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Amsterdam King’s Day 2024: All-Day Citywide Street Party!
On King’s Day Amsterdam puts on the world’s largest street party. Previously known as Queen’s Day,
Did you miss the party on April 27, 2023?
Join us next year! 2024 will mark the 11th edition of King’s Day in honor of King Willem-Alexander.
It’s actually a nationwide party, but Amsterdam definitely is the place to be.
Gedogen — illegal but not illegal
Gedogen is a Dutch word used for a situation or activity that technically is illegal, but actively tolerated by the government.
A prime example of is the Netherlands’ tolerance policy toward cannabis cafe’s (known here as ‘coffeeshops’).
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.
I amsterdam City Card – Worth It!
The I amsterdam City Card provides lots of free and discounted goodies.
See Amsterdam museums for free, use public transport for free, get a free canal cruise
Customers overwhelmingly agree that the pass provides good value for the money.
Sold Out: Once in a Lifetime Vermeer Exhibition at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has organized a “once in a lifetime” exhibition of works by Johannes Vermeer — one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.
The Vermeer exhibition runs from Feb 10, 2023 until Jun 4, 2023.
Tickets are on sale now.
Van Gogh Museum — Plan Your Visit
50th Anniversary Year: Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world.
Our extensive Van Gogh Museum guide includes details about the collection, along with information about the upcoming temporary exhibition: Choosing Vincent: Portrait of a Family History.
NOTE: No ticket sales at the door. You can only visit the museum after buying timed-entry tickets online. We show you how and where.
Amsterdam is One of the Most Multicultural Cities in the World
The number of Amsterdam residents continues to grow rapidly.
And with a reported 180 nationalities, it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
But is Amsterdam really “the world’s most diverse city”?
Love Song to the Canals of Amsterdam
If Amsterdam were a country, “Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten” – an ode to the canals of Amsterdam – would certainly be its national anthem.
Amsterdam Light Festival (and recommended alternatives)
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 20 light art installations.
‘Old Amsterdam’ cheese. Not that old. Not from Amsterdam
Clever marketing has made ‘Old Amsterdam’ cheese a brand recognized around the world.
But the cheese is not that old, and is not from Amsterdam.