Canal Houses, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Canal Houses, Amsterdam

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Sensi Seeds

Local Tip Entering the shop, you’ll come across plenty of posters, glass cases and even a live garden with some interesting scents. The quality at Sensi Seeds is such that for years and years now, its seeds have been...

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Amsterdam Dungeon

Local Tip Amsterdam Dungeon has a brand new show called murder on the Zeedijk (Amsterdam's famous Chinese street near the Red Light District) and tells the story about two jealous sisters and of course, love.

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World Press Photo Exhibition - Amsterdam 2014

World Press Photo Exhibition - Amsterdam 2014

18 Apr - 22 Jun

Photography enthusiasts, please stand up! Welcome to World Press Photo Amsterdam, one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious press photography contest held annually in Amsterdam. Every year, press photographers from a plethora of newspapers, photo agencies and magazines from across the world hit the city of Amsterdam to take part... more »

King's Day 2014

King's Day 2014

27 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 »

Videos

Heineken Experience

The former Heineken Museum, as its website proudly proclaims, is not a Museum, it's an experience. 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

 Flower Market Tulips

Flower Market Tulips

Begijnhof - Amsterdam

Begijnhof - Amsterdam

Central Station - Amsterdam

Central Station - Amsterdam

Noorderkerk - Amsterdam

Noorderkerk - Amsterdam

De Amsterdam - Replica Ship

De Amsterdam - Replica Ship

 Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

 Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Magna Plaza - Amsterdam

Magna Plaza - Amsterdam

Amstel Hotel - Amsterdam

Amstel Hotel - Amsterdam

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