Tips by Arjen, owner of Vondel Hotels
Arjen van den Hof is a true local. As the owner of Vondel Hotels and resident of Amsterdam,
he knows the city at its best! Every month he personally collects tips to make your stay in Amsterdam even better!
1. Ice Amsterdam
The Dutch love to ice skate on the frozen canals during winter but if the weather doens't let us, we practise our skills in front of the Rijksmuseum and enjoy a cup of hot choco afterwards.
More info? iceamsterdam.nl
2. Museum Willet-Holthuysen
Visit this historic canal house museum to see how this wealthy couple celebrated Christmas in the ninetheenth century with imposing festive decoration.
Where? Herengracht 605
More info? willetholthuysen.nl
3. Hartog's Volkoren
The oliebol is a typical Dutch treat this time a year that you should taste at least ones while visiting Amsterdam! This bakery makes the best whole grain oliebol in town.
Where? Wibautstraat 77
More info? volkorenbrood.nl
4. Van Wonderen Stroopwafels
LThe tastiest waffles: Dutch stroopwafels. Here you eat them dipped in choco and spinkled with all kinds of sweets. Good luck choosing your favourite!
Where? Kalverstraat 190
More info? vanwonderenstroopwafels.nl
5. Fortune Flea
As the owner is on the hunt for treasures most of her time, this heaven for vintage interior design is only open 2 weekends a month. Check the website before visiting.
Where? Zeeburgerpad 26 BG
More info? fortuneflea.com
6. Laura Dols
Party with a dresscode? Here you find the largest collection of 50's vintage glitter and glamour, gala and cocktail dresses imported from Hollywood.
Where? Wolvenstraat 7
More info? lauradols.nl
7. Amsterdam Light Festival
Amsterdam's city centre and its canals are in limelight with spectacular light sculptures and make it look like walking into a fairy tale after dark.
More info? amsterdamlightfestival.com
8. Het Amsterdamse Winterparadijs
From the 21st on you can visit this winter-wonderland to enjoy a paradise of Christmas feeling. Many activities for young and old!
Where? Europaplein 22
More info? hetamsterdamsewinterparadijs.nl