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Follow Amsterdam in your Map Your City app to #UX020 and become a real Amsterdammer. Or – if you are a business and have a story to tell – join us. If you do not want to create forces with Amsterdam but wish to create your own community instead – let our page inspire you to create a killer map and website for your own city, town, neighborhood or BIA using Map Your City’s powerful marketing suite

Explore Amsterdam

Amsterdam Originals #UX020

Explore the ? real Amsterdam

AmsterdamFor CreatorsIndustrial Heritage
August 12, 2017

There’s a reason Amsterdam has always been an innovation hotspot

More than a thousand windmills sprung up in Zaanstreek - right next door to Amsterdam - during the 17th and 18th centuries. Making it into a hot innovation spot with…
Others may still perceive them as unique once in a lifetime experiences, vices even - we Amsterdammers have accepted those vices as virtues.AmsterdamFor Art and Music LoversFor FoodiesHistoriesIndustrial Heritage
August 12, 2017

Amsterdam’s virtues borderline vices and that’s why we love them

Others may still perceive them as unique once in a lifetime experiences, vices even - we Amsterdammers have accepted those vices as virtues.
AmsterdamFor Art and Music LoversFor Outdoor ExplorersFor Travellers
July 21, 2017

Recreating The City – Lloyd and other cool morphings

Amsterdam like many cities is constantly changing, morphing to adapt to new realities. Where the old is no longer used it opens new opportunities. Leaving the industrial era and entering…

Living in Amsterdam

Enjoying a short stay or living here? Be in the know what’s going and where – follow us in your Map Your City app. Need a co-working space – yep we got those too.

Students and Amsterdam

The city is your campus – and that can be just a little overwhelming when you start your freshman year. We help guide you in the right direction (to graduate as a coffee connaisseur, local brew expert or up your life hack skills).


Use the Iamsterdam City Card or a Museumcard that gives free entry to a large number of museums and great discounts to theatres, restaurants, and more. Simply book any experience in the Map Your City app (with or without card).

Getting Around

Scoot, bike or walk your way through the city. Get point to point directions from us – there is always time to stop for a local brew on the way to your fav vinyl shop or boutique.

For a Precious Time

To make the most of your #UX020 – we will occasionally update you with some helpful hints. Share your favorite experiences with your friends (if you must).

Painting a Rembrandt

Search for your inner Rembrandt or discover other creative talent, our theatres and museums have some great workshops for kids all ages.

This week's picks

Exclusive Design

Dutch Bike Design

Visual Arts

The City as a Canvas

Rooftop Bars

Elevate your Game

Jaw Dropping

Amsterdam Jewel

Street Talk

What’s the word on the street? Meet Amsterdam.

Ethan Young

Frontend-developer from LA working in Amsterdam

We meet Ethan at the Stedelijk Museum. He is what you would call a digital nomad - travelling from one place to another as an independent soul creating apps for companies all across the globe. "I just love the way everything in Amsterdam breathes history and culture. I regularly visit museums like the Stedelijk or Moco Museum. I like Amsterdam because it has a dense community of developers and there are great places you can work from and connect with the developer community. I kinda switch between workspaces, I like B. Amsterdam, drop in at MoMa sometimes or just work from my apartment when I need to deep dive into code against an upcoming deadline."
"Map Your City is a great find - helped me connect with new places to work and helped me get to know the city better. Following the Amsterdam community since I landed here, and my next destination Toronto is on there too!"
Most welcome Ethan 🙂

Eva Morgen

Freelance Social Media Expert

Eva is a Freelance Social Media Expert working from the co-working hub B. Amsterdam. She loves coffee - like adores it. "I probably drink too much coffee actually. But I am picky. I do not care much for chains with boring recipes and mundane brews. I want unique tastes and roasts you don't get everyday."
"I love the way Map Your City shines a spotlight on those extra special places in the community that deserve being checked out by urban adventurers like myself." It is also how she connected with B. Amsterdam. "That is a great place to connect to other businesses and an amazing co-working space as well - yes with great coffee too ;)"

André Smith

Fine Artist & Skateboarder

André loves to skateboard - and he is great at it too! "Yes I almost boarded professionally - until I broke my back with a trick in the half pipe. But I love to get in there still, doing some big airs even after all that" He is a digital media artist and has his workshop on the NDSM.
"Love the Amsterdam community and what you guys are putting together. I mean where else can I find Skateparks that easy and with the same ease creative hubs or a great place to eat. I just share the location I am at on my FB page or WhatsApp - makes connecting with my friends a breeze. Following Amsterdam and quite a few other communities allready - keep up the good work!"
Will do André!

Mark Jones

Student at the Jeans Academy Amsterdam

We meet Mark at one of Amsterdam's Canals. He is a third year student at the Jeans Academy in the South of Amsterdam. "You must be a pretty awesome designer to be selected for the Jeans Academy?"
"Ha - not something I would say about myself, but it is notoriously hard to get in, so they must have liked some of my first work" - Mark answers.
When asked about his favorite place in in the city he immediately answers Paradiso. Because the great atmosphere and new bands they've got programmed. "Love being updated on things to do through the Amsterdam community in the Map Your City app - and the convenience of ordering tickets right from the app too!"

Job the Cat

Famous Amsterdammer

Well locally famous anyway. He is probably the most photographed cat in Amsterdam. "People just like the way he sits in the window and watches everybody walk by." Janet - the owner of Job - replies. The family took him in as a lost kitten, named him Job after our former city mayor and he has never left since. "Now he just stays inside and watches the world pass by. Our favorite place? - that is definitely de Kattenboot, a shelter for stray cats - they do a lot of good."
"Why I like following the Amsterdam community? I can find places that like the cat cafe and can find great workshops for kids too - just the things would interest me as a local."

Anastasiya Kozlov

Travelling grandparent from Moscow

"Yes it is my first time here. I love to explore Amsterdam. My granddaughter is studying in here and it was a great reason to check this off our - what do you call it - yes - our bucketlist." We catch Anastasiya on Central Station as she tells us she is travelling to the Zaanse Schans to see the Dutch Windmills and the Tsaar Peter House. "Yes the Netherlands and Russia have a pretty special bond" - she reminds us.
When we tell her de Zaanse Schans and the famous Russian Hermitage in Amsterdam are on the Map Your City app - Anastasiya is delighted and immediately downloads and registers. Have fun Anastasiya - Keep us posted!

Follow or Join Amsterdam - or Create your own

  • Follow this community – simply download the app, slide the toggle on our Amsterdam Profile to follow. We’ll show up under “Following”
  • Want to add your Amsterdam business, festivals, events or travel spots, link to your website, add ticketing and localize your messaging? As a member of Amsterdam you can amplify your message and create something big with the power of small. Download the app, check open communities to join, find us and request an invite – we’ll come running
  • Got inspired? Want to want to create your own community and get access to this and even more valuable features? Start for free.
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