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.

History, Charm and Entertainment – A Night at The Movies

Recognised as Amsterdam’s oldest operating cinema and regarded as one of the capital’s most beloved institutions, The Movies provides the ultimate celluloid experience for true film lovers, having endeared audiences with its quality repertoire and charismatic setting for more than a century.

Amsterdam City Tour – A delightful morning exploring a fascinating city

The city of Amsterdam is truly fascinating and a place brimming with history and culture. Boasting stunning churches, impressive buildings, picturesque canals and even a Royal Palace, there really is something for everyone. One of the best ways to explore the vast collection of sights and attractions is by taking one of the fabulous city tours, which provides an effortless blend of fun and education.

Occupying a prime position upon Amsterdam’s bustling Dam Square, located within an historical building, is the fun filled, interactive waxwork museum – the world famous Madame Tussauds. Attracting thousands of visitors throughout the year, this entertaining experience allows visitors an opportunity to come face to face with the stars and celebrities of the past and present day.

Nemo Science Centre, Amsterdam – A fun packed day out at a truly interactive museum

Set within an iconic green building and located upon Amsterdam’s Oosterdok, just minutes away from Central Station, the Nemo Science Centre offers a fun packed, educational experience for all ages. Boasting five floors of science and technology, this interactive museum is definitely worthy of a visit.

Dutch Fashion – Forget wooden shoes and get to know real Dutch fashion

While walking down the streets of Amsterdam the other day, I realized how diverse and edgy Dutch fashion is and how, weirdly enough, it is quite unknown to fashionistas around the world. Yes, everyone has heard about Viktor & Rolf and the well-known supermodels Doutzen Kroes, Mark van der Loo, Lara Stone and Karen Mulder, but what about hard-core fashion? What about designers? Paris, Milan, London… what about Amsterdam!?

Shopping in Amsterdam – Shop ‘til drop in the streets of Amsterdam

Milan, Paris and New York are known for being the capitals of fashion but when it comes to shopping Amsterdam does not fall behind. Dutch design is worldwide famous and for a reason. Amsterdam offers great shopping for all budgets and styles. Designer brands, high street fashion and unique boutiques, charming book stores and lively cafes in which you can sit and relax after a long day walking down the streets of A’Dam and its endless shopping streets. It is not for nothing that one of the shopping areas of downtown Amsterdam is called the 9 Streets. Yes, 9 streets of shops almost exclusively. But there is more, much more!