Amsterdam Celebrates Van Gogh’s Anniversary

The year 2015 sees the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh. Amsterdam celebrates Van Gogh’s anniversary in fine style in connection with a series of museums throughout France, Belgium and The Netherlands.

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May 21, 2015 by
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Another view of the Keukenhof Gardens from the DC-3

Flying Over Keukenhof Gardens in a DC-3 Plane

One day after I visited an actual bulb farm and the Keukenhof Gardens, I was going to see the flower fields from the sky with Viator. During the Keukenhof Gardens Dakota Sightseeing Flight, you spend 30 minutes in an old Dakota DC-3 — but not before you get to know her first.

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April 24, 2015 by
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Visiting Keukenhof Gardens and a Bulb Farm Outside of Amsterdam

The notable tulips

Every year I saw them again: beautiful photos of colorful fields and greenhouses filled with a wide range of flowers. I’d tell myself I’d go next year, but something always came up. Until this spring. When I saw that I could visit the Keukenhof Gardens and a real bulb farm with Viator, I packed my camera and headed to Amsterdam.

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April 23, 2015 by
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Following in Anne Frank’s Footsteps in Amsterdam

The story of the Jews in Amsterdam did not start and end with Anne Frank, but was part of a long and successful integration into the city that started with Sephardic Jews coming to Amsterdam from Spain and Portugal in the late 16th century. Following in Anne Frank’s footsteps in Amsterdam today means treading the paths of this community also.

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April 23, 2015 by
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Take Viator With You – Download Our Insider’s Guide to Amsterdam

In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Amsterdam so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Amsterdam!

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April 10, 2015 by
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Keukenhof Gardens

The tulips are coming out in The Netherlands – it must be springtime. Every year, March is eagerly awaited by gardeners everywhere, not just because it’s the time when plants will actually start growing again and they can get back outside with their buckets and spades, but because March is the month when Keukenhof Gardens tours start each year for its short two-month burst of splendor.

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April 2, 2015 by
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Museumplein Weekend, Amsterdam

It seems to be Amsterdam’s intention to have one long party this summer. Not only are the Holland Festival, Nuit Blanche and the Amsterdam Roots Festival booked into the city’s cultural calendar, but now the Museumplein Weekend jamboree has been announced.

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April 2, 2015 by
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Amsterdam Spring Festivals

With winter safely behind, Amsterdam leaps back into life come spring, with some of the city’s most popular festivals from March through May. Amsterdam spring festivals bring thousands of people into the city and to its surrounding bulb fields.

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April 2, 2015 by
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Top Sights in Amsterdam’s Old Center

Amsterdam’s oldest district is also its most central, focusing on Dam Square, the Oude Kerk and Nieuwmarkt as well as the canals Oudezijds Voorburgwaal and Oudezijds Achterburgwaal. Top sights in Amsterdam’s Old Center include the Red Light District; some of the best gabled architecture in the city; several excellent (and some not so good) museums; and bars, restaurants and shops by the hundred.

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March 26, 2015 by
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Following the Tulip Bulb Route to Keukenhof

One of Europe’s top seasonal attractions, Keukenhof Gardens at Lisse bills itself as ‘the most photographed attraction in the world’. Opening for just eight weeks every year in spring, the gardens fade quickly but the Tulip Bulb Route to Keukenhof does last for slightly longer.

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March 12, 2015 by
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