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Ice skating rink Museumsquare (museumplein) - Amsterdam Welcome

Event Calendar November – What’s on in Amsterdam

A new month, which also means a lot of exciting events and exhibitions taking place and now presented to you in the new Event Calendar of November. The holidays get closer and closer. The leaves will slowly fall of the trees and it’s getting colder each day. But there are plenty of festivities that make this cold month a bit more cosy and fun!Ice skating at Museum Square (18 November - 4 February 2018) I guess this is the most famous ice-skating rink of Europe. If you want the real Dutch experience try ice skating yourself and end the day with a...

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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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Rembrandt van Rijn Birthday - Amsterdam Welcome

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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Sinterklaar - Amsterdam Welcome

Sinterklaas arrives this weekend in the Netherlands!

This Sunday Sinterklaas will arrive! The celebration of Sinterklaas is as Dutch as cheese, windmills and clogs. Where the Americans have Santa Claus, we have Sinterklaas. In the beginning of November, the old bearded man in the red costume comes to The Netherlands by boat on his white horse and with his helpers: Zwarte Pieten, or Black Petes.Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet live in Spain and they come once a year to reward good kids with gifts. Once a week Zwarte Piet climbs down the chimney (mine had the keys of the backdoor, because we didn’t have a chimney) and he leaves...

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Event calender November in Amsterdam

A lot is happening this month in Amsterdam! And because we don't want you to miss out on the fun stuff we hand picked our favourites so you can immediately write them down in your diary.Museumnacht - 5 November Museumnacht is held every year the first Saturday of November. This night only, 50 museums open their doors for you with a special program. A Museum Night ticket offers visitors beside entrance to the museums, discounts to the after party's and with your ticket you can come back at a later time for a return visit.Elle Decoration LIVE - 11 & 12...

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5x things you should do during 24h Noord

We already dedicated a blog about 24H Zuid but now it's up to neighbourhood Noord (North) to sweep us of our feet. 29th October is the day that North opens it's doors for you.North hasn't always been the most loved neighbourhoord, but this event invites you to experience this part of town across the IJ in different way. In 24 hour there is a lot happening in North and we selected the top places you should visit while you are there.Start your day fit at the Changing Life Hub Are you ready to leave your bad habits behind and work...

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