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  • 26. Diamonds

    3 out of 5 stars

    Visual information centre, which shows all aspects of the diamond industry with the attention on the history of the diamond industry in Amsterdam. A permanent exhibition aobut diamonds where you can...

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  • 27. Zaanse Schans

    Zaanse Schans is a great tourist area that is driving distance from Amsterdam. While walking through the area, tourists enjoy the area's beauty, stunning windmills and museums. Unfortunately, I picked...

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  • 28. Rembrandt House Museum - Rembrandthuis

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rembrandt’s Amsterdam home where he lived between 1639 and 1658 has been beautifully restored and refurnished in the original 17th century style. Over several floors connected by winding wooden...

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  • 29. Albert Cuyp - Street Markets

    The devoutly Calvinist painter (1620-91), considered the best Dutch landscape painter of his time, would undoubtedly be horrified by the street named in his memory. Here is one of the largest street...

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  • 30. Museum Amstelkring

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Museum Amstelkring which is home to Our Lord in the Attic is a truly amazing complex in Amsterdam which was bought in 1661 as a private residence (there are in fact three houses on the site) and...

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  • 31. Kattenkabinet - Cat Cabinet

    “What is success? A soldier can reckon his success in victories, a merchant in money. But my world is insubstantial. I live in a beautiful, blinding, swirling mist.” — Rembrandt van Rijn...

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  • 32. Schreierstoren

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Schreierstoren (Tower of Tears) is one of the few remains of Amsterdam's medieval stone city wall. It was errected in 1485. From here the English sea explorer Henry Hudson set sail in 1609 on his...

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  • 33. Amsterdam Historic Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    On my previous visit, in 2007, I much liked what was then called the Amsterdam Historisch Museum. I wrote several reviews: "Generalities" "Civic Guard" "Regenten" "Anatomy" in accordance with...

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  • 34. Magere Brug - Skinny Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Among the 1500+ bridges spanning Amsterdam's 165 canals over 75 km in total length, the Magere (Skinny) Bridge is arguably the most famous. The first bridge at this site, built in 1691 to span the...

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  • 35. Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    My cousin (who's a local in Amsterdam) took us to visit the Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum. We hadn't even heard about it and my cousin had never been to visit it - but we thought it sounded cool so...

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  • 36. National Monument

    The war memorial is in Dam square. It is a prominent stone structure by Dutch architect Jacobus Oud. The sculptures on the monument are by John Radecker and his sons. Paul Gregoire decorated the...

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  • 37. Canals

    Sometimes, one of the best thing in pictures is their impossibility to capture the smell. Amsterdam is famous for its canals, but I must confess that the look was not so impressive as, for instance...

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  • 38. Damrak

    3 out of 5 stars

    This was a main canal until it was filled in 1672, it is now a shopping street with bars and restaurants. When I visited Amsterdam in 2004 this street was virtually a building site due to the...

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  • 39. Magna Plaza

    One of the most remarkable buildings in the centre of Amsterdam, the old post office, was transformed in a shopping center. Thinking that the interior must be so beautiful as the exterior, I felt...

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  • 40. Erotic Museum

    Once an old warehouse,this museum is situated in the heart of the Red Light District.Set on three floors there are various exhibits of Erotica such as paintings,photos,sculptures,waxworks and...

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  • 41. Concertgebouw

    5 out of 5 stars

    The concert I attended in the large hall of the Concertgebouw was by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest) which by coincidence was conducted by Yakov Kreizberg...

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  • 42. Hortus Botanicus - Botanic Gardens

    The "hortus" is one of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe, dating back to 1638 when Dutch sailors brought back plant and seed specimens from their voyages. In hothouses, rare plants and trees from...

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  • 43. Jordaan District

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The buildings of Het Rozenhofje located at the Rozengracht were build in 1744, 1790 and 1884. The houses were destined for elderly protestant women. The courtyard can be visited at the National...

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  • 44. Arena - Ajax

    If you like modern architecture go to the area South of the A-10 highway. If you like some architectural history, just go North of the A-10 to the Victorieplein. Here you find the Amsterdam's oldest...

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  • 45. Munttoren - Mint Tower

    Back before the contruction of the ring canals, the outer margin of the walled city was at the Singel Canal. At its intersection with the Amstel River one of the three main gates into the city was at...

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  • 46. Torture Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Singel 449, Amsterdam. The museum was essentially a waste of money. I should have realised when I asked the black ticket seller if the pieces were copies. His reply was very defensive and referred me...

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  • 47. Bridges

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Whilst walking around Amsterdam I was amazed with the number of bridges over the canals. In some areas bridges are within 200 meatres of each other. When on the canal cruise the rain stopped for 10...

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  • 48. Willet-Holthuysen Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    For a journey into the lifestyles of the rich and famous, the Willet-Holthuysen Museum is the modality of choice. Abraham Willet (1825-88) came from the affluent educated family of an Amsterdam doctor...

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  • 49. Nieuwe Kerk

    This 15th century cathedral ( then a protestant church and now a museum) is only new in that it is newer than the Oude Kirke which is 14th century. It is now a museum which house temporary art...

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  • 50. Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art

    4 out of 5 stars

    THIS MUSEUM REOPENED AT SEPTEMBER 23, 2012. The Stedelijk Museum is the Amsterdam Museum of modern art. When I was young I saw the Campbell soup can pictures by Andy Warhol and much more sixties pop...

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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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