Vincent van Gogh is one of the Netherlands’ master painters and there’s an entire museum devoted to him and his artwork. Learn more about which famous Dutch designer drew the designs for this museum and which painting are on display.
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is in the top 3 of most visited museums of the Netherlands and we totally understand why. With it’s magnificent art from the Netherlands and lots of other countries, it’s well worth visiting. That’s why we want to pass on a bit of information about this national treasure of a museum.
Heineken must be Amsterdam’s (or even the Netherlands) most famous export product. Everyone (who’s allowed to consume alcoholic beverages) once had a Heineken beer or one of the other beers owned by Heineken: Desperados, Affligem, Bintang, etc. We did some digging into the history of the Dutch beer manufacturer and found interesting facts.
Amsterdam’s city flag is super badass. We already knew this, of course. But in 2015 it was confirmed by flag enthusiast Roman Mars during one of his TED talks. Aren’t you wondering about the origin of ‘the most badass city flag of the world’? Well, we were! That’s why we did some research.
The Amsterdam canals are much praised, world famous and the canal belt is even on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Residents of Amsterdam cycle past the canals on a daily basis, but have you ever considered the history of this picturesque part of town?
When referring to the Netherlands, we usually hear four things: cheese, clogs, tulips and windmills! You’re able to find eight wind mills in Amsterdam. Some of them still run and are open to the public, so you can check them out from the inside. We’ve selected our favorites in every direction of the city of Amsterdam.