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Amsterdam has never been renowned as a boring, run-of-the-mill European capital, granted, but sometimes...just sometimes...we do wonder how wacky it can really get. Ever wanted to take a trip down the human body? We don’t mean figuratively speaking; we mean it in the most literal sense possible. Wanna jump up and down on a ginormous tongue, slide down an oesophagus and take a stroll alongside a femoral artery? Yes?! Well you are in luck intrepid explorer!

If you never want to think of your body in the same way again, do yourself a favour: on your next week-end away to Amsterdam, don’t forget to pay a visit to what is often touted as possibly the absolute wackiest ‘museum’ in the whole country.

And that’s saying a lot.

Just when you thought Amsterdam couldn’t get any wackier!

May 24th 2014, 22:26 by Laura Pattara

Pick any major European city as your next holiday destination and one thing’s for sure: you won’t be short of things to do and places to see. However, if the thought of spending yet another week-end away museum and market hopping sounds like a bit of a boring, overdone drag, take heart! Surely there’s a crazy festival somewhere you can attend!

Head off to one of our favourite cities at just the right time of year and you could take part in (or at the very least witness in bewilderment of) one of Europe’s weirdest festivals.

Trust us, there’s plenty of wacky stuff out there for you to experience!

Europe’s top 3 weirdest festivals!

May 11th 2014, 08:36 by Laura Pattara

It’s cold, it’s raining, and the sun goes down at four in the afternoon. How do Amsterdammers manage to survive the winter? Sure, they’ve got ice-skating and pea soup, but really, we think their secret lies in the city’s ultra-cozy bars..

Here, we’ve picked our six favourite spots to cuddle up and share a drink with friends during those long winter nights. These bars have elevated gezelligheid – the Dutch national philosophy of coziness and comfort – to an art form.

Six Cozy Bars to Survive that Long Amsterdam Winter

Dec 16th 2013, 20:42 by Allison Guy

For intrepid travelers, sightseeing doesn’t stop at sundown. Oftentimes, however, even the best guidebooks fall flat when it comes to bars, clubs and general nighttime adventuring. Especially in ever-changing cities like Amsterdam, Berlin and London, hotspots come and go, while the truly epic parties are usually one-off events. To top that off, solo travelers often wind up heading back to the hotel earlier than they’d hoped. A new app, Party with a Local, aims to solve the perennial problem of the party-starved traveler by hooking up visitors with likeminded locals. Rather than frantically searching event listings – or just giving up entirely – Party with a Local makes it easy to meet new friends and experience parts of a city you’d never see on your own.

'Party with a Local' Hooks Up Travellers with Locals Tonight!

Dec 10th 2013, 10:39 by Allison Guy

Back in the day when I was still living in Amsterdam as a student, I used to work in O’ Donnell’s Irish bar for very mean Irish owner Seamus, so mean in fact that he rented the apartment across the road from the bar so he could watch through binoculars if we were drinking in the bar after work. Hell, we were but that certainly put a stop to that!

In any case its where I met a lot of Irish. Aye! Shane's, Sean's, Connor's & Cailin's all trooped over from Belfast & Dublin for the summer to work for grumpy old Seamus pulling beers, clearing tables and post-shift-drinking like, well.. the Irish.. And however much I thought I knew all the good stuff going on in the city I didn't. ‘Cos these guys did..

The little gigs that were on, the wee hidden clubs behind unmarked doors and the bars that stayed open way past their legal closing time, hidden behind heavy velvet curtains with the lights turned down low..

It's the non locals in the know..

Nov 13th 2013, 13:07 by Danielle Berclouw

Ok, ok we know we seem a little biased when it comes to Amsterdam clubs Roest & Canvas as we’re always posting about them on Facebook & Twitter! Admitted they get a lot of attention but that’s only because the nutcrackers behind both are always coming up with these highly creative and slightly crazy events and ideas which we love! Think organized water fights, tropical parties in the middle of winter or installing a massive pool in their giant warehouse to go with a Bay Watch themed night.. We’re all up for their weird & wonderful-ness which is why we were a little upset to hear of Canvas being closed for renovations.. Boo I hear you cry! But don't worry - we are stoked to announce their new enterprise Doka which we've classed as equally cool as Canvas albeit a tad more raw and raucous..

New Amsterdam Club DOKA delivers..

Oct 16th 2013, 07:43 by Danielle Berclouw