Top Amsterdam Designer Outlets

It is difficult to imagine that you are not in a museum but a real shop when you walk around BeBoB Design near Leidseplein, where the furniture on display is classed as vintage post World War II. That means you will find artefacts that are designed by the likes of Le Corbusier, Eames, Jacobsen, Gispen, Gray […]

Where beer drinkers go bottoms up in Amsterdam
Beer is a big thing in Amsterdam. The city is home to the Heineken brewery, which is rather important of course, but there’s plenty more beer activity too. This October, you can indulge in the biggest beer festival, the PINT Bokbierfestival, in the Netherlands. It takes place in the Beurs van Berlage, not far from [...]
What to do with kids

Amsterdam has plenty on offer for families with small children. The fact that so many professionals living in Amsterdam choose not to move out to the countryside once offspring announces its imminent arrival means that the Dutch capital is a place where families thrive. This is visible on the streets, where you see mums and […]

Free things to do in Amsterdam

Yes, we know! You saved a bunch by renting an apartment with Amsterdam Apartments, which is so much cheaper than the average hotel. But now you want to save even more and check out the free attractions of Amsterdam. Well, it turns out you’re still in for a treat. Here are a few ideas to inspire […]

Dining in the kitchens of absolute strangers…

When you are going for a night out in Amsterdam and have tried various restaurants, you might decide it is time for a dining experience that is altogether different. So why not meet up with the locals and enjoy a home cooked meal for a change? Thanks to a number of great online platforms, it is […]

Not for the fainthearted: culinary adventures in Amsterdam

In case you think I am a misogynist for sharing this adventure trip through culinary hell, I can totally understand it. But every national kitchen pantry harbours at least a few skeletons – and chances are that you will want to know about these issues at some point or other. So here goes – these […]

Exploring secret Amsterdam

Amsterdam has its own Banksy. He goes by the name of Max Zorn, and unlike Banksy he’s quite open about his identity, even though his activities resemble those of the Bristolian legend. That’s no wonder. In Amsterdam, anything goes, except secrecy! Zorn re-creates masterful classic artworks and leaves them in public spaces with his name […]

18 Must-see Amsterdam bridges

Amsterdam has 165 canals which weave together a string of waterways with a length of over 100 km. Needless to say that there is a huge number of bridges to facilitate modern day cyclists, pedestrians and cars crossing from bank to bank. In total there are 1,281 bridges in Amsterdam, 500 of which you can […]

7 Unique Amsterdam experiences

So you are spending a short break in Amsterdam and are hoping for that quintessential Amsterdam experience. Apart from the obligatory Red Light District tour and what goes with it, what do discerning visitors turn to in order to discover the unique side of this marvellous city? Here are a few things you will be […]

Over 250 Ingenious Pop Up Venues liven up Amsterdam

Pop ups are a favourite of many and seem to suit a city like Amsterdam with its tolerance of new ideas especially well. Amsterdam, where everything seems easy, fun and manageable, offers the perfect backdrop for these temporary outbursts of creativity. So it is not surprising that the first edition of a mega pop up […]