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. […]


New Year Eve Amsterdam

Fireworks

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 […]


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. […]


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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: [..]


Christmas in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Lights Festival Christmas in Amsterdam

There is a lot of things to do in Amsterdam for Christmas. There are Christmas markets with locally produced food and non-food products, you can go ice skating and try some of the seasonal Dutch treats. Just walk around and be amazed by the spectacular artworks in the Amsterdam streets and canals of Amsterdam Light Festival […]


10 Things to do in Autumn

Cosy brown café Rooie Nelis at the Amsterdam Jordaan Quarter. Let 85-year old barkeeper Blond Sien (right in the picture) tap you a Dutch beer.

The brightness of summer makes way for the warm and cosy reds and browns. What to do in Amsterdam during an autumn holiday to Amsterdam?


Santa in Holland

Sinterklaas

The American Santa Claus is based on the Dutch Santa: Sinterklaas, a legendary bishop who performed miracles.


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. […]


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… […]


What’s on Twitter

Last minute concert tickets @TicketSwap, luggage storage and more: 10 tips for travellers to #Amsterdam buff.ly/1XnGkEm

Review of Anne Frank play

Anne Frank falls in love

‘We find out Anne now has her period, that she finds out what it feels like to be kissed and that she hears that her girlfriends are murdered by the nazis, but there is no sign of the emotional transformation we would expect as a consequence.’ […]


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. […]


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 […]


Guggenheim in Amstelveen

Green Ballet

From April 5 to August 31 2014, the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen showcases a selection of abstract paintings from the collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Cobra Museum in Amstelveen is a 30-minute bus ride away from Amsterdam.

From the Guggenheim Collection: International Abstraction 1949-1960 reflects the radical changes society and the world of art went through after the Second World War. […]


5 Things to do in April

Easter in Amsterdam - Tulip fields of Keukenhof

Easter weekend in Amsterdam is one of the city’s busiest weekends, so if you want to visit the Anne Frank museum, Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum, try to buy tickets in advance online, so you won’t spend your time waiting in line. […]


10 Cool Hotels

Hostelle Amsterdam

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. […]


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. […]


Roest club and beach

Amsterdam bar and beach Roest

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 […]


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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Winter in Amsterdam

ice skating on Amsterdam canals

Though average temperature in winter in Amsterdam rarely drops below 0ºC (32ºF), the chilling Amsterdam wind can make it feel like you have just undertaken a journey to the plains of Alaska. […]


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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. […]


Camping sites

Amsterdam camping site Zeeburg

There are 5 camping sites in Amsterdam and 1 camper site.
Prices of these Amsterdam camping sites are around €17 for tent + 2 people and €30 for a family with caravan or camper in high season.

The camping sites in Amsterdam are clean, welcoming and they all come with wifi. Most are only open from April 1 till October. Here is a list of campings in Amsterdam. […]


Living room restaurants

Saskia's living room restaurant

People who started cooking for friends in their own living room have made a real business out of their passion, turning their private residence in Amsterdam into a small restaurant.

The phenomenon of these ‘living room restaurants’ (huiskamerrestaurants) has proved its success. […]


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