I amsterdam Blog

Welcome to the official blog of I amsterdam. A place to share stories of life in Amsterdam, our blog takes a sideways look at life in the city for visitors, locals and anyone who’s interested in getting under the skin of this city.
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Meet our authors

Alex Hibbert

Always driven by a good story… before beginning his adventure in Amsterdam, Alex worked as a broadcast journalist for the BBC in his home city ...

Ana V. Martins

Ana V. Martins is an actress turned content creative & social media wizard. With a background in Theatre and Journalism, Ana writes about culture,...

Alison McGarry

Having only just shaken off the jetlag from the 23-hour flight, this New Zealander is discovering Amsterdam’s charms on a daily basis. Alison ha...

Bart van Poll

Since 2008 Bart has been on a mission to show the local side of Amsterdam (and 70+ other cities) as co-founder of Spotted by Locals. On this blog he's...

Colleen Geske

Colleen Geske is the blogger and best-selling author behind the brand 'Stuff Dutch People Like’. Originally from Canada, Colleen has called Amst...

Fieke Flier

As a heart-and-soul Amsterdam resident without a garden, you can often find Fieke in green spots around the city with her 4-year-old rascal, or cruisi...

I amsterdam

I amsterdam is the official motto of the city of Amsterdam. The website Iamsterdam.com is trusted by more than a million visitors a month looking to v...

I amsterdam Magazine

The latest posts from I amsterdam Magazine - Amsterdam’s city magazine. Created especially for international visitors and residents, it's packed...

Jayne Robinson

After writing about all things cultural and lifestyle for over a decade in the UK, Jayne switched the rainy cobbles of Manchester for the equally rain...

Jharda Walker

Jharda and her unusual name (silent ‘h’, rhymes with Prada), swapped London for Amsterdam in 2014, and immediately began hunting down the ...

Lauren Comiteau

Lauren Comiteau is a journalist and writer who has covered the Netherlands for TIME magazine, CBS, BBC, The Chicago Tribune and others since 1996. A f...

Loup Blanc

Loup Blanc is a citizen of the world and an international gay party expert always searching for the best clubs and parties wherever his travels take h...

Marie Peze

Marie got a Fisher Price camera for Christmas as a kid, which she switched for more professional gear during the decade she worked as a cinematographe...

Marisse Reyes

Born in the US, raised in Southeast Asia and now based in Amsterdam and Ubud, Marisse sees her self as a true world citizen. As a freelance food and t...

Mark Smith

Mark Smith is a British writer and editor living in Amsterdam. His journalistic adventures in the Netherlands have included tracking down the country&...

Megan Waters

Megan was born and raised in South Africa before moving to England as a teen. She then went on to live and work in Japan for nine years, learning the ...

Rhys Elliott

This Welshman's love of writing spans back as far as he can remember. Enticed by the gaming magazines of the '90s, a young Rhys decided to try his han...

Robyn Collinge

Robyn is a British expat who has fallen head over heels for this handsome city and its irresistible charm. Peanut butter and IPAs make her world go ro...

Tracy Abraham

A passionate traveller and curator of hidden hotspots and amazing experiences via her blog Amsterdam Wonderland, Tracy was whisked to Amsterdam in 200...