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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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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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Crazy Moving Art by Jean Tinguely @ Stedelijk Museum

Only 2 weeks left to see the exhibition with Tinguely’s masterpieces Large installations made of weird materials that move, make sounds and sometimes surprise you when you walk by. The artworks of Jean Tinguely are made to shock the audience and leave them thinking about fleeting time. Visiting the exhibition can result in an uncanny feeling. However, the magic of Tinguely’s art is that it evokes this uncanny feeling by making people laugh first.Daily, the exhibition fills the museum with laughter showing a video clip of an artwork that was destroyed during the creative process. The artwork, being a sky-high phallus, was...

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Historic City Walk in Amsterdam

Of course Amsterdam is a great destination for a city trip. Just to get away for the weekend. It’s not too big, and it has history, culture and of course the partyvibe is always present in Amsterdam. If you ask me, a weekend is absolutely not enough for visiting Amsterdam, because like all capitals, Amsterdam has so many neighbourhoods and different things to offer. But if you are indeed in Amsterdam for the weekend, the old city centre is the most important part of town to discover. So, here is the best walk through the old centre for you!Originally, Amsterdam...

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10X Free things to do in Amsterdam

You're super excited, you have booked your flight and accommodation and now it's time to make a list of what you want to do and see in Amsterdam. A lot of things cost money but their is also plenty of free fun! Below are 10X things you can do in Amsterdam without spending a dime!Begijnhof The Begijnhof in Amsterdam is one of the most characteristic parts of the old city. This courtyard with historical alsmhouses is a place of peace and quiet in a busy city. The courtyard was once the site of a group of religious women who all had...

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Exhibtion: Royal Bags at Museum of Bags and Purses Amsterdam

Admire bags of no less than Grace Kelly, Empress Sissi, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Juliana. Since October 8th the Museum of Bags and Purses (Tassenmuseum Hendrikje) has a new exhibition featuring Royal Bags.Royal ladies Visiting the exhibition will not only present you with bags that would fill up your dream walk-in-closet, it also gives you a sneak peak into the lives of these royal ladies. Find out the secret communication code Queen Elizabeth uses when she wishes to leave the conversation and needs rescueing by one of her ladies. More curious to know what Queen ELizabeth takes with her in...

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24H South: On the Verge of Insanity at the Van Gogh Museum

24H South is part of the events taking place this year in Amsterdam called 24H Amsterdam. It is possible to go places you would have otherwise never have visited. Last weekend 24H South was up. Part of this neighbourhood was the special event 'On the Verge of Insanity' (De Nacht van de Waanzin) at the Van Gogh Museum. Amsterdam was invited to this special event and tells you all about this night. On the Verge of Insanity - De Nacht van de Waanzin During this special event the visitor was able to find out more about the disease Van Gogh was suffering...

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5 X The Finest Museums of Amsterdam

There is so much to see in Amsterdam, especially when it comes to the museums. This is why we have made a selection of the 10 finest museums that Amsterdam has to offer. So before you even arrive in the Netherlands, you can already find out all there is to know and pick your favourite.Source: Wanrooij Gallery RijksmuseumThe Rijksmuseum is the largest museum of The Netherlands. It has a wide variety of artworks including impressive pieces from painters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and many more Dutch masters. These paintings, along with other objects, bring the story of The Netherlands alive.Source: Los...

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