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: Suggested Itineraries
June 16, 2014
Visitors seeking to tap into the pedal-driven flow of Amsterdam need to saddle up at least once.
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.
July 4, 2013
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.
June 27, 2013
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.
June 20, 2013
Amsterdam’s vibrant Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival) brings aspiring musicians together with established classical stars from across the world into the city for ten days every August; festival dates for 2013 are August 16-25.
May 16, 2013
The biggest and best-established arts festival in The Netherlands brings international musicians and actors into Amsterdam every June – 2013 dates are June 1 through 26. Encompassing all genres of music from classical to garage, drama, dance, film, and opera, the festival spreads across the city into every sizeable venue from the mainstream Muziektheater and the Royal Theatre Carré to the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam and the home of leftfield music and drama, the art-house venue Westergasfabriek.
April 25, 2013
Amsterdam in spring means flowers; Keukenhof Gardens near Lisse only open for a couple of months a year – in 2013 from March 21 to May 20. Every year seven million bulbs are planted here, forming a psychedelic carpet of flowers, with some 100 varieties of tulip as well as daffodils and hyacinths. The Gardens are xxx from Amsterdam and there is a direct bus from Schiphol Airport Plaza.
March 28, 2013
With some of the best markets, specialty stores, and boutiques in the world, Amsterdam’s shopping streets are easily explored on foot, from the pedestrianized Nieuwedijk-Kalverstraat to the cobbled side streets, canal-sides, and squares. You’ll find everything from big department stores to specialty stores glittering diamonds, crumbly Gouda cheese, and the famous blue-and-white Delftware.