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.
Zeejdik Temple in Amsterdam or The Fo Guang Shan He Hua Temple is the largest temple in Europe, that has been built in traditional Chinese palace-style.
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.
Wireless Internet at Schiphol Airport is easy: simply switch on your laptop, PDA or tablet PC, select the ‘KPN’ network, open the Internet browser and follow the instructions on the login page.
Science museum of Amsterdam - NEMO, has a roof terrace with scenic views over the canals of Amsterdam.
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.
Every second weekend of September - thousands of historical buildings and sites are open to the public free of charge. Besides opening their doors, many locations also organise on-site activities like exhibitions, music and guided tours, as well as open doors to the sites normally closed to public. Detailed program is published in mid August - check the website.