The Anne Frank House museum is one of Amsterdam’s most popular tourist attractions.
A new ticket & entry system has significantly reduced the legendary ‘eternal’ queues . However, 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. Important: Due to renewal work, from Monday, October 16, 2017 through mid-January 2018, all visitors must purchase an online ticket (with a time slot) in advance.
Amsterdam is a walkable city. It’s small enough to easily walk to many of its tourist sights and attractions. While most visitors explore the city on their own, many book a Free Amsterdam Walking Tour.
But are those tours really free? If so, what’s the catch?
More importantly: which free tours company may you want to avoid?
‘I amsterdam’ is Amsterdam’s hugely popular marketing slogan. The set of giant letters — located at the back of the Rijksmuseum, and a stone’s throw from the Van Gogh museum — is among the most photographed of Amsterdam’s icons.
The National Geographic Channel has admitted that its Scam City TV series uses actors paid to stage crimes.
Presenter Conor Woodman was in on the act, but he remains belligerent about it. The City of Amsterdam did not take the broadcast lying down.
With Netflix rebroadcasting some of the episodes, it pays to take another look at, well, the Scam City scam.
Amsterdam’s annual Gay Pride Canal Parade is the second most popular event in town, with 80 floats and over half a million spectators. The popular parade is the highlight of a week-long of gay pride events.
Amsterdam has entered the top ten of the world’s most popular cities as defined by IPSOS, a global marketing and research firm. And it remains the most livable city in the Netherlands — despite its high crime rate. (Yes, tourists are partly to blame for the latter…)
It’s the end of May, but we’re already having a stretch of summer-like weather. Fortunately 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!
Bicycle theft is a fact of life in Amsterdam. Here’s what Amsterdammers do to try and prevent their bikes from getting stolen.
Plus: what to do when your bicycle does go missing. Hint: It may have been removed by Civil Enforcement Officers.
New: Faster removal of illegally parked or ‘abandoned’ bikes. Updated!
Amsterdam Central Station is the hub of city. It faces the center of town, and all the top attractions are within easy reach by public transport — bus, tram, and metro. Some sights are actually within walking distance
The taxi rank is at the back of the station. Upstairs — on the same level as the train tracks — is a bus terminal that provides fantastic panoramic views of the river IJ. The blue and white ferries you see there will ferry you across the river for free.
In the U.S., FOX News is considered by many to be a prime distributor of fertilizer. Thus when a couple of talking heads on one of its shows referred to Amsterdam as a ‘cesspool,’ a graduate of Amsterdam’s Film Academy posted a video reply to YouTube.
Now that Bill O’Reilly has finally been forced out, here’s a look back at some of his countless lies.