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NDSM Werf (Wharf)

For a long time the north side of Amsterdam located on the other side of the IJ river, behind Central Station was an area where you just lived of passed through but didn’t go to if you did not need to be there. It has been for a long time the heart of the industrial…

Dam Square

At Dam Square you are literally standing on Amsterdam’s foundations. It is where a dam was placed in the river Amstel to connect settlements on the Warmoesstraat and the Nieuwendijk, nowadays two Amsterdam streets. Throughout the years the contraction of the words Amstel and Dam formed Amsterdam. National Monument Dam Square is not really a…

Gay Monument (Homomonument)

Located on the Keizersgracht (behind the Anne Frank House museum) in the center of Amsterdam, the Homomonument uses the symbol worn to identify gay men in Nazi concentration camps to form the basis of its design. Only this time, the pink triangle serves as a memorial to the homosexuals that have been persecuted through the…

Pancakes & Poffertjes

A lot of times I get the question what typical Dutch cuisine is. Well the Answer to that is actually really simple. We don’t have that! At least not one that is good enough to put on a menu. There are a few restaurants that do serve typical Dutch food. But to call it cuisine…….

The Vondelpark

If you fly over New York one of the most eye-catching things what you’ll see is the huge park on Manhattan Island. Central Park has been the setting for many famous movies throughout the years. And played a prominent role in my favorite sitcom Friends. But did you know that Amsterdam has it own Central…

House Six / Collection Six

On the Amstel river right across the Hermitage Amsterdam there is a very special house located. It is the house of the family Six. Since 1586 the French Flemish family Six settled in Amsterdam. And they became a successful family and in 1815 they were taken in into the nobilities of Amsterdam. From their early…

Albert Cuijp Market

Where a lot of tourist stay in the old center of Amsterdam, there is so much more to see in the outskirts of Amsterdam. One part is not even really the outskirt but more of the outer area of the center. It is right behind the Heineken Museum. The area is called the Pijp (like…

Captain Jack Adventures

Hi Guys, welcome to my first official Captain Jack Amsterdam blog. I am not so much of a big blogger, but I will try to put up as many blogs as possible.The idea is two things, first of all to give you an idea of myself and our beautiful city of Amsterdam. Especially for the…