The year 2015 sees the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh. Amsterdam celebrates Van Gogh’s anniversary in fine style in connection with a series of museums throughout France, Belgium and The Netherlands.
April 24, 2015
One day after I visited an actual bulb farm and the Keukenhof Gardens, I was going to see the flower fields from the sky with Viator. During the Keukenhof Gardens Dakota Sightseeing Flight, you spend 30 minutes in an old Dakota DC-3 — but not before you get to know her first.
April 23, 2015
Every year I saw them again: beautiful photos of colorful fields and greenhouses filled with a wide range of flowers. I’d tell myself I’d go next year, but something always came up. Until this spring. When I saw that I could visit the Keukenhof Gardens and a real bulb farm with Viator, I packed my camera and headed to Amsterdam.
April 23, 2015
The story of the Jews in Amsterdam did not start and end with Anne Frank, but was part of a long and successful integration into the city that started with Sephardic Jews coming to Amsterdam from Spain and Portugal in the late 16th century. Following in Anne Frank’s footsteps in Amsterdam today means treading the paths of this community also.
April 2, 2015
The tulips are coming out in The Netherlands – it must be springtime. Every year, March is eagerly awaited by gardeners everywhere, not just because it’s the time when plants will actually start growing again and they can get back outside with their buckets and spades, but because March is the month when Keukenhof Gardens tours start each year for its short two-month burst of splendor.
March 26, 2015
Amsterdam’s oldest district is also its most central, focusing on Dam Square, the Oude Kerk and Nieuwmarkt as well as the canals Oudezijds Voorburgwaal and Oudezijds Achterburgwaal. Top sights in Amsterdam’s Old Center include the Red Light District; some of the best gabled architecture in the city; several excellent (and some not so good) museums; and bars, restaurants and shops by the hundred.
March 12, 2015
One of Europe’s top seasonal attractions, Keukenhof Gardens at Lisse bills itself as ‘the most photographed attraction in the world’. Opening for just eight weeks every year in spring, the gardens fade quickly but the Tulip Bulb Route to Keukenhof does last for slightly longer.
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.
January 6, 2015
Quite apart from owning the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s artwork in the world, Amsterdam now has a new attraction – a stunning display of his work at the exhibition Van Gogh the Ultimate Collection, at the Beurs van Berlage.