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Marten and Oopjen

Rembrandt’s only two life-sized portraits

Did you know that tomorrow Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum welcomes Rembrandt's first and only life-sized portraits, of newly-weds Marten and Oopjen? To celebrate this monumental co-purchase (with...
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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...
Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-2017

Did you know that from tonight until 22 January 2017 the Dutch capital illuminates for the Amsterdam Light Festival? Take a canal boat along,...
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Amsterdam is entirely built on long poles

Did you know that Amsterdam is entirely built on long poles hammered deep into the ground, otherwise the buildings would sink away in the...
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Cruising Amsterdam’s canals

Did you know there are about 200 tourist vessels in Amsterdam? Each year more than 3 million tourists enjoy a tour of Amsterdam's canals. 
Artis Zoo

Artis: The oldest zoo in the Netherlands

Did you know that Artis is not only the oldest zoo in the Netherlands but also one of the oldest zoos of Europe? The zoo...
Muiderslot

Muiderslot: one of the most important fortresses of Amsterdam

Did you know that the Muiderslot used to be one of the most important fortresses of Amsterdam? The castle was built around 1285 and...
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Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

Since 1971 Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam has been home to many wax statues of movie stars, world leaders, musicians, sport heros, royals and of...
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Pyramids in Amsterdam

Did you know that the Pyramids housing complex on Marcanti Island in Amsterdam not only refers to the Egyptian wonders of the world but...
Did you know that as of tomorrow you need an OV chip card or ticket with QR code to open the gates at Amsterdam Central Station? For passengers with a printed or mobile ticket there are special gates with a barcode reader.

OV chip card at Amsterdam Central Station

Did you know that as of 4 December 2017 you need an OV chip card or ticket with QR code to open the gates...