Chinese New Year in Amsterdam’s Chinatown

When you are on a short break  in Amsterdam and spend New Year’s Day in this beautiful city, you can experience an exotic New Year’s Day celebration when you head to Chinatown. The Chinese New Year celebration is meant to be the most important holiday for the Chinese and that is not surprising. The festivities last […]

Dutch National Tulip Day is held on Dam Square

Pick your own bunch of tulips in the heart of Amsterdam! The Dutch have a way with flowers. Their country is said to be ‘the land where the earth laughs in flowers’. The nation is awash with flowers even in the middle of winter. Especially the tulips come highly recommended. That is why many tourists visiting […]

What to do on New Year’s Day in Amsterdam

When you’ve been to New Year’s Eve celebrations you might take it easy on New Year’s Day in Amsterdam. Most people do. Slouching around whilst eating oliebollen and appelflappen, watching tv or watching a movie on the couch of your comfortable Amsterdam Apartments accommodation  is always  an option.  In case you are so hung over you […]

Where to find Christmas food from home when you’re British, American or Australian

Where you buy those typically British, American or Australian food items. When you’re a Brit, a Yank or an Aussie and wish to complete your Christmas menu with items from home, you could be searching high and low for pork sausages (the Brits), a yule log (the Yanks) or tim tams (the Aussies). The great news is that […]

Rembrandt’s experimental side is on show in the Rembrandt Museum

Rembrandt experimented non-stop with print making procedures  It is astonishing how Amsterdam’s most famous historic painters simply do not cease to surprise. It is only recently that the Van Gogh museum announced a discovery of a new discovered painting by Van Gogh, and the legacy of Rembrandt is no less of a treasure trove. A new […]

New Year’s Eve parties in Amsterdam

From fireworks to all the less than primitive parties. This past year has been very special for the city of Amsterdam, with the celebration of enormous events like the opening of the Rijksmuseum after a decade of restoration work, the celebration of 400 years of Canal Ring and the re-opening of the Van Gogh museum. […]

Canal Festival provides music to the Amsterdam Light Festival

If you thought the lights were enthralling, wait until you hear the music. The Canal Festival is the (classical) music variant on the Amsterdam Light Festival. The two events coincide during the months of December and January and have equal amounts of appeal, I daresay. When you stay in Amsterdam during a short holiday in […]

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, […]