Entertainment

Nuit Blanche in Amsterdam – a nocturnal tribute to art

Although there are at least two movies named Nuit Blanche, this special event has got nothing to do with any of them whatsoever. Translated as ‘White Night’, the Nuit Blanche of Amsterdam is an annual Paris-inspired night devoted to art in its most various forms, consisting of a 12-hour session with music, street art, photography, and video art, among others. Come to Amsterdam and use our holiday apartment offer to be where the after-dark magic happens.

DGTL Festival: 2 days, 6 stages, 81 artists – Enhance your short stay with a weekend-long electronica party

DGTL Festival will be entertaining thousands of revellers on Easter weekend with an electric mix of electronica tunes at the NDSM Werf in Amsterdam Nord. So set the standard for your short stay in Amsterdam and join in with the party on April 19 and 20.

SOTU Festival – Treat your hearing senses to the sounds of the underground

Enjoy listening to the varied sounds of independent and underground music at the SOTU Festival which takes place on 16 - 20 April, 2014. Acts will be performing at six venues near our short stay Amsterdam apartments in the Vondel Park area.

Amsterdam Roots Festival – meet the best of the non-West

Amsterdam Roots Festival has no doubt become a trademark on its own. Attracting over 50,000 enthusiasts of less-commercial acts from around the whole globe each year, it certainly is a nice event to attend if you’re about to enjoy a short stay Amsterdam in early summer.

A treasure chest of oddities – Amsterdam’s collection of less ordinary museums

How to spend your short stay in Amsterdam knowing that you’ve made the most of it? First rule – don’t be afraid to go off the beaten track. While all the major museums will surely be impressive, there are actually some equally amazing places that you won’t find in ordinary guidebooks. And here’s our list of a couple of them.

Get jazzy in Amsterdam – a Dutch take on jazz

The Venice of the North is no doubt a special place on the jazz map of the world. Below is our selection of a couple of local venues to visit, drawn up to show you that even a short stay in Amsterdam is enough to get a quality experience of live trumpets, drums, keys, bass, and all that jazz…

HISWA – The successful annual water-themed exhibition taking place at Amsterdam RAI

Add the HISWA Boat Show to your short stay itinerary during the dates of 5 to 9 March, 2014 when it takes place at Amsterdam RAI and features eight different boat worlds that you can visit. We have many Amsterdam apartments in the area to make your commute quick and easy.

The Waterlooplein Flea Market – A true Amsterdam goldmine

Although Amsterdam is most famous for its canals, numerous coffee shops, uncanny museums and the red light district, the city also hides many other gems waiting to be discovered by the more-adventurous visitors. So drop your classic tourist booklets and dare to go beyond the usual sights! First step – The Waterlooplein Flea Market!

Drugs in Amsterdam: Law, Culture & Tourism

Drug law in the Netherlands has been a source of controversy for decades. While it’s true that the use of soft drugs is tolerated throughout the country and will most assuredly go unpunished, the encompassing socio-political climate is much more ambiguous. Before you give your order in one of the legendary “coffee shops,” take the time to familiarize yourself with the dos and don’ts of drugs in Amsterdam.

Gettin’ “cheesy” with it – a guide for all the foodies looking for a legen-dairy experience in Amsterdam

If you’re well-familiar with names like Edam, Gouda or Maasdam, and if terms like Mimolette, Maaslander or Leerdammer do ring more than a bell, then you’re in the right place to be delighted. The short list below contains some of the most worthy places to visit if you don’t want to become cheesed off by your stay in Amsterdam.