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  • Where to go at Amsterdam?
    Where to go at Amsterdam?
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    USEFUL LINKS

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 8, 2013

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    Where to go at Amsterdam?
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    Favorite thing: 2013 24H Events

    City counsel-page with interactive streetmap.
    Printable map.
    Amsterdam Tourist Board.
    Amsterdam events and more
    Amsterdam Information
    Monuments & Archelogy
    Wikepedia Information
    Amsterdam canals
    Museums at the canals
    Houseboat Trivia

    Latest news presented on the Amsterdam map

    WEATHER averages, More weather

    Amsterdam events of the coming week

    Wheelchair accessibility
    Access to Amsterdam Parking, Road closures etc.

    Multiple links:
    020 Page
    Start4all
    Startkabel
    Pitas

    Time Out
    Hot links and discounts
    Hotspots
    Partyscene
    Underwater events
    Trendy info; muntthee

    A walk in the old city
    Amsterdam Communication Channels or Citysite with interactive picture tour.
    Amsterdam in 360 degrees
    Great Amsterdam pictures

    Go where the locals go

    None VT Amsterdam meetings

    Internet guide

    Urban Home & Garden Tour

    Amsterdam Webcams

    Fondest memory: More links:

    25,000 Amsterdam FAQ's in AlphaBetical order

    Spotted-by-locals: Experience Amsterdam like a local

    Wi-Fi hotspots

    Historical pictures

    Public Toilets

    Expat meeting point Amsterdam

    Coffeeshops map and Coffeeshop pictures

    Red Light Districht information
    More RLD info

    Amsterdam Centraal, Downtown news in Dutch.

    Special organised private tours

    Typical Amsterdam info (Dutch only)

    AmsterZanne's blogspot

    Not fond at all: Recent crimes

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Trains

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    The Amsterdam Tourist Offices

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 26, 2009

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    Tourist Office at track 2B of the Central Station
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    Favorite thing: The Amsterdam Tourist Offices can be found at:

    -The Central Train Station (Stationsplein 15 at track 2B)
    -The Koffiehuis in front of the Central Train Station (Stationsplein 10)
    -Leidsestraat (corner with Leidseplein)

    Tel: 0900-4004040

    Amsterdam website of the Dutch Tourist Board or the Tourism & Convention Board

    Major downtown attractions in one view

    Downloadable flyers for your first visit

    Fondest memory: Daytrips to attractions within one hour travel around Amsterdam.

    Related to:
    • Trains
    • Backpacking
    • Hiking and Walking

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  • Off-Season values

    by shortysboy Written Jul 25, 2009

    Favorite thing: "when is the best time to go for our budget"?... I have been four times- always in the off season and twice in February- the prices are considerably lower in Feb. Of course, you miss out on comfortably wandering around all day in warm weather. Here are a few things I felt made the mid-winter visit a good value; "smoking"- it makes every day sunny for me :), museums are always comfy and the crowds are almost non-existent, I could afford to get a nice room in the center (Centrum) of the city- very convenient and usually quite pricey. I doubt that meal prices at nice restaurants fluctuate a lot based on the season but they might- it's definitely easier to find a bargain meal in February than it is in May. There are so many things to do in the city center- and the public transportation is so good, I would make a big effort to have my party of four in a hotel there. That opens the opportunity for folks to head back to the room whenever they want and chill. Finally, there is no bad time to go to Amsterdam- just not enough time.

    Fondest memory: My best memories are of interactions with the local people. As with most places, they seem more approachable and appreciative during the off-season.

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    Tourist information

    by Dabs Updated Jul 14, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Once you exit Centraal Station, you will see an information center right across the street. The line was only a couple of people deep when we stopped by, we asked for a map and were advised it was 2E so we decided to use the maps we had printed out instead which worked fine.

    Some very good online information
    Amsterdamlogue, especially the layover guide, get out of Schiphol Airport

    Frommers has several walking tours

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    Boom! a free guide to Amsterdam

    by tenshiemi Written Apr 15, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Boom! is a quarterly guide published by Boom Chicago in conjunction with Holland Casino. The guide is not shy about promoting their interests but it was surprisingly very helpful. The guide includes general information on the city (trams, restaurants, clubs), dutch customs, mini guides to the red light district and drugs, and other misc. tips. We had success with the souvenir shop and 3 restaurants that were mentioned in the booklet. A map is also included on the back with all their points of interest marked. I actually ended up using it more than the map I paid for. I picked up my copy in a coffeeshop but I saw them all around town.

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    Free Guided Tours

    by dgines Updated Nov 21, 2006

    Favorite thing: I subscribe to many different magazines and this one is a tip from National Geographic Traveler:

    Free Ride Sandeman's New Europe tours offer free (well, guides accept tips) walking and biking tours of Amsterdam and Berlin. English speaking guides joke, dish out advice, and tell historical anecdotes all along the way.

    Check out: www.newamsterdamtours.com

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    • Budget Travel

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    Information Centers

    by Robin922 Written Jun 19, 2005

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    Favorite thing: These little information offices can be found through out the country. While they can offer some good services, they do differ from some of their counter parts in other countries. They can/will give you basic verbal information for free, and sell passes and local maps as well as other basic written information material.

    This system appears to have be redesigned several years ago, and now must finically support its self.

    The one shown is just outside of Central Station, and one of the busiest ones I’ve seen. With long lines being common, I would suggest trying to use an alternate system for simple information. Many hotels have free maps and along with written information, and a person on staff to answer basic questions. This can be a much more efficient method.

    However I have found that it can serve some other unique purposes. First it makes a great meeting place, since it’s easy to find. It also has a nice little internet café attached to it. The computers are a little old and funky, but do work. Coffee is good too. There is also a small restaurant, however I haven’t tried it.

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    Free booklets

    by tweetycaro Written Dec 22, 2004

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    Favorite thing: All over Amsterdam you can find free magazines and booklets about the nightlife, theatre,... pick them up !!! They are full of useful information, discount tickets,... We found the Amsterdam Night and Day very useful.

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    NICE TO KNOW THINGS.......

    by eden_teuling Written Sep 16, 2003

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    AMSTERDAM ATMOSPHERE....

    Favorite thing: THE AMSTERDAM TOURIST BOARD

    Besides tourist information (hotel reservations, excursions and theatre tickets etc.) the Amsterdam Tourist Office (still called by its former name " VVV ", provides info on guided walking tours, attractions, restaurants, shops, parking facilities and public transportation.

    The Tourist Offices can be found at 3 central locations: CENTRAL STATION, LEIDSEPLEIN and STADIONPLEIN.

    Amsterdam Tourist Board: 0900 400 40 40

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    www.amsterdamlogue.com

    by Pijlmans Written Apr 18, 2008

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    Favorite thing: A website with a lot of practical information about Amsterdam

    http://www.amsterdamlogue.com/

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    Tourist Information

    by Pijlmans Written Mar 22, 2008

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    Amsterdam Tourist and Convention Board

    Favorite thing: The official site of the Amsteram Tourist and Convention Board.

    Lots of useful information!

    http://www.amsterdamtourist.nl/

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