You can’t have a website about Amsterdam without writing about AFC Ajax Amsterdam. The soccer club was founded on March 18, 1900. and is one of the largest and most storied clubs in European football. Ajax won their first National Championship in 1918. From that point on Ajax could always be found at or near the top of the Dutch table. Nowadays Ajax is still the biggest club in the Netherlands and is known for their excellent youth academy. With manager Marco van Basten Ajax is still in the race for the Dutch championship as they continue their pursuit of AZ Alkmaar.
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In a lot of western countries people celebrate Christmas with Santa Claus. What a lot of people don’t know is that this famous happy guy from the North pole is based on the tale of Sinterklaas, a tradition from The Netherlands.
According to the tale Sinterklaas is a guy from Spain that comes to the Netherlands accompanied by his Black Pete’s (Zwarte Pieten) late November, to celebrate his birthday on 5th December by giving presents to the kids. Sinterklaas rides a big white horse and brings the presents by riding that horse on the roofs and dropping the presents in the chimneys or putting them in the kid’s shoes. (more…)
If you intend to travel to Amsterdam, you’ll need a place to stay. The nature of your stay will affect the kind of accommodation you’ll stay in. If your going to Amsterdam on business, you’ll probably stay in a hotel in Amsterdam. But if your going to enjoy a holiday in Amsterdam you may choose for a more relaxing place to sleep. Or why not sleep in a houseboat? How cool is that?
Last Sunday we had a car free day in Amsterdam. This all under the motto “Move healthy in a clean City”. People could not by car or engine of the ring A10 to the area within the ring A10 between 10.00 and 17.00. And there where over 100 activities on the streets of Amsterdam.
See these pictures for a short impression of the Amsterdam Car Free day 2008!
Welcome to the all-new “What you should know about Amsterdam before traveling here” website. I will post information about Amsterdam on this website that you’ll probably won’t find on most of the other websites. My goal is to help people from all over the world that think about traveling to this beautiful city to plan their trip and to get an idea about what kind of city Amsterdam is.