When in Amsterdam....in beginning of September Amsterdam opens monuments for the public. Amsterdam Monument Day allow people to access areas not normally open to the public. Best of all the event is Free!
This year 65 monuments are open. Each year there is a theme for 2012 it was Going Green in 2014 it was transport. Check their website for update information. Click here for a map of the locations.
The weekend is not just open monuments. There is a full program of events, walking and bike tours, and workshops. There is something for all ages. A children's program has also been developed for the youngsters.
Most of the information is in Dutch but there is a substantial English program.
A few of the buildings can only accommodate limited number of guests and reserved tickets are needed. At the moment of writing all were taken. Reserved tickets that are not claimed can be asked for at the main information center. Provided the days' popularity do prepare for lines for these tickets.The main information center for the weekend is the Amsterdam City Archives. Locally known as the Bazel Building.
Great weather is forecast for the event so get out an enjoy cultural Amsterdam.
The Omy Amsterdam Tours' City Centre Tour will incorporate the event in the tour on September 8 and 9. Tour group size is limited to 5 people. Limited space is available. Book here.
When in Amsterdam....enjoy!