Amsterdam

Win an Ultimate Amsterdam Experience for 2!

Make your next vacation to Amsterdam even better with this amazing tour package for 2! Read on to find out how to win.

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December 16, 2014 by
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10 Reasons to Visit Amsterdam for the Holidays

Amsterdam is positively awash with Christmas magic and bonhomie in 2014, with festive fun kicking off in late November. Here are ten great reasons to visit Amsterdam for the holidays.

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December 4, 2014 by
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New from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

As one of the most famous museums in the world, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is best known for its fine collection of Old Master Dutch paintings, with great works by Frans Hals, Steen and Vermeer as well as Rembrandt. But now the museum has added another string to its bow; here’s what’s new from the Rijksmuseum.

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December 2, 2014 by
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The Sights of Jewish Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter is east of the old city in the Plantage. Before WWII, this was a bustling area crammed with businesses and shops with Waterlooplein market at its heart. World War II saw Amsterdam’s Jewish community decimated but today the sights of Jewish Amsterdam can be seen in the Jewish Cultural Quarter as well as in the world-renowned Anne Frank Huis on Prinsengracht.

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November 6, 2014 by
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Boom Chicago, Amsterdam’s Biggest Comedy Show

Amsterdam is renowned for its energetic nightlife, encompassing clubs, classical and rock music, ballet, opera and modern dance; while venues and bars may come in and out of fashion, Boom Chicago has managed to outlast them all.

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October 30, 2014 by
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Amsterdam Halloween Festival

Amsterdam has now firmly adopted the Halloween tradition and celebrates the ghoulish occasion in some louche style with a festival that lasts for not one but four days of gory, bloodstained fun. Amsterdam Halloween Festival 2014 runs between October 29 and November 1.

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October 23, 2014 by
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Amsterdam Christmas Markets

Somewhat slow to catch on to the vogue for Christmas markets across Europe, Amsterdam is now making amends for its tardiness. Amsterdam Christmas markets now pop up all over the city during the festive season.

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October 20, 2014 by
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Museums for Children in Amsterdam

Despite its reputation as a tolerant, open-minded city where dope smoking is tolerated and prostitution is legal, Amsterdam is in fact a very child-friendly city. Here are just a few of the museums for children in Amsterdam.

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October 15, 2014 by
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Amsterdam’s Best Canal House Museums

Amsterdam’s concentric ring of canals marks the city’s hey day in the 17th century, when overcrowded conditions and an influx of people into the city meant that expansion became imperative. Several of these majestic canal-side mansions have been converted into museums. Here are my choices of Amsterdam’s best five canal house museums.

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October 9, 2014 by
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Amsterdam Museum Night

The annual night-time opening of around 50 of Amsterdam’s museums has become one of the city’s best-loved late-night festivals – and one that has been copied in several European cities including Brussels. The date for the 15th Amsterdam Museum Night – Museumnacht in Dutch – in 2014 is Saturday, November 1, when museums great and small open their doors from 7pm-2am, putting on around 200 special events, from workshops to exhibitions, poetry readings, bands and DJs as well as offering food and wine to all comers.

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October 7, 2014 by
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