6 videos celebrating the history and culture of Amsterdam

6 videos celebrating the history and culture of Amsterdam

In honour of Amsterdam’s 745th birthday on October 27, here’s a list of some of IamExpat's favourite videos that celebrate everything that makes Amsterdam such an amazing city!

1. The best hidden spots in Amsterdam

Hidden gems Amsterdam

Amsterdam is known around the world for its canals, museums, and coffee shops, and is visited by millions of people every year who are keen to see all the main sights. However, there is so much more on offer in this glorious city, and this video highlights some of the best hidden spots in the Dutch capital.

2. 101 facts about Amsterdam

101 facts Amsterdam

After 745 years, there is so much history and information to learn about the Netherlands that it seems impossible to know where to even start. But don’t worry about it we've got you covered. Get ready to impress your friends and family with 101 interesting facts about this unique city.

3. The oldest video footage of Amsterdam

Amsterdam Dam Square 1900

Ever wondered how much Amsterdam has changed over the years? Well, wonder no longer! Take a step back in time and see what Amsterdam was like back in the early 20th century with these videos, which include some of the oldest video footage of the city.

4. The best things to do in Amsterdam with kids

To do in Amsterdam with kids

Amsterdam may have a very specific international reputation, however, the city also has so much on offer for families, with tonnes of activities available to keep the little ones happy and entertained. From renting bikes to taking a canal cruise - these are the best things to do in Amsterdam with kids according to some of the trustworthy and knowledgeable locals!

5. 48 hours in Amsterdam: Food, food, and more food

Food in Amsterdam

The Netherlands’ isn’t exactly known for the local cuisine or traditional food. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a wealth of quality cafes and restaurants in Amsterdam offering incredible food. Take a journey with Jesse and Will from TOPJAW as they visit all the top spots for foodies

6. The best things to do in Amsterdam

To do in Amsterdam

And last but certainly not least, with so much to do in the city, how do you know where to start? Whether you live in the city or are just hoping to visit at some point in the future, here are 10 of the best things to do in Amsterdam.

Happy birthday Amsterdam!

There are so many reasons to love Amsterdam, and it's incredible to think this city has been around for over 700 years. All that's left to say is: Happy birthday Amsterdam!

What are some of the things you love most about Amsterdam? Let us know in the comments below!

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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