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Wild Night Out in Amsterdam

Wild Night Out in Amsterdam June 28, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Amsterdam's Artis Zoo by Night July 2 and 16 On a few special days during the summer months Amsterdam’s Royal Artis Zoo opens its doors until sunset (around 22:30). During these extended opening hours, not only do you get to the see the animals bedding down for the night during special tours (including...

Amsterdam’s Internationally Acclaimed Holland Festival

Amsterdam’s Internationally Acclaimed Holland Festival May 27, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Fela 1-26 June, 2011 The Holland Festival has been a trend-setting performing arts festival in the Netherlands since 1947, annually presenting exceptional and sometimes ground-breaking work at an international level. This year its 51 different productions offer a cross-section of all the performing arts...

Amsterdam for Free

Amsterdam for Free May 9, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Views are for Free from the Central Library, Amsterdam By Scott Roane Wherever you are in the world, recent headlines have been dominated by rising food prices, rising inflation and fuel prices on the up. It’s enough to put anyone off taking a well deserved break. But there is good news.  In my...

A Slice of History with Your Afternoon Tea

A Slice of History with Your Afternoon Tea May 6, 2011 | Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Kompasszaal Amsterdam By Scott Roane De Kompaszaal (The Compass Hall) is a Grand Café and restaurant located in the historic 1950s departure hall of the former KNSM (Royal Dutch Shipping Company). The hall offers fantastic views over the IJ river and the terrace is said to be the most spectacular...

Art for All in Amsterdam

Art for All in Amsterdam May 6, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Urban Art Amsterdam By Scott Roane Amsterdam’s tradition of producing great artists might have started in the Golden Ags of the 17th century, but it’s something that the city still takes very seriously to this day. In addition to the hundreds of studios, art museums and permanent galleries, this...

Staying Cool in Amsterdam – BadBuiten

Staying Cool in Amsterdam – BadBuiten April 29, 2011 | What's New | Read More
BadBuiten - Amsterdam's Floating Pool on the Amstel By Scott Roane Don’t forget to pack your swimming costume; Amsterdam’s BadBuiten has re-opened for business after its winter break! BadBuiten meaning ‘outside bath’ is an18 x 5 meter swimming pool which floats on a wide part of the Amstel...

Visiting Amsterdam on Queen’s Day: a Checklist

Visiting Amsterdam on Queen’s Day: a Checklist April 21, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Museum Square, Amsterdam, Queens Day 2010 Koninginnedag, the Queen’s birthday celebration on April 30 is a national holiday in the Netherlands. Officially it’s the birthday of the previous Queen Juliana, the mother of the current Queen Beatrix. Her birthday on January 31 isn’t exactly...

Bloomin’ Amazing – Bloemencorso Bollenstreek

Bloomin’ Amazing – Bloemencorso Bollenstreek April 18, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Bloemencorso Flower Parade By Scott Roane The bulb-region (bollenstreek) flower parade (bloemencorso), one of the largest and most spectacular flower parades of the year, starts on Saturday April 21, in the city of Noordwijk, around 20 kilometres from Amsterdam. Departing at 9.30 a.m. it winds its way...

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...

Paddy’s Day Charm(s)

Paddy’s Day Charm(s) March 15, 2011 | What's New | Read More
By Scott Roane The combination of a huge expat population in Amsterdam and the Amsterdammer’s ethos of ‘any excuse for a party’ should put Amsterdam at the top of anyone’s list as a destination to celebrate St Patrick’s day. Calling it a day might in fact be slightly misleading, as...