Weekend Tip: Open Garden Days Amsterdam

Did you always wonder about the gardens that are located behind the stately houses along the Amsterdam canals? With such beautiful houses they must be interesting to see too. Indeed they are, which is the starting point for organizing the yearly ‘Open Garden Days Amsterdam‘.  During the next weekend, from Friday till Sunday 30 mostly…
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Do a Romantic Tour @ Muiderslot Castle & Listen to Hooft’s Love Poems

The Muiderslot Castle is opening its doors tonight, dedicating the evening to Love: tours will be held with stories about love in the Golden Age & poems of the famous Dutch writer P.C. Hooft will be recited. Hooft is one of the most famous inhabitants of the castle, where he lived for 38 years (moving…
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Het Rijtjeshuis: Exhibition @ Van Eesteren Museum

Het Rijtjeshuis is one of the most Dutch things a person can think of: the repetitive building style, one house next to another, closely connected, in a seemingly endless row. Het Rijtjeshuis symbolises the Dutch uniformity; the desire to be the same and common. The history of this Dutch phenomenon goes way back, into the…
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Guided Walks Along The Architecture of Amsterdam

Amsterdam has so much to offer if you love history. And then there’s lots of interesting architecture in the city center and in the suburbs to see, old & modern! Of course you’re free to explore these areas on your own, it is a free city that is yours to wander through 😉 But maybe…
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Weekly Classical Lunch Concert

Starting the 3rd of September the weekly free concerts at the Concertgebouw will be back. Each week on Wednesday from 12.30 – 13.00 there will be a classical concert, free for all. There are no reservations needed, but it is recommended to be there half an hour beforehand. They offer a varied program, with small…
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Out of Town: Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen

Kunstfort Vijfhuizen is housed in the fort of Vijfhuizen. This fort is part of the defence line of Amsterdam (Stelling van Amsterdam) that was built between 1880 and 1920. The ‘Stelling van Amsterdam’ was primarily a defensive “water line” (in Dutch: waterlinie). In the event of an enemy attack, large tracts of land around Amsterdam would…
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