Held every five years, SAIL Amsterdam is the largest free public event in the world.
Come and see dozens of tall ships, marine ships, and a flotilla of hundreds of other maritime history vessels during SAIL Amsterdam 2025.
Wait! What? What happened to SAIL Amsterdam 2020? The event was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.
Due to the Coronavirus crisis, Keukenhof will not open at all in 2020. Pay a virtual visit instead.
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.
How the Corona virus affects Schiphol.
Comprehensive, up-to-date information about public transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You can travel by train, bus, taxi, Uber, hotel-shuttle, private transfer, and more.
Includes cruise ship terminal transfer information.
The top 5 museums in the Netherlands, as measured by the number of visitors during the year 2019, are all located in Amsterdam.
Thirty years after it started to actively promote itself abroad as travel destination Holland, the Netherlands government has now rebranded itself as… Netherlands.
Many guidebooks and travel websites rave about this popular viewpoint in the center of Amsterdam. All claim you’ll be able to see 15 bridges from one location. But is that true?
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.’
Without a doubt, the Dutch street food most frowned upon by tourists, expats, and immigrants, is herring. Squeamish tourists often assume the fish is eaten raw, but that is not the case.
Herring is the Netherland’s national snack: If you’ve never tasted fresh herring you don’t know what you’re missing.
You’ll have plenty of opportunity to eat this Amsterdam street food delicacy. The 2019 Hollandse Nieuwe — ‘New Herring’ — season starts in June, but herring is enjoyed all year long.
The Botel — a former river cruise ship turned into a floating hotel — is popular with young and old.
Moored at cultural hot spot NDSM, the ship is located just 14 minutes (by free ferry) from Central Station and the center of Amsterdam.
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.
The 2020-2021 edition will mark the festival’s 9th year.
However, the festival leaves us (among others) underwhelmed.
We suggest an excellent alternative.