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Museum Mania in Amsterdam

Museum Mania in Amsterdam March 31, 2011 | Events, free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
NEMO Science Museum - Free Entry for Museum Weekend This coming weekend, starting on Saturday 2 April, it’s Museum Weekend in the Netherlands. This means that 33 museums in Amsterdam will be offering something for nothing! And in the case of 15 museums this means that entrance is free. These include: Allard...

Underground Amsterdam

Underground Amsterdam March 18, 2011 | free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
By Scott Roane A new metro line, the Noord/Zuidlijn is currently being built from the North to the South of Amsterdam, directly under the old centre. As the ground is mostly sand, Amsterdam’s buildings are all built on long (up to 20 metres) wooden poles in the ground. This makes building the tunnels...

Flower Power at Keukenhof

Flower Power at Keukenhof March 10, 2011 | free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Keukenhof flower gardens in Spring By Scott Roane The fact that the website of the Keukenhof, the Netherlands famous flower exhibition, is in 11 different languages tells you something about its popularity as a tourist destination. With over 800,000 Germans alone visiting each year, you get an...

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...

Amsterdam’s Best Sunset Spots

Amsterdam’s Best Sunset Spots June 16, 2010 | free, Romantic, What's New | Read More
June and the coming of the Summer Solstice provide some of the longest days of the year. The sun sets in Amsterdam at around 10pm during these long days, and because of the city’s fairly northern geographical positioning, the sky is a beautiful eruption of red and orange. You will see a spectacular...

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,...

Queen’s Day – The Netherlands’ Biggest Party is Happening in April!

Queen’s Day – The Netherlands’ Biggest Party is Happening in April! April 5, 2010 | Events, free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Each year on April 30, the Dutch nationwide dress in Orange and hit the streets to celebrate Queen’s Day. The entire country is brought to a standstill by street parties and markets in honor of the Queen’s Birthday, while the color orange (the Royal Family name is Oranje = Orange) is visible on...