Urban Art:

Amsterdam's Street Scene

Hoi! I'm Am, serial wanderer and believer in life without borders. Expat Travel Diaries chronicles the challenges and beauty I encounter while living abroad. Keep reading for my take on Dutch culture, advice on how to see far away lands on a budget, and highlights of budding artists. 

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February 24, 2019

Before leaving for winter holiday, I was invited to fashion designer Sepehr Maghsoudi’s intimate viewing of his 18th collection - "The One"

September 19, 2018

Hello and happy Wednesday to all the readers out there! I spent this past Sunday cruising the famed NDSM and its inspired me to take a refreshed look one of my favorite observations, Street Art. This feature is an updated of a previous post I did back in 2017. One of my missions as of late is to be as present as possible and observe the beauty that can be easily overlooked in a rush to complete tasks. Living in Amsterdam is almost like being in a real-life postcard, so I’ve decided to make a more conscious effort to appreciate all the visual candy it has to offer.

September 11, 2018

For the first time, nine monumental sculptures by Spanish Basque artist, Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002), have been selected to grace the grounds of the Rijksmuseum Gardens from 22 June 2018 until 23 September 2018.

August 17, 2018

Last month, ever on the quest to find things to do in my increasingly familiar adopted city, I read about the Keti Koti Festival commemorating the 1 July 1863 abolition of slavery in the former Dutch colony of Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles...

June 17, 2018

Happy Sunday all you new Amsterdammers out there. Guess what I happened upon while wandering around the city looking for something interesting to report back you guys? The Spuistraat Festival! If you’re new to the city, there’s always outdoor events in the summer months, and sometimes the best way to find things to do is to just get out there and explore the city.

June 3, 2018

Next time you’re in Spui Square peer behind the mysterious wooden door, venture down the tiled hallway, and be prepared to transported back in time. Amid the hustle and bustle of Centrum you can find a moment of quiet in Begijnhof, one of the oldest hofjes in the Netherlands.

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I'm Am, a freelance content writer living in Amsterdam since 2015. I'm a student in the art of experiences and relish conquering new frontiers. Enjoy my weekly feature articles about my quest to be a global citizen. Guest contributions and original photography by Steph N.

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Open Monuments Day Amsterdam

8 Sepetember - 9 September 2018│10 pm - 5 pm

Various locations

Admission: Free of charge

Klassiek op het Amstelveld

15 September 2018│10:30 am - 10 pm


1017 JD Amsterdam

Admission: Free of charge

Unseen Amsterdam

21 September - 23 September│Fri. 12 pm - 10 pm, Sat. 11 am - 8 pm, and Sun 11 am - 5 pm


Klonne plein 1, 1014 DD Amsterdam

Admission: Ticket prices vary from €16.50 to €25

The Life of Buddha Exhibition

16 September - 3 February│10 am - 5 pm

De Nieuwe Kerk

Dam, 1012 JS Amsterdam

Admission: Ticket prices vary


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