The newly re-opened Van Gogh museum has relaunched its tradition of late Friday nights - with special program, free tours, workshops, DJ music and other events. Every Friday of a month from 18:00-22:00, free admission. You can also use free Wi-Fi newtwork throughout the museum.
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.
Jordaan district is the district most sung about, most written about and most romanticized in the whole of the Netherlands! Go for an exciting walk in the search for hidden courtyards - or hofjes as they are called in Dutch, - here you find the map that locates some of them.
Rijksmuseum in Schiphol airport is a nice surprise for those flying in and out Amsterdam. It is located on Holland Boulevard, in the area behind the passport control between the E and F Pier. The museum is open every day from 7:00 until 20:00 and admission is free. It houses a permanent exhibition of ten works by Dutch masters of the Golden Age from the Rijksmuseum's collection, as well as temporary exhibition that is changed several times per year.
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.
The National Heritage Days in Amsterdam is an annual two-day event on the second week of Septmeber when all the major monuments, museums, art galleries are opened to public access free of charge. In 2013 the Heritaga Days events are held on 14 and 15 September.
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.
Public library OBA in Amsterdam is the largest library in Europe housing not only the library, but also radio station, eshibition halls, as well as a restaurant with an outdoor terrace overlooking the city. Many of exhibitions held here are free of charge - check program here.