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Feb 20 2014

March in Amsterdam

Cirque du Soleil Kooza: The famous Cirque du Soleil Kooza will be in Amsterdam from the 13th of March until the 27th of April. Kooza tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner who is looking for his place in the world. Doing so, he meets a lot of different characters, such as the King, the Trickster, the Obnoxious Tourist with his bad dog and the Pickpocket.

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Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement.” The Cirque du Soleil Kooza unites acrobatic performance and the art of clowning and thus is a spectacle you definitely need to see when you are in Amsterdam. Tickets can be bought online.

Beyoncé: This month, a very special event will be taking place in Amsterdam – Beyoncé will give a concert at Ziggo Dome. Beyoncé Knowles became famous in 1997 as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child.  In 2003, she started her career as solo artist with her debut album Dangerously in Love. Today, she is one of the most famous singers in the world.

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She will be in Amsterdam on the 18th and 19th of March. Find more information and tickets here.

Keukenhof: Keukenhof in the Netherlands is the biggest flower garden in the world. Each year, it reopens with a new topic; this year’s topic will be “Holland”. If you are thinking about Holland, do you mostly think about tulips? Then you are right! At this year’s Keukenhof, more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths will fill over 32 hectares with color and fragrance – a wonderful event.

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Flower and plant shows are taking place in the pavilions as well as different events can be seen every weekend, old and young will be entertained. Furthermore, seven different gardens are meant to inspire, showing different works of art. Bike tours and boat trips can be made to discover all the colorful fields of flowers by surrounding the park – Keukenhof has a lot to offer. It opens on the 20th of March and can be visited until the 18th of May during two months. The entrance costs 7,50€ for children, adults have to pay 15€. Find more information on keukenhof.nl.

Chocoa Festival: The Chocoa Festival in Amsterdam is taking place on the 29th and 30th of March in the National Maritime Museum, both days from 10am until 5pm. It is the perfect event for chocolate lovers who want to know more about chocolate: what is the origin, where does chocolate come from? How is it being produced? And how can the taste be varied? All this can be found out at this festival which is an important event in Amsterdam, happening every year. Moreover, visitors can participate in workshops and talk to the chocolate makers in order to hear their stories. It is a nice event for families with children, they will definitely enjoy it. Find more information and ticket prices here.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition: Who doesn’t know the story of the incredible, unsinkable luxury liner Titanic? Probably everyone has heard of it. What once started out as a fairytale, ended up in the most dramatic shipwreck in history. Until the 11th of May, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition can be visited in the Amsterdam EXPO, taking you back into the times of the largest liner in the world. Life on board can be looked at and all the information about the night the Titanic sank within only three hours can be gotten. A very interesting and stirring exhibition, telling the story of one of the greatest disasters of all times. The photo below is one of the last ones that has ever been taken of the Titanic.

titanic

Find more information about the exhibition online.

For the case that you are visiting Amsterdam and still need a nice place to stay, we can offer you nice apartments which you can find on our website.

Have a great time in Amsterdam; we hope our recommendations were helpful :)

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Jan 27 2014

February in Amsterdam

You will spend some days in Amsterdam this February and are wondering, what you can do in this city? We will give you some tips and reveal the best places to go to you.

De Coolste Baan van Nederland:  De coolste Baan van Nederland, translated: “the coolest rink in the Netherlands”, is an ice skating rink in the Olympic stadium in Amsterdam. It will open on the first of February and remain so during one month until the second of March.

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In the rink, up to 350 people can ice-skate and enjoy a nice day in the Olympic stadium. Each day, the Stadium offers a special program. On Tuesdays, for example, Amsterdam music is being played and appetizer, beer and bread can be bought.  Each Thursday, a DJ puts on good music and a beautiful lightshow. You can find the full program online. The ice rink in the Olympic stadium is perfect to spend a day full of fun and joy in Amsterdam. 

Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day is coming soon and there are many things to do in Amsterdam. If you want to have a romantic, nice day with your beloved, go on the love boat trip. The love boat cruises the canals in Amsterdam and the trip can be done during the day or at night. It is probably one of the best ways to discover the city; this is why the boats are considered as one of the favorite touristic attractions in Amsterdam.

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Find the ideal trip for you here and spend a wonderful Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam.

James Arthur on concert: James Arthur is a singer and musician who became known because he won the British casting show The X Factor in 2012. His debut single “Impossible” has been released after the final of the show and became the number one on the UK Single Charts, having been sold 2.5 million times all over the world.

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This year, he is touring through Europe and will be in Amsterdam on the 24th of February. Tickets cost 39€ and can be bought here.

Rembrandt – Auerbach: Raw Truth: Since December 2013, an exhibition of Auerbach’s paintings can be visited in the Rijksmuseum. The exhibition will be open until the 16th of March and is a wonderful way to spend your time in Amsterdam. Frank Auerbach was born in 1931 in Berlin. In 1939, his parents sent him to Britain where he lived in London from 1947 on. Today, he is considered as one of the most important British painters since the Second World War. At the beginning of the 1960s, he became inspired by Rembrandt who used to paint the raw truth, so he started to do the same thing. The picture below shows his painting “Primrose Hill Summer Sunshine” which originated in 1964.

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You can find the prices and opening hours of the Rijksmuseum here.

You want to go to Amsterdam but you are still looking for the perfect accommodation? You will find one on our website for sure.

We wish you a nice stay in Amsterdam, enjoy the beautiful city!

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Jan 07 2014

Chinese New Year in Amsterdam

The Chinese New Year - also known as the Lunar New Year – is the most important day in the Chinese calendar. In order to celebrate this day, huge festivities are taking place, which are meant to lead into the New Year. For this event, cities become decorated with red balloons, garlands and blow-outs. In the evening, the whole family gets together and has a feast with fish and chicken. Moreover, children receive gifts from their relatives. At midnight, a firework starts and lasts until the early morning.

As a lot of Chinese people are living in the Netherlands, these festivities are also being held in Amsterdam. In the photo below, you can see how these festivities look like.

Chinese New Year

This year, the Chinese New Year is on the 31st of January. And if you are going to Amsterdam these days anyways, you should definitely visit the historic Nieuwmarkt/Zeedijk neighbourhood in Amsterdam where you will be amazed by the Chinese way of celebrating New Year's Eve.

In case you are still looking for a place to stay, Habitat Apartments offers beautiful apartments in the city centre of Amsterdam, which you can find here.

Now, there is nothing else to say but "Gong Xi Fa Cai!", which means "Happy New Year!" in Chinese.

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Nov 19 2013

Visit the Planet Earth in concert show in Amsterdam – December 2013

Hurry up and get the favored tickets

 

planet earth in concert
 

You are still in need of the perfect Christmas present for your love? You want to connect the present with a romantic city trip? Here is the perfect idea: Planet Earth in concert.
 

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Nov 11 2013

What to do in Amsterdam in December

Top 3 things to do!

Winter is on the rise! Christmas is coming nearer and nearer and the festive season is about to start. If you want to head for spending a couple of days of December in Amsterdam, we collected 3 things you should do during this time.
 

Ice skating
 

amsterdam ice skating
 

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