Amsterdam’s Open-Air Markets

Browsing through open-air markets is a great way to explore, enjoy and get to know any city – and this may be even truer when it comes to taking a tour of Amsterdam and its many colourful markets. From aroma-rich flower markets to bargain-filled ...

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From the African Savannah to the Deep Sea: Amsterdam’s Artis Zoo

There is little doubt that Amsterdam has something incredible to see, do and experience at just around every corner.  From interesting cafes and coffee shops to charming markets and quaint neighbourhoods, Amsterdam has plenty of sights – including ...

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Exploring Amsterdam’s De Pijp

One of Amsterdam’s most popular neighbourhoods, De Pijp – meaning “The Pipe” in Dutch – is home to an eclectic mix of cultures, ethnicities and nationalities. Rumour has it this diverse area was so named for either its charming long and nar ...

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Cheers To Amsterdam

Gouda. Tulips. Windmills. While these may be just some of the things for which Amsterdam – and Holland – is best known, there is another: the local brews. Amsterdam is home to several of the most popular ales in Holland and around the world. Most ...

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Shopping Amsterdam’s De 9 Straatjes (The Nine Streets)

For many people, shopping is more than a pastime. For some, it’s a sport and to others it offers some much-needed retail therapy. That’s where Amsterdam’s De 9 Straatjes (also known as “The Nine Streets”) comes in. Whatever your level of br ...

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Explore Amsterdam’s Jordaan District

Ask most anyone in the city, and you’ll soon learn that the Jordaan District is one of Amsterdam’s trendiest neighbourhoods – filled with amazing culinary and cultural experiences. But, this wasn’t always the case. Read more ...

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Amsterdam’s King’s Day Celebration

If you’ve never experienced Amsterdam’s King's Day (or “Koningsdag” in Dutch) – then you’re in for quite a surprise.  King’s Day could quite possibly be the biggest birthday party you will ever attend.  This national holiday on April ...

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Amsterdam Tulips in Full Bloom

If there’s one thing that Amsterdam is most known for, it might just be the flourishing tulip. Along with windmills and historic attractions, this bright and beautiful flower has become a colourful symbol of Amsterdam and the Dutch countryside. ...

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Biking the Amstel River

One of the first things you might notice as a visitor to Amsterdam is that bikes are everywhere, and there is no shortage of places to see and visit by bicycle. This is also true for the Amstel River – which runs right through the centre of this hi ...

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How Gouda Is That?

Amsterdam is known for a great many things: bicycles, canals, beer, the Anne Frank House, the Red Light District and, of course, the definitive Dutch cheese: Gouda. Of course, here in the Netherlands, we pronounce it “how-da.” This smooth and ...

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