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Things to Do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a haven for tourists year round. There are many activities that you can do when visiting the city. It is quite an interesting place because of how its is designed, it is a city built... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit...
by Travel on Apr 17, 2015

March in Amsterdam

Cirque du Soleil Kooza: The famous Cirque du Soleil Kooza will be in Amsterdam from the 13th of March until the 27th of April. Kooza tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner who is looking for his place in the world. Doing so, he meets a l...
by Habitat Apartments on Feb 20, 2014

February in Amsterdam

You will spend some days in Amsterdam this February and are wondering, what you can do in this city? We will give you some tips and reveal the best places to go to you. De Coolste Baan van Nederland:  De coolste Baan van Nederland, translated: &...
by Habitat Apartments on Jan 27, 2014

Cool Things to Do: Tours of Ice and Frost

Take advantage of the cold by taking to the ice with these cool frosty activities.
by City Discovery Travel Blog on Dec 20, 2013

The Titanic in Amsterdam

Thanks to director James Cameron and many others that came both before and after him, we have all heard and been exposed to the horrors of the sinking of the Titanic through books, songs, documentaries, and film. Over a hundred years ago, on the nigh...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Nov 23, 2013

The Amsterdam Light Festival is (Almost) Back

The Amsterdam Light Festival has rapidly become a fixture in every Amsterdammer's winter social calendar. Although compared to most other Dutch traditions the ALF is relatively young at only five years, it has rapidly become one of the best attended...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Nov 16, 2013

Bargain Hunting in Amsterdam

Everyone loves a good bargain and with its centuries-long history of trade and prosperity it is safe to assume that Amsterdam has more treasures than the average large city. For all you bargain hunters and lovers of antiques, here's a tip on what is...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Oct 9, 2013

Unwind at the Rijksmuseum Gardens

The Rijksmuseum, along with the canal ring and the Red Light District, is one of Amsterdam's biggest tourist attractions, all the more so since it reopened in April after ten years of renovations. This ten year face-lift that not only modernized by a...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Aug 14, 2013

Biking Without Injury: Tips

When in Amsterdam, renting a bike or going on a bike tour is a must. Not only is it a great way to experience everyday life in the most bike friendly city in the world, it is also literally the fastest way to get around Amsterdam's many historic neig...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Jul 23, 2013

Your “Weed Pass” Update

Whether you yourself are a fan of an occasional joint or not, you were probably aware of the furor the Dutch government created when it attempted to impose the so-called 'weed pass' in 2012. The news that Dutch coffeeshops could potentially be cut of...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Jun 15, 2013

Have you seen the Keizersgracht lately? How about the Amstel?

...Because if you're not lucky enough to have experienced the pure unadulterated magic of Amsterdam's largest canalfronts then let's face it, you're missing out! If this is indeed the case, then you are in luck mainly due to the magic of modern-day p...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Feb 23, 2013

Bright lights and spinning things – a fun fair on dam square!

The view of the skyline of Amsterdam has a new feature - alongside the towers and spires there is a hint of bright colors and screaming tourists. It's the end of the summer and, as is tradition, the fun fair has come … Continue reading →...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Oct 24, 2012

Tea Time at the museum of bags and purses

Along the Herengracht is a little gem of a museum. Though relatively small and somewhat hidden, the Museum of Bags and Purses is every girl's dream. The museum boasts three floors of bags, bags, bags! From the pouches of the … Continue reading...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Sep 29, 2012

A Perfect Afternoon in Artis, Amsterdam’s Zoo

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Amsterdam's zoological gardens with a friend and her children. Three hours later, we left. Despite a brief downpour (this is, after all, Amsterdam) and one of the kids falling off a (fake) giraffe … Conti...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Sep 28, 2012

Fall in love with Amsterdam at the 15th annual Grachtenfestival

When you think of the Netherlands, you think tulips, windmills... and canals. One of the best places in the country to get your fill of canals is Amsterdam, where the canals have been UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010. And the best time to s...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Aug 15, 2012

Traveling theater festival De Parade comes to town again

Since the Middle Ages, young and old alike have enjoyed entertainment provided by traveling performers. Though these days one can find the occasional circus or fair, outdoor traveling shows are seen with much less frequency. Luckily, there is de Para...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Aug 10, 2012

Stanley Kubrick retrospective at the EYE Film Institute

The work of groundbreaking film maker Stanley Kubrick is taking centre stage at the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam. In a large scale retrospective exhibition running from now until 9 September, the EYE shows all aspects involved in the creation R...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Jun 22, 2012

Amsterdam’s Red Light Radio

The Red Light District has an infamous reputation. An area of Amsterdam that has been alive in a specific trade for decades has today been met with a movement of change. The current government of the Netherlands has been aiming … Continue readi...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Jun 15, 2012

Open Garden Days

The gorgeous canal belt that is so iconic of Amsterdam is the main attraction along the city's waterways. Imposing and majestic in their 17 century design, they command your attention. But what lies behind this gilded facade can literally take you...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Jun 4, 2012

Amsterdam earns top Michelin travel marks

Amsterdam has been awarded three stars by the Michelin Green Guide for travel and tourism. The Dutch capital earned the top ranking for its landmarks and attractions, setting it apart from Holland's neighbours. The tire company specifically highlight...
by Amsterdam City Blog on May 28, 2012


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