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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April 14, 2018

New to Amsterdam trying to find ways to connect with native residents on a genuine level while discovering the city? The Dutch tradition of open-air markets, namely in Amsterdam is a great place to turn your tedious quest for provisions into an opportunity to support local farmers, artists, collectors, and craftsman while soaking in your new surroundings...

March 31, 2018

Are you a freelancer in Amsterdam without a formal office in search of a spot where you can chill out, get a bite to eat and plug away? Never fear, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re a digital nomad, writer, or a marketer like me, there are several cafes in Amsterdam that welcome what I call, “shared workspace culture”...

December 8, 2017

My favorite thing about living in Amsterdam is by far the art culture. It’s everywhere, permeates everything, even in retail thanks to the rise of concept stores.

November 24, 2017

I’ve been a Netherlands resident since August 2016, and now that I’m a Karma Yogi at Forty Degrees Yoga, I’m officially settling into a daily routine like a local.

November 18, 2017

Happy Holiday Amsterdammers, it’s almost that time of year. Guess what I was lucky enough to come across while scrolling through my FB events a few hours before it started? The annual Turn on the Lights ceremony!

November 14, 2017

As a follower of Atlas Obscura, I discovered their Micropia Exhibit in Amsterdam. Micropia is a zoo of sorts, it has a collection of the most powerful..

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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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