Post Archive

October 2011

Get up to Date news information about Amsterdam today- including  breaking stories, weather, events , sports and more. DutchNews.nl – A reasonably good news website publishing local, national headlines in English. DutchNews.nl Simply Amsterdam News – A bloggy kind of news feed featuring one news item or event per day. …

Tucked on a side street near the Melkweg concert hall, De Zotte (“The Crazy”) is a tiny little Belgian bar that serves amazing Belgian steaks and frites with a range of sauces. And while the food is good (really, really good!), the true star of the space is De Zotte’s …

Tropenmuseum (Museum of the Tropics) is a museum of cultures throughout tropical areas of the world. Broken down into region specific areas, the museum includes exhibits on Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Highlights for visitors include  an interactive exhibit on world music, which features listening stations, films and …

Amsterdam taxis are safe, fairly priced and well regulated.  The cabbies are generally very honest and friendly.  If you have problems with a cabbie, contact the police.  Amsterdam taxi drivers and the taxi dispatchers all speak English. Taxi Dispatch: 020-777-7777 Official city taxi dispatch website: http://www.tcataxi.nl/

Amsterdam’s center is small, completely flat, and most tourist destinations are easily accessible on foot from the train station within half an hour. Public Transport Amsterdam public transportation – GVB (Gemeentevervoerbedrijf) – is efficient, clean and a cost-effective way of getting round the city. Trams, metro and buses are fully …

Amsterdam museums are among the best in the world, both in range and quality. The city has a rich cultural history and no trip would be complete without visiting at least a selection of these national treasures. Centrum Allard Pierson Museum Address: Oude Turfmarkt 127 (Old Side: Mint Square tram …

Amsterdam is a fast food mecca, with dozens of choices from global chains such as McDonalds and Burger King to local kebab shops.  The large number of coffeeshops and tourists who have the munchies as well as  late night  snacking create a somewhat symbiotic relationship and keep many of these …

While Amsterdam may often suffer from the dismissal of being merely a city of pot and hookers, the Netherlands as a whole often gets dismissed as a land of tulips and windmills. But both of these generalizations have origins in truth – just as Amsterdam attracts many tourists for its …

Amsterdam has almost 800,000 people, and around 600,000 bicycles. Because of this, it’s a very bicycle-friendly city, and much of its personal transportation and traffic takes place by bicycle. On any given weekday, you’ll see people in suits commuting to work, parents taking children to school and people getting groceries – …

The iamsterdam card consists of a smartcard, a public transport ticket, a pocket guide and provides over 50 free and 60 discounted offers. It is intended to be a tourist’s introduction to the city of Amsterdam, offering free admission to most of the city’s top museums, free access to mass transit, …