Great location, well appointed rooms, each with its own character
Of course you will explore Amsterdam yourself, but here I will share my favorits with you .
On the left you can choose the section you want to see. Such as museum, shopping, restaurants..
When you choose one of the restaurants in this guide, you are likely to run into me…. I eat at these places regularly.
I hope you enjoy the suggestions. If you think something is missing, let me know! I’d happily check them out and add them to the guide for future guests.
Lonely Planet; "Amsterdam is the place to visit "
Lonely Planet: Amsterdam is the place to visit.
Amsterdam ranks 2 on the top places to visit in 2013, according to Lonely Planet. The annual Lonely Planet lists are compiled based on the views of the company’s staff, writers and online community.
The Guardian Go Dutch
It’s a good time to… go Dutch
If you’re looking for a festive break with an edge, then head to Amsterdam, which will be celebrating in its own inimitable style. Expect quirky markets, camp cabarets and the city’s first ever Light Festival (7 Dec to 20 Jan; amsterdamlightfestival.com) featuring an illuminated walking route along the Amstel river and a canal parade of twinkling barges (15 Dec). Shop for unusual gifts at the Funky Christmas Market (18 Dec) held at the Westergasfabriek, (westergasfabriek.nl) a former gasworks which is now one of the city’s hippest hangouts, or join in one of the many outrageous cabaret nights which make up the Pink Christmas celebration (19-31 Dec, pinkchristmas.nl). And no winter trip would be complete without donning a pair of skates. If weather permits join the locals on the frozen canals or take a turn on the Museum Square outdoor rink, before snacking on poffertjes.
The Huffington Post
Destinations To Watch In 2013 Amsterdam
2013 Amsterdam won’t just be a destination to watch, it’ll be a destination to party with. Add up all the birthdays to celebrate in 2013 and the city would have a bonfire of candles to blow out. Throw in the grand reopenings of two of Europe’s most beloved museums and you’ve got the makings of one very big year.
2013 marks 400 years of Amsterdam’s iconic canal system. Anniversary events include special tours, exhibitions, and ice skating. The Artis Royal Zoo turns 175, and the Royal Concertgebouw celebrates 125 years. The year also marks 160 years since the birth of Vincent van Gogh, a fact visitors can celebrate when the Van Gogh Museum reopens in the summer after extensive renovations. And on April 14, after nearly a decade of renovation, the Rijksmuseum will throw open its doors and once again invite the world to marvel at its 80 halls full of art from the Middle Ages through today.
New York Times Places to go in 2013
The Stedelijk finally reopened at the end of September with a new, sleek bathtub-like extension, and the Rijksmuseum will reopen in April with much fanfare after a complete redo by the Spanish architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz. The Van Gogh Museum too, will reopen in May, after a much shorter renovation. The city will also be celebrating 400 years since the building of its iconic canal ring and the 125th birthday of the Concertgebouw, the city’s concert hall, which will feature performances by Eva-Maria Westbroek and Bernard Haitink among others.