Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Tip from our concierge: the best activities in February

Tip from our concierge: the best activities in February

Exhibition ‘Caravaggio Bernini: Baroque in Rome’ The Rijksmuseum’s rich collections are a must-see when visiting Amsterdam. The culture and history of the city are expressed through more than 1 million works of art. As of 14 February the museum will… Read more

6 things to do during winter in Amsterdam

6 things to do during winter in Amsterdam

Winter in Amsterdam is magical and idyllic. The streets are decorated with lights, you find a giant Christmas tree on Dam square and many festive events are organized in Amsterdam.   1. Ice skate at the museum quarter From 16… Read more

Top 10 picks of Amsterdam from our concierge

Top 10 picks of Amsterdam from our concierge

Take a canal boat tour (private or organized) Amsterdam’s 165 canals were created in the 17th century to improve the city’s transportation system. Today this UNESCO World Heritage Site defines Amsterdam’s landscape and is the best way to explore the… Read more

Explore like a local

Explore like a local

In the city of bikes… You cycle through Amsterdam which is not only healthy, but practical and fun too. It might be hard to imagine for any foreigner, but for the locals it is the easiest way to get from… Read more

Getting to know Amsterdam’s canals

Getting to know Amsterdam’s canals

One of the most awe-inspiring structures in the world, Amsterdam’s Canal Ring stands as a stunning architectural marvel with a fascinating history and one certainly worth getting acquainted with. As is the case with many UNESCO World Heritage Sites,… Read more

Amsterdam’s best museums

Amsterdam’s best museums

Amsterdam certainly has its fair share in regard to world-class museums. The difficulty is not finding a museum, because there are over 400 in the city, but determining which ones are worth the precious little time you have to spend… Read more

Neighbourhood De Pijp

Neighbourhood De Pijp

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is situated at the Ferdinand Bolstraat, named after the artist Ferdinand Bol, and is considered the heart of De Pijp. Noteworthy, most of the streets are named after Dutch painters. ‘De Pijp’ is often referred to the… Read more

Colouring the skyline

Colouring the skyline

At 78 meters high, Hotel Okura Amsterdam towers above the canals and has been a prominent sight in the Amsterdam skyline for more than 45 years. After sunset, the hotel switches on its rooftop LED lights, illuminating the canopy and… Read more

Amsterdam’s countryside

Amsterdam’s countryside

Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken Visiting Amsterdam can mean many things, but first and foremost, it is a bustling cosmopolitan experience. Set against the historic charms of majestic canals lined with 17th-century gabled houses, the city’s most well-known sites range… Read more