Museum Weekend: allowing you to see more for less

Museum Weekend 2014 will enable you to visit around twenty Amsterdam museums for free or at heavily discounted rates during April 5 and 6. With at least one special event at each museum this weekend makes for an interesting and fun addition to a short stay in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Day Trips: Delft – The Netherlands’ Ceramic City

Regarded as the home of Holland’s famous blue and white pottery, Delft is bursting with character and charm and offers activities and entertainment to everyone who visits. Situated in the south of the Netherlands and within easy reach, via public transport, from many of our Amsterdam holiday apartments, Delft is a traditional Dutch city which is definitely worthy of a visit.

Top 5 Weirdest Buildings in Amsterdam

If you’ve been to Amsterdam before, you already know that it’s got its fair share of weird buildings. Ranging from masterpieces of the avant-garde to houses whose very existence seem to contradict the laws of gravity, there’s no shortage of eye-catching architecture in the Dutch capital. When you’re in town, be sure to keep an eye out for these especially strange specimens.

Was Vincent Van Gogh Murdered?

A troubled genius, famed for his self deprecation and vibrant landscapes; Vincent Van Gogh is admired across the world. Though was his untimely end merely a simple tragedy?

The Waterlooplein Flea Market – A true Amsterdam goldmine

Although Amsterdam is most famous for its canals, numerous coffee shops, uncanny museums and the red light district, the city also hides many other gems waiting to be discovered by the more-adventurous visitors. So drop your classic tourist booklets and dare to go beyond the usual sights! First step – The Waterlooplein Flea Market!

Paul Verhoeven: The One-Man Dutch Film Industry

Book your stay in Amsterdam, and you’ll soon see why Paul Verhoeven became who he is today: an often misunderstood but vastly influential filmmaker who is in many ways, as dubbed offhand by a Seattle Times critic in 1985, a one-man Dutch film industry. If you happen to run into the auteur, be sure to ask him if, by any chance, he used to watch "Saved by the Bell."

Christmas in Amsterdam

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.

Drugs in Amsterdam: Law, Culture & Tourism

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.

Do the Lovedance

Do the Lovedance! One of the most important events in Amsterdam, surely not exclusively for the gay community, as part of the Wereld AIDS Nacht (the World AIDS Night). A must if you are visiting the city this year towards the last days of November.

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Gettin’ “cheesy” with it – a guide for all the foodies looking for a legen-dairy experience in Amsterdam

If you’re well-familiar with names like Edam, Gouda or Maasdam, and if terms like Mimolette, Maaslander or Leerdammer do ring more than a bell, then you’re in the right place to be delighted. The short list below contains some of the most worthy places to visit if you don’t want to become cheesed off by your stay in Amsterdam.