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Articles by Anna Bandurska

Friday Night at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum

November 19, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Van Gogh Museum is one of the city’s best museums.  It has an extensive collection of the artist’s work, arranged chronologically over multiple floors.  Each section of Van Gogh’s work is prefaced by short bits of information to contextualize it in his personal life.  More important...

Free Lunch Time Concerts at Amsterdam’s Historic Concert Hall

Free Lunch Time Concerts at Amsterdam’s Historic Concert Hall November 17, 2010 | free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, or “concert building”, is one of the world’s finest concert halls.  Located in the museum district at the far end of Museumplein, it is frequently overlooked by visitors but offer’s one of the city’s finest (and cheapest) cultural outings. Boasting...

Stuck in Schiphol Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy It!

Stuck in Schiphol Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy It! November 4, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Being stuck at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport isn’t the worst thing in the world when it comes to flight delays.  The airport has a wide selection of shops, everything ranging from the standard duty free fare of cigarettes and booze, to traditional Dutch cheese and clogs.  The international...

Need a Washroom Break? How to Find a Toilet in Amsterdam

Need a Washroom Break? How to Find a Toilet in Amsterdam November 3, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
We’ve all been there: running around a foreign city, taking in the sights, standing in the middle of a busy intersection realizing you have to go to the bathroom and have left the clean museum toilets behind… Luckily, finding a washroom in Amsterdam is easy.  Considering a lot of bars and...

Spend a Night at the Museum on Amsterdam’s Museum Night

Spend a Night at the Museum on Amsterdam’s Museum Night October 29, 2010 | Events, Nightlife | Read More
Each year in November, museums around Amsterdam stay open until 2am, hosting special events and allowing visitors to peruse their collections.  Other venues, such as the zoo and botanical gardens, also take part in the event, giving visitors a chance to see these tourist hotspots in a whole new light. ...

Halloween in Amsterdam – Where are the Freaks?

Halloween in Amsterdam – Where are the Freaks? October 25, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Halloween in Amsterdam is rather understated.  It’s not traditionally celebrated in the Netherlands, and has only gained prominence in the last few years – mainly in part due to American influence and the large expat community.  There are a few costume shops around the city that sell costumes...

How to Look Like a Local in Amsterdam

How to Look Like a Local in Amsterdam October 18, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Fashion in Amsterdam is very eclectic, in part due to the multicultural nature of the city.  With so many interesting characters roaming equally interesting neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, it’s difficult to shock or stand out too much with whatever you may be wearing. That being...

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Amsterdam

October 10, 2010 | Events, Food | Read More
Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend, and American Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  If you find yourself in Amsterdam on any of these days and are feeling a bit homesick, here are some tips on how to re-create the experience in a country that is completely Thanksgiving Day devoid. There...

Going to the Movies in Amsterdam

Going to the Movies in Amsterdam October 9, 2010 | Romantic, Things to Do | Read More
Amsterdam is a busy European metropolitan, and major Hollywood releases will be waiting for you at one of the city’s main theaters.  Movies are rarely released in the Netherlands at the same time as in the US (occasionally being released up to two months before or after their American release...

Fine Dining In Amsterdam – The Silver Mirror

Fine Dining In Amsterdam – The Silver Mirror October 4, 2010 | Five Star, Food, Romantic | Read More
If you’re looking for a fine dining experience in Amsterdam, I highly recommend visiting De Silveren Spiegel (The Silver Mirror) in the heart of the old city center. One of my biggest complaints about restaurants in Amsterdam is that the quality of service is often poor. Coming from America, where...
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