Tuesday, December 12 2017, 3:47PM
Three Amsterdam restaurants were awarded a star by the famous Michelin Guide in their listing for 2018. This is an all time record (again) for Amsterdam.
Unlike the previous year, no restaurants lost their star, so the total number of Michelin star restaurants in [....]
Saturday, October 28 2017, 10:07AM
At 3 o'clock in the night from Saturday to Sunday, the clock will go back one hour.
This means the 2017 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 [....]
Tuesday, May 23 2017, 2:09PM
The final match, between Ajax and Manchaster United, which will be played in Stockholm, Sweden, will be broadcast publicly on Museumplein.
Some 100,000 spectators are excpected on the square. There are no extra measures in place after today's terrorist attack in [....]
Sunday, May 14 2017, 12:06AM
In the neighbourhood 'Park de Meer', a large mural painting in honour of Johan Cruijff has been revealed last week.
The mural has been painted on the side wall of an apartment building in the neighbourhood 'Park de Meer'. The neighbourhood has been named after the [....]
Wednesday, May 03 2017, 9:25AM
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 [....]
Wednesday, April 26 2017, 9:48AM
The soccer stadium 'Amsterdam Arena' will be called 'Johan Cruijff Arena'. This news came out yesterday, after long negotations between the most important stakeholders.
As soon as the world-famous soccer player Johan Cruijff died on March 24, 2016, the idea surfaced [....]
Saturday, April 15 2017, 3:04PM
As of Friday April 14, a web page has been published that gives an indication of the waiting time for Amsterdam attractions.
The 'Rijenradar' or 'Live Lines' (Queue/Waiting line radar) was introduced to give an indication of how long you have to wait to get into a [....]
Saturday, March 25 2017, 10:48AM
Today, Daylight Saving Time ('Zomertijd') 2017 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 [....]
Monday, March 20 2017, 10:06PM
Starting March 26 2017, passengers who wish to buy a ticket on a bus in Amsterdam can no longer pay with cash. Only cards are accepted.
The reason for the measure is a the growing number of bus robberies.
Tickets can still be bought on the bus, but you need a credit [....]
Thursday, March 16 2017, 12:01PM
The right wing populist party PVV (mainly anti-Islam) has not made the massive gain it hoped for, in yesterday's Dutch parliament elections. The VVD (conservative liberal) becomes the biggest party.
Due to the unexpected outcomes of the Brexit referendum and the [....]
Wednesday, March 01 2017, 11:12AM
TCA, Amsterdam's main taxi company introduces a fixed rate of E 37.50 for rides between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam. This is almost 50% lower than the ordinary rate.
The huge price reduction may have to do with the increasing competition by Uber and other taxi [....]
Monday, February 06 2017, 6:42PM
The City of Amsterdaam imposed a record fine of almost E 300,000 on an illegal hotel in the centre of the city.
The exact fine is E 297,000.-, to be shared by the owner of the apartments and a booking agent that does maintenance, cleaning and check-ins and [....]