How the Red Light district is slowly changing

Tourists visiting Amsterdam for the first time will no doubt visit the Red Light district –  to see what it’s all about. In recent years, slow change has been effected in this area, due to the decision by the city authorities to close down a number of legal brothels and cannabis cafes in order to […]

Underground Clubs in Amsterdam

Underground clubs in Amsterdam are something of an experience. The city is famed for its night time entertainment; whether you’re visiting the many cocktail bars, spending a wild night in the red light district or hanging out at the coffeeshops for a smoke, it is unlikely you will find yourself short of anything to do […]

Nightlife: Amsterdam’s the hottest clubs

Blow off steam, have a great time with friends and relatives or do something entirely unique in Amsterdam. When it’s time to strap on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor, Amsterdam is the place to be. Surrender to the rhythm, move to the music and dance your heart out. Let loose, shine and […]

Amsterdam bike rentals

In my experience, the typical tourist in Amsterdam on a rental bike is Italian. They put their saddles too low, so their arms almost stretch reaching the handlebars. It almost affably redefines the word ‘push bike’. Strangely, the push bike concept is probably totally absent from the Italian mental repository. It is also non-existent in the […]

Taking the kids on a day trip

When you take your family to Amsterdam in the summer months, you might want to plan a few day trips to child friendly spots on the periphery of the city. Here’s four lovely events: Stand Up Paddling When your kids have learnt how to swim and are up for an active adventure, why not have […]

The Benelux’ largest tattoo, art and street art convention kicks off May 26th, 2017
The 13th edition of the Tattoo, Art and Street Art Convention in Amsterdam features Magneto, the famous ink model who has literally been tattooed from head to toe, as well as Burlesque showgirl Xara Von Den Vielenregen, who won the Milan Burlesque Award last year. The event, which is reportedly the largest Tattoo and Body Art [...]
World Cup Amsterdam – where’s the TV when you need it?

Renting an apartment in Amsterdam is a great alternative to staying in an impersonal hotel, as most of the apartments on the books of Amsterdam Apartments are rather swanky. Adding to the glamour of taking up a delightful shortstay accommodation is Amsterdam’s tremendous allure for the rich and the famous. Many well to do people own […]

Taste of Amsterdam features major culinary talent this year
2017  "Taste of Amsterdam" dates and information coming soon ! ‘Foodie heaven’. Those two words best describe Taste of Amsterdam, an event that takes place in the Amstel park and which is crazier than the maddest cook show on TV, I promise you that. The best Dutch and international chefs show up to cook their [...]
Roger Sanchez, Riva Starr and other demi gods to appear on Pacha Festival
2017 Pacha Festival Amsterdam information coming soon ! The much fabled Pacha Festival Amsterdam is about to hit town for the third time running, kicking off Amsterdam’s hot and happy summer festival season. This dazzling event features open-air festivities, as well as a floating stage, two large tents and a total of 28 confirmed artists. [...]
Foodies flock to the Weekend of the Rolling Kitchens
People who visit Amsterdam in the Spring are very likely to have a number of close encounters with food events. One really popular foodie festival is the Weekend of the Rolling Kitchens, which is held from May 24, 2017 - May 28, 2017. A cacophony of colours, smells, music will greet you when you turn [...]