The Anne Frank house is a destination many people think of when planning a trip to Amsterdam, and for good reason. I took the tour through the house and would suggest it to future travelers. The tour... more
The Skinny Bridge is Amsterdam's most well-known bridge.
The present wooden draw bridge dates from 1934, but already in 1691 the "Kerkstraatbrug" (Chruch St. bridge) was constructed at this location.... more
When it is weekend, these urinals are present. They are standing outside at busy points. On a night out, you drink too much. If you need to go to the toilet, you can use them. These urinals are only... more
While walking through the streets I encountered several street performers, there was actually a picture of this particular guy in my travel book that I brought from home, it was like meeting a very... more
The Jordaan is a neighbourhood in Amsterdam. There is an argument about where the name comes from.
- the Jordan river
- jardin, the french word for garden.
We took a guided tour... more
When you take the road from Central station till Dam square and contine straight to Rokin.. you will see many shops, however the main place for shopping is the paralel street to these streets, which... more
The new Amsterdam Science Museum - NEMO - opened in 1998. It's the design of famous architect Renzo Piano, and is meant to showcase its location guarding the Oosterdok just off Prins Hendrikkade. I've... more
Here are some pics I was able to catch of people in Amsterdam.
I always think its neat to compare the styles of people from the great cities of the world.
These pics are but a small sampling of how... more
Located on the Muntplein Square, the MINT TOWER or MUNTTOREN was originally part of the Regulierspoort, one of the main gates in Amsterdam's medieval city wall. After a fire in 1618, the tower was... more
The clean air, the clean streets, and the clean countryside makes one want to stay in the city and surroundings of Amsterdam. You realize that you are in Holland as you leave the city and head out of... more
The sky seems to hang just above the top of the Westerkirk as snow flakes dissolve in the canals, which form a fingerprint in the white landscape. Dogs streak across Vondel Park slewing up sprays of... more
Madame tussaud is a museum, which attracts many tourists to see the wax copies of Famous stars...
In Mastedam M Tussaud is located just in the dam square and it is inevitable to see it..
This huge... more
Is a a big movie theater just a few meters from rembrandts square..
You can eat in a restaurant nearby and take a ticket for the hootest films and after the film you can enjoy the night life of... more
The MUNICIPAL THEATER dominates the western side of the Leidseplein. The STADSSCHOUWBURG as it is known in Netherlands, is built in Neo-Renaissance style and seats 1200 visitors.
Highlights include... more
The Waag building on the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam was originally a city gate. The gate was built in 1488 and is the oldest secular building in the city. It is like a castle with its ponderous towers... more
This is Europe's first Buddhist traditional style temple completed in 2000
Admission is free & on Sundays they do recitations of the sayings of Buddha at 10.30
The building is rather attractive from... more
after all my travels across european countries where I really found it so difficult to communicate with people, Netherlands in general was the first place that i could freely communicate with people.... more
If you happend to be in Amsterdam on a Saturday you can visit the famers market (Boerenmarkt) on the square around Noordenkerk. You can buy anything from biodynamic vegetabliles, cheese, flowers,... more
go and see the Amsterdam zoo, take a stroll along the canals (Grachten) and the shopping main street, and finally, take a look around the Redlight District
oh- and what about the Sex Museum? The... more
This little 'green' square was, up until the 1870's, Amsterdam's butter market. It is surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants all catering to the tourist with outdoor music and souvenir shops in... more
The Netherlands is a member of the European Union.
Since 1 May 2004, the 27 members of European Union are:
Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | The Czech Republic | Cyprus | Denmark | Estonia | Finland |... more
hmmm walk along the canals, go to NEMO, go on a boat trip, have a drink at Nieuwmarkt, see the red light district, eat in chinatown and be there on 30 April! Well my winter memory of Amsterdam is the... more
Visit diamond factories. They are just building like this one on the picture, nothing really special. That diamond stereotype of Amsterdam has a background. There are really several diamond factories... more
Have a look at all the tips our members wrote of their Amsterdam favorites and on general subjects . That can be anything from the tourist office, the post office to the many statues and public...
Have a look at all the tips our members wrote of their Amsterdam favorites and on general subjects . That can be anything from the tourist office, the post office to the many statues and public pieces of art. And their are many more subjects to enjoy. It's a BIG city.
PetraE and I have taken several breaks in Amsterdam between 2002 and 2007 because we love it so much. This place is fun and lively and colourful and there is so much going on and so many interesting...
Amsterdam, our historical and (too) tolerant capitol has a name that goes in between famous and infamous. The canals with their typical houses enchant many tourists, the Dam(-square) is a great place...