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  • 26. Diamonds

    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

    This is a very nice museum that has well preserved old houses and few fully functional wind mills built after 1574 that you can visit. There are plenty of stores here from where you can buy cheese,...

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  • 28. Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum

    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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  • 29. Torture Museum

    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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  • 30. 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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  • 31. Damrak

    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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  • 32. Magere Brug - Skinny Bridge

    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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  • 33. 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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  • 34. Amsterdam Historic Museum

    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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  • 35. 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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  • 36. 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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  • 37. Museum Amstelkring

    Based in a 17th century canal house, Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic) is a wonderful church and museum in the city center. The church was built on the top three floors during the...

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  • 38. Bridges

    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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  • 39. Jordaan District

    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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  • 40. Keukenhof

    The visit to the tulip farm 1 hour outside Amsterdam was included in the organized tour we took. We learned a lot about growing tulips and how to easily identify healthy ones when buying tulips. The...

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  • 41. 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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  • 42. Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art

    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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  • 43. 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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  • 44. 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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  • 45. Events

    At a limited number of weekends per year the OPEN MONUMENTEN DAG (Heritage days) are organised. On these days more than 50 Amsterdam monumental buildings are open to the general public and great...

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  • 46. Houseboats

    The Amsterdams canals are very populair and so are the houseboats. So, why not visit the houseboat museum. Of course this museum is housed on a boat! Visiting hours: March-October: Tu-Su: 11AM -...

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  • 47. 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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  • 48. Rembrandt House Museum - Rembrandthuis

    The painter itself built this house in 1639, but lived there only a short time; in 1658, he had to declare bankruptcy Only at the beginning of the 20th century the Dutch State bought the deteriorated...

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  • 49. 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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  • 50. 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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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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