The Tall Ships will be in Amsterdam this weekend (August 19 -23) in one of the world’s largest maritime festivals. In addition to the Tall Ships, approximately 600 other ships will be part of the multi-day program. Most of the tall ships can be toured from 10:00 to 17:00 and there is a nightly fireworks show at 2200. For complete details on the festival, see the official website here.
In addition, De Parade runs until the 22nd in Martin Luther Kingpark. See the I Am Amsterdam website for more details on this and other happenings in Amsterdam this summer.
If you are in Amsterdam for sightseeing, be sure to read our ThereArePlaces guide to the Best Places to Visit in Amsterdam, as it’s one of our most popular city guides.
Amsterdam is one of the fun places to visit in Europe. While many focus on Amsterdam for its food, fun and active nightlife, it has several fantastic attractions and others that are relatively unique in Europe.
The Van Gogh Museum is an incredible treasure, displaying a vast array of some of Van Gogh’s most impressive works. Across town, but not far away, the Anne Frank Huis contains poignant displays chronicling the tragic, secret life of Anne Frank during her “captivity” during World War II in Amsterdam.
If you are looking for something lighter, there is the “new” Heineken Experience, one of the most popular attractions in Venice of the North.
We have expanded, reformatted and reorganized the ThereArePlaces Guide to Amsterdam to help you explore this wonderful city. Amsterdam is one of the most popular destinations with visitors at theThereArePlaces website.
We’ve added a new section on Amsterdam Touring Tips that covers what you will need to know to visit Amsterdam. Most travelers plan to stay a couple of days, but often extend their visit. One of the most common comments of those departing is “I had to leave; it was just too much fun!” Maybe you should see for yourself?