Our Stories and Recommendations for Amsterdam & the Netherlands
When booking an experience we always feel that you get more out of it when you have done some research. Needless to say, you can do a lifetime of reading on WWII history and still not feel that you have covered it all.
What makes or breaks a great trip is the food you eat. ‘Loves goes through the stomach’, as the Dutch would say. We have gone around the city and tested the best restaurants for you. It was a tough job, but someone has to do it ;-).
Can you please tell me how to get Anne Frank House tickets?” As a tourguide in Amsterdam this is maybe the most asked question you will get. We can advise you how to get tickets.
No, this page is not about cell phone service. It’s about your second favorite thing: where to get your booze. See this non-exhaustive list of where to get the best alcoholic beverage in the city.
Amsterdam is home to many hidden places that can be easily overlooked at first glance without a private guide. It took us years of walking and biking around all over Amsterdam to stumble upon such secrets.
Amsterdam is famous for many things. But perhaps its most iconic features are its canal belt ("Grachtengordel" in Dutch) and the beautiful Canal Houses built around them. I happen to have a friend that lives on Keizersgracht (Emperor's Canal). One of the main...
Amsterdam is packed with plenty of luxury hotels. Most of them have a premium location near the beautiful canals in the city. Most of them have a rich history. As many of our guests that book our private tour are picked up at these hotels, we thought it would be...
One of Amsterdam’s most underrated attractions is its Western Islands. The incredibly serene islands of Bickerseiland, Prinseneiland, and Realeneiland make you feel like time flows at a slower pace. The Birth of Three Islands The islands are not far from central...
When you think of the Netherlands, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? If you say, “Windmills”, you would not be the only one. For hundreds of years, windmills have been used by the Dutch
Modern Dutch architecture has one very iconic hero: Hendrik Petrus Berlage. Berlage was a prominent architect that introduced modernism and ‘practical aesthetics’ into Dutch architecture.
Amsterdam’s beautiful, 17th-century canals bring so much joy to those who visit. However, in the 19th century areas along the canals have featured many lower-class neighborhoods were ravaged by pollution and disease.