Discover Benelux, Issue 37, January 2017

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Discover Benelux  |  Amsterdam  |  The Ultimate Winter Destination

Photo: Cris Toala Olivares

Winter beauty Amsterdam’s winter beauty kicks off near the city’s Central Station. The Beurspassage, which forms the passage between the Damrak avenue and the street of Nieuwendijk, is transformed into a beautiful piece of art in December. The stunning work features an Italian glass mosaic of 450 square metres, containing images of everything that makes the canal waters of Amsterdam so special. Look out for the luminous sculptures you can find everywhere in the city that are part of the annual Light Festival, which illuminates Amsterdam’s landmarks, canals, and public spaces. You do not have to go far to find some artistic magic in Amsterdam. After braving the cold, we understand you might want to warm up in a ‘gezellige’ (cosy) pub or snug restaurant. Visiting Amsterdam in winter means you must order at least one Dutch delight such as apple pie, pea soup, oliebollen (the Dutch version of doughnuts), or the Neth12  |  Issue 37  |  January 2017

Photo: Janus van den Eijnden