Category: Sightseeing

An Afternoon at the Kröller-Müller Museum

June 24, 2016

0 Comments

Kröller-Müller Museum in the De Hoge Veluwe National Park

The largest national park in the Netherlands is De Hoge Veluwe in Otterlo, largely composed of deciduous forests, boggy fenland, undulating sand dunes and heath. It’s paradise for walkers and cyclists but also contains a surprise — one of the best museums in the country. It’s well worth spending an afternoon at the Kröller-Müller Museum when visiting the park.

Continue reading...

How to Spend One Day in Amsterdam

June 3, 2016

0 Comments

Deciding what to do with just one day in Amsterdam is a tall order — what are your interests? Are you traveling with kids? Is this a first visit to the city? So this is how to spend one day in Amsterdam for anyone who wants a snapshot of the city on a very tight schedule.

Continue reading...

Exploring De Pijp in Amsterdam

May 27, 2016

0 Comments

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.

Continue reading...

Visiting Giethoorn From Amsterdam

May 19, 2016

0 Comments

Charming Giethoorn

Amsterdam has long been nicknamed the Venice of the North for its myriad canals, but it has a little-known rival in Giethoorn; the peaceful village in the backwater province of Overijssel can be visited on a day trip from Amsterdam

Continue reading...

Saving Money with Amsterdam’s Visitor Passes

May 13, 2016

0 Comments

Appropriately for a city that welcomes more than 14 million visitors each year, Amsterdam is well-served by a diligent tourist information service and has a variety of discounted sightseeing cards. Here’s how to save money with Amsterdam’s visitor passes.

Continue reading...

The Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age at the Hermitage Amsterdam

May 6, 2016

0 Comments

Hermitage Amsterdam just opened the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.

With the opening of the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age at the Hermitage Amsterdam, the city has gained another artistic showstopper to add to its already bountiful arts scene.

Continue reading...

New Museums in Amsterdam

January 21, 2016

0 Comments

Although Amsterdam is celebrated for its world-class art galleries and history museums, it is a city that takes change in its stride, working to upgrade its many attractions, capitalizing on others and readily accepting new ideas. Consequently there are several eye-catching new museums in Amsterdam.

Continue reading...

Amsterdam Street Art

October 22, 2015

0 Comments

STREET ART AMSTERDAM SPUISTRAAT CENTRUM by Dominque Darcy (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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.

Continue reading...

10 Things to Do in Amsterdam During Fall

September 10, 2015

0 Comments

Fall is a fine time to enjoy Amsterdam.

The shoulder season of fall is a time for local Amsterdamers to reclaim their lovely city, repopulate canalside cafés and restaurants, and watch the leaves turn from green to gold. If you’re visiting during this time of year, here are some suggestions for 10 things to do in Amsterdam during fall.

Continue reading...

Exploring the towns of Waterland from Amsterdam

August 20, 2015

0 Comments

Volendam is the most-visited spot in Waterland, just outside Amsterdam.

Exploring Waterland from Amsterdam takes visitors out of the city center into the rural backwaters of the flat, Ijsselmeer fen country. It is a microcosm of all things Dutch; it has polders, canals, historic fishing villages, windmills, cows, cheese farms and even artisan clog makers.

Continue reading...