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City Archives – So many treasures!

When exploring Amsterdam’s well-known canal belt, be sure you take a while to go to probably the most in depth municipal archives on the planet, proper on the Vijzelstraat, a protracted avenue the place three of the previous primary canals converge. De Bazel, the edifice you’re heading to, is known as after its architect, Karel […]

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The Upside Down – Dutch Instagram experience

Instagram expertise, interactive playground, expertise museum… a brand new vocabulary taught to us by the 12 months 2019/2020. You may see these experiences pop up world wide. Guests are guided via these loopy colourful rooms the place they will click on away to create the good Instagram posts for his or her feed. Though the […]

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Oko Cultural Melting Point – Home-made everything

Ania and Natalia, the founders of Oko Cultural Melting Point, brought the project to daylight via a crowdfunding action which was a real success. Apparently, people living in Bos en Lommer in Amsterdam were craving for a neighbourhood cafe with home-made everything at its core and community as its spirit.  The cafe / lunchroom / cultural […]

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Micropia – Indoor Artis experience

As a Dutch citizen, I’ve visited the Amsterdam Zoo (Artis) multiple times already. In order to try something different, my boyfriend and I decided to spend an afternoon in their next-door experience: Micropia. This (first) museum about microbes is designed to inform the public about the utility and deep complexity of microscopic life such as bacteria, viruses, […]

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American Book Centre – Three-storey book heaven

Anywhere I go, I need to find a trustworthy bookstore to feel at home. In Amsterdam it was easy. You might think that Amsterdam, as the capital of The Netherlands, is not the ideal place for English language books. There is, however, a place that will defy your expectations. The American Book Centre, right on bustling […]

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Last Minute Ticket Shop – Go watch a show!

Hopefully, by the time you start reading this article, you are already looking forward to get acquainted with Dutch theatre. If not, read this one first, because I’m about to explain you the next step in this enterprise (in case you want to make the experience lighter on your wallet). # 1 – You hop onto http://lastminuteticketshop.nl/ […]

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NDSM – Street art in all its glory

When in Amsterdam, do the following. Take the ferry behind central station. Choose the one that says NDSM-Werf. Enjoy the free 10 minute commute and the view over the river Ij (technically it’s a canal, but who cares). Arrive at the wharf. If upon walking a few meters you see a sign stating “Sexyland”, you’re at […]

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Antiquariaat Hoogkamp – The best souvenir

Strolling along the Spiegelgracht is a feast for the eyes — shops, locals, bikes, tourists. Tucked between the Rijksmuseum and the Prinsengracht, this peculiar shop stands out, with its stripped canopy and wooden boxes at the entrance. There’s nothing especially remarkable about it at first sight, until one sets their eyes on the contents of the boxes: […]

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Museum Hendrikje – Bags and purses

There are a lot of great museums in Amsterdam, but as I mostly try to avoid the crowds and endless waiting lines, I would suggest you try an alternative to the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh. Tassenmuseum Hendrikje is the museum of bags and purses, situated in the centre of Amsterdam. In this museum you can […]

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Mystery City – Escape room / city tour mix

After living in Amsterdam for some time, it becomes more of a challenge to organize a nice day with the family (in this case for my mom’s birthday) and also try a new and surprising activity. So, many thanks to the group behind Mystery City in helping me accomplish this! It describes itself as ‘a cross between a […]

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