What revenue does cultural tourism generate for Amsterdam?

Amsterdam recently scored ninth place in a ranking of the most attractive cultural tourist destinations. With 8.7 points, the city scored just below London (8th) and above Lisbon (10th) in a recent survey carried out by Zoover, a Dutch package holiday organisation. The research involved 1,000 participants.  On average 24 percent of all European tourists […]

A short bluff guide to Delft porcelain

The iconic porcelain boy and girl kissing and the famous white milk jug are both Delftware and it is very likely that you will arrive back home from your trip to Amsterdam with a few examples of this fine work. Delft porcelain is very popular the world over and also can be found in every […]

Guide to the top markets of Amsterdam

The festive season is approaching rapidly and soon enough Christmas markets will pop up all over Amsterdam. But if you cannot face those just yet, here’s a guide to the best markets in Amsterdam for regular commodities and gifts… The Albert Cuyp Market has over 200 stalls and is located in the old Latin Quarter […]

Top spots to propose in Amsterdam

People visiting Amsterdam for a romantic getaway couldn’t have chosen a better place.  The city offers plenty of romantic spots that seem to be purposefully designed to sweep that special loved one off their feet. Whether you are planning to propose, or merely want to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam, or hope that the upcoming […]

Top Amsterdam Designer Outlets

It is difficult to imagine that you are not in a museum but a real shop when you walk around BeBoB Design near Leidseplein, where the furniture on display is classed as vintage post World War II. That means you will find artefacts that are designed by the likes of Le Corbusier, Eames, Jacobsen, Gispen, Gray […]

Where beer drinkers go bottoms up in Amsterdam
Beer is a big thing in Amsterdam. The city is home to the Heineken brewery, which is rather important of course, but there’s plenty more beer activity too. This October, you can indulge in the biggest beer festival, the PINT Bokbierfestival, in the Netherlands. It takes place in the Beurs van Berlage, not far from [...]
What to do with kids

Amsterdam has plenty on offer for families with small children. The fact that so many professionals living in Amsterdam choose not to move out to the countryside once offspring announces its imminent arrival means that the Dutch capital is a place where families thrive. This is visible on the streets, where you see mums and […]

Free things to do in Amsterdam

Yes, we know! You saved a bunch by renting an apartment with Amsterdam Apartments, which is so much cheaper than the average hotel. But now you want to save even more and check out the free attractions of Amsterdam. Well, it turns out you’re still in for a treat. Here are a few ideas to inspire […]

Dining in the kitchens of absolute strangers…

When you are going for a night out in Amsterdam and have tried various restaurants, you might decide it is time for a dining experience that is altogether different. So why not meet up with the locals and enjoy a home cooked meal for a change? Thanks to a number of great online platforms, it is […]

Marlene Dumas’ retrospective exhibition makes you feel watched by paintings

Because the Netherlands has such a long tradition of excellence in painting and the fine arts, when you visit Amsterdam, it is very likely that you will wonder whether modern Dutch artists live up to the reputation of the Old Masters. Who are the most well known modern artists the Netherlands has brought forth in more […]