Amsterdam is also known as the City of Diamonds. If you would like to find out all about carats, colours, clarity and cuts, and learn about some of the history of this Amsterdam craft join one of the free guided tours held seven days a week at Gassan Diamonds. Prebook your tour on Gassan Diamonds web page.
Hague Greeters are volunteers that will share their love for the city with you in an enthusiastic and hospitable manner. A Greeter will walk with you through the city for a couple of hours and have you experiencing The Hague in a unique way. Prior booking of a guide at least 2 weeks in advance is requested.
It is in the soul of a human to strive for places that are closed and not accessible. Open Garden days in Amsterdam is a chance to fulfill some dreams - The Open Garden Days Amsterdam is an annual in the 3rd weekend of June. Organized by the Canal Museums, it is a 3 day long event in which 30 privately kept splendid canal house gardens are open to the public. Although you have to buy a ticket for enter gardens, we still included the event in our list due to its special value.
Amsterdam Light Festival from mid December to mid January brings new colours to this vital city. More than 20 inspiring light objects are located throughout the historical center of Amsterdam, to find more detailed information check Festival's home page.
Every Friday throughout the year (if the streets are dry) you are invited for a skate tour through Amsterdam of about 20 kilometers. Anyone can join in, free of charge. Participation is allowed under the condition that you are a skilled skater. For routes and timetable check here.
National Geographic has included tram Nr. 2 ride in Amsterdam within top 10 trolley rides in the world. The Nr. 2 tram travels along many of Amsterdam’s major tourist attractions, such as the Royal Palace, De Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), Begijnhof, Bloemenmarkt (flower market), Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Vondelpark. Not absolutely for free, but good value for a tram ticket purchased.
Spui square is located just in front of entrance to Begijnhof. On Fridays booksellers from all Netherlands gather here with their treasures - interesting both for serious collectors and just book lovers. On Sundays you find here artists selling their original works of various scale. If you even don't need any, come and watch.
Vondelpark is the ideal place to rest after a visit to the Museum Quarter: at a walking distance from the Van Gogh and the Stedelijk Museums, it is the largest green area in the city. During summer time - June, July and August, free concerts and shows at the open-air theater entertain both adults and children. For detailed program check here.