The annual Home Exhibition in February 2014

The mother of all fairs returns for its yearly unveil of the latest must haves for your home, for you, and more. Nine days of fashion, beauty, food and entertainment are organised at Amsterdam RAI. Book ahead for discounted entry.

Amsterdam Day Trips: Relaxing Beach Adventures

The Netherlands’ sweeping coastline encompasses a series of clean, white, sandy beaches, several of which can be reached via public transport from the capital of Amsterdam, offering a calming seaside alternative to the city’s bustling streets.

Amsterdam Day Trips: Rotterdam’s Authentic Charm

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.

Amsterdam Day Trips: Discover the Historic Treasures of The Hague

Accessible from Amsterdam Central Station in under one hour, the Netherlands’ seat of government comprises an elegant setting that blends history with modernity and boasts numerous attractions to entertain and captivate its visitors.

Amsterdam Day Trips: Dutch Delights in the City of Utrecht

Accessible by train in less than thirty minutes, the beautiful city of Utrecht makes a rewarding alternative to the streets of Amsterdam, offering guests a quaint yet bustling setting brimming with culture, history and, above all, charm.

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…

New herring – a thing to go for while in Amsterdam

For more than 600 years Holland has been a prominent consumer of herring – preferable and predominantly raw. If you are planning a short stay in Amsterdam, try to arrange it for the beginning of June to get the best of the best of ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’ – ‘new herring’.

Treat yourself with 5 Days Off this March – one of the biggest music events of the year

If you are on a short stay in Amsterdam between 5 -9 March 2014 and you have a soft spot for a good party then you will enjoy the 5 Days Off music festival which is a yearly event with performances, club nights, cultural arts events and workshops at Melkweg, Paradiso and De Balie.

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.