Exploring secret Amsterdam

Amsterdam has its own Banksy. He goes by the name of Max Zorn, and unlike Banksy he’s quite open about his identity, even though his activities resemble those of the Bristolian legend. That’s no wonder. In Amsterdam, anything goes, except secrecy! Zorn re-creates masterful classic artworks and leaves them in public spaces with his name […]

18 Must-see Amsterdam bridges

Amsterdam has 165 canals which weave together a string of waterways with a length of over 100 km. Needless to say that there is a huge number of bridges to facilitate modern day cyclists, pedestrians and cars crossing from bank to bank. In total there are 1,281 bridges in Amsterdam, 500 of which you can […]

7 Unique Amsterdam experiences

So you are spending a short break in Amsterdam and are hoping for that quintessential Amsterdam experience. Apart from the obligatory Red Light District tour and what goes with it, what do discerning visitors turn to in order to discover the unique side of this marvellous city? Here are a few things you will be […]

Guide to the 2016 Amsterdam Dance Event
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), which takes place between Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2016, is of world renown. This dance festival has been around for two decades or so and is considered one of the most important dance events globally because just about every DJ who’s gathered any significant following will be making their [...]
Over 250 Ingenious Pop Up Venues liven up Amsterdam

Pop ups are a favourite of many and seem to suit a city like Amsterdam with its tolerance of new ideas especially well. Amsterdam, where everything seems easy, fun and manageable, offers the perfect backdrop for these temporary outbursts of creativity. So it is not surprising that the first edition of a mega pop up […]

Amsterdam’s best cafe terraces for people watching

People watching is a sport most of the English can sadly only engage in at train stations. And although an essential activity for some, the professionals strutting the platforms don’t necessarily inspire any crazy fashion ideas.   All the world really becomes the proverbial stage when you visit the many Amsterdam outdoor cafe terraces. It […]

Five of my favourite local neighbourhood restaurants in Amsterdam

Amsterdam offers a whole lot in terms of gastronomical excellence, and you do not have to fork out massive amounts of cash for superb meals. Many of the smaller neighbourhood restaurants that you can find just outside the city centre are absolute gems. They are ignored by the tourist masses and provide high-quality dining experiences […]

Fancy dancing the night away with the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air?

Are you a hiphop and/or R&B fan planning to visit Amsterdam during the last weekend of August? Then you’re in luck because that’s when the Encore festival takes place. Continue reading if that date is wrong, because Encore happens to also be a regular weekly event in De Melkweg, one of Amsterdam’s largest nightclubs. The […]

Gourmet shops in Amsterdam

Did you know that the World Luxury Hotel Award, which is pretty much the Oscars of the hotel sector, went to a provider of luxury apartments this year? Not a hotel, but an upmarket holiday apartments provider! It reflects a global trend in the hospitality industry; more and more people prefer to stay in private […]

Top-rated Amsterdam tourism apps

Most people who travel are happy to ditch the phone during their first few days, but then gradually slide back into the habit of making clever use of technology whenever the occasion dictates it. And boy are smart solutions enticing when you are traveling…  Here’s a few apps that might not only come in handy […]