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4600 year old battle axe found in Amsterdam

Did you know that Amsterdam was officially founded 737 years ago, but has been inhabited since prehistoric times? During recent digging for metro tunnels...
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Did you know that KLM is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name? KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded...
Amsterdam

Statues in Amsterdam by unknown artist

Did you know this iron sculpture of a man sawing a tree is one of the many anonymous statues scattered about Amsterdam? All of...
Amsterdam

Larger-than-life bookcase in Amsterdam Oud-West

Did you know that each book in this giant bookcase weighs about 25kg? This artwork in Amsterdam Oud-West is part of a neighbourhood where...
Bijenkorf Amsterdam

Madness at Bijenkorf department stores

Did you know that department stores chain De Bijenkorf is famous for its annual 'Drie Dwaze Dagen' (3 crazy days) when clothing, jewelry, shoeware...
Sinterklaas

Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of Amsterdam

Did you know that Saint Nicholas is also known as the patron saint of Amsterdam?
Maxima

Swimming in Amsterdam’s canals to raise awareness for ALS

Did you know that over 1000 brave people took a swim today in Amsterdam's canals to raise awareness and funds for the incurable motor-neuron...
Heineken Experience

Sample beer at the Heineken Experience

Did you know you can see the history of Heineken beer, the full process of beer making and participate in all kinds of interactive...
Vondelpark

Vondelpark in Amsterdam

Did you know that the lively Vondelpark in Amsterdam is the most famous park of the Netherlands with 10 million visitors yearly? Besides a...
Did you know that Amsterdam's beloved mayor Eberhard van der Laan passed away after losing his battle with lung cancer? When Van der Laan stepped down from public duties last September, a large crowd paid tribute to their mayor outside his official residence on Herengracht and sang one of his favorite songs, 'Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten'. "Take care of our city and of each other. Farewell", Van der Laan wrote in a letter to the people of Amsterdam to announce his resignation.

Amsterdam’s beloved mayor loses battle with cancer

Did you know that Amsterdam's beloved mayor Eberhard van der Laan passed away after losing his battle with lung cancer? When Van der Laan stepped...

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