metropolitan area

Explore the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area to discover windmills, beaches, riverside estates and national parks. The Amsterdam Area is also a thriving business hub. It is comprised of four different municipalities: Amsterdam, Almere, Amstelveen and Haarlemmermeer (including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol). Each offers its own distinctive advantages and charm for those living, working and doing business in the city.


Apart from the pigeons on Dam square, you might not really be expecting to encounter much wildlife in Amsterdam. The Dutch Capital does have a few exo...

Amsterdam 3-day trip

Three days in Amsterdam is more than enough time to see all the city's biggest sights, plus head out of town for a quick day trip. Here are a few tips...

Urban beaches in Amsterdam

There's no better place to be when the sun shines in Amsterdam than on one of the city's many urban beaches. From post-industrial hotspots to chilled-...

Parks & gardens

Trees, ponds and flowers surround you and the sounds of the city are far away... Come experience the green side of Amsterdam! There are over thirty pa...

Off the beaten track

First time visitors to Amsterdam don’t want to miss the city’s most obvious attractions, like the Anne Frank Huis, Van Gogh Museum and perhaps a canal...

Jonge Rembrandt

Oude Singel 32
Museum De Lakenhal
03/11/2019 - 09/02/2020
From November 2019 to February 2020 Museum De Lakenhal will present the exhibition Young Rembrandt. This will be the first major e...

Nicolaes Maes

Plein 29
17/10/2019 - 19/01/2020
The Mauritshuis presents an exhibition on Nicolaes Maes, one of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils. This is the first retrospective ...

Masterly The Hague

Lange Vijverberg 14-15-16
Het Friese Hof in het Museumkwartier
19/09/2019 - 22/09/2019
Masterly The Hague is a festival for old master paintings and Dutch Design. Three historical monuments set against Hofvijver Lake ...