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12 great restaurants in Amsterdam

Whenever I visit a new city I find it hard to identify the best places for food. Preferably, I go to restaurants where locals go and I rather avoid the places with hundreds of TripAdvisor reviews fearing it may be a “tourist trap.” I am sure they serve good food, but I really enjoy the…

The Utrecht International Comedy Festival 2023

Very few people in the Netherlands know that Utrecht hosts one of the largest comedy festivals in the world: the Utrecht International Comedy Festival (UICF)! So it is time to shout it from the rooftops because it is not only the largest comedy festival, it is also the kick start of the festival season in…

Anne Frank House tickets. How does it work?

I come across many desperate messages on facebook from people who missed out on tickets to the Anne Frank House. That is really a pity particularly if the Anne Frank House is one of the reasons to visit Amsterdam. Here are a few tips to ensure you get your tickets to the Anne Frank House…

Does your company generate collateral gain?

We are all familiar with the term collateral damage. Surprisingly, its antonym collateral gain, besides in the financial sector, is not commonly used, let alone properly defined. And that, if you ask me, is a missed opportunity. I happily devote myself to putting collateral gain in the spotlights.  Definition In essence, collateral gain refers to…

Keukenhof – the most beautiful flower garden in the world!

In 2023, the world’s most famous flower garden will be open from 23 March till 14 May! Indulge in the largest and most colorful flower garden you can imagine and it is just a stone’s throw away from Amsterdam! In 2022, mid April, I finally visited this beautiful flower garden with my sister. I simply…

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: comedy walking tours with a professional comedian as guide! Amsterdam – Utrecht – Eindhoven 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…

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…

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…