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De Parade 2015

Theatre, dance and music festival De Parade 2017 to finish strong in Amster...

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This summer, the 27th edition of the Parade theatre festival tours the Netherlands, visiting Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam with a rich array of artistic surprises in tow.

Is Amsterdam safe to visit or live

Is Amsterdam safe?

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Is Amsterdam safe to live or visit alone? An expat insider explains how safe Amsterdam is at night and in the red light district, plus areas to avoid and types of crime tourists should watch out for.

Expat Fair: Moving to the Netherlands

"i am not a tourist" Expat Fair

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Learn Dutch, taste delicious Dutch cuisine, join clubs and groups, make new connections, discover the secret to buying a house in the Netherlands and more, at one of the top events in Amsterdam.

Free things to do in Amsterdam

Free things in Amsterdam: Discovering 'unique' Amsterdam for free

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Amsterdam is reputedly expensive – but not if you know where to find discover 'free Amsterdam'. Here is an insider's list of unique free things to do in Amsterdam.

Groups and clubs for expats in the Netherlands

Groups and clubs for expats in the Netherlands

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There are groups and clubs covering all interests and nationalities to help expats in the Netherlands meet new people, make friends and settle into Dutch life.

Celebrating Liberation Day in the Netherlands

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Every 5 May, the Netherlands marks the end of Nazi Germany occupation during World War II with a range of events on this Dutch public holiday.

King's Day festival – in 15 facts and numbers

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King's Day festival is perhaps the world's biggest monarch party and certainly the craziest. Learn more about the unique King's Day festival – in 15 facts and numbers.

King's Day

Koningsdag guide: How to survive the 'orange craze' of Dutch King's Day

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How can you get ready for the 'Koningsdag' wave of 'oranjegekte' that hits the Netherlands on King's Day on 27 April? Long live Koningsdag!

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

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From May to late September every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a five-month programme packed with dance, cabaret, jazz, children's theatre, stand-up comedy and all genres of music.

Technology exhibition

New at NEMO Science Museum: Technium, an exhibition floor for the makers an...

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Visitors to NEMO discover how technology enables them to shape their own world. At NEMO Science Museum you can discover how science and technology make everyday things special.

Ice skating amsterdam

Ice-skating in Amsterdam and the Netherlands

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It's not everyday you can go ice skating in Amsterdam's canals but when the Lowlands freeze, there’s only one thing everyone wants to do — go natural ice skating!

Dutch winter events

A guide to Dutch winter events

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Keep your spirits warm during the cold weather with our guide to the best Dutch winter events, from Dutch Christmas markets, fairs and winter wonderland festivals.

Where the yoga is hot

Where the yoga is hot

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Yoga in the Netherlands is booming, not surprising perhaps for a nation whose healthcare philosophy is based on prevention over cure.

Vintage shops Amsterdam

Awesome Amsterdam: Best vintage clothing shops in Amsterdam

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Find your vintage haven in Amsterdam, from shops dedicated to frocks and dress-ups to clothing, accessories and even decor and furniture.

Top Amsterdam attractions

Top 10 things to do in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam's top attractions range from quirky to futuristic. Get stuck into Amsterdam tourism with this list of top things to do and see in the Dutch capital.



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