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Did you know that from 30 November 2017 until 21 January 2018 the Dutch capital illuminates for the annual Amsterdam Light Festival? Take a canal boat along, under and through spectacular light artworks. There is also a walking route from 14 December to 7 January.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2017-2018

Did you know that from 30 November 2017 until 21 January 2018 the Dutch capital illuminates for the annual Amsterdam Light Festival? Take a...
Did you know that the Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) in Amsterdam is one of the most romantic spots in Amsterdam? Legend has it that couples who kiss passionately crossing under the Skinny Bridge will be in love forever.

Skinny Bridge: one of the most romantic spots in Amsterdam

Did you know that the Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) in Amsterdam is one of the most romantic spots in Amsterdam? Legend has it that couples...
Did you know that there are more Amsterdams than just the Dutch capital? Other Amsterdams can be found in i.a. South Africa, Canada, New York, California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Missouri and Virginia.

There are more Amsterdams than just the Dutch capital

Did you know that there are more Amsterdams than just the Dutch capital? Other Amsterdams can be found in i.a. South Africa, Canada, New York,...
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...
funfair kermis Amsterdam

Funfair in the heart of Amsterdam

Click here for a list of funfairs in Amsterdam in 2018 Did you know that a travelling funfair ('kermis in Dutch') pitches up twice a...
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
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...
Did you know that the Poezenboot in Amsterdam is a floating cat sanctuary with around 50 stray and abandoned cats? About a dozen cats are permanent residents and the others are adoptable. Visitors are free to pet the roaming kitties.

Poezenboot: floating cat sanctuary in Amsterdam

Did you know that the Poezenboot in Amsterdam is a floating cat sanctuary with around 50 stray and abandoned cats? About a dozen cats are...
Did you know that 2679 brave people take a 2 km swim today in Amsterdam's canals to raise awareness and funds for the incurable motor-neuron disease ALS?

Swimmers brave Amsterdam’s canals for charity

Did you know that 2679 brave people take a 2 km swim today in Amsterdam's canals to raise awareness and funds for the incurable...
Amsterdam canal cruise

Amsterdam’s first canal cruise dates back to 1621

Did you know that the first canal cruise in the history of Amsterdam took place in 1621? Queen Elisabeth Stuart was welcomed in a...

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