Culture

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Ideally located upon Amsterdam’s famous Museumplein, referred to as a paradise for art lovers, the magnificent Rijksmuseum is an attraction definitely worthy of a visit. Boasting a huge collection of impressive exhibitions, the Dutch National Museum is dedicated to arts, crafts and history and includes renowned masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ and Vermeer’s ‘The Milkmaid’.

IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Regarded as one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated cultural events, Amsterdam’s International Documentary Film Festival brings together thousands of devoted fans for an annual spectacle of enriching and uplifting entertainment. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, the world’s largest documentary film festival never fails to mesmerise audiences with its exceptional presentation, diverse repertoire and outstanding quality.

Trouw Amsterdam

This former newspaper office turned into a cultural highlight of Amsterdam is an absolute must visit during your stay in the Dutch Capital. The grand building used to serve as a publishing factory for one of the most leading newspapers in the Netherlands. This fact will strike you as obvious when entering Trouw; in the basement you still find some old newspaper presses left behind and the industrial atmosphere of the building is exquisitely combined with stylish decoration.

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The Amsterdam Red Light District – Freedom at Its Best

Displaying a free spirited atmosphere in a beautiful old neighbourhood in Amsterdam, the Red Light District offers a voyeuristic and hedonistic experience which will enchant you instantly. The district boasts of lovely canals, majestic buildings, and a culture of freedom illustrated through its inviting dreamy coffee shops, and the lovely working ladies.

The Amsterdam Arena – More than an Impressive Football Stadium – A New Town in Amsterdam

If you fancy a taste of the real new modern Amsterdam displaying a beautiful new style of architecture combined with the sensation of being in a futuristic micro-city within an old city, then you should certainly visit the Amsterdam Arena. Here you will have the chance to do a whole range of fun activities, from watching the Dutch national team or Ajax Amsterdam play football in a stunning stadium, to listen to some great live gigs in the nearby Heineken Music Hall or to simply go to a grandiose mall for shopping or film watching.

Pathé Tuschinski, Amsterdam

Whilst our Amsterdam self-catering holiday apartments are designed with your comfort in mind and usually fitted with televisions and wireless internet, don’t forget to check out Amsterdam’s many entertainment options close by. Our favourite haunt has to be the city’s spectacular Pathé Tuschinski Cinema.

Amsterdam City Tour – A delightful morning exploring a fascinating city

The city of Amsterdam is truly fascinating and a place brimming with history and culture. Boasting stunning churches, impressive buildings, picturesque canals and even a Royal Palace, there really is something for everyone. One of the best ways to explore the vast collection of sights and attractions is by taking one of the fabulous city tours, which provides an effortless blend of fun and education.

Occupying a prime position upon Amsterdam’s bustling Dam Square, located within an historical building, is the fun filled, interactive waxwork museum – the world famous Madame Tussauds. Attracting thousands of visitors throughout the year, this entertaining experience allows visitors an opportunity to come face to face with the stars and celebrities of the past and present day.

Nemo Science Centre, Amsterdam – A fun packed day out at a truly interactive museum

Set within an iconic green building and located upon Amsterdam’s Oosterdok, just minutes away from Central Station, the Nemo Science Centre offers a fun packed, educational experience for all ages. Boasting five floors of science and technology, this interactive museum is definitely worthy of a visit.

Dutch Fashion – Forget wooden shoes and get to know real Dutch fashion

While walking down the streets of Amsterdam the other day, I realized how diverse and edgy Dutch fashion is and how, weirdly enough, it is quite unknown to fashionistas around the world. Yes, everyone has heard about Viktor & Rolf and the well-known supermodels Doutzen Kroes, Mark van der Loo, Lara Stone and Karen Mulder, but what about hard-core fashion? What about designers? Paris, Milan, London… what about Amsterdam!?