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  • 26. Central Station

    The Amsterdam Central Train Station (Amsterdam CS) opened in 1889 and is located in the heart of the city. Amsterdam Centraal station offers train connections to many domestic and international...

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  • 27. Magere Brug - Skinny Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    One of the most beautiful of Amsterdam’s many bridges is the famous Magere Brug or Skinny Bridge across the river Amstel. The name originates from the first bridge to be built on this site which was...

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  • 28. Albert Cuyp - Street Markets

    The outdoor market we found was absolutely huge, and full of a mixture of new and secondhand things. We didn't find it was a market just for the tourist by any means, and particularly enjoyed the...

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  • 29. Hortus Botanicus - Botanic Gardens

    We visited the botanical gardens one sunny day in early January. It wasn’t part of our plan for the day, but it was close by after we’d been at the Hermitage Amsterdam. It was a good decision. We...

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  • 30. Zaanse Schans Daytrip

    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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  • 31. Amsterdam 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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  • 32. Canals

    Undoubtedly, the Canals of Amsterdam grace the city with its unique character, a Venice of the north of sorts. Not only do the canals provide a scenic backdrop to the city, but they also serve as an...

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  • 33. Westerkerk - Westertoren

    4 out of 5 stars

    Located at the western end of the historic centre of Amsterdam, hence the name (Western Church in English), Westerkerk is the largest church in the city. It is also one of the first Protestant...

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  • 34. Damrak

    2.5 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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  • 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. Rembrandt House Museum - Rembrandthuis

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Another museum. I’m interested in Rembrandt’s work because it’s famous and not because it’s to my taste. The Boss likes it however, so the Rembrandthuis was on the list. It’s relatively small and so...

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  • 37. 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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  • 38. Jordaan District

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Formerly a working-class quarter of Amsterdam, home to a large population of the city's immigrants, Jordaan has become one of Amsterdam's hippest places to live and work. Visitors to the city now...

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  • 39. Sint Nicolaaskerk

    The first thing what struck me when entering is that the St Nicholas church had escaped the iconoclast fury for the simple reason that this church was build between 1884 - 1887 well after the...

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  • 40. 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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  • 41. 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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  • 42. Museum Amstelkring

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Is it a house; is it a church? The "Our Lord in the attic" Museum a.k.a. Museum Amstelkring Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder is one of the oldest Amsterdam museums. Behind what looks an average canal house,...

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  • 43. Magna Plaza

    The magnificent Magna Plaza nowadays is a busy shopping centre just off Dam Square (next to De Nieuwe Kerk). It was built at the end of the 19th century as the city's post office and was later...

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  • 44. Narrowest House

    Our walking tour guide brought us to the location of the the house considered to be the narrowest in the world measuring only one meter in width, located in Singel If you're walking alone wandering...

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  • 45. Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art

    4 out of 5 stars

    There's so much to see at the Stedelijk, too bad I cannot show you all the art works. But as you can see in these pictures there are mind boggling paintings by Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) and fascinating...

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  • 46. 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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  • 47. Jewish Historical Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Amsterdam has a number of Jewish museums, they are: -The Jewish Historical Museum at the Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1 -The Jewish Children Museum at the Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1 -The Portuguese Synagoge at Mr....

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  • 48. Nieuwmarkt

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Nieuwmarkt , which means "the new market" , is a square close to the red light district and Amsterdam's chinatown. In the middle of the square you can see the building called "the waag" and there...

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  • 49. 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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  • 50. Nieuwe Kerk

    De Nieuwe Kerk, which translates to The New Church, was originally built in the 15th century at Dam Square, the heart of the city. The church was completely destroyed in a fire in the 17th century and...

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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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