Old Amsterdam

Hidden in between a pair of streets up in the North: lies the remains of a late medieval settlement on the Waterlandse Zeedijk.  Large sections of the Dyke still run through the urban parts of Amsterdam North. Nieuwendam was founded after one of the dykes broke in 1514. Starting to trade grain and peat the…

Rijksmuseum

It has been nearly 10 years since I set foot in this museum. And I have missed it terribly,it’s my favorite so much to see so many little spots to get lost in. People travelfrom all over the world to see the museum and this past decade they have seen just an minor part of…

Legends of Amsterdam

There are many myths that tell us about the start of the city of Amsterdam. However there are two that come closest to what would be the truth, this is one of them; According to the myth Amsterdam arose at the spot where the river Amstel flows into the open water, the IJ. The location…

A small history off Amsterdam

Well normally we talk about places ,stuff do ,shop and artists. However today we decided to write about a book which you should read if you are from Amsterdam,live there or plan to travel. The author Geert Mak wrote an amazing piece on Amsterdam and explains it’s history from the beginning as a small swamp…