10 Facts about Dutch gin

Dutch gin

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 [...]


5 Things to do in April

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Here’s a list of 5 Amsterdam Things To Do in April.

1. Day trip to visit tulip gardens of Keukenhof in Lisse [...]


10 Cool Hotels

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Looking for a cool hotel in Amsterdam?

Cool can come cheap in Amsterdam. Hip and happening hotels that cater to the young and fashionable on a budget are on the rise.
There are hotels for fashion lovers, history lovers, art lovers and environmental friendly travellers. In Amsterdam there’s even a hostel for smokers.

Here’s a list of 10 cool hotels in Amsterdam. [...]


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6 Myths

Holland is famous all over the world for some of the weirdest facts. Not all of the crazy facts are true however.

Here are some of the myths about Amsterdam that are popular.

Find out if they are true or not in this list of Myths about Holland.

1. Prostitution is legal in Holland

True. [...]


Amsterdam Canal Houses

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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. [...]


Cafés with fireplaces

Pllek at NDSM

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!)

1.Pllek
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’ […]


Clubbing news

Toren Overhoeks, in 2015 location of Twenty4Amsterdam.

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. [...]


ArtZuid 2013

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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 a 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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Amsterdam in winter

Prinsengracht Amsterdam

On a holiday to Amsterdam in winter, it’s important to find activities in Amsterdam that can warm you.

Here are some ideas what to do in Amsterdam in winter: [..]


New Year Eve Amsterdam

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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 […]


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December events 2013

Christmas tree on dam square Amsterdam

Holidays in Amsterdam expensive? They don’t have to be. There’s lots of stuff to do in Amsterdam in December, free or cheap.

True: it’s difficult to find out the little gems only residents know about. To help you out What’s up with Amsterdam has composed a list of stuff to do in Amsterdam in December 2013.
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Van Gogh in Amsterdam

Van Gogh exhibition

From September 15 2012 until October 6, 2013, the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage shows (almost) all Vincent van Gogh’s work in one exhibition, in chronological order. [...]


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