Amsterdam as any other world-class city can suffer from a somewhat clichéd perspective. Sex and drugs, tulips and canals, clogs and windmills – in Erasmus Amsterdam, we’ve come up with an antidote to the usual stereotypical view of the Dutch capital city: our selection of unexpected Amsterdam…
Amsterdam Ice Bar
As the name suggests the XtraCold Amsterdam fits the unexpected Amsterdam bill. The ice Bar is constructed exclusively of well yes, ice. Ice bar, ice stools, walls of ice and ice glasses are the norm, as is the refreshing temperature: -10 degrees Celsius!!
On arrival, visitors are supplied with thermal clothes and gloves, although after one or two tempting Vodka cocktails, we’re sure you’ll soon be feeling that warm glow inside!
For those who fancy a beer, XtraCold Amsterdam also serves a range of the best lagers and beers.
Served extra cold, obviously!
Uniquely, the Rijksmuseum Schiphol is the first Art Museum located within passport control. The museum which has hosted two or three new exhibitions each year since opening in 2002, welcomes 150,000 visitors annually, including both visitors to the Netherlands and transit passengers who can enjoy a taste of Dutch art and culture without actually entering the country!
All of the artwork exhibited at Schiphol comes from the world-renowned Amsterdam Rijksmuseum collection.
Discover unexpected Amsterdam at Rijksmuseum Schiphol. Open daily from 7 am until 8 pm, admission is free with a valid boarding pass.
The Bicycle Hotel
With getting on 500,000 cyclists in Amsterdam what could be a more fitting than a stay in The Bicycle Hotel?
Hire bikes at the very reasonably priced hotel and explore the Dutch capital and surroundings on two wheels. Situated within peddling distance of major attractions such as the City Museum of Modern Art, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, the hotel is the ideal base for you to explore all Amsterdam has to offer..
The Bicycle Hotel staff will happily give you all the information and tips you’ll need to experience the city as exactly as Amsterdammers do!
Tourist Save The World
You wanted unexpected Amsterdam, you got it!
If you want to explore Amsterdam on a guided tour with a difference make Terra Futura the unexpected Amsterdam excursion for you.
Terra Futura’s Amsterdam Save The World Tour is based on ‘socially responsible tourism,’ where you can discover Amsterdam whilst ‘making the world a better place.’
Terra Futura’s ambition is to build good deed tourism throughout Europe and you can do your bit by joining them on their weekly Tourists Save the World tours.
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