Renowned for its industrial heritage and its working class roots, the city of Rotterdam has become a dynamic, energetic and innovative metropolis brimming with a host of architectural and cultural gems.
Sweeping almost 1,000 hectares, the Amsterdamse Bos is one of Europe’s largest city parks, granting a welcome retreat from the confines of the capital and a chance to explore a picturesque environment brimming with fantastic attractions.
If you’re looking for a fantastic place to spend the “most wonderful time of the year,” look no further: Amsterdam has all the charm and cheer you could ask for, as well as its own quirky Christmas traditions to keep you on your toes.
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.
Make the most of Amsterdam’s excellent indoor and outdoor swimming facilities during your holiday.
Taking place in the world's capital of marijuana smoking in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, this highly acclaimed festival and competition offers you a chance to test some of the best weed cultures offered on sale in the Netherlands and beyond. The event transcends a simple "getting high" experience by offering a mixture of live musical events, spiritual sessions, as well as a trip to Amsterdam's most authentic coffee shops before you head back to your short stay apartment in the city.
Self-proclaimed as THE coffee shop where the Dutch social regulated weed consumption has been initiated, the Bulldog nr 90 offers you a pleasant chilled environment in an old beautiful Amsterdam building for a lovely afternoon or evening relaxation in the company of board games, great music, and a friendly multi-cultural crowd. Take a stroll from your apartment, and benefit from a chilled out pleasurable time during your short stay in Amsterdam.
When you hear the words “apple pie”, naturally the first thing that comes to your mind is your grandmother, auntie, and also the great United States. I say the United States because this sweet pie stars in so many movies, stands outside windows to chill while various people or animals sniff it, grandmas pedal them gaining themselves the ‘saint’ title and we all drool! In many bakeries or diners, you can ask for it sugar free! How is it made? Natural apple juice, natural sugars. In fact my American apple pie memories are connected to when I was waiting tables on my student days; once I served it to a regular customer with melted American cheese on it, and to my double shock, everybody knew how he wanted it. Never wondered what it tastes like. Never.
Experience tranquil surroundings in the heart of the busy city centre. Located in the Plantage district Hortus Botanicus is a great outing for all ages and includes a three-climate greenhouse and a butterfly greenhouse. For a more impressive and picture perfect outing we recommend a summer visit when the garden is in full bloom.
Displaying a free spirited atmosphere in a beautiful old neighbourhood in Amsterdam, the Red Light District offers a voyeuristic and hedonistic experience which will enchant you instantly. The district boasts of lovely canals, majestic buildings, and a culture of freedom illustrated through its inviting dreamy coffee shops, and the lovely working ladies.