Ordering a beer is simple enough, of course, but knowing the Amsterdam lingo for doing so can certainly help foreigners get exactly what they want.
What will it be: Pilsje? Vaasje? Biertje?
It’s never too early to start planning for King’s Day in Amsterdam: it’s the world’s largest street party.
Previously known as Queen’s Day, 2017 will mark the fourth King’s Day, in honor of King Willem-Alexander.
It’s actually a nationwide party, but Amsterdam definitely is the place to be.
The date: April 27, 2017.
Amsterdam’s Red Light District is home to a bronze statue in honor of prostitutes around the world.
Situated in front of the Old Church, the oldest building in the city, it is the first and only such monument anywhere.
Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world.
It is one of Amsterdam’s most popular museums, attracting 2.1 million visitors in 2016 — a historical record. Note: that’s just 100.000 fewer guests than the nearby Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’ most popular museum.
Learn how to avoid the busiests days and times, where to buy Skip-the-line tickets, and how to get there.
Also: details about the collection and the current temporary exhibition. Plus, in the Van Gogh news section: the museum comments on the publication of Vincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook
The Anne Frank House museum is one of Amsterdam’s most popular tourist attractions.
A new ticket & entry system introduced last May has now significantly reduced the legendary ‘eternal’ queues . However, with some 1.3 million visitors in 2016, visiting the museum takes some planning.
We explain the ticket & entry system, alert you to the busiest times, and have a serious warning about where not to get tickets.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the premier art museum in the Netherlands.
It is devoted to several national collections — and consists of Dutch art from the earliest moments to the 19th century.
Amsterdam is a freewheeling city, but — contrary to popular opinion — not everything goes. And even some things that are perfectly legal are best avoided. Here is our list of tips.
Housing in Amsterdam is at a premium, so students and interns tend to have a hard time finding a room. We list several services and advertisers that list rooms for rent.
We also give tips on how to avoid scams.
Also: is your room legal or illegal? Are you allowed to register? Updated!
Amsterdam doesn’t do Christmas well. But it does have the annual Amsterdam Light Festival — a fantastic winter event that combines light, art and — of course — water.
Now in its fifth year, the Amsterdam Light Festival has quickly become a very popular attraction. Last winter it drew 850.000 visitors — 100.000 more than in the year before.
Advance ticket sales promise another record for the 2016-2017 version.
The Night Watch is Rembrandt’s most popular painting. But its real name is different, and the scene painted actually took place during the day.