Winter Season 2017

As the cooler and shorter days begin in the city, Amsterdam prepares for a fun-packed season.
The City comes into its own in the winter months with a festive atmosphere, cosy pubs and plenty of events to enjoy.
Highlights include the Light Festival, plays and performances and many Christmas and New Years events and parties.

Cannabis City

Every week thousands come to the Netherlands to enjoy a society where cannabis is available to anyone over 18 years of age, and able to identify themselves. Many, coming by car from Belgium, France and Germany, head from the country’s border straight for the nearest town with a Coffeeshop. Starting 2012 this situation has changed, leaving Amsterdam the No.1 visiting city for Cannabis tourism in the world.

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Kings DayKing's Day (formerly Queen's Day) festivities invite locals and visitors alike to soak up Amsterdam's open-air fun. In the streets, canals, parks and everywhere in between, the city is bursting with orange as Amsterdammers enjoy the biggest street party of the year.
Amidst orange-pride, live music, DJs, parties and a citywide street market, you'll find an electric atmosphere not to be missed. The next King's Day will be celebrated on Thursday, 27 April 2017.



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flowersKeukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the world's largest flower gardens.
Keukenhof is open annually from mid-March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending on the weather.

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    Episode 702 is coming from the dressing rom at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan, where my pal Rodriguez asked...
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    David Kunian is spinnning a seond hour of Mardi Gras Indian music with selections by Big Chief Peppy with Trombone...
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    Leslie Keros is playing some very hip music this week by Kellylee Evans, Nina Simone, J.J. Johnson, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis...
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Amsterdam Cannabis City

Amsterdam is famous for a couple of things. The most well known being, our 'Cannabis' coffeeshops, where anyone older than 18 and able to identify themselves can buy up to 5 grams of Marijuana or Hashish. View a list of all Coffeeshops Amsterdam