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Dam Square, Amsterdam

Dam Square (De Dam) is Amsterdam’s historic main city square, it is also the symbolic center of the Netherlands.

Dam Square is the primary location for official events, celebrations, protests, and national commemorations.

Amsterdammers typically try to avoid the square, but if you – as a tourist – skip Dam Square, you have not really seen Amsterdam.

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.

Where is Amsterdam?

Everyone has heard of it, but where is Amsterdam?

And is Amsterdam in Holland or in the Netherlands? Yes.

Plus: we’ll tell you why the Dutch government has ditched the ‘Holland’ moniker and rebranded the country as ‘Netherlands.’

Amsterdam Light Festival: Is it worth it?

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 24 light art installations.

2023 marks the festival’s 12th edition.

But is it worth it? We show you visitor reviews, share our own opinion, and suggest some excellent alternatives that show the real lights of Amsterdam.