Amsterdam Light Festival

amsterdam light festival canal cruise

The Amsterdam Light Festival turns the already picturesque city into an even more magical place through various events around light shows. The city lights up from the 6th of December until the 19th of January 2014. If you are in town in this period, be sure to visit one of the events. Perhaps the most prominent event of the Amsterdam Light Festival is the Amsterdam Lights Cruise. This special cruise Read more…

Chambres des Canaux

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The Canal Ring celebrates is 400th birthday this year. One of the events related to this milestone is Chambres des Canaux. During Chambres des Canaux, 20 historical canal houses are open to the public. These houses are privately owned by either individuals or foundations, and are normally off limits to the interested tourist. Chambres des Canaux takes place from the 1st until the 17th of November. The houses are not Read more…

Canal Festival Amsterdam

Canal Festival Prinsengracht

The Grachtenfestival (“Canal Festival”) in Amsterdam is a large music festival that takes place from 16 to 25 August 2013. Experience classical, but also other music on one of Amsterdam’s beautiful canals. There are also stages at the IJ river. A music festival in the canal ring of Amsterdam is surely an unique event and, especially if you’re in to classical music, a can’t miss activity when you’re in town. Read more…

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2013

amsterdam gay pride 2013

One of the largest Pride festivals in the world is Amsterdam Gay Pride 2013. Known for the unique Canal Parade, this is one of the most succesful gay prides around. Not surprising, given the tolerant nature of the city. Amsterdam Gay Pride gets about half a million visitors from nearly every country in the world. It has been held isnce 1996. There is a large amount of social acceptance, the Read more…

Rent a boat in Amsterdam

Rent a boat in Amsterdam if you want to, you can explore the Amsterdam canals all by yourself, in the neighborhood of the “westerpark” you can rent a private boat. You can either rent it for parts of the day or rent it for a period of 10 hours, that makes it very interesting to cruise the canals with a select group of your friends or family. If you are Read more…