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Add the HISWA Boat Show to your short stay itinerary during the dates of 5 to 9 March, 2014 when it takes place at Amsterdam RAI and features eight different boat worlds that you can visit. We have many Amsterdam apartments in the area to make your commute quick and easy.
If you are on a short stay in Amsterdam between 5 -9 March 2014 and you have a soft spot for a good party then you will enjoy the 5 Days Off music festival which is a yearly event with performances, club nights, cultural arts events and workshops at Melkweg, Paradiso and De Balie.
For more than 600 years Holland has been a prominent consumer of herring – preferable and predominantly raw. If you are planning a short stay in Amsterdam, try to arrange it for the beginning of June to get the best of the best of ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’ – ‘new herring’.
The Venice of the North is no doubt a special place on the jazz map of the world. Below is our selection of a couple of local venues to visit, drawn up to show you that even a short stay in Amsterdam is enough to get a quality experience of live trumpets, drums, keys, bass, and all that jazz…
How to spend your short stay in Amsterdam knowing that you’ve made the most of it? First rule – don’t be afraid to go off the beaten track. While all the major museums will surely be impressive, there are actually some equally amazing places that you won’t find in ordinary guidebooks. And here’s our list of a couple of them.
Accessible by train in less than thirty minutes, the beautiful city of Utrecht makes a rewarding alternative to the streets of Amsterdam, offering guests a quaint yet bustling setting brimming with culture, history and, above all, charm.
Accessible from Amsterdam Central Station in under one hour, the Netherlands’ seat of government comprises an elegant setting that blends history with modernity and boasts numerous attractions to entertain and captivate its visitors.
Renowned for its industrial heritage and its working class roots, the city of Rotterdam has become a dynamic, energetic and innovative metropolis brimming with a host of architectural and cultural gems.
The Netherlands’ sweeping coastline encompasses a series of clean, white, sandy beaches, several of which can be reached via public transport from the capital of Amsterdam, offering a calming seaside alternative to the city’s bustling streets.
The mother of all fairs returns for its yearly unveil of the latest must haves for your home, for you, and more. Nine days of fashion, beauty, food and entertainment are organised at Amsterdam RAI. Book ahead for discounted entry.
Don Quixote would be on cloud nine if he could stay in Amsterdam during the National Windmill Day. After all, this is the only period of the year when it is possible visit over 600 different windmills across the whole Netherlands free of charge! Moreover, many of them are found directly in and around Amsterdam, so use this opportunity to learn more about the bladed Dutch trademark.
Keep it classy in Amstedam – a selection of venues where you can feed your ears with finest classical music
If you enjoy the company of Mozart, Bach or Vivaldi in your speakers, or simply like to experience a bit of something more ‘sophisticated’ when it comes to music, then Amsterdam is a place which is bound to meet your demands in that scope. With plenty of great places to go and listen to classical music of the highest quality, you’ll be more than happy to explore the attractions offered by the Venice of the North.
Escape the bustle of the city and discover a forgotten world at this picturesque village, renowned for its traditional Dutch architecture, authentic atmosphere and of course, its iconic series of working windmills.
Affectionately regarded as a “miniature Amsterdam,” the city of Haarlem makes a rewarding destination for a break from the Netherlands’ capital, combining a friendly village vibe with beautiful architecture and exemplary cultural, dining and retail opportunities.
Sweeping almost 1,000 hectares, the Amsterdamse Bos is one of Europe’s largest city parks, granting a welcome retreat from the confines of the capital and a chance to explore a picturesque environment brimming with fantastic attractions.
Gettin’ “cheesy” with it – a guide for all the foodies looking for a legen-dairy experience in Amsterdam
If you’re well-familiar with names like Edam, Gouda or Maasdam, and if terms like Mimolette, Maaslander or Leerdammer do ring more than a bell, then you’re in the right place to be delighted. The short list below contains some of the most worthy places to visit if you don’t want to become cheesed off by your stay in Amsterdam.
Do the Lovedance! One of the most important events in Amsterdam, surely not exclusively for the gay community, as part of the Wereld AIDS Nacht (the World AIDS Night). A must if you are visiting the city this year towards the last days of November.
Drug law in the Netherlands has been a source of controversy for decades. While it’s true that the use of soft drugs is tolerated throughout the country and will most assuredly go unpunished, the encompassing socio-political climate is much more ambiguous. Before you give your order in one of the legendary “coffee shops,” take the time to familiarize yourself with the dos and don’ts of drugs in Amsterdam.
If you’re looking for a fantastic place to spend the “most wonderful time of the year,” look no further: Amsterdam has all the charm and cheer you could ask for, as well as its own quirky Christmas traditions to keep you on your toes.
Book your stay in Amsterdam, and you’ll soon see why Paul Verhoeven became who he is today: an often misunderstood but vastly influential filmmaker who is in many ways, as dubbed offhand by a Seattle Times critic in 1985, a one-man Dutch film industry. If you happen to run into the auteur, be sure to ask him if, by any chance, he used to watch "Saved by the Bell."