Category: Local Recommendations

Ten Cool Places to Drink in Amsterdam

November 7, 2013

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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.


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Amsterdam Dance Event

October 17, 2013

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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.

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Amsterdam Museum Night

October 10, 2013

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The annual night-time opening of around 50 of Amsterdam’s museums has become one of the city’s best-loved festivals. The date for Amsterdam Museum Night in 2013 is Saturday, November 2, which will see museums great and small open their doors from 7pm-2am, putting on workshops, special exhibitions, poetry readings, bands and DJs as well as offering food and wine to all comers.

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Off-beat Museums in Amsterdam

September 19, 2013

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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.

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Secret Amsterdam – Ten Little-known Things to See in the City

August 29, 2013

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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.

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Shopping on the Nine Streets in Amsterdam

August 15, 2013

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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.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Amsterdam

July 25, 2013

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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.

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Amsterdam Uitmarkt Festival

July 18, 2013

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Attracting half a million visitors annually into Amsterdam, Uitmarkt is the biggest cultural festival in The Netherlands and celebrates all genres of music from hip-hop to classical, theater, books, dance and film – 2013 dates are August 29 through September 1.

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Amsterdam City Beaches

July 4, 2013

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With no sandy beaches of its own, Amsterdam has decided to create some. Now you can cool off on sunny days without leaving the city limits. And the great news is that all Amsterdam City Beaches are free.

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What Not to Do in Amsterdam

June 27, 2013

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Here are a few definite rules about what not to do in Amsterdam; they will ease your stay in the cxity where almost anything goes.

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