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Category: Things To Do

Swimming in Amsterdam

Hot weather this week (and the next)

Want to cool off in the water? There are plenty of places to swim in Amsterdam — from official swimming pools and nature areas to wild swimming holes.

Plus: a look at the legality (and dangers) of swimming in the canals, rivers and channels.

Amsterdam King’s Day 2020: All-Day Citywide Street Party

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, meetings of more than 3 people are cancelled until June 1, 2020. That means King’s Day celebrations will not take place this year.

Celebrating King’s Day? Amsterdam puts on the world’s largest street party.

Previously known as Queen’s Day, 2020 will mark the seventh 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: Monday, April 27, 2020.

Free Amsterdam Walking Tour

Amsterdam is a walkable city. It’s small enough to easily walk to many of its tourist sights and attractions. While most visitors explore the city on their own, many book a Free Amsterdam Walking Tour.

But are those tours really free? If so, what’s the catch?

More importantly: which free tours company may you want to avoid?

Artis Amsterdam Zoo

Artis Amsterdam Zoo Founded in 1838, Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands.

Guidebooks rightly refer to it one of the most pleasant city zoos around, as the whole place breathes a 19th-century garden atmosphere with winding paths, majestic trees, fascinating sculptures and monumental historical buildings.