holidays


Amsterdam Gift Guide

Whether you’re shopping for someone who’s planning a trip to Amsterdam or who just can’t stop talking about how much they love this iconic city, there’s sure to be something in this collection of Amsterdam gift ideas to please just about everyone. And hey, if you’re the Amsterdam-o-phile in question, feel free to just send the whole list on to […]


National Windmill Day

One of the iconic symbols of the Netherlands is the windmill, so it’s only natural that there’s a national holiday honoring these historic machines. National Windmill Day falls on the 2nd Saturday in May each year, and usually the festivities span over the course of the whole weekend. Windmills around the Netherlands are decorated for National Windmill Day, and the […]


Festivals in Amsterdam

A quick glance at Amsterdam’s holiday calendar might give you the impression that the city is always celebrating something – and that’s not far from the truth. Especially during the warmer months, there are music, film, and theatre festivals as well as dance parties, art exhibits, parades, and open-air movies. Even if you aren’t traveling to Amsterdam specifically for a […]


Christmas in Amsterdam

If you will be visiting Amsterdam in December you’ll have two separate shots of getting mixed up in the local Christmas-style celebrations. Interestingly enough, the first one peaks on December 5, and it’s the one children anticipate more than the later one that falls on Jesus’ birthday. Sinterklaas The Dutch holiday season begins with a bang in mid-November when Sinterklaas […]