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, 2018 will mark the fifth 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: Friday, April 27, 2018.
If you have ever watched the Dutch national soccer team play football anywhere in the world — or if you’ve been in Amsterdam during Holland’s annual King’s Day celebration (formerly Queen’s Day) — you may wonder why nearly all Dutch people dress in orange during such occasions.
After all, the colors of the official Dutch flag are red, white, and blue.
Updated ever so slightly to note why some Turks have taken to attacking oranges. Yes, oranges.
Pint-sized pickpockets, bold muggers, and even bolder fake policemen. When in Amsterdam, as anywhere, beware of thieves.
Eack year thousands of tourists and locals fall victim to pickpockets and other thieves.
We show you how not to lose your money to thieves.
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at DutchAmsterdam is this one: Where is Amsterdam?
We’re glad you asked.
One quarter of Amsterdam — ‘the Venice of the North — consists of water, including 100 kilometers (60 miles) of canals.
So it is not surprising that the city sees a number of drowning incidents each year.
What may come as a surprise, though, is the reason many of these victims end up in the water.
Updated to include the latest statistics.
Brewery De Prael, located alongside one of the oldest canals in the heart Amsterdam, is renowned for its beer and its food.
But it also has won the hearts of Amsterdammers by being environment-friendly, and socially conscious.
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.
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?
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.
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.