Monday, December 12 2016, 9:59PM
The Michelin stars for 2017 have been published today. Amsterdam has 3 new star restaurants (and lost 2).
The new restaurants are:
- Restaurant Mos at IJdok, on the IJdock peninsula, next to the Amsterdam Court of Justice.
- Restaurant [....]
Friday, October 28 2016, 4:01PM
At 3 o'clock in the night from Saturday to Sunday, the clock will go back one hour.
This means the 2016 summertime (daylight saving time) has come to an end. Becaise of the time change, this weekend we have an extra hour.
The summertime always ends in the last [....]
Wednesday, August 31 2016, 8:41AM
Yesterday evening, a man jumped from the A'DAM Tower.
The police confirm it was a suicide, and investigate the incident. The A'dam Tower (the former Shell head office) opened its observation deck in May of this year.
Just a few days ago, the swing that goes over the [....]
Thursday, August 25 2016, 3:21PM
Starting tomorrow, you can swing over the edge of the A'Dam Tower. Today was the official opening of the swing.
On top of the building they built a swing, that really goes over the edge of the building. The building is 100 meter high, which makes it one of the tallest [....]
Wednesday, May 04 2016, 10:33AM
On May 4, the victims of the Second World War (and officially all later wars) are commemorated throughout the Netherlands.
May 5 is Liberation Day: on May 5 1945, the German Nazi regime capitulated, and Holland was officially liberated.
The main national ceremony for [....]
Saturday, March 26 2016, 7:59PM
Today, Daylight Saving Time ('Zomertijd') 2016 will start in the Netherlands, and throughout the rest of Europe.
At 2am in the night from Saturday to Sunday, the clocks are moved forward one hour, to 3am. This will happen in all member states of the European Union [....]
Thursday, March 24 2016, 4:59PM
The world-famous Dutch soccer star Johan Cruijff died of cancer today, in his city of residence Barcelona.
UPDATE 26 MARCH: A book of condolence will be available for signing in the Amsterdam Arena, from 3pm to 9pm on Saturday March [....]
Tuesday, March 22 2016, 1:00PM
UPDATE March 23: Trains to Belgium have resumed. The Thalys (to Paris) and the intercity Amsterdam - Brussels are going again.
News of March 22:
All international trains from Amsterdam to Belgium have been cancelled, due to the terrorist attacks in Brussels. This [....]
Sunday, March 20 2016, 1:22PM
A new observation will be open from May 14, 2016. Tickets can already be bought online. Later, a swing will be available on the deck, that swings you over the edge of the platform.
The A'dam Tower (the former head quarter of oil company Shell) is nearing its [....]
Thursday, March 03 2016, 5:28PM
The world's first virtual reality cinema opened yesterday in Amsterdam, near the Central Station.
There is (of course) no screen, and there's one hall with 50 chairs. The chairs are revolving, so that you can better experience the virtual reality aspect.
Shows last [....]
Wednesday, March 02 2016, 10:22AM
Starting Monday March 7, 2016, buyers of a Museumkaart need to have a passport photo - at least, within a month.
The Museumkaart gives free access to about 400 museums in the Netherlands. It is valid for a year and costs some E 60,-, so it is very popular. Museums [....]
Wednesday, February 24 2016, 6:49PM
Tomorrow's commemoration of the February strike in 1941 in Amsterdam marks the 75th anniversary of the strike. King Willem Alexander will attend the ceremony.
The strike broke out spontaneously on February 25 1941, following the arrest of 427 Jewish men by the Nazi [....]
Monday, February 15 2016, 3:30PM
Amsterdam has announced it will start using innovative techniques to trace down illegal hotels.
Amsterdam does this because it is faced with thousands of apartments being rented out through websites such as Airbnb. This is not illegal per se, but there are rules for [....]
Friday, February 12 2016, 4:26PM
Due to a number of (violent) robberies on Amsterdam bus drivers, the GVB (Amsterdam's bus company) has decided to cancel cash payments on buses, by the end of 2016.
This morning, a spontaneous strike broke out amongst bus drivers in Amsterdam North. This happened [....]
Wednesday, February 10 2016, 11:44PM
To mark the 500th anniversary of this death, the Noordbrabants Museum organizes an exhibition of most of the works by the late medieaval painter Hieronymus Bosch.
The works of Hieronymus Bosch (or Jeroen Bosch) are very modern for the time in which they were produced. [....]
Friday, February 05 2016, 3:11PM
Tomorrow (Saturday, February 6) there will be two demonstrations in Amsterdam: one organized by Pegida, and an anti-Pegida demonstration.
Pegida is an anti-Islam, anti-immigration organization, originating from Germany, with a branch in the Netherlands. They grew on [....]
Wednesday, February 03 2016, 3:29PM
The two marriage portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit, made by Rembrandt in 1634, will be restored in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
This has been agreed by the Netherlands and France.
Each country will buy one of the portraits: France will buy the [....]
Wednesday, January 20 2016, 4:14PM
Starting April 2016, there will be a direct ferry connection between Amsterdam Central Station and the heritage buildings village De Zaanse Schans.
The ferry line that already connects Amsterdam Central Station with the Yada Yada food court (closed until [....]
Thursday, January 14 2016, 4:59PM
The play was supposed to have ended on January 31, but due to continued demand, the theater decided to extend the play 'Anne'.
The play is about the life of Anne Frank, and is put on in the Theater Amsterdam, a theater built especially for this play.
The theater is [....]
Thursday, January 14 2016, 4:48PM
The popular attraction the Zaanse Schans has attracted 1.9 million visitors in 2015, an increase of 20% compared to 2014.
The Zaanse Schans is especially popular with young Asian tourists. Dutch visitors form a constant 14% of all the visitors, most of [....]
Wednesday, January 13 2016, 10:54AM
The Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant reports that Airbnb removed at least 170 Amsterdam apartment ads from its site, because of non-compliance with Airbnb rules.
Apartment owners whose apartment(s) were removed, received an email from Airbnb that they did not offer 'the [....]
Monday, January 11 2016, 3:20PM
Just a month after the opening of a grand exhibition about David Bowie in the Groninger Museum, Bowie died.
The Groninger Museum runs an exhibition about his work and life, in cooperation with the London Victoria and Albert Museum, where the exhibition was [....]
Thursday, January 07 2016, 7:56PM
The Netherlands hold the EU Presidency in the first half of 2016. The Amsterdam Maritime Museum has been chosen as main centre for meetings.
Because of this, the Martime Museum will not always be open for the public.
When the European Council ministers meet, the [....]