5 x Amsterdam must do’s this season
Basically, this one is always on top of our lists. The green lung of our city cannot be missed when visiting the capital of The Netherlands. But when the green leaves slowly colour into autumn tones, something magical seems to happen. Add the musical notes of the birds and parakeets, and you know it is worth a walk.
2. Pride: 25 years
Amsterdam Rainbow City hosts Pride Amsterdam for its 25th anniversary year. Starting out as a one day international event in the early 90s, it has grown into a 9-day celebration nowadays, focusing on the emancipation of various groups within the rainbow community. And as this year marks “25 years Pride Amsterdam hosts festivities for a whole month.
3. The missing pieces of “The Night Watch”
You may or may not have been aware of the fact that the famous ‘Night Watch’ of Rembrandt van Rijn was missing some pieces. Now, for the first time in 300 years, the missing pieces have been mounted around the original painting. Using artificial intelligence, the Operation Night Watch team has been able to recreate the missing pieces. Visit the Rijksmuseum to have a look for yourself and learn more about this famous artwork and its missing pieces.
4. The Sound of Music – Royal Theatre Carré
A taste of nostalgia and romance in abundance! A heartwarming story of Maria and the Von Trapp family, about the power of love in an anxious time. The Sound of Music One of the most beloved musicals of all time can be seen at the Royal Theater Carré. Side note: this is Amsterdam’s most beloved and famous theatre!
5. Cobra Museum
For those that – when it comes to art – have seen it all in Amsterdam.The Cobra Museum of Modern Art Amstelveen focuses on the art and ideas of the Cobra movement, a European avant-garde movement that was active from 1948 to 1951. A movement that brought alternative culture and focused on international solidarity and creativity. The museum hosts some of the greatest exhibitions at the moment: “Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivièra: A love revolution”, “Cobra and Politics”, and “Karel Appel 100”.The Cobra Museum is located just outside the city of Amsterdam (Amstelveen), but you can easily get there by hopping on tram no.5. which leaves in front of Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam and is also near Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam.
Park Plaza’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast package
To get the most out of your stay in Amsterdam, Park Plaza created a dinner, bed and breakfast package which offers you a completely carefree and flexible city trip.
Dine in utmost style after a day of city exploring, before retreating to your room for a quality nightcap in front of a Chromecast Samsung Smart TV. The next morning, start the day with an indulgent rain shower and luxurious bathroom amenities, followed by a healthy breakfast with options aplenty.
– An overnight stay
– Delicious breakfast buffet
Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam
Dinner reservation at the award-winning Italian restaurant TOZI to enjoy a set Cicchetti Feast Menu with 7 cicchetti to share – Wednesday to Sunday.
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Dinner reservation at Carstens Brasserie from Thursday to Sunday, to enjoy a three-course set menu consisting of a starter, main course and dessert.