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Marvel at cherished relics such as Jimi Hendrix’s guitar, Elvis’ motorbike jacket and James Brown’s cape as the Tropenmuseum honours the kings of rock 'n' roll, funk and soul.
The popular annual tournament touches down at the NRCA Stadium from 27 to 29 May, when the Dutch players compete against the best Rugby Sevens players from around the world.
On 28 and 29 May 2016, Amsterdam’s first-ever bike festival will take place in and around the Velodrome.
To prevent paper waste caused by unwanted promotional material and leaflets, the City of Amsterdam is planning to introduce a so-called ‘ja – ja’ sticker for mailboxes. With the sticker, households can indicate an interest in receiving unaddressed items – those that don’t have it won’t receive any.
Find more information about refuse collection in Amsterdam on King's Day, Ascension Day and Whit Monday 2016.