De Waalse Kerk, or in English, The Walloon Church, is a beautiful building right in the heart of old Amsterdam. The church has been in this position since 1578 and still has a pastoral function. The modern-day functioning also includes many superb cultural events performed on a stage inside this iconic setting. In fact, since 2015, the expansion of cultural offerings has proven itself to be a very successful undertaking. The common and unifying themes of the church include music, culture, live performances, the French language and contemplation. See The Waalse Kerk cultural agenda on the official events page.
Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience is a fun, entertaining, educational and impressive experience right in the very heart of Amsterdam. Step back in time to 17th century Amsterdam and look inside Rembrandt’s painting studio. A technical marvel of sound, light and special effects will immerse you in the world of the artist, his family and his work. Sit in a reconstruction of Rembrandt’s studio on the Rozengracht, where he created many of his masterpieces. Learn all about Rembrandt, his mistress Hendrickje, son Titus and daughter Cornelia. This is a spectacular experience that lasts about half an hour. You can do the show in different languages of your choice including Dutch, English, German or French. See the official Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience website for more information.
The Moco Museum Amsterdam. A most welcome addition to the Amsterdam art exhibition scene. The MOCO has made quite a space for itself in a very short period of time. The Moderne Contemporary Museum has great rolling exhibitions starring works from Dali, Banksy, Lichtenstein and many more. The so-called ‘Rockstars of Contemporary art’. More and more artists are displayed all the time. A visit to the Moco museum Amsterdam is always a good idea ! For more information see the MOCO official page here.
Our Lord in the Attic – Millions of visitors to Amsterdam walk straight past this museum every year. What a shame, as it is one of the most amazing places to visit in the city ! If you enter, you will take a step back in time to a perfectly preserved house from the Dutch Golden age. You will see the rooms they lived in and the way they lived. Keep heading up the inside of the house and you will be amazed. In the attic they’re is a beautiful catholic church. Open: Monday through Saturday from 10 am till 6 pm.
Open: Sunday from 13 pm till 6 pm. More details on the Our Lord in the Attic official page here.
As the name states, the Badhuistheater Amsterdam used to be a free standing public bathhouse first built in 1913. It is classified as a national monument. For over the last thirty years is has been a theatre right in the heart of Amsterdam Oost. The theatre director for the last few decades is Mike Manicardi. In the theatre he produces and directs many different shows all year long. Also, he hosts many travelling productions that come to Amsterdam. Added to this mix is a raft of local community events all year long. There really is something for everyone. For more details and tickets see The Badhuistheater Amsterdam site here. (more…)
The National Maritime Museum Amsterdam has one of the largest maritime collections in the world and regular great exhibitions. Discover all about Dutch maritime history, because it is so interesting. You can see a vast array of maps and maritime equipment. Regular new temporary exhibitions to see. Above all, there is always something for the whole family here. In addition, the total collection is over 400,000 objects. After that, you will learn how the Dutch ruled world commerce with their massive fleet of trading ships. For details of times and current exhibitions, see the National Maritime Museum Amsterdam website.
The Concertgebouw Amsterdam. This is a world famous concert hall right in the heart of Amsterdam on the Museumplein. You can see concerts by some of the best musicians in a variety of different genres, though mainly classical. There is a great selection of free lunchtime concerts (see the website). Also, you can join a guided tour of this beautiful concertholl to gain a better understanding of the deep and rich history of the venue. NOTE:NOW OPEN AGAIN. Please keep an eye on the official page to see what is coming next.