Amsterdam, everyone’s city

One of Europe’s most visited capitals Amsterdam isn’t just about the red lights and the smoke-filled cafes. Its relaxed atmosphere, the cultural history and varied activities on offer make it a desirable city amongst all age groups while the quality of its offerings keep people coming back for more and are also attracting many new visitors every year.

RAI Amsterdam

Select an option from the set of our Amsterdam apartments and stay in the charming area of Zuideramstel with close access to the fantastic RAI Centre.

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Hortus Botanicus – Amsterdam’s answer to botanical bliss

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.

Rembrandt House Museum – Go back in time with Rembrandt

Step back into history and experience how Rembrandt and 17th century Amsterdam lived. See Rembrandt’s paintings, drawings and etchings and watch how he mixed his paints and made his etchings. Located in the old city centre this is a reconstruction of the famous Dutch painters house and not the place to see his masterpieces. All in all it makes an interesting and educational outing for all ages.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – An art genius ahead of his time

Visit one of Amsterdam’s most popular attractions and see the work of one of Holland’s most famous individuals and artists. Located at the Museum Square the Van Gogh Museum, which has the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s work, makes for a nice outing even if you’re not an art lover.

Unique Shops in Unique Amsterdam

Amsterdam is known for some wicked things but trust me, there is more to Amsterdam than that, much more! Shopping! Yes, that is one of my favourite things in Amsterdam and that is the reason why I have selected some of the funniest, unique stores to visit while in these beautiful city in Northern Europe. Dutch people do not wear wooden shoes but they do have some pretty special shops that reflect their personalities very well.

Located across the IJ River in Amsterdam’s undiscovered north, the NDSM Wharf remained a forgotten wasteland for years, left abandoned after the decline of the ship building industry that prospered emphatically for the best part of the 20th century. Invaded by squatters and a collective group of artists, this derelict space slowly began to change shape, replacing industry with creativity to become the striking setting of cultural prowess that exists today.

Amsterdam’s historical (gay) centre – The Reguliersdwarsstraat

Enough about museums, canals, boat-trips and parks. It’s getting dark and it’s time for some drinks and 4/4 beats. Put on your heels and dive into Amsterdam’s fervent nightlife. The Reguliersdwarsstraat is the heart of the Dutch GLBT community, with an enviable history of its very own.

Club Paradiso – A Mystical Fun Recipe for Live Concerts, Club Music, Culture, and More

Located inside the mystical walls of a majestic 18th century old church building just off the famous Leidse Square, the Paradiso Club provides you with the ultimate music experience for a lovely evening adventure in central Amsterdam. The venue is hosting some of the biggest names in club music, as well bringing in indie and local artists while providing a diverse events genre for everyone's taste. Do not forget to check out the cultural activities that take place each week ranging from theatre performances to poetry or film productions.

Spectacular Entertainment – An Unforgettable Evening at the Royal Carre Theater

Adopting a luxurious position on the banks of the Amstel River, the beautiful Koninklijk Theater Carre has enjoyed over a hundred years of success, simultaneously charming audiences with its welcoming atmosphere whilst tantalising patrons with performances of unsurpassed quality. Taking heed of such a prestigious reputation, I decided to see for myself whether this historical institution lives up to its privileged status as the country’s most popular theatre.