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Are the coffeeshops only for tourists?

Blog are the coffeeshops only for tourists

Whilst you may get the impression that the coffee shops are only for tourists, the Dutch definitely enjoy the occasional joint. Are They Legal? The Coffeeshops are still something that pique the interest of tourists. They were one of the first places you could buy weed and hash without running the risk of getting arrested […]

Can You Swim in the Amsterdam Canals?

Blog Can you swim in the Amsterdam canals

Well according to the Amsterdam people you can! 1 out of 3 ‘Amsterdammers’ swim in the Amsterdam open water. And 1 out of 20 swim in the canals. Because the houseboats are now all connected to the sewage system and the water get’s cleaned often, the water quality now is better than it has ever […]

6 Surprising Museums in Amsterdam

Blog 6 surprising museums in Amsterdam

Have you been in Amsterdam before? Or you don’t want to stand in line for the bigger museums like Van Gogh or Rijks? Consider these 6 museums to broaden your visit to our lovely city. Check for opening hours on the websites.

The House with a Thousand Windows

Blog the house with a thousand windows

Half way down the Bloemgracht at number 87-91 there is the House with a Thousand Windows. This house is also known as “the Triplet house” or “De Drie Hendricken. Actually three houses, this is a very quaint golden-age building with step-gables. How much windows does this house have? Since we like to verify all facts […]

5 places to visit in Amsterdam West

5 places to visit in Amsterdam West

Often, the center of Amsterdam is all you need. But then there are those days, perhaps at the height of summer when you’ve only just managed to avoid your third tourist who blithely stepped out onto the bicycle path, that you’re desperate for something else. On those days, why not try Amsterdam West? It’s an […]

Kingsday in Amsterdam

Don’t like parties, hordes of people or the color orange? Then whatever you do, don’t come to Amsterdam on the 27th of April, when we celebrate the king’s birthday. For on that day all three descend on the city in staggering numbers. And that’s not just exaggeration. On the good years, when the weather is […]

10 Water-based Festivals in Amsterdam

Blog 10 waterbased festivals

Sure, we’re a bit biased. But for us it’s obvious that Amsterdam’s water festivals are some of the coolest things since bell bottoms. They combine two of our favorite ingredients – water and fun. That’s a powerful combination. And Amsterdam has some of the best such festivals around. In our minds, the only one that […]

5 Awesome Secrets About Amsterdam’s bridges

Blog 5 awesome secrets about Amsterdam

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Take the reason for the three crosses on Amsterdam’s flag. We’ve got plenty of theories about why they’re there. The drunk at the end of the bar will tell you it’s because of the red-light district (it’s not). Tour guides will often insist they’re meant to ward off the three disasters […]

6 Unusual Canal Tours for When Normal Doesn’t Cut It

Blog 6 unusual canal tours in Amsterdam

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Amsterdam’s waterways are pretty extraordinary. At the same time, sometimes extraordinary isn’t enough. Once in a while, you don’t only want chocolate sprinkles and whipped cream on your 12 scoops of tropical flavored ice cream. You also need a cherry on top. To help you with that, we drew up a […]

What Would You Do If You Dropped Your Keys In The Canal?

Blog what would you do keys in the canal

The canals are a great addition to our city. They’re beautiful, serve as a free skating rink (about once every ten years) and give the city real character. At the same time, there are a few downsides. The bridges turn from picturesque photo opportunities into death traps when it snows. (Though admittedly, that also creates […]