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Get the most out of Amsterdam in lockdown!

About the author: Laura Danielle is co-founder of Comedy Walks: discover the city with a professional comedian. The most unique and fun way to experience a city! Last Friday the Dutch government announced an evening lockdown in the Netherlands starting from Sunday 28 November. The lockdown basically means that all the fun stops at 5pm…

10 Fun things to do in Amsterdam in winter!

About the author: Laura Danielle is co-founder of Comedy Walks: city walks with a professional comedian as guide!  I get this question a lot: what to do in Amsterdam in winter? First of all, Amsterdam is absolutely fabulous during any season of the year! Each season has its own beauty and particularities. There are dozens…

A unique experience in Amsterdam: Sauna Deco

About the author: Laura Danielle is co-founder of Comedy Walks: city walks with a professional comedian as guide!  If you are looking for a unique experience in Amsterdam, I always recommend a Comedy Walk, a city walk with a comedian as guide. You can’t blame me as I am the co-founder of Comedy Walks. But if you…

Wat te doen in Utrecht dit weekend: 5x de beste tips

Utrecht is de ideale stad voor een weekendje weg! Het is een prachtige historische stad met veel bezienswaardigheden, maar ook heerlijk om gewoon door heen te slenteren. En niet onbelangrijk, Utrecht heeft ongelofelijk veel gezellige eettentjes voor lunch en diner of gewoon een drankje. Maar wat te doen in Utrecht? Tijdens een weekendje Utrecht kun…

Citytrip Utrecht: Central Museum

Utrecht is a great city for a daytrip. The wharves and wharf cellars at the Oudegracht (English: Old Canal) remain mind-blowing and the view from the Domtoren is always mesmerizing (see my earlier blog on the Domtoren). Now, I have an addition to your Must-Definitely-Do List: the Centraal Museum (in English: Central Museum). I was…

ARTZUID: Amsterdam sculpture biennale 2021

About the author: Laura Danielle is co-founder of Comedy Walks: city walks with a professional comedian as guide!  The ARTZUID outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place every two years and seems to grow larger each edition. You will find most of the sculptures at the Apollolaan and Minervalaan in Amsterdam Zuid (Amsterdam South). If you love outdoor exhibitions…

Dagje Utrecht: Domtoren

Ik vind Utrecht één van de leukste steden van Nederland en zal er de komende weken regelmatig te vinden zijn. Er is zoveel te doen en te ontdekken en het is bijna allemaal lopend te doen. Wil je meteen een goed beeld van Utrecht krijgen? Dan mag je het uitzicht vanaf de oude Domtoren niet…

Traditional Dutch food in Amsterdam: oliebollen (o-lee-bollun)

About the author: Laura Danielle is co-founder of Comedy Walks: city walks with a professional comedian as guide!  What do you mean there is no traditional Dutch food?? Let me introduce you to the deep-fried (raisin) buns, famously known as the oliebol (pronounce as: o-lee-bol) as one of the most popular traditional foods/snacks in the Netherlands. The history…

The famous 9 little streets in Amsterdam

The 9 little streets (in Dutch: 9 Straatjes) are very popular, both with locals, tourists and expats, and are located in the canal belt area right behind the Royal Palace on the Dam (click here to read my blog about the Royal Palace).  It actually consists of 9 small picturesque shopping streets: the Gasthuismolensteeg, Hartensteeg,…

Rembrandt 360: a stunning photographic replica of Rembrandt’s Night Watch

Picture this: a very high resolution photographic replica of Rembrandt’s famous Night Watch with real people and accessories in its original format (on a 4m x 5m  canvas). This is for real! I visited the exhibition Rembrandt 360 in July but due to its mega success the exhibition is extended till the end of October. …

The Royal Palace Amsterdam on Dam square

The Royal Palace Amsterdam on Dam square is often called the most prestigious monument from the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. This palace was originally built as a Town Hall and that probably explains why I was never really impressed by it’s exterior appearance. However, the moment you step inside you plunge into…

The most beautiful terraces by the water in Amsterdam

In summer it can be very hot in Amsterdam; this week it will be >35° C (>85° F). What is a better place to cool down then at a terrace by the water with a refreshing drink in your hand? So here is a list of my favorite, most beautiful terraces by the water in…

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