Despite its reputation as a tolerant, open-minded city where dope smoking is tolerated and prostitution is legal, Amsterdam is in fact a very child-friendly city. Here are just a few of the museums for children in Amsterdam.
October 9, 2014
Amsterdam’s concentric ring of canals marks the city’s hey day in the 17th century, when overcrowded conditions and an influx of people into the city meant that expansion became imperative. Several of these majestic canal-side mansions have been converted into museums. Here are my choices of Amsterdam’s best five canal house museums.
October 2, 2014
So close to Amsterdam that today it is virtually a suburb, a visit to its little sister Haarlem is nevertheless like stepping into another, gentler world. This tranquil, genteel town is perfectly sized for exploring on foot. Here’s what to see on a walking tour of Haarlem.
September 25, 2014
The seedy reputation of Amsterdam’s Red Light District – also called De Wallen – is upheld in some of its museums. Although most of the museums in the Red Light District have sex as their focus, there are several others with different themes. There are even a couple you could take your grandmother to.
September 11, 2014
Most people hit Amsterdam and immediately jump aboard a cruiser to journey around the canals and see the city from the water. Now there’s a chance to take a private Amsterdam canal cruise to explore the major canals and the IJ waterway, spotting iconic sights along the way.
August 21, 2014
Arguably the prettiest town in Holland, with its tranquil canals lined with linden trees and backed by gabled cottages, Delft make the ideal day trip from Amsterdam. Visiting Delft from Amsterdam takes around an hour by train.
August 14, 2014
Amsterdam may be a compact city but it certainly packs a punch with sightseers. Here are my suggestions for ten ways to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.
August 8, 2014
Amsterdam’s favorite city park stretches over 47 hectares and is the site of several restaurants and cafés as well as an open-air theater and plenty of manicured green space, pathways that are largely the preserve of cyclists and inline-skaters, and nature reserves where birds breed safely away from the public eye. And now Amsterdam is celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the founding of the park with the opening of Tulip Island in the Vondelpark.
July 31, 2014
The Holland of windmills, clogs, cheese, and tulips is alive and well, and within easy reach of Amsterdam. Take a trip back in time to enjoy visiting Traditional Holland from Amsterdam.
July 17, 2014
By the mid 17th century, Amsterdam was a victim of its own success; a hugely wealthy city that had grown rich on overseas trade; immigrants pored in from all over the Dutch empire and it became imperative to expand the city outwards to help halt disease and overcrowding. The making of Amsterdam’s Canal Ring shaped the city that we see today.