Amsterdam Museum – The History of Amsterdam

Did you know that Amsterdam was first named Amestelledam? Or that the whole city is built on thousands of poles to protect it from sinking into the wet soil? And did you know that a butcher in theMiddle Ages invented a mechanical hoist to pull horses out of the canal because that was a common issue

Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam

In the 17th century, the golden age of the Netherlands, Jewish culture flourished in Amsterdam. The city was open-minded to religion, so Jews were allowed to build synagogues and practice Judaism. Most Jews settled in the same area and formed the Jewish quarter, which today is located near

Royal Palace Amsterdam

The Royal Palace Amsterdam nowadays is a public space and museum open for everyone. It was restored between 2005 and 2009 and is worth a visit. Only on Koningsdag King’s Day), and Dodenherdenking (Remembrance Day) or when the Royal Family is expecting high guests; the Royal Palace Amsterdam is used

Resistance Museum

Resistance Museum Amsterdam – WWII in Holland One year after World War II broke out, the Nazis occupied Holland. On the 14th of May 1940, the Dutch government surrendered, and the Nazis reigned until May 1945 when Germany lost the war against the Allies. The Resistance Museum Amsterdam

Anne Frank Museum: an Amsterdam must visit

Anne Frank Museum: an Amsterdam must visit

The story of Anne Frank Prinsengracht 263 is an average Amsterdam house with an extraordinary story. It is the story of Anne Frank, a German Jewish girl, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1929. After the Nazi Regime took over, she and her family had to flee to Amsterdam and hide in the Annex of

Churches in Amsterdam

Churches in Amsterdam

Though Amsterdam is a very liberal city these days, known for freedom and tolerance, it has a very Christian past. There are numerous beautiful (hidden) churches in Amsterdam. They are definitely worth a visit during your time in Amsterdam. Are you in for a moment of quietness and reflection in

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the world’s most famous artists. Did you know that he was Dutch? When you plan your trip to Amsterdam, make sure to have a look at the biggest collection of his works, which you can find in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. It is definitely worth it! About the Van Gogh

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