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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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.

Heineken Experience

Built upon the foundations of the former Heineken brewery (which used be in this very building until 1988 but was relocated to a more convenient facility in the outskirts of the city), this amazing place, known earlier as the Heineken Treat and Information Centre and since 2001 as the Heineken Experience, provides its visitors with an incredible opportunity to have a peek at the whole production process and history of ‘probably the best beer in the world’ from the inside.

Roze Filmdagen – The Best of Gay and Lesbian Cinema

The 16th edition of Amsterdam’s exceptional LGBT film festival, known as Roze Filmdagen, opens at the spectacular Eye Film Institute on the 13th of March 2013 and continues for the next eleven days at the equally charismatic Ketelhuis, impressing audiences with a stunning collection of classics from the inspiring world of gay cinema.

Marqt on Overtoom

If you’re after some shopping, but looking for something a bit more out-of-the-ordinary, then forget places like Super de Boer or Albert Heijn. Of course, they are there whenever and wherever you might need them, but if you’re visiting Amsterdam, you should definitely go more ‘local’ and check out the organic-oriented Mecca of everything fresh and tasty – the Marqt on Overtoom in the exciting area of Vondelbuurt.

Different name, different date but the same great party! King’s Day, or Koningsdag in Dutch, is a major yearly event every April when hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets of Amsterdam donning their best orange outfits to celebrate the birth of the Dutch King. If you are booking a short stay in Amsterdam for King’s Day then you are in for a lot of fun.