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.
Category: Tours & Activities
August 13, 2015
The biggest public event in The Netherlands, SAIL Amsterdam is set to attract more than 1.5 millions people to celebrate the Dutch maritime tradition. The 2015 festival takes place between Wednesday August 19 and Sunday 23, and graceful tall ships will sail into the IJ amid thousands of other heritage craft for a long weekend of sporting fun and partying.
August 1, 2015
While Amsterdam is a year-around destination, the city undoubtedly comes into its own in the summer, when most days are sunny and warm; this is the best time to laze in cafés along the tree-lined canals or enjoy strolling along the IJ waterfront. Here are some more suggestions of the top things to do in Amsterdam this summer.
July 29, 2015
The sun is shining brightly as I make my way to the rendezvous point in central Amsterdam. And it’s just as well — I’m about to embark on an exciting cycling journey in the Amsterdam countryside, and the inexperienced cyclist that I am is hoping to have all odds in her favor.
July 22, 2015
Taking a canal bike down the waterways of the city is a pastime peculiar to Amsterdam, allowing passengers to get up close with houseboats, peer under bridges and admire the fine 17th-century mansions of the Canal Ring as they create their own sightseeing itinerary. Exploring Amsterdam’s canals by paddleboat is also physical fun for all the family.
May 28, 2015
Visitors to Amsterdam can easily take the chance to explore further afield. It is possible to discover the charms of Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague in one action-packed day, leaving from Amsterdam.
May 21, 2015
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.