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Countryside

Even though you can spend endless hours in the city of Amsterdam.  There also so much to see and experience in the countryside of the Netherlands. I would advice to try to spend a day in the countryside if you can. Countless windmills, historic churches and fisherman’s cottages. The good ol’ fashioned Dutch villages near…

Jordaan area and Anne Frank House

Stroll at leisure through the Jordaan neighbourhood in Amsterdam. Visit Anne Frank’s tiny bedroom in the Anne Frank Museum, discover charming ‘hofjes’ often hidden from sight, go shopping in the 9-Streets, mix with the locals over a beer, throw in a Houseboat Museum and an open air market and you will understand why the Jordaan…

Nemo Science Museum

On the banks of the IJ lies the futuristic NEMO: the mecca for every curious soul who likes to experiment. You cannot miss the building; it has the shape of a gigantic green ship and is clearly recognizable from afar. The museum calls itself a science center, but that does not mean that it is…

Brouwerij de Prael

The brewery was established in 2002 by Arno Kooy and Fer Kok on the Schinkel business park outside the city center. Initially, the brewery was called De Parel, but this name had to be changed to the last of the Budel brewery, because it already made a beer with the name “Parel”. That is why…

Brouwerij ‘t IJ

Brouwerij ‘t IJ has been brewing quality beers since 1985. It all started when musician Kasper Peterson looked for an official outlet for his experimental home brewing. As a member and composer of the band Door Mekaar, he fell in love with the Belgian style beers while touring south of the Dutch border. Since similar…

A’dam Tower

On the other side of the IJ river behind central station there is a prominent high tall building located. This is the former head office of the oil company called Shell. Shell is a Dutch-American oil company. But in 2009 they moved out and the building was used for a few years as an office…