After Gay Day: Clean the Canals from Plastic Waste with Plastic Whale

Plastic Whale is the first professional plastic fishing company in the world. Their goal: to make the world’s waters plastic free by creating value from plastic waste. They have built a design boat out of more than 10.000 recycled plastic bottles, that they fished out of the Amsterdam canals. They are currently building new boats…
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FREE Canoe Map of Amsterdam

With the temperatures on the rise you might want to get very, very, very close to the (canal) water. If you are not fortunate enough – like most of us – to own a boat, renting a canoe can be a very nice – and not so expensive – alternative. And now it is even…
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Where To Stay Cool in Amsterdam?

It’s gonna be a hot summer in the city of Amsterdam, starting today. And temperatures will only rise in the next couple of days. It’s important to stay hydrated, so these are the places where you can get fresh water for free. So…. Where to stay cool in Amsterdam? 1. The city beaches of Amsterdam There is…
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Rent a Canoe @ the Amsterdamse Bos

The weather is getting better and nature is finally showing its spring green colors and flowers. The Amsterdamse Bos is a great place to go, relax and enjoy a warm spring day. Why not rent a canoe and make tour along the waters of the Amsterdamse Bos. It is great way to explore the forest,…
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Ice Skating @ Museumplein

This weekend the ice rink on the Museumplein, just behind the Rijksmuseum, has opened its ‘doors’. Although this great ice skating paradise was for free for more than a decade, visitors will have to pay an entrance fee of 3.50 euro. It’s a small contribution for having a great day with the kids, or an incredible…
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Romantic Getaway: Sleep in a Lighthouse

Looking for a romantic getaway? Well, would you like to sleep in a lighthouse, with guaranteed surrounding views of the nearby sea? Unfortunately staying there isn’t that cheap. But when you want to celebrate something with that special someone you do tend to spend a little more, right? 😉 There are only three places in the…
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Open Days @ The Rowing Center ‘Berlagebrug’

Feel inspired by the athletes competing at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam this week? Or maybe you’ve seen the rowers gliding over the water of the Amstel and always wanted to do that too. Well, here’s your chance at the open day of the rowing center at the Amstel: ‘Roeicentrum Berlagebrug‘. When you’ve enjoyed yourself…
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Boat Tour IJ: IJ-buurtveer

During the summertime the Museum for Public Transport organizes a weekly historical ferryboat tour: for only 7.50 euro you will cruise the IJ waters, for about two hours. Each Sunday you can get on the ferry, just behind Central Station. It’s an excellent trip to see some of the beautiful northern parts of Amsterdam. Halfway…
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Fishing for Plastic in the Amsterdam Waters

Go fishing for plastic in the Amsterdam waters with the ‘Plastic Whale’ from the first professional plastic fishing company in the world. Their mission is the rid all the waters in the world from plastic, starting in Amsterdam. For kids (from the age of 7 and accompanied by an adult) and grownups. More info. When:…
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Swimming Flevoparkbad (only 1 euro)

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Care for a swim to cool off a bit? Enjoy a day at the Flevoparkbad for only 1 euro & get to know one of the best outdoor swimming pools of Amsterdam! Opening hours: 10.00 – 17.30 (entrance till 17.00) When the temperature is above 25 ºC, the pool will close at 19.00. More info….
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