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Right on the corner of Weteringstraat – an area so quiet and peaceful it is hard to believe that the buzzing crowd of Museumplein is just a stone’s throw away...

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There are a few places you simply have to visit before leaving Amsterdam – they are the heart and soul of this city. The medieval Begijnhof courtyard is undoubtedly among them...

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Sir Adam Hotel, Amsterdam

Regarding the hotel scene, the most talked-about establishment in Amsterdam right now is the new Sir Adam Hotel. It is located on the on the edge of the IJ-River in the Toren Overhoeks tower...

Insider: Annet Lekkerkerker, Amsterdam

Annet Lekkerkerker, the managing director of the Holland Festival, was happy to share some of her thoughts about Amsterdam with us...

Spiegelkwartier, Amsterdam

In less than a five minute walk from the monumental Rijksmuseum, on the other side of the Singelgracht, lies the art connoisseur’s mecca – Spiegelkwartier, the Mirror Quarter...

Begijnhof, Amsterdam

There are a few places you simply have to visit before leaving Amsterdam – they are the heart and soul of this city. The medieval Begijnhof courtyard is undoubtedly among them...

Foodhallen, Amsterdam

Amsterdam has recently gotten a new epicentre of gastronomy. Foodhallen is located in a former tram depot at the western end of the city...

3D Print Canal House, Amsterdam

The 3D Print Canal House is located in currently fashionable Amsterdam's Noord district, near the EYE Film Institute. Simultaneously a museum and experimental laboratory...

Pho 91, Amsterdam

Once known as Amsterdam's Latin Quarter, the De Uode Pijp neighbourhood was a bastion for students and artists, but now it has become a multicultural mix...

Pepper Mango, Amsterdam

Pepper Mango is a small chocolate concept shop, resembling a jewellery box on Amsterdam's Rozengracht Street, which is saturated with a variety of...

Hotel Droog, Amsterdam

No doubt the most diverse new hotel in Amsterdam is Hotel Droog, created as a clever reversal of the traditional concept of a hotel. Here, the well known...

Andaz Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Andaz Amsterdam is the most eccentric newcomer to Amsterdam's hotel list. Located in a former library on the edge of the Prinsengracht...

OCCO, Amsterdam

The style hotel Dylan, which many remember as Blakes - or more precisely as the junior partner of Anouska Hempel's legendary London Blakes Hotel...

Café Restaurant Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Yet another restaurant in an industrial environment, the renowned Café Restaurant Amsterdam has been located in the former engine room of...

Room, Amsterdam

In any city, and in Amsterdam in particular, it's much better to spend the night in an apartment and not in a hotel. Room is located in a historic building...

Noordermarkt organic farmers' market, Amsterdam

The Noordermarkt organic farmers' market has been operating on Saturdays in the very heart of the Jordan district for more than 20 years...

Local Service, Amsterdam

The Local Service stores are two small clothing shops in the charming Nine Streets district. They're great for fans of British designer Sir Paul Smith...

Keet in Huis, Amsterdam

Keet in Huis is Heaven's gift to loving parents who wouldn't think of giving their children last-minute presents bought at the airport...

BAUT Paradijs, Amsterdam

Speaking of gastronomy, the word that's now on everybody's tongue in Amsterdam is the BAUT pop-up restaurant, which has quickly become a legend in itself...

Back To Black, Amsterdam

Right on the corner of Weteringstraat – an area so quiet and peaceful it is hard to believe that the buzzing crowd of Museumplein is just a stone’s throw away...

VINNIES, Amsterdam

Nowadays Amsterdam seems to be packed with arty bohemian delis offering the very best organic fair-trade locally grown goodness. But VINNIES is not just another deli. It’s the right one...

Spui square, Amsterdam

Wide-eyed tourists and sophisticated insiders, lawyers in pencil skirts and banjo-carrying town hippies – people of all ages and origins gather here, occupying the benches and porches for the Dutch afternoon siesta...

Micropia, Amsterdam

Opened in October 2014, Micropia is Amsterdam's newest museum and is dedicated not to art but to...microbes. Needless to say, it is the only museum of its kind in the world...

Orangerie, Amsterdam

Orangerie is one of the most highly favoured cafes by the people of Amsterdam, and arguably, it's also one of the most romantic. The fact that it is located in the legendary...

De Plantage, Amsterdam

It's hard to imagine a more vibrant restaurant location than that of De Plantage – a few dozen metres away from the Artis Royal Zoo, and right next door to Microbia...

Het Grahtenhuis (Canal House Museum), Amsterdam

Despite the wide array of new things in Amsterdam, any local will tell you that a boat ride along the city's canals is an absolute must-do...

Hotel Droog, Amsterdam

No doubt the most diverse new hotel in Amsterdam is Hotel Droog, created as a clever reversal of the traditional concept of a hotel. Here, the well known...

Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam, opened on 2011, is located right next to Museumplein and the Concertgebouw. The building was a bank in the...

Stedelijk Restaurant, Amsterdam

Even though a museum restaurant might seem to be an unoriginal recommendation for a lunch spot, the Stedelijk Restaurant in the...

Screaming Beans, Amsterdam

Screaming Beans is marked as the best of the best among the countless coffee bars on the city map. It has even created its own coffee academy...

Cine Qua Non, Amsterdam

Cine Qua Non is located directly opposite Amsterdam's latest design and lifestyle epicentre, the Hotel Droog, and is a seventh heaven for true...

Exota, Amsterdam

A charming little shop for both young and old - also in the Nine Streets district. Owners Anna and George established Exota in the 1980s...

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum unveils its long-awaited extension this month. The renovation has taken more time than expected and the grand reopening...