Before Amsterdam made an international name for itself as a port and trading town, it became known as a place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages. Thanks to a Eucharistic miracle.
The Rijksmuseum has been a major source of inspiration for Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf since his early youth. From 3 July he shows in the Amsterdam museum his photographs in dialogue with Dutch paintings.
No matter where you are in the world, the 1928 Olympic Games that were held in Amsterdam have left their mark.
Amsterdam has overtaken London as Europe’ main share trading hub for the first time since the 17th century.
Discover the parallels between Vincent van Gogh and David Hockney's paintings at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
The Amsterdam Museum ditches ‘Golden Age’ in favour of inclusive ’17th century’.
The Rijksmuseum shows the rise of amateur photography in the Netherlands.
Since it was established in 1971, ‘De Engelbewaarder’ has been known as the first literary café in the Netherlands. Not only John Irving once drank a beer there.
Heisteeg, one of the narrowest streets of Amsterdam, has sparked off a furious debate about overtourism.
In the 17th century, the Dutch Republic was the center of the European book trade.
In Amsterdam, the Flemish Jan Raes leads the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO), now widely praised as one of the best orchestras in the world.
One of the Netherlands' most legendary bands has been playing outside the establishment for the past forty decades.
Get to know Amsterdam and its inhabitants through its carved façade stones decorating the canalside houses.
Whenever Derek Blyth visits Amsterdam, he can't help but pop into the iconic Athenaeum Boekhandel. ‘Buying a book there is almost a religious experience.’
When in Amsterdam, Derek Blyth likes to travel by ferry. It's free and fun.
Derek Blyth expresses his love for the carillons of Flanders and the Netherlands.
Our best literature stories of 2019, handpicked by the editor.
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Tourism is increasingly becoming more of a curse than a blessing in Amsterdam, Bruges, Maastricht and numerous other places in the Low Countries.
The company that "bought" Manhattan was based in a handsome classical building that is still standing on the Herenmarkt in the heart of Amsterdam.
'Angels of Amsterdam' is a virtual reality experience based on the true stories of four 17th century women fighting for their rights.