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.
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.
Public Transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You can travel by train, bus, taxi, hotel-shuttle, and more.
Updated with information about Abel taxis.
Opening May 14, 2016, A’DAM Lookout is Amsterdam’s only publicly accessible observation deck.
You’ll have fantastic, 360° panoramic views of Amsterdam and surroundings.
Plug: are you brave enough to take a ride in Europe highest swingset?
Updated! Europe’s highest set of swings — right atop the A’DAM Lookout’s skydeck — will open on August 26.
Hidden behind a rather boring 19th century façade, Amsterdam’s oldest house dates back to 1485.
Until 2012, when the house was dated, another structure was believed to be the city’s oldest.
Here’s the story behind Warmoesstraat 90.
There are plenty of places to swim in Amsterdam — from official swimming pools and nature areas to wild swimming holes.
Plus a look at the legality (and dangers) of swimming in the canals, rivers and channels. Updated!
Whether you are here on a layover, a few days in between other places, or for an extended vacation, no visit to Amsterdam is complete without a canal tour.
Some say it is the best way to see the city. Others says it’s the best way to get from point A to point B.
Specialty tours are popular as well: dinner cruises, or tours with pizza, cheese and wine… whatever floats your boat.