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EYE Film Institute Netherlands

Our Amsterdam apartments provide excellent holiday stay, enhanced additionally by local attractions, such as the fantastic EYE Film Institute Netherlands!

Enhance your Erotic imagination at the Sex Museum in Amsterdam

Located on the vibrant Damrak road only a few minutes away from Amsterdam's central railway station, the world's first Sex Museum enhances its visitors' imagination through a fun and diverse display of statues, paintings, videos, photos, and various objects belonging to all historical eras. Keeping in line with the statement that "sex is the most natural thing in the world", the museum aims to underline the role of sexuality as seen through art in its evolution in history. In other words, if you want to enhance your sexual imagination, take a walk from your short stay apartment to the Sex Museum so you can have a head start to a wonderful hedonistic weekend in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Cheese Museum – Offering a superb taste of Dutch life

Overlooking the Prinsengracht Canal and set within the city’s fashionable Jordaan district, this delightful little museum is one of Amsterdam’s true gems. Boasting a huge array of traditional Dutch cheeses, the Amsterdam Cheese Museum is an attraction not to be missed.

The Cat Cabinet (Katten Kabinet) – An alternative, charming museum which is a true paradise for cat lovers

Occupying a prime position alongside Amsterdam’s magnificent Herengracht Canal, the Cat Cabinet is a delightful museum which is dedicated to cats. Offering an alternative look at the role of the cat throughout history from an artistic point of view, this fascinating place is a must see for lovers of our feline friends.

Holland Festival – The Netherlands’ leading performing arts festival

Established over 60 years ago, the Holland Festival is Amsterdam’s oldest and most popular festival of performing arts and is an attraction not to be missed whilst visiting the city. Taking place in June of each year within an array of locations across Amsterdam, the festival boasts some truly spectacular productions of music and theatre.

Amsterdam Gay Pride

Paint the city pink and prepare to party at Amsterdam’s infamous annual Lesbian and Gay Pride event which happens annually on the first weekend in August.

Kalverstraat – highstreet fashion in the heart of Amsterdam

If you love shopping and you want to get the best Dutch and international highstreet brands in town, head to the always lively Kalverstraat, just a few steps off Dam Square.

Artis Royal Zoo

If you enjoy wildlife of different sorts, you cannot ask for a better opportunity to see some of the finest species in a perfect natural setting. The Artis Royal Zoo is a great place to admire some of the most amazing specimens of unusual and exotic fauna, but also to enjoy the marvelous examples of 19th century architecture. It is a truly remarkable spot for anyone looking for something more than the casual metropolitan chic offered by the Venice of the North.

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Introducing the King of Holland – Willem-Alexander; making history

If you are on a short stay in Amsterdam on April 30, 2013, then pack your camera and your comfortable shoes and head to the city centre to witness the anticipated investiture of Holland’s new King, taking place at the Royal Palace and New Church on Dam Square. An event not to miss, it falls on the same day as the last Queen’s Day celebration with happenings all over the city.

Inspirational Images at the World Press Photo Exhibition

Founded in Amsterdam in 1955, the World Press Photo constitutes an independent, non profit organisation that produces over 100 exhibitions each year across the globe, alluring admirers in their droves through astounding visual journalism. This emphatic tour of prize winning photography is regarded as the most popular of its kind in the world, which strives to expose both the horror and beauty of modern life through the lens.