[…]


10 Hidden gems to have a drink

Hollandsche Manege

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


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. […]


Dutch Museum of Resistance

Dutch museum of resistance

Till April 3 2016 the Dutch museum of resistance has an expo about the happenings in former Dutch colony of Indonesia (1945 – 1949). A telling and bold exhibition about the ways of propaganda that you won’t likely see in other countries and which should make us critical of war images in the media today. […]


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