Exploring Amsterdam’s Golden Age

When you are visiting Amsterdam you will be in a position to experience the 17th Century first hand and on location. This was the scene where all the movers and shakers of the Golden Age resided. Amsterdam was the place where capitalism was invented, under the influence of the wealth of a number of families […]

Amsterdam’s top 3 must-see museums

Amsterdam, with over 400 museums, boasts more culture per square inch than any other city in the world. Tourists have a dazzling choice of options. Must-see museums are the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum and the CoBrA museum, all of which have recently undergone major refurbishments, hence the need for this update. Let’s hope this […]

Be in on the pancake thing when you visit Amsterdam

Technically, a pancake is just a bit of thinly-spread egg-infused batter, baked on an oiled-up griddle, featuring in many cultures. But until you have tasted a pancake, or pannenkoek, in Amsterdam, you won’t have experienced the real thing, if you believe most Amsterdam tour guides. And when you see the extensive list of pancake eateries […]

Fun things to do on Amsterdam’s canals

Whether you visit Amsterdam for the first time or are on a repeat visit, chances are that you will want to go on a water venture. You might take a regular tourist boat, rent a water bicycle, charter a smaller boat, or you could even book a table in a floating restaurant. The very first […]

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 […]