World Christmas Circus hits town

Classiest circus in the world opens its doors. Taking the kids to a circus over the Christmas season is going to be a guaranteed success. Many people in Amsterdam have gone before you and that is only part of the reason why the World Christmas Circus has a long established reputation in this town. This […]

Classical Christmas concerts in Amsterdam this festive season

This Christmas season, you can enjoy plenty of high-calibre classical music concerts. It strikes me as slightly ironic that Handel’s Messiah was written with light speed and barely rehearsed before it saw its premiere in Dublin in 1741. Handel wrote the piece in 24 days and rehearsed it with ‘inadequate singers’ before its first performance […]

Hop-on-hop-off tickets and their advantages

Before you set out on your trip to Amsterdam, you are likely to plan your stay. One strategic way to do this successfully is to decide on how you are going to get around. Of course, the old city centre is easily within walking distance of most of the apartments for rent by Amsterdam Apartments, […]

How to watch Netflix movies in the Netherlands

Netflix is available in the Netherlands, which is great if you stay in an apartment you rented at Amsterdam Apartments, because you can just log on to your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and watch your favorite shows just like you would at home. With a small difference; the service in the Netherlands is faster than anywhere else in the […]

BODY WORLDS finds permanent home in Amsterdam

In case you missed a BODY WORLDS’ exhibition in your home country, you are in luck when you visit Amsterdam. This city will soon be host to a permanent BODY WORLDS museum! Only one other city in the world has been bestowed this honour – New York, which has given the plastinated bodies a permanent residence on […]

Amsterdam’s Christmas markets 2013

When you head out to Amsterdam during December, you have plenty of opportunities to get your Christmas shopping done. In many areas of the city winter markets emerge, where vendors bring to bear great merchandise under fabulous fairy lights and Christmas trees as well as seasonal snacks and drinks.  Strolling across the Christmas markets is […]

Amsterdam Light Festival – a public display of light art
Amsterdam is known for its romantic lights at night, but starting 1st December - 22 January, 2017, the city will light up officially. The city centre is magically transformed for an international light and water festival, the Amsterdam Light Festival. This year’s theme is ‘Building with Light’ and many of the 30 light sculptures on display [...]
Anne Frank – the new stage show, collected works, pen pal memories

Just as the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam opened its temporary exhibition of the first international stage show about Anne Frank, the announcement was made that there will be a new international theatre piece in April 2014.  The news could not have come at a better moment. The exhibition entitled “This play is a part of my […]

The Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam has strong connections with Russia and this year, this international link has been topped up with French art in the Nabis exhibition. The combination could not have been more natural and sublime. The Nabis were a small but very important group of French artists who are credited with paving the […]

German re-judging of Hundertwasser comes to fruition in COBRA

Friedensreich Hundertwasser is on show in the modern art COBRA-museum in Amstelveen, a suburb of the city not far from Amsterdam Apartment's south-of-the-city rentals. I cannot emphasise enough how important this show is if you take your modern art seriously. The artist, who rubbed shoulders with the likes of Rudolf Steiner and Carl Jung (whose infamous red book […]