Keukenhof 2020: seven million tulips and other flowers

Keukenhof, the world’s second largest flower garden, is open just eight weeks a year.

Yet it remains one of the most popular tourist attractions outside Amsterdam, and one of the top excursions in the Netherlands.

Learn when the tulips are at their best, the best days and times to visit, and what the name Keukenhof means.

In 2020, Keukenhof will be open from March 21 through May 10. Yes, just 8 weeks = 51 days! The theme is ‘A World of Colours’, celebrating the fact that visitors come from every country and culture.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2019-2020 (and a much needed alternative)

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.

Now in its eight year, the festival says it drew 5 million visitors since its inception.

However, the festival leaves us (among others) underwhelmed.

We suggest an excellent alternative.

Van Gogh Museum — Amsterdam Must-See

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world.

With 2.16 million visitors in 2018, it is second most-visited museum not just in Amsterdam — but in the entire country of the Netherlands.

We provide details about the collection, along with information about the current temporary exhibition: Jean-François Millet: Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art.

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.

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.’