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.
Category: Local Recommendations
June 19, 2014
Considering the exquisite elegance of the row houses along the banks, especially at sunset, there’s ample reason to disembark on Amsterdam Canals Cruise with Dinner Cooked On Board.
June 16, 2014
Visitors seeking to tap into the pedal-driven flow of Amsterdam need to saddle up at least once.
March 14, 2014
Frank, an Amsterdam local and Viator private tour guide, loves to show off his beautiful home country to travelers. He provides a variety of tours around Amsterdam, Delft, and Rotterdam to every kind of traveler with every kind of itinerary. Frank also offers tours to Keukenhof to see the famous tulips.
November 7, 2013
Now Amsterdam is no slouch in the partying stakes, so the biggest problem here is deciding what to leave out. The choice of bars and pubs is so huge and much depends on your drinking style – rowdy, outside, inside, posh or dive. These 10 cool places to drink in Amsterdam certainly hit the spot with me.
October 17, 2013
Every year Amsterdam plays host to the biggest dance- and electronic-music club-based event in the world, importing 2,000 international musicians and artists into more than 70 clubs, pubs and theaters across the city for five days of hard partying, gigs and shows – Amsterdam Dance Event 2013 dates are October 16 through 20.
September 19, 2013
Amsterdam is a city blessed with some of the best museums in the world, including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh, but here are some suggestions of off-beat museums in Amsterdam that will reward a visit.
August 29, 2013
Amsterdam is full of world-beating museums, renowned concert halls, royal palaces, tree-lined canals and an international gastronomic restaurant scene. But peek behind the mainstream façade and you’ll find a world of alternative ideas and entertainment in secret Amsterdam – here are ten little-known things to see in the city.
August 15, 2013
The Nine Streets in Amsterdam (De Negen Straatjes) are tucked away between the historic city center and bohemian Jordaan, criss-crossing the 17th-century Canal Ring between Reestraat and Runstraat. These cosy little side streets are lined with independent boutiques providing some of the best shopping in Amsterdam.
July 25, 2013
Laid-back Amsterdam is full of world-beating museums, leafy parks, a network of photogenic canals and a buzzing bar and café culture. Once you’ve filled your itinerary with major sights, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Amsterdam. They might just add to the enjoyment of your visit.