Tips and Articles for Amsterdam

Lyndsey Matthews

In the Netherlands, Halloween may be a recent Anglo-Saxon import, but that hasn’t stopped Amsterdam from taking the holiday to its heart, with a lively... Read More

After the inevitable delays, the long-awaited W Amsterdam, the city’s latest luxury hotel, is finally open (although the spa and fitness centre won’t be... Read More

Amsterdam's flat, compact, and lively streets make the city an ideal place to explore on foot. In fact, walking may be the best way to appreciate... Read More

Like many other major cities, Amsterdam isn’t exactly famous for being cheap—and that’s a challenge if you’re on a budget. Many of the city’s most... Read More

With social sustainability a hot topic on the agenda of innovative hospitality concepts, Good Hospitality Group in Amsterdam proves that a satisfactory... Read More

While Amsterdam’s stores offer a wide range of shopping experiences, its markets have something else: a unique neighborhood atmosphere and the chance of... Read More

It’s one of the most popular destinations in the world, and with good reason. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has the planet’s largest collection of... Read More

One-hundred twenty-five thousand sunflowers will appear in Amsterdam’s Museumplein this weekend, marking the completion of the Van Gogh Museum’s brand... Read More

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,... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

There’s a rare opportunity to relive Amsterdam’s great maritime history in August, when Sail Amsterdam brings a fascinating flotilla of historic sailing... Read More

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... Read More

In recent years, Amsterdam has become a hotbed for annual summer festivals, devoted to everything from various kinds of music, theatre, comedy, and more... Read More

This summer, Japanese installation artist Taturo Atzu (also known as Tatzu Nishi) is inviting Amsterdam to an architectural domain usually left to the... Read More

Fresh off a successful Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek, Amsterdam continues its celebration of style this summer by launching a series of fashion-related... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Reduce noise pollution around airports, which has been linked to everything from heart disease to diminished reading comprehension, and you do a lot for... Read More

A robotic 3D printer that exudes cords of molten steel will soon trace out the scaffolding for the world’s first 3D printed bridge, according to the... Read More

On a recent summer evening in Amsterdam, a small group of locals, smartly dressed as if for a gallery opening, climbed aboard an elegant teak boat from... Read More

Recent redevelopment around Amsterdam’s Olympic Quarter—the area surrounding its 1930s Olympic Stadium, a short tram or bike ride from the city center... Read More

I moved to Amsterdam in the summer of 2008 with my then husband, Philip, so he could take a job at a Dutch private-equity firm. We rented an apartment... Read More

It’s all about performance in Amsterdam—at least until June 23—as the Holland Festival takes over almost every venue in town. Theatre, dance and musical... Read More

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