Amsterdam is known for its village atmosphere, the beauty of the canals, the bustling cafés and bars, the rich cultural scene and the cosmopolitan population. The city offers something for everyone. Whether you are visiting for the museums, concert halls, the avant-garde theater and dance venues, restaurants that offer worldly cuisine or simply to shop, Amsterdam offers it all.
There is always something happening in Amsterdam, by day or by night. Festivals, concerts, exhibitions, performances, meets and events are an almost everyday occurrence in the city. Find out about current news & events, Amsterdam's hotspots and what's happening in the areas of shopping & nightlife and design & culture.
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Shopping in Amsterdam
With everything from multi-level department stores to one-of-a-kind boutiques, antiques to contemporary Dutch design, Amsterdam offers something for everyone.
Amsterdam's best shopping areas and colorful open-air markets are as diverse as the goods they sell, inspiring even the most cultivated shopper.
Experience green in Amsterdam
There are over thirty parks in Amsterdam, ranging from Wertheimpark which covers one hectare, to the fabulous Vondelpark which covers 48 hectares and attracts some nine million people every year.
The city also accommodates a broad selection of gardens with lush plantings, green lawns and beautiful flowerbeds.