Discover a cultural giant
Discover the cultural riches of this charming world city. Book flights to Amsterdam and visit the Anne Frank House or Van Gogh Museum before strolling through the Vondelpark. Walking, biking or boating, cultural treats await you on every corner. The centuries-old canal houses, the Dam Palace and the Rijksmuseum breathe history, while the new EYE museum displays Amsterdam’s ultramodern side.
Cultural treasures in and around Amsterdam
Did you know that Amsterdam's canals are a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Go shopping through the quirky ‘9 streets’ or discover the city from the water on a touring boat. There is also much to do just outside of Amsterdam: For a true taste of Holland, visit the nearby village of Zaanse Schans and the Keukenhof. All this and more makes Amsterdam the perfect destination for a city trip and to start a longer holiday in Europe. Expect to be surprised: Book a flight to Amsterdam now!
Dive into the night life
Dutch delights or an Indonesian rice table? Taste the countless cultures of this small world city. See for yourself how every area of Amsterdam is different. From the Jordaan to the Pijp or Amsterdam North, each neighbourhood has 1 thing in common: Great cafés that stay open until the early hours. Just like the concert halls. From classical (Concertgebouw) to rock (Paradiso), Amsterdam has it all!
Flights to Amsterdam and a unique city trip
Find a cheap flight to Amsterdam? With KLM your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: Free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in The Netherlands before you know it.
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ACTIVE & OUTDOOR
Old towns, stunning constructions and wonderful nature: admire all of this and more in THIS IS HOLLAND, a brand-new 5D movie attraction by the producers of De Nieuwe Wildernis (The New Wilderness). It is the perfect introduction to Holland for first-time visitors, but also an interesting surprise for Dutchies who think they know their country inside out. This is a magical 5D experience with smells, colours, images, sounds, rain and shine.
Amsterdam has just gained another top attraction: the A’DAM Tower in trendy Amsterdam-Noord finally provides the city with a decent viewing platform. The 360-degree view, the ‘Over the Edge’ swing, a cocktail bar and a fabulous restaurant make the crossing from Amsterdam’s Central Station more than worthwhile.
Spending the weekend in Amsterdam? Get local and go by bike! It’s the best way to get from A to B without missing a single thing. Oh yes, this city has more to offer than the Van Gogh Museum, the flower market and coffee shops. With just a few tips, we would like to introduce you to the city that caters for all tastes with its endless list of activities and possibilities.
ARTS & CULTURE
Innovative, visionary and imaginative: the work of the late 15th-century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch was truly groundbreaking. On display in museums around the world, his paintings still inspire countless visitors. 2016 marks the 500th anniversary of his death. There will be a series of events throughout the whole year to celebrate the life of this ingenious painter. All events will take place in ’s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch), his home town and one of the most beautiful medieval cities in the Netherlands.
With over 350 events, 2,200 DJs and more than 80 clubs and venues, the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the largest electronic dance festival in the world. The most high-profile party during this 5-day long event in October is the Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF). The first edition of the AMF took place in 2013 and in less than 2 years this new festival has become a household name in the world of dance music.
ARTS & CULTURE
Hundreds of historical ships on the water and countless activities on the quayside: SAIL Amsterdam 2015 will be one big extravaganza. This nautical event arrives in capital of the Netherlands every 5 years, and this 9th edition promises to be even more impressive and inspiring than ever before!
Without any false modesty, the organisers call it ‘the World’s Leading Dance Event’. Take a closer look at the facts and figures and you will see why. Sensation is the largest and most successful dance party in the world, drawing 40,000 visitors each year in Amsterdam and hosting international editions in 32 countries. To organise such a mega-event takes a monumental effort.
The 15th Sensation edition will not be going on an international tour and can only be experienced in Amsterdam. According to organiser Duncan Stutterheim: “This is a landmark event that deserves an exclusive show.” This event expects to welcome more foreign visitors than ever from 75 countries. Many visitors don’t fly home the next day but stay to explore the famous Amsterdam nightlife scene.
ARTS & CULTURE
The stately Royal Palace on Dam Square is one of the main historic monuments in Amsterdam. In the 17th century, the imposing building in the city centre was dubbed the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. Nowadays it is mainly used for official receptions and royal events, although the antique interior and beautiful art collection are open to the general public throughout the year.
A tall, green building above the water of the IJ waterway. This is NEMO, the largest science museum in the Netherlands where you can dive into experiments and explore science and technology. Anyone curious about the world in which we live will adore this interactive museum – the perfect place to smell, hear, taste, feel and see how our planet works.
ARTS & CULTURE
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is one of the most important Dutch painters from the Golden Age. Between 1639 and 1658 this hugely influential artist lived and worked in a stylish house in the heart of Amsterdam. The Rembrandthuis at Jodenbreestraat 4 is now a museum and tells the story of this artist's daily life.
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