Amsterdam

Tips and Articles in Amsterdam

The café terrace is to Amsterdam what the piazza is to Rome—a convivial social space where you savor a coffee or a beer while soaking up the sun, chatting with your neighbor, or indulging in some serious people-watching while lingering over a meal...
Ideal for those with more dash than cash, Amsterdam’s latest hotel is a seriously stylish option that won’t break the bank. The newly opened Motel One Amsterdam is part of the German chain Motel One, which is rapidly building a reputation based on...
As temperatures rise in Amsterdam this August, there’s a cool (and healthy) fast food alternative to the ubiquitous patat tent (fries joint). In the latest city restaurant fad, salad bars are popping up all over town, promising juices, raw vegetab...
As temperatures rise in Amsterdam this August, there’s a cool (and healthy) fast food alternative to the ubiquitous patat tent (fries joint). In the latest city restaurant fad, salad bars are popping up all over town, promising juices, raw vegetab...
As the weather heats up in Amsterdam to a pleasant 70-something degrees, there’s no need to go indoors for your daily dose of culture. It’s the best time of the year to be outside in this picturesque Dutch city, and these are our favorite ways to ...
There’s a rare opportunity to relive Amsterdam’s great maritime history in August, when Sail Amsterdam brings a fascinating flotilla of historic sailing vessels to the city August 19 through August 23. The event, which happens only once every five...
There's a hands-on art installation in Centrumeiland, Amsterdam—Urban Campsite Amsterdam—looking to give beach-goers even more of a chance to fall asleep to the sound of waves past their impromptu afternoon naps. Fourteen architects, designers, an...
In recent years, Amsterdam has become a hotbed for annual summer festivals, devoted to everything from various kinds of music, theatre, comedy, and more. Whether you’re hankering to hear classical music on the canals (the Grachtenfestival) or to c...
This summer, Japanese installation artist Taturo Atzu (also known as Tatzu Nishi) is inviting Amsterdam to an architectural domain usually left to the birds. The 802-year-old Oude Kerk church is wearing a stark-white viewing platform of Atzu’s des...
This summer, Japanese installation artist Taturo Atzu (also known as Tatzu Nishi) is inviting Amsterdam to an architectural domain usually left to the birds. The 802-year-old Oude Kerk church is wearing a stark-white viewing platform of Atzu’s des...
This summer, Japanese installation artist Taturo Atzu (also known as Tatzu Nishi) is inviting Amsterdam to an architectural domain usually left to the birds. The 802-year-old Oude Kerk church is wearing a stark-white viewing platform of Atzu’s des...
Fresh off a successful Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek, Amsterdam continues its celebration of style this summer by launching a series of fashion-related exhibitions. From turning back the clock to London’s Swinging Sixties scene, to a study of fashion ...
The good old gin and tonic—or “gin tonic,” as it’s known in Dutch—has been enjoying a global revival of late, and Amsterdam is no exception. Once considered the most straightforward of cocktails, mixologists worldwide are getting selective with th...
Summer in the Amsterdam means you don’t have to be confined to a museum to get your art fix. If the sun is shining, head outside and take in some culture for free—along with some fresh air and exercise—on one of the city’s two most popular seasona...
Reduce noise pollution around airports, which has been linked to everything from heart disease to diminished reading comprehension, and you do a lot for the people who live near them. But mitigating the ground noise produced by roaring get engines...