At a limited number of weekends per year the OPEN MONUMENTEN DAG (Heritage days) are organised.
On these days more than 50 Amsterdam monumental buildings are open to the general public and great hidden treasures are open to be explored.
Be aware that not all sites are open at all days and that some require a reservation, due to space limitations. Also a number of guided walking tours are available.
Most sites build groups of 25 people to guide these through the building; this can lead to queueing.
The program will be published on forehand on the website and it is best to plan your visit on forehand (and make reservations where required).
Best thing of it all: No entrance fees.
Amsterdam is a beautiful city located in the Netherlands which has an impressive architecture with lovely canals criss-crossing the city.
Amsterdam is a musical city, offering a range of musical styles from street performers and carillons to the more highbrow midday and evening performances in the Concertgebouw (Concert Hall), Concertgebouwplein. On most summer evenings, it is possible for punters to attend an organ concert or a recital of Baroque chamber music in one of Amsterdam’s magnificent old churches, such as Oude Kerk and Nieuwe Kerk.
New Year's Eve in Amsterdam
On New Year's Eve locals and tourists pack into the streets and square of central Amsterdam to celebrate before heading to one of the city's many bars and clubs. Dam Square and the Leidseplein becomes the centre of most of the revelry and as midnight approaches the sky is lit up with fireworks. The atmosphere in the bars is festive and friendly, though a little seedy around the red light district.
Holland Flowers Festival
A huge plant and flower show, the Holland Flowers Festival is an annual riot of colour and fragrance with a vast array of tulips, irises, daffodils and other blooms covering the halls. An accompanying fair showcases hundreds of house and garden products.
One of Europe's most popular and well-attended 'gay pride' festivals, Amsterdam's Pride takes place annually in early August. The highlight is the Canal Parade on the Saturday in which about 75 decorated craft carry revellers along the Prinsengracht, Amstel and Stopera canals to the delight of about 25,000 spectators. The festival includes a full programme of street parties at different venues during the week, sporting events, an open-air film festival on the Nieumarkt and numerous theatrical and cultural events.
A trip to Amsterdam just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a windmill. Believe it or not, there are 8 stunning windmills in at the heart of the city just waiting to admired. Don’t forget to take your camera and book your Amsterdam flightsnow.
Nothing too much can be said about the utmost wonderful and best Gay Parade of Europe. Amsterdam is world-famous for its tolerance with imitation all over the world. The AMSTERDAM GAY PRIDE 2005 is the 10th edition and stands for sports, culture and gay events. And above all >>>
P A R T Y - T I M E
When you are around Amsterdam in these days, you will be dragged into the gay scene! Let it be, and enjoy this bizar event to express your own pride, so be happy, gay and tolerant ...
Museumnacht 1 november 2008 no information yet.
museumnight 2003 8th of november 2003. i dont have information about 2003 yet.
on the night from 2 to 3 november 2002 there are 36 museums open.
Amsterdams Historisch Museum,
Joods Historisch Museum, Rijksmuseum, Theatermuseum, Tropenmuseum, Museum EnergeticA, het Filmmuseum, FOAM-Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, De Nieuwe Kerk, Persmuseum, Waag Society and more.
look on the website on plattegrond (map) for the museums.
this is from 19.00 till 02.00.
this cost 16 euro's
AMSTERDAM GAY PRIDE 2008
29 juli t/m 3 augustus 2008
about 70 boats through Prinsengracht and Amstel to Stopera.
Saturday 2 August 2008 14.00-18.00
Gaypride a canalparade on boats with gay and lesbians and dragqueens? dancing on music on the boats
there are also other things, but you have to look on the site.
gayparade on boats through the canal
i saw it in 2001 for the first time.
look at the side for information like parties
"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." -Hunter S. Thompson
Hot Damn Amsterdam !
Every November Amsterdam in conjunction with High Times holds it’s annual Cannabis Cup Convention for a week, (November 21 - 25, 2004) when 10,000 pot smoken enthusiasts converge on Amsterdam to partake in the festival environment of this convention. I and two friends judged The Cup in 2002 and barley made it out without an iron lung. There was no amount of weed that would ever be too good or too much and we strutted around months before hand telling everyone who cool we were. How very wrong were we.
To requst a package go to http://europe-your-way.com/freequote.php, in the details say you want Cannabis Cup Packages
Gay Parade 1998 near The 'Arena' stadion of .........that footballteam....
dont want to write down the name hehe:-)
AMSTERDAM GAY PRIDE 2003
31 juli t/m 3 augustus 2003
With 4 guys from Ukraine we went to see Amsterdam and its was for them the first time they saw gay people dressed up like that in public so at first they were very surprised cuz in Ukraine they wont see it.
Its a colorfull event with people all dresssed up, a lot of music. A must see uits fun:-)
St. Nicholas, Christmas and New Year’s in Amsterdam
From the entry of St Nicholas on 19 November, the shopping streets are decorated with festive lights, as are the bridges across the canals and many historic buildings. The city will be dipped in the Christmas spirit from 6 December onwards, including the ice skating rink on the Leidseplein and the traditional Christmas tree market on the Singel between Muntplein and Koningsplein. During the winter months, you will be able to visit many special exhibitions and events in Amsterdam.
Ice skating in Amsterdam
Oct 1 '06-Mar 18 '07
We won't be sure of icy weather in Amsterdam and picturesque frozen canals but we can skate nonetheless on artificial skating rinks. Museumplein ice rink & Skating rink in Leidseplein.
Nostalgic Christmas tram ride.
17, 23 and 24 Dec '06 : Tickets can be reserved at € 10 each via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying your name, address, which journey you want to book and the number of tickets.
World Christmas Circus
Dec 22 '06-Jan 7 '07 : Humour, excitement, beauty, sensation and illusions: these are the mottos of the coming World Christmas Circus in the Royal Theatre Carré, which will again be transformed into the world's most beautiful circus palace. Amstel 115-125.
Rembrandt The Musical
Until Feb, 2007: In the museum, his paintings bring you closer to his work, but in Rembrandt the Musical, you step into the master’s life.
The Uitmarkt, opens the cultural season this year at 25, 26 en 27 augustus. it is held at big stages at Dam, Nieuwmarkt, Waterlooplein and Nes
i hope the weather will be good. because it rains now on the 24th
This year it was from july 30th-august 15th.If you like music,art ,animations,magic,theatre then you should spend one day or night here.so many people from everywhere is coming to perform different things.
Gregory and Craig from the USA wrote in the guestbook of Dine with the Dutch:
I just wanted to send you a note of thanks. We're back in the US and had a wonderful time visiting Amsterdam & The Netherlands. Our dinner with Hans & Marreke was one of the highlights of our trip!! They are a wonderful couple, so friendly, warm & hospitable. In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we are advising all friends to be part of this wonderful program that you have started & have given your website to any & all who express an interest in visiting Amsterdam. This unique program does indeed give the visitor an entirely different perspective of the country they are visiting. Kudos to you and all of your host families. I'm sure I will be returning to Amsterdam and will once again contact you. In fact, Hans & Marreke were so wonderful I would love to dine with them again, as well as try another host family. Thank you once again for a truly wonderful and unique part of my ! vacation to Amsterdam. Wishing you much success in the future!!!
New Years Eve in Amsterdam was one of the most insane things i've ever witnessed with these two eyes. It consists of about 100,000 people on the very edge of chaos... but holding back just enough for the entire night. People throw high powered fireworks EVERYWHERE... so watch where you step - you could actually get hurt, or damage your ears. If you can... find a spot out of the way, and just watch. By the end of the night, there were so many spent fireworks caseings that the streets were completly covered. It was utterly nutz.
I spent my New Year's in Amsterdam this year, and it was definetly the best New Year's ever! Not to mention one of the funnest nights in my life! Dam Square was filled with people, fire works, music and fun. Everyone is so friendly and having an awesome time. Just watch out for pick pocketers!
The summer starts with Queen's Day on 30th April when the whole city goes wild. Music and dance where ever you turn your head. Other must thing is Gay-Pride in the beginning of August when all the canals are full of boats and candy for your eyes. There's too many music festivals all around Holland to start mentioned them all here, but couple musts are Mystery Land in August and 5 Days off in July. That is, if you like electronic music. Of course Amsterdam offers something for everyone, and thus e.g. Museumplein and Vondelpark have many different kind of concerts.
Little children performing moving, classical music for other children, that is the CHILDREN'S PRINSENGRACHTCENCERT.
This touching event takes place every year as does the PRINSENGRACHTCONCERT (for everyone who loves classical music and atmosphere...)
Here too: so much atmosphere, moving moments.........I CAN RECOMMEND THIS TO YOU............never boring because the programme is filled with surprises for the children......