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How to get from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam
Vondelpark is Amsterdam's version of Central Park
Amsterdam Public Transport Tickets: your options
Weather forecast this week: Warm from Friday. It will remain sunny, but the chance of rain or thunderstorms will increase from Sunday.
I amsterdam City Card – Worth It!
The I amsterdam City Card provides the widest choice of free attractions in and around Amsterdam.
Free entrance to Amsterdam museums, free public transport, get a free canal cruise, a free canal cruise, and more
Customers overwhelmingly agree that the pass provides good value for the money.
Van Gogh Museum — Plan Your Visit
50th Anniversary Year: Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world.
Our extensive Van Gogh Museum guide includes details about the collection, along with information about the current temporary exhibition: Van Gogh in Auvers.
NOTE: No ticket sales at the door. You can only visit the museum after buying timed-entry tickets online. We show you how and where.
Once in a Lifetime Vermeer Exhibition at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum Breaks Visitor Record
In 2023 the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam organized a “once in a lifetime” exhibition of works by Johannes Vermeer — one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.
This was the most visited exposition in the history of the Rijksmuseum, which opened its doors in 1885.
Gedogen — illegal but not illegal
Gedogen is a Dutch word used for a situation or activity that technically is illegal, but actively tolerated by the government.
A prime example of is the Netherlands’ tolerance policy toward cannabis cafe’s (known here as ‘coffeeshops’).
Keukenhof 2024: seven million tulips and other flowers
Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. It is the largest showcase platform for the Dutch flower industry. The park’s 7 million flower bulbs are supplied by 100 local flower bulb growers and exporters.
Open just 8 weeks a year. In 2024 the parks the park celebrates its 75th anniversary, and is open from March 21 through May 21.
Amsterdam is One of the Most Multicultural Cities in the World
The number of Amsterdam residents continues to grow rapidly.
And with a reported 180 nationalities, it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
But is Amsterdam really “the world’s most diverse city”?
Love Song to the Canals of Amsterdam
If Amsterdam were a country, “Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten” – an ode to the canals of Amsterdam – would certainly be its national anthem.
Amsterdam Light Festival (and recommended alternatives)
The annual Amsterdam Light Festival is a winter event that combines light, art and — of course — water.
The organization promotes boat-, walking-, and bicycle tours along the 20 light art installations.
‘Old Amsterdam’ cheese. Not that old. Not from Amsterdam
Clever marketing has made ‘Old Amsterdam’ cheese a brand recognized around the world.
But the cheese is not that old, and is not from Amsterdam.
Things to do in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a city best explored with a good helping of serendipity, aided by some pre-trip planning.
Serendipity helps you stray off the beaten path, while planning makes sure you don’t spend your vacation standing in line at tourist hot spots.