Thursday, December 31 2009, 12:17PM
Other than previous years, the big New Year's Eve party is not on Dam Square, but on Museumplein.
Museumplein is the square that is located between the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.
The reason to move the party here is that the number of visitors has [....]
Wednesday, December 30 2009, 5:34PM
Following the failed terrorist attack on the Delta/KLM flight on Christmas Day, the Dutch government has decided to use body scanners on all passengers travelling to the US.
The body scanners can see through clothes, and thus see any suspicious materials on the body [....]
Monday, December 28 2009, 1:22PM
Around December 31 and January 1, 1,300 of the 3,600 parking machines will be closed down.
Officially, you still have to pay, according to a city official. This can be done with a mobile phone. However, since this is not possible for everyone, cars that are parked [....]
Sunday, December 27 2009, 10:50PM
A Dutch passenger from Amsterdam on KLM/Delta flight 253 told CNN that he helped subdue the Nigerian man who tried to blow up the plane, now 2 days ago.
The Dutch passenger, Jasper Schuringa from Amsterdam, told CNN he didn't really think and reacted immediately when [....]
Saturday, December 26 2009, 11:19AM
Yesterday, a Nigerian man tried to ignite explosives during a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, just before landing.
The White House in Washington believes it was a terrorist attack, to blow up the plane. Although there was a small explosion, the attempt failed. A [....]
Thursday, December 24 2009, 2:32PM
The ANWB has issued a black ice warning for this evening.
Rain or wet snow is expected later in the evening, spreading over the entire country. When the downfall hits the ground, it may turn into ice immediately, creating extremely slippery roads.
In Amsterdam, [....]
Thursday, December 24 2009, 9:53AM
The service by the Dutch Railways is back to normal, after 4 days of problems.
Yesterday there was still an 80% service, but today the system is supposed to function completely.
The last few days the Dutch Railways were struggling with the snow and frost, leading to [....]
Tuesday, December 22 2009, 3:31PM
Due to the wintery weather circumstances, air traffic and train services are still affected.
As announced yesterday, the Dutch Railways carry out a minimal service, with less trains, and no fast intercity trains between major cities.
Travellers to and from Schiphol [....]
Monday, December 21 2009, 9:34PM
For the third day in a row, the Dutch Railways advise travellers not to use the train tomorrow (Tuesday).
The advice is given because the snow fall causes technical problems. Train services will be minimal. There will be no intercity trains, all trains will stop at [....]
Monday, December 21 2009, 10:48AM
Today too, the weather problems because of the snow and frost continue. Amsterdam is again covered with a layer of snow.
Driving by car is difficult. There are more traffic jams than usual (more than 100 km in the middle of the day), and sometimes only one lane is [....]
Sunday, December 20 2009, 6:05PM
Bad weather has caused continued problems with traffic in the Netherlands.
The weather office has issued an official weather warning. People are advised not to go on the roads, because of slippery conditions. There can be snow, hail and/or rain showers. Combined with [....]
Saturday, December 12 2009, 12:00AM
Various squares in Amsterdam have been decorated with christmas trees.
The tree on Dam Square was lit by alderman Erik Koldenhof. The 18 meter high tree has 40,000 lights, that are energy efficient LED lights.
The length of the light chain in the tree is 4 [....]
Wednesday, December 09 2009, 9:56PM
Today was the presentation of the first zero-emission, hydrogen powered canal cruise boat in Amsterdam.
The boat, called the Nemo H2, has been designed to run on hydrogen and does not produce any exhaust gases (except water), smell or noise.
In the boat's [....]
Monday, December 07 2009, 9:39AM
Today (December 7) is the 6th birthday of crown princess Amalia.
Amalia is the first daughter (of three) of HRH Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima. She is the second in line for accession to the throne. Ordinarily speaking she will become Queen of the Netherlands [....]
Friday, December 04 2009, 6:18PM
On Christmas eve, December 24, there will be a boat parade in the canals of Amsterdam.
The parade will consist of 15 to 20 boats.
The boats in the parade will be decorated with lights, music, choirs etc. in holiday themes.
A jury will award prizes for the best [....]
Friday, December 04 2009, 12:26PM
As of December 13, the Thalys train will be one hour faster in Paris.
From that date, the Thalys (the high speed train) will use the new high speed rail road that has been built in the Netherlands for this purpose.
The new railway connects Amsterdam Central Station [....]
Thursday, December 03 2009, 4:02PM
The famous Canal Festival is no more. Due to lack of funds, the festival ceases to exist.
The world famous Canal Festival, the most well-known part of which is the open-air Prinsengracht Concert, will not be organized in 2010.
The organization has said that the [....]
Tuesday, November 24 2009, 11:07AM
Amsterdam has 2 new restaurants with a Michelin star: Le Restaurant and Vinkeles.
Both restaurants have received one star.
For the three restaurants in Amsterdam that already had been listed by Michelin, nothing changes.
The 5 restaurants in Amsterdam listed by [....]
Saturday, November 21 2009, 11:30PM
The PAN, the yearly art and antiques fair held in Amsterdam, is now bigger than ever.
137 Art dealers are taking part in the art fair that opened today in the RAI Congress Center in Amsterdam.
The Pan attracts some 35,000 visitors every year. One of the top pieces [....]
Tuesday, November 17 2009, 9:43AM
Hotels in Amsterdam have ended number 47 on a list of 50 European cities, compared by hotel reviewer Trivago.
In the top 50 2.7 million reviews of 13,000 hotels have been processed.
For Amsterdam, 273 hotels were reviewed, with 82,713 reviews.
Only Copenhagen (place [....]
Saturday, November 14 2009, 1:26PM
Sinterklaas, the Dutch counterpart of Santa Claus, will arrive again this Sunday.
The yearly Sinterklaas parade in Amsterdam is the largest in the country.
Sinterklaas is an age-old Dutch tradition, at which children get presents. Sinterklaas is celebrated on [....]
Wednesday, November 04 2009, 10:13AM
The famous sex theatre Casa Rosso has received a license to continue its operations.
Almost 2 years ago, the city announced it would not prolong the license of Mr Jan Otten, who has several businesses in the Red Light District in Amsterdam.
Casa Rosso is one of the [....]
Saturday, October 24 2009, 12:07AM
Sunday night (October 26) will be the end of the summertime (daylight saving time) in Europe.
At 3 AM in the night, the clock will go back 1 hour, so that the night will have 1 extra hour. The summertime always ends on the last Sunday of October.
The summertime [....]
Saturday, October 17 2009, 5:22PM
The Amsterdam Marathon will be held tomorrow, October 18. It is the 34th edition, and there are more foreign participants than ever.
There are about 26,000 participants. Of these, 9,200 are from abroad, with 67 different nationalities (also a record).
Due to the [....]
Friday, October 09 2009, 6:39PM
Today, the city of Amsterdam revoked the license of Direct Wonen, the largest apartment agency in the Netherlands.
For Direct Wonen this means it can no longer operate in Amsterdam. Its operations outside Amsterdam are not affected.
Amsterdam revoked the license [....]
Thursday, October 08 2009, 8:57AM
The University of Amsterdam (http://www.uva.nl) ranks 49 in the 2009 list of best 200 universities, published in the Times Higher Education Supplement.
The list is an authorative list, published every year.
As usual, the top 20 of the list is dominated by [....]
Tuesday, October 06 2009, 3:02PM
A judge in Amsterdam ruled today that the public transport strike, that was announced for tomorrow morning, can not continue.
The management of the three public transport companies in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague had taken the unions to court about the call to [....]
Monday, October 05 2009, 9:42AM
During the morning rush hour, until 8.30am, there may be a strike by the public transport companies in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.
The strike is contested in court, and the court case will serve tomorrow, on Tuesday.
If the strike happens, there will be no [....]
Sunday, October 04 2009, 6:14PM
An asteroid that moves between Mars and Jupiter, will be named after Miep Gies.
Miep Gies, who is a 100 years old now, saved Anne Frank's notes after the second world war, thus making the publication of the world-famous diary possible.
During the time Anne Frank and [....]
Thursday, October 01 2009, 10:49AM
Today (October 1) is the start of the traditional '3 Crazy Days' at the well-known department store the Bijenkorf.
The Bijenkorf has a chain of stores in Holland, and its store in Amsterdam is on Dam Square. The department store is an institution in the [....]
Monday, September 14 2009, 9:28PM
On Sunday, Amsterdam will again be car-free for a day, between 10am and 5pm.
This means that cars and motor bikes can not enter the city, into the
area within the ring road A10.
Car and motor bikes can leave the city, or drive in it, when they are
already in [....]
Friday, September 11 2009, 4:15PM
This weekend 62 monumental buildings are open to the public in Amsterdam, because of the yearly Open Monuments Day.
The Open Monumentendag is designed to bring people into contact with the historic environment, and to encourage interest in and understanding of [....]
Wednesday, September 09 2009, 9:13AM
During 2 weeks, a group of Amsterdammers and New Yorkers will take over each other's jobs.
The exchange takes place in the framework of the celebration of the 400 year relations between Amsterdam and New York.
Twelve Amsterdammers will go to New York for a week, and [....]
Tuesday, September 08 2009, 6:26PM
Waternet, the water company that delivers tap water in Amsterdam, advises to boil drinking water 3 minutes, for the next 4 days.
The advice is valid for health risk groups such as elderly people, or chronically ill people.
Taking a shower is no problem.
Sunday, September 06 2009, 11:43PM
To deal with the large number of visitors for the IBC conference in Amsterdam, there will be an extra tram line (nr 11) between Central Station and the RAI congress centre.
The Amsterdam public transport company, GVB, will run the line from September 11 to September [....]
Tuesday, September 01 2009, 3:21PM
Amsterdam makes about Euro 130 million per year, from paid parking. This makes it the biggest parking earner in the Netherlands.
Nationwide, municipalities collect E 533 million per year, which is 10 times more than 20 years ago.
The rise in parking revenue is not [....]
Friday, August 28 2009, 9:27AM
Today is the start of the yearly Uitmarkt weekend, the national start of the cultural season, in Amsterdam.
Half a million visitors are expected.
The concept of the Uitmarkt is that the public gets to see small samples, usually 15 minutes, of the performances and [....]
Thursday, August 27 2009, 9:01AM
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has discovered that one of its possessions, a moon stone, is not a moon stone after all.
The Dutch former prime minister Drees received the moon stone from the American ambassador in the Netherlands, Mr William Middendorf, in 1969.
Wednesday, August 26 2009, 12:25PM
Starting tomorrow August 27, the OV chip card will be the only way to access the metro lines in Amsterdam.
The OV chip card is an electronic card that can be bought at the GVB ticket office in front of the Central Station, but also on the metro stations.
The card [....]
Friday, August 14 2009, 12:25PM
This weekend is the weekend of the traditional Hearts' Days.
On Saturday August 15, one of the highlights is the OPERA-Am event. Starting at 3 pm, there will be several opera pieces sung from several windows along Zeedijk (the street that runs between Central Station [....]
Thursday, August 13 2009, 10:59PM
On Saturday August 15, the street sports event 'Streetmasters' will take place on the Museumplein square in Amsterdam.
There will be matches of inline skating, skateboarding, BMX freestyle, breakdance, streetdance, freestyle soccer, free-running and BMX flatland. The [....]
Thursday, August 13 2009, 9:12AM
Police had a busy evening last night, before and during the soccer match between England and Holland, in the Amsterdam Arena Stadium.
Groups of soccer fans caused a lot of unrest in (particularly) the Red Light District and around Dam Square, in the centre of [....]
Wednesday, August 05 2009, 10:13PM
The rules for drinking outside, on out door terraces in the centre of Amsterdam have changed.
Guests are allowed again to stand and drink on outdoor terraces. This was made illegal by the neighbourhood council of Amsterdam Centrum, because when there are too many [....]
Sunday, August 02 2009, 7:45PM
The 14th edition of the Gay Pride tour through the Prinsengracht canal in the centre of Amsterdam, has drawn a record number of 560,000 visitors.
Last year, there were about 500,000 visitors.
The increase may be partly due to the nice weather, but probably also due [....]
Tuesday, July 28 2009, 4:59PM
Saturday's Canal pride tour through the Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam has two more novelties. The Christian Democrat party will take part, and army staff are allowed to take part in uniform.
It is for the first part that the CDA (the Christian Democrat party) [....]
Monday, July 27 2009, 1:10AM
On Sunday the Amsterdam Gay Pride Week started.
This means a week full of street parties, cultural and sports activities, exhibitions and other activities.
Like every year, the most popular part is the Gay Pride Canal tour, a tour of dozens of large boats and [....]
Monday, July 20 2009, 4:52PM
The Hermitage Amsterdam (www.hermitage.nl) has received 100,000 visitors in its first month.
The Hermitage museum in Amsterdam was opened by the Russian president Medvedev and Queen Beatrix on June 19.
The first month beats all expectations. If the number of [....]
Thursday, July 16 2009, 12:25PM
The official Amsterdam City boat that will take part in the annual gay pride parade, will depart from Amsterdam West.
Mr Ahmed Marcouch, chairman of the Slotervaart neighbourhood council in the west of Amsterdam, has arranged this. Mr Marcouch, himself a muslim of [....]
Friday, July 10 2009, 5:09PM
Friday evening, from 9 to 11 pm, there will be a protest against what many see as over-regulation by the Amsterdam authorities.
On Noordermarkt square, in the Jordaan, everyone is invited to stand and drink.
The strict rules for streetside cafes have annoyed so many [....]
Monday, July 06 2009, 12:02AM
Sunday morning, a taxi passenger died after being severely beaten by a taxi driver.
The incident happened at the taxi stand at the famous square Leidseplein.
The exact course of events is still unknown, but it was said that the passenger was agressive.
Thursday, July 02 2009, 11:29PM
A special taxi stand has been opened for electrical taxi services, in front of the Victoria Hotel at the Central Station in Amsterdam.
Three companies (the electrical Tuk-Tuk, Clean Cab, and the electrical MotorCab) can load their batteries here at the loading point, [....]
Tuesday, June 30 2009, 9:56PM
The theatre Paradiso organizes a special memorial evening for Michael Jackson, on Thursday July 2.
The entrance will be free. The evening starts 8pm, and entrance is from 7pm.
The evening is set up by the Dutch Michael Jackson fan club. As there will probably not [....]
Sunday, June 21 2009, 10:42AM
Starting Monday June 22, on trams and buses in Amsterdam you can only buy (disposable) OV-chipcards.
There will be 3 different kinds for sale:
- one that is valid for one hour
- one that is valid for two times one hour
- one that is valid for 24 hours.
The cards [....]
Wednesday, June 17 2009, 10:49AM
From Saturday June 20, Amsterdam will have a new major attraction: the Hermitage Amsterdam. The official opening by the Queen and the Russian President is Friday evening.
The Hermitage Amsterdam is a dependency of the world-famous Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, [....]
Saturday, June 13 2009, 10:24AM
Today, Queen Beatrix will re-open the Royal Palace on Dam Square, in the centre of Amsterdam. Tomorrow, the palace will be open for the public - partially.
Starting Sunday June 14, the Palace is open again for the general public.
The re-opening takes place after 3 [....]
Friday, June 12 2009, 12:38PM
All original parts of Anne Frank's diary, and her other writings will go back to the Anne Frank House.
The originals will be displayed at the Anne Frank House along the Prinsengracht canal (Amsterdam centre, near the Jordaan), the last place where she was in [....]
Tuesday, June 09 2009, 10:07AM
The hotel chains Bilderberg, Carlton and Mövenpick have announced that in their hotels in the Netherlands, foie gras will no longer be on the menu.
Foie gras (French for 'fat liver') is made of the liver of geese or ducks, and is considered a delicacy in the French [....]
Monday, June 08 2009, 9:11PM
Like every year, the Open Air Theater in the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam, a large number of free performances will be given.
Every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre stages a large number of performances throughout the summer. The events are always very [....]
Friday, June 05 2009, 7:16PM
In case you were wondering what was going on: this is 'Dreamnight' in the Zoo in Amsterdam, Artis.
The evening is organized for handicapped and chronically ill children and their families. It is held every first Friday in June.
The children are transported by [....]
Friday, June 05 2009, 10:38AM
Yesterday evening, Queen Beatrix opened the 62nd edition of the Holland Festival.
She attended the opening performance 'Three Solos and a Duet', with the famous dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov.
The Holland Festival is a yearly event of usually high quality performance, [....]
Tuesday, June 02 2009, 10:47AM
The stricter rules for taxi drivers, that were announced a month ago, have become effective as of June 1.
As the old problems with taxi drivers (particularly at the Central Station in Amsterdam) had not disappeared, the Amsterdam authorities have stepped up the [....]
Sunday, May 31 2009, 11:15PM
The annual bicycle race Giro d'Italia will start in Amsterdam, in 2010.
The 'Giro' is a long distance road bicycle racing stage race for professional cyclists held over three weeks in May/early June in and around Italy.
After a race along the canals in Amsterdam, the [....]
Friday, May 29 2009, 10:36AM
Yesterday evening a German tourist (21) was hit by a freight truck, in Amsterdam Old-West.
Around 6.30pm last night, she cycled (in a group of other touristst) on Kinkerstraat, just West of the centre of Amsterdam. The truck went to the right, and overlooked the [....]
Wednesday, May 27 2009, 11:51PM
A new website has been launched to provide information for disabled people about accessibility of buildings.
The website (http://www.toegankelijkamsterdam.nl) is also for the large part in English (the [....]
Tuesday, May 26 2009, 9:28AM
Strong wind, heavy rain and thunderstorms have caused damage and traffic disruptions throughout the Netherlands.
The weather started last night, and continued through the night.
On several roads around Amsterdam, long traffic jams built up, up to a total of 605 km. [....]
Friday, May 22 2009, 10:38AM
The famous Keukenhof flower exhibition (www.keukenhof.com) has closed for the 2009 season. The number of visitors this year was a record of 875,000.
This beats the number of 835,000 visitors last year, which was already a record.
The numbers are remarkable, as the [....]
Thursday, May 14 2009, 9:52AM
The City of Amsterdam has announced tough measures to deal with the continuing problems with taxi drivers at the taxi stand at the Central Station.
The most important problems at the taxi stand are:
- refusal of short rides
- aggressive and rude [....]
Monday, May 11 2009, 10:30PM
What had already been rumoured is true: Queen Beatrix will open the Royal Palace on Dam Square, on June 13. One day later the Palace will be open to the public again.
The Royal Palace on Dam Square, in the centre of Amsterdam, has undergone an extensive renovation, [....]
Sunday, May 03 2009, 1:55PM
The traditional activities on May 4 and May 5 in Amsterdam will take place as planned, with slight changes only. The Queen will be present in Amsterdam, to attend both the commemoration on May 4 and the concert on May 5, despite the attack against the Royal Family, [....]
Saturday, May 02 2009, 12:51PM
The mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen, will marry 5 gay couples on a special boat that will take part in the yearly Gay Pride canal tour in Amsterdam, on August 1.
With the marriage during the canal tour, the organization of Gay Pride wants to promote the idea of gay [....]
Friday, May 01 2009, 9:22AM
Yesterday the first case of Mexican flu was registered in the Netherlands.
The flu has been confirmed in a 3-year old child, that came back, with its parents, from a family gathering in Mexico.
The flu is mild, and the child is doing relatively well. The parents [....]
Thursday, April 30 2009, 1:29PM
The official Queensday Tour, held this year in the town of Apeldoorn, came to an abrupt end after a car crashed through the audience along the road, and nearly hit the bus with the Royal Family.
Six by-standers died in the incident, and the car driver himself.
Monday, April 20 2009, 6:35PM
A poster campaign, designed to promote the Queens Day party in Amsterdam, has upset the French.
The campaign uses pictures of several world leaders to promote the Queens Day party, held every year in the Netherlands on April 30.
The poster in question (see picture [....]
Thursday, April 16 2009, 4:45PM
After a brief period in which the problems with taxi drivers seemed to have been resolved, they are back again.
The problems are particularly:
- refusal to take short rides
- rude behaviour
- charging too high prices
These problems surfaced particularly after [....]
Monday, April 06 2009, 6:46PM
Two developments have led to important changes in the smoking ban 'landscape' in Holland.
The first case is of a pub in the city of Groningen (in the North of the Netherlands). It found a loophole in the legislation that has been in effect since July 2008.
Under the [....]
Wednesday, April 01 2009, 10:09AM
From Wednesday April 1 to April 6 there will be various activities celebrating the 400 years bond between New York and Amsterdam.
On April 4, it is 400 years ago that Henry Hudson set sail from Amsterdam to the West, with his ship 'De Halve Maen', on behalf of the [....]
Saturday, March 28 2009, 9:38AM
Today, Daylight Saving Time will start in the Netherlands, and throughout the rest of Europe.
At 2am in the night the clocks are moved forward to 3am. This will happen in all member states of the European Union (except in Britain, where clocks will be moved forward at [....]
Monday, March 23 2009, 6:58PM
Google Street View is now also available in Amsterdam.
Street View is a function of Google Maps (www.maps.google.com), which allows you to view left and right, as if you were driving through the streets of Amsterdam.
To this purpose, Google has driven cars with 360 [....]
Friday, March 20 2009, 10:25AM
The nation-wide trip planner for public transport in the Netherlands is now available in English too.
The English page is still officially a test (beta), but you can already use it.
The site (main page is [....]
Thursday, March 19 2009, 10:11AM
Today the famous Keukenhof flower park opens its doors to the public again.
Yesterday, the official opening was performed by HM Queen Beatrix, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Keukenhof.
It will be open from today until May 21.
The flower park [....]
Wednesday, March 18 2009, 11:08AM
The city of Amsterdam has started to replace all 600 parking meters in the centre of Amsterdam, by new ones that no longer accept cash payments.
One of the reasons is the problems with fraud and demolished parking meters (by people trying to get the money out).
Tuesday, March 17 2009, 10:13PM
The open air theater, held every summer in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, has been saved for at least a few years.
The Vondelpark Open Air Theatre (Openluchttheater) is a popular theater for locals and tourists alike. For several months each summer, from Thursday to [....]
Monday, March 16 2009, 10:56AM
The terrorist threat that surfaced last Wednesday, may not have been a threat at all.
The threat caused the police to evacuate the shopping area near the Amsterdam Arena Stadium. The shops, and some offices, had to remain closed on Thursday, but could already open [....]
Thursday, March 12 2009, 11:26PM
This evening it became clear that a terrorist attack on large department stores in Amsterdam South-East may have been averted.
Around yesterday midnight, the Amsterdam police received a phone call about a terrorist bomb attack against the large stores in the shopping [....]
Friday, March 06 2009, 9:56AM
Gallery Art District will display 7 nude pictures of Madonna, dating from 1979.
The pictures were made by photographer Martin H.M Schreiber.
He also produced the 'Madonna Bible', with 11 small nude pictures of Madonna. This book will be on display in the gallery [....]
Friday, March 06 2009, 12:01AM
Club 11 is dead, long live Trouw Amsterdam!
Rumours were already around that the famous Club 11 would get a replacement this year. Club 11, on the 11th floor of the POST/CS building near the Central Station, closed in 2008, as the entire building had to close down. [....]
Wednesday, March 04 2009, 5:02PM
The famous 60's icon Robert Jasper Grootveld will get a grand tour on the river Amstel to his last resting place.
Robert Jasper Grootveld was one of the foremen of the 'Provo movement' in the late 60's, in Amsterdam.
He died on February 26, at the age of 76.
Wednesday, March 04 2009, 10:36AM
On Thursday June 25, Steely Dan will give a concert in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.
Steely Dan had a lot of success in the 70's with big hits like 'Do It Again' and 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number'. The American jazz oriented pop group around Walter Becker and [....]
Wednesday, February 25 2009, 1:07PM
A plane of Turkish Airlines crashed this morning, around 10.30 am, along one of the runways of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.
The plane (flight number TK 1951), which came from Istanbul, had 135 people on board (128 passengers and 7 crew members).
Nine persons died [....]
Thursday, February 19 2009, 10:59PM
Again, there are unexpected delays and cost overruns for the North-South Line. The responsible alderman, Tjeerd Herrema, has stepped down.
Amsterdam's future metro line project is now in a serious crisis.
The North-South Line is the future metro line that will [....]
Wednesday, February 18 2009, 6:07PM
The shopping area in Amsterdam South-East, the Amsterdam Arena Area, will be allowed to open on Sundays too.
The Amsterdam Arena area is rapidly developing as the 'second center' of Amsterdam. With main attractions such as the Arena Stadium, the Heineken Music Hall, [....]
Thursday, February 12 2009, 1:57PM
Tomorrow (Friday the 13th) is the start of the big exhibition 'Van Gogh and the colors of the night', in the Van Gogh Museum.
The exhibition promises to be a blockbuster: the exhibition was also in the MoMa in New York, and was a big success there.
Van Gogh and the [....]
Thursday, January 29 2009, 4:16PM
Today is the first day that the 'strippenkaart' can no longer be used in a part of the public transport system in Holland. In the metro in Rotterdam the OV-chipcard is the only way to get access, from now on.
According to the first reports, the transition went [....]
Thursday, January 22 2009, 2:57PM
The rules that are in the making for short-stay apartments in Amsterdam are going to be changed again.
Since the arrival of the internet, more and more apartment owners in Amsterdam have taken to rent out their apartment (or houseboat) to tourists and business [....]
Thursday, January 22 2009, 10:56AM
On July 3, there will be a concert by Simply Red in the Westerpark in Amsterdam.
It will be an open air concert, and part of the 'good-bye' tour of Simply Red. After the tour Simply Red will stop performing.
Westerpark has developed in the new 'culture park' in [....]
Monday, January 19 2009, 10:53PM
TCA, the leading taxi company in Amsterdam, has it plans to have 20 electric taxis on the road in Amsterdam by this summer.
The taxis will look like the traditional English cab in London. Electric taxis have been around in London for several years.
By the end of [....]
Saturday, January 10 2009, 8:58PM
For the first time in more than a decade, hundreds of thousands of people took to the ice for a popular Dutch sport, ice-skating.
On canals, ponds and lakes throughout the entire country, many flocked to the frozen waters to skate.
Due to the sunny and calm weather [....]