Our Stories and Recommendations for Amsterdam & the Netherlands
Forget about the 25th of December, the real excitement around the Winter holiday season for the Dutchies is around the 5th of December. As a tradition in the Netherlands that can be traced back to 343 AD, Sinterklaas is a legendary Dutch character certainly worth knowing about!
The odd rain cloud bringing drizzle, showers or a full blown storm may occasionally drift over Amsterdam’s skies…
…Ok, maybe it’s a little more than occasionally. But that does mean that the city is always ready for a little rain. Plus there’s still plenty to do during a downpour!
What can you do as a tour organization in the months when no one is going to travel and is obliged to stay at home? Sulking at home is not really for us, so we went to see what we can still do with the oceans of time we now have.
You decided to come to Amsterdam, the bike capital of the world. On the first day of your visit to Amsterdam you are almost runover over by cyclists several times. Can you imagine to get on a bike yourself?
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.
Amsterdam’s Recommended Bars, The most special and recommended bars in Amsterdam. Unique locations, drinks of an amazing view. Amsterdam Experiences
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 historic...
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...
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.