Amsterdam is a city of water and there are many spots you can take a swim in natural water. In the North, the IJ-water behind Central Station is clean enough for a refreshing dive. Take a ferry to the North first and dive in.
The Amstel river is also good for a swim and around the artificial island or IJburg, a large suburb east of the city, there are several artificial beaches where you can swim. Otherwise, head to the recreational lakes of Sloterplas in the West or Gaasperplas in South-East. […]
A review of the theatre play ‘Anne’ about Anne Frank: ‘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.
Every summer the Amsterdam Vondelpark Festival hosts a free programme of music, theatre, dance and cabaret open air theatre, the Vondelpark Openluchttheater.
The Amsterdam Vondelpark Festival takes places from May 5 to September 27 in 2015. Every weekend Dutch established and upcoming artists perform on the stage. […]
Here’s a list of 5 Amsterdam Things To Do in April.
1. Day trip to visit tulip gardens of Keukenhof in Lisse […]
Where to eat, what to see, where to bike to, where to shop and where to dance, drink & eat your Dutch apple pie […]
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.
Here is a Top 10 list of Amsterdam Tourist Traps:
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 […]
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:
Amsterdam and prostitution have been together since the 15th century. In the famous red light district in the old centre, women from all over the world sit behind windows, lit by red lights. The Amsterdam council wants to crack down on illegal prostitution and human trafficking for women working in the red light district and […]
Amsterdam is best seen from the water and renting your own private boat is a fantastic way to spend a warm day. To go cruising in the 17th century canal belt in your own rented boat with your own group of friends, you don’t need licences or experience.
If you rent your own private boat in Amsterdam, you can bring your own food and drinks.
How to rent your own private boat in Amsterdam […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
The Kröller-Müller Museum holds the second largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world. The museum is located in the midst of the quiet woodland forest of Dutch national Park Hoge Veluwe. The museum makes for a great day trip visit from Amsterdam. From Amsterdam it takes 2 hours by train and bus to get […]
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 […]