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Top museums and attractions - Mandy van Barneveld - Amsterdam Welcome

10X The Top Museums and Attractions in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is not only known for its amazing fascades and canals, but also for its museums and attractions. Here’s a list of the top museums if you’re in Amsterdam but do not know what to do today!Rijksmuseum This is the most well-known museum of Amsterdam and maybe even Europe. For us as Dutch people the Rijksmuseum is our national pride. The Rijksmuseum is dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The total art collection consist of more than 1.000.000 objects from the years 1200-2000! Around 8.000 objects are currently on display in the Museum. The most well-known object of the...

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Event Calendar August: What’s on in Amsterdam

The summer is finally here! And with the weather getting sunnier and the beach days getting longer we don't want you to miss out on all the fun things to do next month: August. So we present you with what's on: Exhibitions, Events and Festivals, for August in this event calendar. Exhibtions Romanovs & Revolution at the Hermitage (till 17 September) The exhibition about the Russian revolution is only on for two more months at the Hermitage but definitely worth visiting. Travel back in time to 1917 and relive the story of Russia’s last imperial family through the collection of clothing, art and...

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Let’s celebrate the B-day of Rembrandt!

Did you know tomorrow is Rembrandt’s birthday? He would turn 411 on July 15! The Rijksmuseum is celebrating this momentous occasion by giving free tours and workshops all day. As one of the greatest artists Amsterdam has known, Rembrandt deserves some special attention on our website of course! That’s why we put together some fun facts about the life of Rembrandt and some tips of locations in Amsterdam to visit during his birthday!Let us try to explain why we love this guy so much!Rembrandt appreciated Amsterdam!The painter was not born in Amsterdam, but in Leiden. As a miller's son, he soon new he...

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Olifanten verblijf ARTIS, Foto Amber Dekker - Amsterdam Welcome

New Elephant residence at Artis Zoo

On a sunny Tuesday morning we went to Artis Zoo for a special press opening for the renovated outdoor residence for the biggest animal of Artis Zoo; the Elephant.The average age of a Elephant is 60 years.They weight between de 3,000 and 5,500 kilo grams and have an average height between 2,50 and 3 meters.In Artis Zoo there are three elephants. They are all related. They consist of mother and her two daughters. The Elephants have been moved to the new residence yesterday morning. The plantation on the park side of the residence is based on the natural environment of...

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