National Tulip Day

national tulip day

Not many things are as Dutch as tulips. Sure, there’s cheese, Van Gogh and even a world market leadership in revolving doors, but this beautiful flower remains to be the number one symbol for The Netherlands according to many. For this reason National Tulip Day had it’s first edition in 2012 and is back the 18th of January in 2014. National Tulip Day marks the start of the tulip season. Read more…

Turn on the Lights at the Bijenkorf

turn on the lights

The Bijenkorf is the large department store located on Dam square. This huge beautiful building houses all the top brands and is considered one of the top department stores in Europe. On Thursday the 21st of November they open the winter shopping season with Turn on the Lights. Turn on the Lights is a spectacular show with the grandeur you would expect from this monumental place. Turn on the Lights is a theatre Read more…

Christmas in Amsterdam

christmas tree dam square

It’s little streets and canal ring give a real picturesque, yet relaxed feeling to Christmas in Amsterdam. Every year the city lights up from the typical light bulb strings on the canal bridges to the big Christmas tree on Dam square. This article reviews a couple of things to do during Christmas in Amsterdam. If you’re looking to book a hotel during Christmas, click here.   Classical Christmas Music In Read more…

Nuit Blanche Amsterdam

nuit blanche

Nuit Blanche (“White Night” – in French)  is a cultural event which takes place at night. It starts at 28 September 19:00 and ends at 7:00 the morning after. It’s a crazy ride on a cultural train you will never forget. And it takes place in the Red Light district at many beautiful locations! The theme of this years edition is Crazy Makes Beautiful. The Nuit Blanche is filled with fine Read more…

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

madame tussauds amsterdam

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is one of only 15 locations where the famous wax museum is based. According to many, it is one of the best in the world too! It is located on Dam Square so you can’t miss it. Get tickets here. The wax statues of Madam Tussauds Amsterdam are so real that you will have a hard time distuingishing them from the real thing. You are allowed to 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…