Amsterdam Things to Do

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  • 1. Red Light District - De Wallen

    4 out of 5 stars

    I always found it droll travelers who are whisking their way across Europe and barely spend two days in Amsterdam. Sure there are a lot of strange smells but the Dutch are very pragmatic and...

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  • 2. Canal Boat Tours

    It happened that the Bleu Boats cruises were at moorings in front of my hotel near the Leidseplein. From a cruise years ago I remember that as these boats are low on water, so that they can pass under...

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  • 3. Anne Frank House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There seems to always be a line outside the Anne Frank house. We found out too late that you can pre-purchase your tickets on-line. This allows you to avoid the line - you show up at your designated...

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  • 4. Sex Museum

    The Sex museum has been going for over twenty years and offers a real insite into the sensitive area of human sexuality.It has hundreds of interesting pieces of art,sculptures,exhibits,paintings and...

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  • 5. Dam Square

    This is where the River Amster was dammed in the 13th century. Before the Damrak canal was filled in in 1672, boats could sail down here and unload their goods. The name Amsterdam derived from Dam...

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  • 6. Coffee Shops

    Hey, its aallllll good man.... most are pretty good... While I was there, I went to Bulldog, grey area, blues brothers, grasshopper.... all were good... Grey area might be my favortie, and by far the...

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  • 7. Rijksmuseum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Since hotels ask 20 - 25 € for their breakfast I found a better way to satisfy my - small - appetite when starting a new day. I found this in the museum by looking at these still life paintings called...

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  • 8. Van Gogh Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    No doubt this museum has the largest Van Gogh collection (200 paintings) but… - here I might sound somewhat iconoclast - the dark paintings of his early period in Den Haag or Drenthe are not...

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  • 9. Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

    On my first visit, I destroyed a couple of cactus flowers which was a little embarassing. Still, I would very much recommend a visit. The Amsterdam flower market is located along the Singelgracht,...

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  • 10. Heineken Brewery

    4 out of 5 stars

    heineken is a local brewery and the Heineken Experience is located on the first Heineken brewery building. Inside you will see Heineken's brewery history , facts , pictures , equipment and of course...

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  • 11. Bicycle Tours

    The Yellow Bike shop was right next to our hotel (Hotel Inntel Amsterdam Center) so it was a no-brainer for us to just rent from there, and we did not regret it! This outfit is run by a bunch of...

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  • 12. Koninklijk Palais - Royal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    This architectural beauty, adding Baroque touches to Neoclassical style and imposing over Dam Square, is the Royal Palace, known in Dutch as Koninklijk Paleis. It was completed in 1655 by the...

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  • 13. China Town

    He Hua Temple or with it's full name Fo Guang Shan He Hua Temple is located in Amsterdam's Chinatown. The temple is the largest Buddhist temple in Europe built/designed by Dutch architect Fred...

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  • 14. Leidseplein

    4 out of 5 stars

    Leidseplein is a most popular square of Amsterdam. There are a lot of cafes, bars, restaurants on that square and in the surrounding streets. Most of the restaurants are not Dutch so that I sometimes...

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  • 15. Vondelpark

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One of my all time favourite things to do, the moment the sun comes out is have a BBQ in vondel park. There are only two places where you can now do this in this park but it's still one of my...

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  • 16. Madame Tussaud's

    With only a little time to pass in Amsterdam doing the DFDS "Mini-Cruise" we had 4 hours or so to kill in Amsterdam midweek and neither myself or my friend are particularly into the stoner culture so...

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  • 17. Nemo Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    We continued our tour via the “Teen Fact” section where we learned about body heat, the heart and all hormones. After looking at a peep show we came at a very interesting section of NEMO: the journey...

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  • 18. Begijnhof - The Wooden House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Begijnhof - Beguinage in Amsterdam is certainly a pleasant and quiet part of the old city but as a beguinage I felt surprised by the architectural heterogeneity of this ensemble! Maybe I am too...

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  • 19. Walking

    When walking through the old Amsterdam I find the city quite typical but not monumental. I miss the monumental buildings, palaces, one sees along the avenues of Paris, Rome, Vienna, Prague, Budapest...

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  • 20. Rembrandtplein Area

    4 out of 5 stars

    Rembrandt Square, also named as Rembrandtplein, is just in walking distance to Dam Square, which serves day time to tourists as a historical area and for photo shoots and as its gets darker turns to...

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  • 21. Artis Royal Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Artis, the zoo. I visited with colleagues on 13 June, 2013. We saw both the library and the animals. It was not my first visit to this well-known zoo, I'd been here before, at a time when I was just a...

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  • 22. Scheepvaart - Maritime Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum) is housed at Lands Zeemagazijn, build in 1656 as a storage building for the Navy (still present at the neighbouring Marine Etablissement at the...

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  • 23. Old Church - Oude Kerk

    The "Oude Kerk", indeed the oldest church of Amsterdam, is only a church on Sunday; the other days it is an exhibition hall (the church stands in the "Wallen" the brothel district proposed by this...

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  • 24. Central Station

    The architecture of Amsterdam CS is remarkable as well as its location along the water. The works on the square are now nearly finished and travelers, trams, busses, metro, taxis, all are dancing...

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  • 25. Westerkerk - Westertoren

    4 out of 5 stars

    The protestant Westerkerk between Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht was built in 1631 and - with the highest bell tower of all Amsterdam churches - is a true landmark of the city. The interior is rather...

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Amsterdam feels like a small city that offers art, history, and architecture. Within its web of water-filled canals are 900 years of history, more than 50 museums, and countless streets to just...

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