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    Modern architecture: Silodam
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    Modern architecture: Westerdokseiland
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    Modern architecture: Amsterdam North
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    The Amsterdam school of architecture

    by carolineraat Written Nov 25, 2002
    Scheepvaarthuis

    Favorite thing: The Amsterdam school of architecture is a famous school dating from the 1910s. Its typical features are: the use of brick and lime stone decorations, cubism etc. Especially Berlage made many beautiful buildings an housing projects in this style.

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    I love the 17th and 18th...

    by MrGQ Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Favorite thing: I love the 17th and 18th century architecture. I love the fleets of bicycles on the roads, I love the tree lined canals and scattered parks,I love its freaky perverted and yet sensual lovely red light district! All these contribute to the mood of the city.

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    A rooftop view of Amsterdam

    by cwest03 Updated Aug 31, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Amsterdam is one of my most favorite cities in the world. The City itself is very easy to get around either on foot or even better by bike. For about 20$ USD a day you can rent a bike that will help you cover lots of ground.

    Fondest memory: This is a pictureof the Amsterdam skyline taken from the top of a mall.

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    Actually you can't miss them -...

    by danmcf Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Actually you can't miss them - that's the hook or beam coming out the top of all the houses and buildings.

    Because the houses are so narrow, they are usually 3 and 4 floors tall.

    Because space is at such a premium, the stairs are very narrow.

    Because the stairs are so narrow, they can't bring furniture up them.

    And that is why you find these hooks/beams extending from the housetops - to hoist their furniture (and any other large item)to the upper floors.

    Of course, many of the older buildings were originally warehouses and used these devices to load up with goods from around the world, during A'dam's 'Golden Century'(thanks for reminding me sandravdp).

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    Although Amsterdam is a big...

    by Traub Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Although Amsterdam is a big city it has many little streets and many of the houses are little and built colse together. So when walking through Amsterdam you sometimes fell like being in an village completely overcrowded. But this gives the city another especially flair.

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    Look at houses of old part of...

    by barcodex Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Look at houses of old part of Amsterdam. Some of them are so old, that there are no lines parallel or perpedicular to ground level. As you can see on this picture, houses are not so even - this is especially noticable when houses are standing in a row, like here.

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    Amsterdam houses

    by Erkmen Written Sep 13, 2003

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    houses of amsterdam

    Favorite thing: Amsterdam is attractive with the nice looking of their houses.. The narrow houses located adjacent to the canals are showing a different landscape to the visitors..

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    Amsterdam

    by CandS Updated Apr 2, 2003

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    Oude Turfmarkt

    Favorite thing: Some buildings in Amsterdam...Oude Turfmarkt...

    I noticed that some (most?) of the buildings in Amsterdam on the canals were leaning...this one was very obvious...

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    hofje

    by nicoleken Written Nov 16, 2002

    Favorite thing: The Jordaan was very nice to walk there with a very good guiding man. There are so many quiet places there ...

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    A nice corner at the 'Spui',...

    by nighthawk Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: A nice corner at the 'Spui', just before entering the 'Luxembourg' for lunch.Well, the Grolsch sign made me take this photograph off course ;-)

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    The residential areas around...

    by RamSter Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The residential areas around Amsterdam were really beautiful, and were some of my favourite spots in Europe residentially, a very SAN FRAN feel to the city.

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    Just wandering around the city...

    by aloe_lew Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Just wandering around the city and see those amazing sights of canals and bridges and beautiful charming houses along the riversides.

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    These are Amsterdammertjes....

    by myriam_c Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: These are Amsterdammertjes. Everywhere in Amsterdam you come across this kind of small piles.

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    Aisha's General Tip

    by Aisha Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Amsterdam canal houses are lovely. One of the most particular things is that they don't use tents, so you can see people inside watching TV, reading, and so on… It's really strange and charateristic!

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