‘Dutch Masters of Light’ – Free Night Exhibition @ Rijksmuseum

Last weekend an interesting, temporary exhibition opened at the Rijksmuseum: ‘Dutch Masters of Light’. It’s an ode to Rembrandt, who’s known as the master of light. In the previous weeks it was possible for everyone to upload a picture with your portrait. A small selection of portraits was chosen to be turned into a light…
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How to Survive Dutch Taxis?

Don’t get in one Congratulations, you just made the smartest decision of the day. Avoid taxis as much as possible. At least, that’s what we, the Dutch do. We don’t like their moneygrubbing attitude and are way too calvinistic to enjoy a very expensive ride. Then how should I travel? Did you notice those one…
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Get Your Patat Delivered at Home

One of the great perks of living in the Netherlands, is the great Dutch cuisine! There is no other country – besides Belgium – where you can get great fries (patat) & kroketten on every corner. Unfortunately is it not a tradition to bring this excellent food to your home (for reasons we do not…
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‘Aan Zee Slapen’: Spend the Night on the Beach of Wijk aan Zee

There aren’t that many places in the Netherlands where this is possible: renting a beach house for a short stay. The beach houses of ‘Aan Zee Slapen‘ (translated: sleeping near the sea) have just been put back on the beach of Wijk aan Zee for another season.  The beach houses are small, but oh so…
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Weekend Tip: ‘Gluren bij de Buren’ ~ Free Music Performances and More

This Sunday the people of Haarlem open their doors and invite you in to listen to music, see a dance performance or something else in their living room. This is ‘Gluren bij de Buren’, translated in English ‘Peeking inside at your neighbours’.  Here’s the full list of performances throughout the day. Artists perform several times…
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Weekend Tip: Open Tower Day Amsterdam

This Saturday, March 28th, 21 towers will open their doors and invite you in to enjoy the building and the view! The towers you can visit will are both historic and modern day towers. If you have binoculars, do take them with you! Each tower offers an amazing view. At some of the locations there…
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Blooming Tea: Great Flowers in your Tea Pot!

Have you ever heard of blooming tea? These amazing handmade creations from China are a great way to cheer up your tea pot 😉 – and – your day. The blooming tea are small balls, made by hand, containing tea leafs & dried flowers. How it’s made.Want to get some of your own? You can…
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Huge Exhibition of Matisse at the Stedelijk

This weekend a huge new exhibition is opening at the Stedelijk Museum: The Oasis of Matisse. Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (1869 – 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is held responsible, along…
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Rent a Boat for Kings Day 2015

In about a month King’s Day will be held: the biggest national party of the year, which will be celebrated in our capital – gloriously. King’s Day can be a great, big party for everyone living & visiting the city. The best way to experience this day of celebration, is by boat: you can enjoy…
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Visit the Lambs on a Horse-Drawn Carriage @ the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen

The Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen are located along the Dutch coast, only 30 minutes away by car from Amsterdam. It is a great place for walking, you can find some nice walking routes here. But there are also lots of fun activities around here. One of these activities will be held on each Wednesday in March and April…
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