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...

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...

David Wills

David loves nothing more than a city stroll with camera in hand, taking in all that wherever he is has to offer. Think idiosyncratic images, granular ...

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...

Hallie Engel

Born in Alaska, Hallie has lived in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and first came to Amsterdam as a student. She quickly fell in love with the city...

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...

Isadora Goudsblom

Growing up bilingual in Amsterdam, Isadora has always been drawn to language. As well as completing a degree in English language and literature, she t...

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...

Merritt Gurley

Merritt grew up bouncing around the world with her American-diplomat parents, which eventually led to a career in travel writing. She spent the past 1...

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...

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...