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Tipsy buildings in Amsterdam

Did you know that not all buildings with uneven levels in Amsterdam are slanting outwards, backwards or sideways because of the unstable swampy foundation?...
Open Tower Day: Did you know that this Saturday 20 historical and present-day towers in Amsterdam open their doors to the public?

Open Tower Day in Amsterdam

Did you know that on Saturday 24 March twenty historical and present-day towers in Amsterdam open their doors? Many of these towers are normally closed...
Dutch synchrone swimming coach Nadine Struijk carrying the Olympic Flame during the torch relay through Wales - May 2012

The Olympic Flame reintroduced in Amsterdam

Did you know that the Olympic Flame was reintroduced at the Olympics in Amsterdam in 1928? The tradition comes from the ancient Greeks who kept...
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...
Summer Olympics Amsterdam 2028

2028 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam?

Did you know that the Netherlands has expressed interest in hosting the Summer Olympics in 2028 as a centennial celebration of the only Olympics...
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam reopens after 10-year renovation

Did you know that the State Museum (Rijksmuseum) in Amsterdam opens its doors today after a 10-year renovation? The museum exhibits over 8,000 objects...
Amsterdam Dungeon

Relive the Netherlands’ horrifying history at the Amsterdam Dungeon

Did you know you can relive the Netherlands' horrifying history at the Amsterdam Dungeon? During the 80-minute tour you get to step aboard a...
Anne Frank

Larger than life mural of Anne Frank

Did you know that Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra is currently finishing a large mural of Anne Frank at NDSM shipyards in Amsterdam? One of Kobra's...
Amsterdam

Play a game of chess at Max Euwe Square in Amsterdam

Did you know that you can play a game of outdoor chess outside the Chess Museum at Max Euwe Square in Amsterdam? The square...
The Hitman's Bodyguard

Samuel L. Jackson blasting through Amsterdam’s canals

Did you know that Amsterdam is pretty peaceful as long as Samuel L. Jackson is not being chased at high speed by henchmen of...