Cheese Museum Amsterdam

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5The Cheese Museum Amsterdam is a small picturesque museum dedicated to the large variety of Dutch cheese. Most famous is probably Gouda, but it’s very likely you’ve eaten Leerdammer, Maasdammer or Old Amsterdam. Obviously we are particularly proud of the last one. In the Cheese Museum Amsterdam you can expect to see the history of quite a few famous Dutch cheeses. It is definitely not the Van Gogh or the Read more…

Amsterdam Tulip Museum

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Amsterdam is known for many things, and tulips is definitely one of them. The Amsterdam Tulip Museum is dedicated to the history of what has become the national flower of the Netherlands. Deeply ingrained in Dutch culture, this flower will tell you a lot about the history of Amsterdam too. The Amsterdam Tulip Museum is conveniently located across the Anne Frank House. We advise you to include it in your 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…

Anne Frank House

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Few attractions are as monumental as the one and only Anne Frank House. The Jewish girl that was hiding from the Germans in a backroom in Amsterdam turned out to be one of the most famous and descriptive characters from World War II. Get skip-the-line tickets here. The Anne Frank House takes you into her world. The house is preserved in it’s original state giving you a unique insight in Read more…

Canal Festival Amsterdam

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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…