Dam Square Amsterdam

You can’t miss it. Right in the heart of the city of Amsterdam, the square in the middle of all the canals. The Dam Square. For most people the center of their trip through Amsterdam. From there there’s a walking distance to the Central Station and the canal sightseeing boats, but on the other side… Continue reading Dam Square Amsterdam

Paleis Noordeinde Den Haag

Right in the centre of town, in the middle of a shopping street, you’ll find yourself in front of the working palace of the King of The Netherlands, Paleis Noordeinde. This palace is not open for public, but you can use the park behind the palace from sunrise to sunset. And the balcony at the… Continue reading Paleis Noordeinde Den Haag

Binnenhof Den Haag

Even though Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands, their government resides in Den Haag (The Hague). In a huge building complex in the center of the city, with a big square in the center of it, the Binnenhof. The biggest building at the square is named the ‘Ridderzaal’. This building is used for official… Continue reading Binnenhof Den Haag

Begijnhof Amsterdam

Something you won’t expect, when you’re walking down the famous shopping street ‘Kalverstraat’. In the middle of the street, near the Amsterdam Museum, you should pay attention. There’s a small entrance to a hidden courtyard and garden, the ‘Begijnhof‘. Actual small houses, formerly occupied by beguines, now home to all kinds of people. They gave… Continue reading Begijnhof Amsterdam

Zaanse schans

A little bit north of Amsterdam is an outdoor museum: de Zaanse Schans. I don’t think it will get more Dutch anywhere else in the world. Everything you think of when you think of Holland is there. Want to learn how to make wooden shoes? Or cheese? Old-fashioned candy? Ever wanted to see those big… Continue reading Zaanse schans

Flower market – Bloemenmarkt

Tulips from Amsterdam. Of course Holland is known for its colorful tulips and other flowers. Now it’s time to take a small part of it home. Amsterdam has its own flower market. The only floating flower market in the world. The flower stalls stand on houseboats. You can find all kinds of flower bulbs to… Continue reading Flower market – Bloemenmarkt