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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...

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...

Summer Party Time: Outdoor Dance Festivals in Amsterdam

Summer Party Time: Outdoor Dance Festivals in Amsterdam August 1, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
There are many dance festivals happening in and around Amsterdam during the summer months. From major commercial productions to underground raves with secret locations – if you like to dance, you will find a party to go to. Weather is an important factor for any outdoor festival, and in Amsterdam...

Watching the World Cup in Amsterdam – The Dutch Are in the Finals!

July 7, 2010 | Events | Read More
As of last night, the Dutch are in the World Cup Finals, and it’s not something you would miss if you were walking down the streets of Amsterdam. They defeated Uruguay 3-2 in the semi-finals, and will now play either Spain or Germany in the World Cup Finals on Sunday. With the prospect of a Netherlands/Germany...

Watching the World Cup in Amsterdam, and the Dutch in the Semi-Finals!

Watching the World Cup in Amsterdam, and the Dutch in the Semi-Finals! July 3, 2010 | Events | Read More
To everyone’s surprise, the Dutch are doing quite well in the World Cup. They beat Brazil to make it to the semi-finals, and will play against Uruguay on Tuesday. Because of the mounting suspense and excitement, the Dutch are taking to the street, rejoicing with every game that takes them closer...

Going Out in Amsterdam – Monday Night!

June 23, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Going out on a Monday night is unusual. But going out on Monday night in Amsterdam can definitely be done, and can be done well. Two of the cities most famous clubs, the Paradiso and Melkweg, don’t do club nights, but frequently have concerts of artists coming through Amsterdam, even on Monday...

Going Out in Amsterdam – Sunday Night!

Going Out in Amsterdam – Sunday Night! June 20, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Jazz, Funk, Disco, Soul, a little bit of Rock, Pop and Dance. If you’re going out on Sunday night in Amsterdam, Wicked Jazz Sounds at the Sugar Factory is the place to go. Not only is it the best and most happening party on a Sunday night, it may very well be the best party of the entire week. Wicked...

Watching the World Cup in Amsterdam

Watching the World Cup in Amsterdam May 28, 2010 | Events | Read More
Soccer, or voetbal (direct translation is “football”) is a pretty big deal in the Netherlands. Amsterdam’s team is Ajax, and if you ever want to see them play, dress in red and white and head to the Amsterdam Arena (orange if you’re watching a national level match).  Getting to the...

Going Out in Amsterdam – Wednesday Night!

Going Out in Amsterdam – Wednesday Night! May 19, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
I’ve decided to do a series of posts on going out in Amsterdam, so if you’re here on any night of the week, you can find a decent party to go to!  After all, nothing is more depressing than having one night in a city, and feeling like you’re wandering around aimlessly, missing out...

Remembrance and Liberation Day – May 4 & 5

Remembrance and Liberation Day – May 4 & 5 May 12, 2010 | Events, free | Read More
If you were in Amsterdam last week you may have noticed the road blocks, flowers, and masses gathered at Dam Square. This is because on May 4th the Dutch hold a Remembrance for the Dead – to honor all those who fought and died in World War II and in wars in general. There is a gathering in Dam Square,...
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