Amsterdamse Bos – Nature’s Finest: Discover Amsterdam’s Captivating Forest

Sweeping almost 1,000 hectares, the Amsterdamse Bos is one of Europe’s largest city parks, granting a welcome retreat from the confines of the capital and a chance to explore a picturesque environment brimming with fantastic attractions.

Amsterdam Day Trips: Haarlem Calling

Affectionately regarded as a “miniature Amsterdam,” the city of Haarlem makes a rewarding destination for a break from the Netherlands’ capital, combining a friendly village vibe with beautiful architecture and exemplary cultural, dining and retail opportunities.

Amsterdam Day Trips: Historical Habits at the Zaanse Schans

Escape the bustle of the city and discover a forgotten world at this picturesque village, renowned for its traditional Dutch architecture, authentic atmosphere and of course, its iconic series of working windmills.

Keep it classy in Amsterdam – a selection of venues where you can feed your ears with finest classical music

If you enjoy the company of Mozart, Bach or Vivaldi in your speakers, or simply like to experience a bit of something more ‘sophisticated’ when it comes to music, then Amsterdam is a place which is bound to meet your demands in that scope. With plenty of great places to go and listen to classical music of the highest quality, you’ll be more than happy to explore the attractions offered by the Venice of the North.

The National Windmill Day – the most majestic blades of Amsterdam in motion.

Don Quixote would be on cloud nine if he could stay in Amsterdam during the National Windmill Day. After all, this is the only period of the year when it is possible visit over 600 different windmills across the whole Netherlands free of charge! Moreover, many of them are found directly in and around Amsterdam, so use this opportunity to learn more about the bladed Dutch trademark.

National Museum of Spectacles – A 700 year journey of fashionable eyewear

Located within Amsterdam’s exclusive 9 Streets, this fascinating museum exhibits a 700 year history of spectacles. The National Museum of Spectacles is a family run business, which allows visitors the opportunity to journey back in time and explore the changing styles and fashions of eye wear.

Open Air Theatre, Vondelpark – Fun, free performances in Amsterdam’s most popular park

Perfectly positioned within Amsterdam’s hugely popular Vondelpark, the delightful Open Air Theatre attracts the crowds with its entertaining performances of music, theatre and comedy, all of which are completely free of charge. Offering something for everyone, the Open Air Theatre hosts its events over the weekends of the summer months and is an attraction not to be missed when visiting the city.

Amsterdam’s Hidden Treasures – Our Lord in the Attic Museum

Renowned for its heaving tourist crowds, raucous atmosphere and infamous window displays, Amsterdam’s boisterous Red Light District is the last place you would expect to find one of the capital’s most enchanting cultural gems, Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, a remarkable museum drenched in history, charm, and above all, inimitability.

Over het IJ Festival – 11 days of impressive location theatre

Offering fabulous location theatre productions, the Over het IJ Festival is one of Amsterdam’s summertime events which is definitely worthy of a visit. Taking place over 11 days every July, the festival is based within the city’s iconic NDSM shipyard, with extra performances showcasing at various unique locations throughout Amsterdam.

Amsterdam’s Torture Museums

If you have a penchant for all things creepy, gothic and frankly downright painful then be sure to pay a visit to either of the city’s torture themed museums – yes, there really are TWO!