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Rembrandt’s masterpiece the Night Watch moving house

Did you know that today Rembrandt's masterpiece the Night Watch has been moved from a temporary wing to the main building of Rijksmuseum in...
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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...
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Carillons in Amsterdam

Did you know that the world's greatest concentration of carillons is found in Amsterdam? Most of the 9 carillons date back to the 17th...
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Royal Palace overlooking Dam Square in Amsterdam

Did you know that the 17th century Royal Palace overlooking Dam Square in Amsterdam is used by King Willem-Alexander for official functions and to entertain...
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Amsterdam’s Munttoren wrapped in a huge condom

Did you know that Amsterdam's Munttoren is wrapped in a 35-meter long condom for World AIDS Day today? The Stop Aids Now! organisation wants...
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Unlimited travel day ticket Amsterdam

Did you know that the GVB day ticket (€7.50) provides 24 hours of unlimited travel on all 15 tram routes, 41 bus routes and...
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Kalverstraat: Amsterdam’s busiest shopping street

Did you know that Amsterdam's busiest shopping street Kalverstraat is named after the cattle market that was held there until 1629? Not only is...
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Cuypers Library inside Amsterdam’s Rijkmuseum

Did you know that the Cuypers Library (inside Rijksmuseum) is the largest public art history research library in the Netherlands? Since 1885 books, catalogues and...
Did you know that Amsterdam's XXX-symbol is made of three vertical Saint Andrew's Crosses? The same diagonal cross can be seen on Scotland's flag and consequently the Union Jack, as well as the flags of Florida, Alabama and Tenerife. The triple X is found all over Amsterdam.

The famous Amsterdam XXX-symbol

Did you know that Amsterdam's XXX-symbol is made of three vertical Saint Andrew's Crosses? The same diagonal cross can be seen on Scotland's flag and...
Did you know that Amsterdamse Bos is 3 times the size of Central Park in New York?

Amsterdamse Bos larger than New York’s Central Park

Did you know that Amsterdamse Bos is three times the size of Central Park in New York? More info: www.amsterdamsebos.nl/english