2013 Marks the 400 year Anniversary of Amsterdam Canals

2013 is a very special year for Amsterdam!
400th Anniversary of the Canal Belt
125th Anniversary of the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
225th Anniversary of the enlightenment at Felix Meritus
175th Anniversary of the Royal Artis Zoo
The long awaited re-opening of the Rijksmuseum will take place.

We’ll be bringing you news of all of these events but we want to start with the most iconic representation of the city of Amsterdam – namely the fabulous canal belt – now recognised as a World Heritage site.

View of the Prinsengracht at The Nine Streets in Amsterdam
Prinsengracht canal at The Nine Streets in Amsterdam

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Queen’s Day, Amsterdam 2012

Yes it’s that time of the year again!
The Annual Amsterdam Queen’s Day preparations are already well under way. This year the 30th April 2012 falls on a Monday and this will be a Dutch Bank Holiday.
Every year Amsterdammers – particularly in the Jordaan district – clear out their attics and set up shop outside their houses to sell their bric a brac turning the whole area into one massive flea market.

The Jordaan becomes a flea market on Queen's Day in Amsterdam
Cash in the attic - Amsterdammers sell off their bric a brac on Queen's Day

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Love o’er the waters of Amsterdam – surprise your sweetheart with a Valentine’s Cruise!

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special by surprising your sweetheart with a remarkable evening o’er Amsterdam’s romantic waters. Read more Love o’er the waters of Amsterdam – surprise your sweetheart with a Valentine’s Cruise!