Archive for March, 2014

Lets go to Amsterdam!

What to do in Amsterdam in August? Sure, it’s an opportune time for days on the beach or on sun-kissed cafe and restaurant. But what else, where to go and what’s interesting to see?

Take a free boat tour to enjoy a free boat ride with The St. Nicolaas Boat Club with own drinks, food and smoke you own stuff as well . You will ride in a history open-air tuidervlet. Tips of €10 are expected.

If you’re a beer lover visit Brewery ‘t IJ that is not so known as the Heineken one, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a visit. And every Friday and Sunday at 16.00 they give you a free tour as well. There is a tasting room where the beers, all brewed on the spot and organic can be tried out. And do check out the largest collection of beer bottles in Europe.

Love theatre and music? It’s worth to visit the small open air theatre in the Vondelpark providing a nice performances of theatre, music, dance and stand up comedy. The Vondelpark openluchttheater is a remainder from the seventies when the romantic musical chapel nearby the theatre where hippies gathered to hold their ‘happenings’. Free events from the Open Air Theatre are held from June until September Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Amsterdam has over fifty museums, which attract almost two million visitors every year. There are many museums and galleries in Amsterdam. Some of them are well know in the world such as The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and the Stedelijk Museum but there many interesting small museums as well. For instance entering at Kalverstraat 92 you will discover the Schuttersgalerij between the Kalverstraat and Begijnhof.

Hidden away, right in the center of Amsterdam is a small alley that exhibits 15 huge paintings from the 17th century. The paintings picture portraits of the voluntary city guard from that period. The so called Schuttersgalerij is part of the Amsterdam history museum.

You can visit wonderful places of majestic Golden Age paintings or exciting modern art by your wish. There are press, film, theatre and photography museums as well.

No doubt everyone who has visited once this unusual city became quite fond of Amsterdam.