History

Begijnhof

The Begijnhof is one of those really rare sights to see, especially given the ever-developing modern metropolitan setting of Amsterdam. It is one of the oldest inner courts in the city – and the only remaining one, for that matter. Once you’re there you’ll come across a range of breathtaking 14th-century typical Dutch buildings; they are private houses in vast majority – still occupied today, so you have to remember to respect the privacy of the residents although the entry itself is free. Apart from that, the place is also a home to the English Reformed Church, so you can expect to see daily masses, weddings and baptism ceremonies taking place.

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Spectacular Entertainment – An Unforgettable Evening at the Royal Carre Theater

Adopting a luxurious position on the banks of the Amstel River, the beautiful Koninklijk Theater Carre has enjoyed over a hundred years of success, simultaneously charming audiences with its welcoming atmosphere whilst tantalising patrons with performances of unsurpassed quality. Taking heed of such a prestigious reputation, I decided to see for myself whether this historical institution lives up to its privileged status as the country’s most popular theatre.

History, Charm and Entertainment – A Night at The Movies

Recognised as Amsterdam’s oldest operating cinema and regarded as one of the capital’s most beloved institutions, The Movies provides the ultimate celluloid experience for true film lovers, having endeared audiences with its quality repertoire and charismatic setting for more than a century.

Rembrandt House Museum – Go back in time with Rembrandt

Step back into history and experience how Rembrandt and 17th century Amsterdam lived. See Rembrandt’s paintings, drawings and etchings and watch how he mixed his paints and made his etchings. Located in the old city centre this is a reconstruction of the famous Dutch painters house and not the place to see his masterpieces. All in all it makes an interesting and educational outing for all ages.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – An art genius ahead of his time

Visit one of Amsterdam’s most popular attractions and see the work of one of Holland’s most famous individuals and artists. Located at the Museum Square the Van Gogh Museum, which has the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s work, makes for a nice outing even if you’re not an art lover.

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.

The Canals of Amsterdam – A magic boundary of the Venice of the North

Water has always been an important element and a crucial factor in shaping the economy and the way of life of the Dutch. No wonder that the Golden Age era (the 17th century, to be more precise) enabled Amsterdam to take full advantage of all the technological advancement of the time. As a result, what was initially designed as an efficient system of land irrigation and water drainage has become a beautiful landmark blooming with fantastic historic sights, as well as a range of ever-surprising contemporary attractions. After all, UNESCO can’t be wrong with entering the Canal Ring (or the Grachtengordel, as the Dutch say) into their World Heritage List in 2010. No other city can boast anything similar, so let us take you on a brief textual tour and highlight the most important features of this amazing wonder.

Anne Frank House – An afternoon at the Anne Frank House Museum

Located upon the banks of the majestic Prinsengracht Canal, within the stylish Jordaan district of Amsterdam, is the truly fascinating Anne Frank House Museum. Regarded as one of the city’s top tourist attractions, welcoming around one million visitors each year, this inspirational museum is where you can explore the secret annex in which Anne Frank and her Jewish family concealed themselves from the Nazis during the Second World War.