Amsterdam is not a huge city, but it is diverse in mood, with very distinct village-like areas. One such district that’s definitely on the up is south of the center: Explore De Pijp, and uncover an ethnic melting pot with a buzzing after-dark scene.
Category: Free Things To Do
October 22, 2015
In addition to the legendary artistic treasures to be found in Amsterdam’s great art museums, the city is also garnering a reputation for alternative art and graffiti. The best way to see Amsterdam street art is to get out and about in some of the city’s up-and-coming districts across the IJ in the north of the city.
July 16, 2015
As one of the most diverse cities in the world, Amsterdam honors this legacy with more than 300 festivals and public events each year. Every summer turns into one long street party, with a potent mix of dance, film, concerts and sport hitting the streets. Here are some of the best summer festivals in Amsterdam.
June 4, 2015
There’s never enough time when visiting Amsterdam. With so many choices to fill a busy itinerary, it can be hard to justify leaving city limits. But all it takes is a quick walk through its cobblestone streets and you’ll be glad you made time for a daytrip to Maastricht.
January 29, 2015
With new arts centers springing up on the north side of the IJ waterway and temporary displays in the great art museums of Musemplein, 2015 brings plenty of exhibitions to brighten January in Amsterdam.
January 15, 2015
Amsterdam may not be on a par with Paris or Milan when it comes to shopping, but dig deep and you will find around 30 flower, food and flea markets to trawl through each week. Here are some of the best Amsterdam markets.
November 6, 2014
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.
October 20, 2014
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.
August 7, 2014
With Amsterdam being one of the flattest capital cities in Europe, it is small wonder that its residents have taken to cycling with such a vengeance. Indeed there are supposedly 600,000 cycles in the city of 780,000 people, with an estimated 100,000 being stolen and 25,000 ending up in the canals each year. There are more than 180 cycling routes in Amsterdam that allow sightseers to see the attractions of the city.
June 5, 2014
A four-month program of open-air festivities has kicked off once again in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark Open Air Theatre, with jam-packed schedule of comedy, children’s theater, dance, rock concerts and cabaret – and amazingly it’s all free.