by Tanja

When I was living in Spain, people from all over the world asked me about my home country:

‘What’s up with coffee shops?’ ‘What’s up with the Red Light District?’

I liked answering these questions.

When I came back to Amsterdam in 2010, I started What’s up with Amsterdam. Goal was to answer all of those burning questions the world seems to have about this tiny country with its friendly but also rather peculiar people.

Your tourist guide in Amsterdam

Since long I have worked as a tourist guide in Amsterdam.  I will be happy to show you around! Find more information about guided tours in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam is a popular tourist destination

Since 2010 Amsterdam has become one of the world’s favorite tourist destination. The growth of tourism has put a strain on the city, especially the historical center. But the ‘red light district‘, the 9 Streets,  the Jordaan quarter and the Canal ring are not just tourist attractions. 

On this blog I try to steer visitors towards other areas in Amsterdam like De Pijp, NDSM, Westergasfabriek .

For expats and locals

What’s up with Amsterdam is not just helpful for tourists, but also for people who fall in love with this city and try to make a more permanent move here.

Check out articles like finding a place to liveDutch food and about Dutch language.

All information is free

All information on this website I give to you for free. Help the website by booking your tickets, Amsterdam city passes, canal cruises, festival tickets via this website.

Oh, and (almost) all photos are made by me as well.

Enjoy and tot ziens!

We started a very cool mobile coffee bar in Amsterdam for events and coffee to go

P.S. 2
From 28 March 2018 – 1 July 2018 We went cycling in Africa!
The travelblog we kept online on FietseninAfrika.nl is now a book! (sorry, only in Dutch).
I still love to travel. Follow me on Instagram: @whatsupwithamsterdam

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Scott May 10, 2017 - 22:19

Please advise any property for rent- central Amsterdam

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