An Interview with David Wienir, Author of Amsterdam Exposed, a Journey Around the Red Light District

David Wienir, a writer and entertainment lawyer, presented his book, Amsterdam Exposed, yesterday (18th of May) in the Dutch capital. Amsterdam Exposed narrates the story about a 26-year-old American exchange student in Amsterdam in 1999. As Wienir describes it, this is a nonjudgmental book that shows an innocent perspective about Amsterdam and the Red Light District, but also a really personal story. …

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Remembrance Day, Lest We Forget

Last Friday the Netherlands remembered those who lost their lives during World War II on Remembrance Day. In Amsterdam, a large crowd gathered in Dam Square to pay their respects. The square was at its fullest capacity just minutes after the ceremony began. The public witnessed King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte walking along war veterans and …

Rijksmuseum, Home for Dutch Masters

You do not have to search a lot about the Netherlands to find the monumental twin buildings designed by the renown Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers: Amsterdam Central Station and the Rijksmuseum, the National Museum. Both are fundamental to the city of Amsterdam. The museum exhibits some of the best artistic works from the Dutch golden era, the 17th century.  One …

As Spring Arrives, Amsterdam Drinks

The biggest speciality beer bar in Amsterdam invited more than 10 international breweries and received about 70 people from April 21st to April 22nd.

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Van Gogh Museum, Life through Vincent’s Eyes

It is rare to find a museum dedicated to a single artist. It is a risky proposal, as it is common to see the best paintings in the history of art displayed in distinct countries, distributed to travel around the world. The Van Gogh Museum, built in 1973, is the place where all the story about the famed Dutch painter lies. …