Beautiful Mansion on a Canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Beautiful Mansion on a Canal

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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Local Tip There's nothing a tourist loves more than standing with his/her favorite personality and getting a picture taken. So why not go for the next best thing. Visit the Madame Tussauds Museum, pose with celebrities...

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Gassan Dam Square

Local Tip Along with diamonds, jewellery and luxury watches, the store also sells a range of personal items and gifts like pens, photograph frames and cuff links. The brands to watch out for here are Mont Blanc and...

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King's Day 2014

King's Day 2014

26 Apr

King's Day in Amsterdam, Koningsdag in Dutch, is the biggest festival of the year in the Netherlands. Amsterdam will explode into an orange bonanza with the people, boats, houses and canals all decorated in the national colour. People celebrate by having what the Dutch call a 'freemarket' with everybody allowed to sell their stuff on the... more »

Kieran Halphin

Kieran Halphin

1 May

Halpin is equally at home playing to a small folk club audience and a large festival crowd. He is also one of the hardest touring musicians on the scene today with upwards of 160 shows per year all over the world. October 2012 will see the release of the long awaited Songbook 3 containing all the songs from his last 3 releases. more »

Tim O'Shea & Gerald Culhane

Tim O'Shea & Gerald Culhane

2 May

TIM O'SHEA is from Killarney in the south west of Ireland. He has been working solo, and in several bands since the late 1980's. Tim's repertoire draws from the dance music of his native Sliabh Luachra and West Kerry folk traditions and the singing of Irish and Scottish performers like Jimmy McCarthy, Paul Brady, Dick Gaughan and Andy M.... more »

Remembrance Day 2014

Remembrance Day 2014

4 May

Remembrance Day on the 4th of May takes place in both Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. This is a day of remembrance for all the soldiers and civilians that lost their lives during World War II as well as more recent peacekeeping missions and conflicts. Dam Square in Amsterdam was the location for the very first Remembrance Day back... more »

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Restaurant Haesje Claes

Ok, first things first: There aren't many Dutch-oriented restaurants in Amsterdam, so this is a rare delight. more »

Virtual Tours

Het Grachtenhuis

Visitors to Amsterdam are bound to encounter its spellbinding ring of canals. From the three queens, the Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Kiezersgracht, reminiscent of the Dutch Golden Age, to other maj more »

Amsterdam Photos

Zuiderkerk - Amsterdam

Zuiderkerk - Amsterdam

 Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Beurs van Berlage - Amsterdam

Beurs van Berlage - Amsterdam

 Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Rembrandtplein - Amsterdam

Rembrandtplein - Amsterdam

De Bijenkorf - Amsterdam

De Bijenkorf - Amsterdam

Central Station - Amsterdam

Central Station - Amsterdam

De Amsterdam - Replica Ship

De Amsterdam - Replica Ship

 Flower Market Tulips

Flower Market Tulips

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