The Netherlands is of course an extremely welcoming country to gay travellers. As the first country in the world to introduce marriage equality, gay people living in and visiting the Netherlands are so well accepted and integrated that at first there might not seem to be much of a gay scene.
A canal tour is a classic Amsterdam experience that you shouldn’t miss. Cruising through the historic canals is the best way to see all the impressive landmarks of the city. If a trip to Amsterdam is a hamburger, a canal tour is the ketchup. It’s the special ingredient that completes the whole experience.
Most visitors to Amsterdam know very little about Dutch food before they arrive. Depending on where they’re from, they may have tried some rubbery imitation Gouda or Edam cheese, or they might be under the illusion that everyone eats hash brownies for breakfast. Luckily, neither of these are the reality. And while Dutch food is still pretty undiscovered internationally, this only makes it more of an adventure for the first time visitor to try it… So if you’re coming to Amsterdam, here are 5 foods you simply can’t leave without trying.
With more than 7,000 officially recognized historical buildings and monuments, Amsterdam is a city with a rich history and countless stories to tell. Just take a walk in the city centre and its historical heritage will unveil to you step by step.
Amsterdam, commonly referred to as the Venice of the North, is the cultural, financial and creative centre of the Netherlands.
Away from the main tourist hubbub of central Amsterdam, the Westergasfabriek, a former gas works, is one of the Dutch capital’s most interesting recent urban redevelopments.
Gone are the days when only women went to beauty salons to be looked after and have their hair styled.
I have never seen anything like it! It is just 10 o’clock in the morning and the first party boats are already chugging by on the canal outside our house. Decked out entirely in orange, they are packed with people in a jovial mood. The speakers are on full blast, party hit after party hit blares out, and we also turn the music up in our house.
A group of people agrees to be locked away in order to get out. This is the basic concept of Exit Games.
But even if you’re convinced that you’ve seen it all, you might reconsider after checking out our suggestions for the following rather unusual bars.