Ajax Lost To Tottenham in Semifinal – Amsterdam Wails

Last night’s European Championship Semi-finals was a damn nail-biter for Ajax Amsterdam. And we, Amsterdam Travelcafe, had our own shirt to match that enthusiasm! Ajax scored 2 right away in the first half. (First one was in the first 5 minutes!) But right when the morale is high and spirits are red (see what I […]

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7 Countries in One Amsterdam – Zevenlandenhuizen

The desire to venture far into the world has always been a huge theme for the Dutch. And one of the very best examples, you’ll find in the heart of Amsterdam next to the Vondel park in Amsterdam – the exotic “Seven-country-house” (Zevenlandenhuizen). The architect Tjeerd Kuipers (1857-1942), who has more than 50 churches under […]

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Amsterdam Tulip Festival 2019 and More!

From the 16th century to the present, a flower so beloved that it caused an economic crisis, the Dutch and the tulips certainly have a complicated relationship. Every early spring in Amsterdam, the city hosts an all around tulip festival. This year, the theme of the festival is “for every Dutchman a tulip”. We disagree, […]

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Get a bit fancy this weekend! – Amsterdam Travelcafé

Ssssh, come closer… Imma tell you a little secret about some goodies happening in Amsterdam this weekend.  The annual Hotel Nacht (Hotel Night) is happening again. This the ultimate mini-vacation for the culture enthusiasts. Over 25+ high end hotels come together to host diverse experience. Gin tasting, dinner parties, music nights, poetry & cocktail, Germany-themed […]

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What a 2018!

Water on Mars, Tesla car in space, Trump playing president (okay let’s not go there), Prince Harry and Meghan got married. We had a freezing winter to begin the year and a sizzling, everybody-hiding-in-the-pool summer. The Dutch Soccer team rose from the ashes (or so I heard), and Paris is burning. What a damn eventful year! […]

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Our Fresh New Walking Tour with THIS IS HOLLAND

Last Tuesday, the Amsterdam Travelcafe team visited the THIS IS HOLLAND for our final quarter meeting. We participated in THIS IS HOLLAND’s full program, which includes an introductory, immersive virtual tour through the Netherlands. We concluded with the 5D “ultimate flying experience”, a virtual aerial tour that takes you to the tulip fields, the one-of-a-kind heritage […]

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Amsterdam Light Festival – Dressing Up the Town!

Amsterdam hosts countless festivals all around the year. But the award for the most charming, has to go to the Amsterdam Light Festival. In 6 years, the festival has attracted art giants like Aiweiwei and welcomed new forces alike, staging more than 200 installations all around town every year. A life cycle of the festival […]

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NDSM – Amsterdam’s Creative Outpost

If the museum square (Museumplein) represents the glory of Dutch art, then the fast evolving NDSM at Amsterdam North would be her contemporary, unruly sister1. This is the optimal corner for you to watch the city’s art scene unfold. NDSM stands for “Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij“, or the Netherlands dock and shipbuilding company. It’s a […]

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Bites on the Street | Amsterdam Food & Drinks Bike Tour

The Dutch cuisine is like the Dutch culture itself — a hotchpotch of all the goodies. And we deep fried it! The vibrant daily life in Amsterdam has a vibrant street food culture to match. And our very own Food & Drinks Bike Tour focuses on exactly that! Here, I’ll give you a sneak peek: […]

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Color and Papercut Edges, Architecture on Amsterdam Travelcafé Bike Tour

On a Amsterdam Travelcafé bike tour the old parts of town are the stars. The the canals, the draw bridges and those classic Dutch canal houses. However, once in a while, some sharp and modern highrises are gonna catch your eye instead. Modern architecture in Amsterdam is… in a word, distinct. The sharp edges vows […]

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