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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May 19, 2018

One of the perks of living in this small, densely populated country is its bike-friendly infrastructure and the comprehensive public transportation system.

May 10, 2018

Accessories are this girl's best friend, and lucky for me, I was able to visit Tassen Museum of Bags and Purses, a three-floor museum dedicated to the history of bags and purses. This museum showcases both men and women utilizing bags to transport their coins, documents, papers, alms, bibles, holy relics and an increasing number of personal items, including keys, combs, mirrors, pincushions, cosmetics, and jewelry throughout history...

April 28, 2018

Koningsdag, held on 27th of April, is a country-wide celebration marking the birth of King Willem-Alexander. The festivity begins the preceding night (King's Night) and continues the following day with the largest open-air festival in the Netherlands...

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...

April 7, 2018

Finally here in the Netherlands trying to figure out how to manage in your new environment?  Attempting to deal with Dutch Bureaucracy can often be an unnerving undertaking for some, but it doesn’t have to be...

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”...

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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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