Amsterdam Things to Do

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  • 51. Schreierstoren

    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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  • 52. 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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  • 53. Nieuwmarkt

    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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  • 54. Sint Nicolaaskerk

    This majestic basilica is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Nicholas. Its status was raised from church to basilica only in 2012. Adrianus Bleijs is the architect responsible for the...

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  • 55. 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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  • 56. Concertgebouw

    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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  • 57. Stopera - Cityhall and Opera House

    On the train to Amsterdam I had a chat with two lovely young women who had just graduated from college in Florida. When I mentioned what I was planning on doing in Amsterdam one of them said: "I...

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  • 58. Beurs van Berlage

    The Beurs van Berlage was built as Amsterdam's Stock and Commodities Exchange at the beginning of the 20th century after designs of the Dutch architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage. Part of the building is...

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  • 59. Madurodam - The Hague

    This miniature town was defenitely the highlight for me. It is just outside the city "Den Haag" and there are many bus tours from Amsterdam. The miniature town is a small area, but is so packed that...

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  • 60. Tropenmuseum

    The Tropenmuseum is an anthropological museum. A visit to the Tropenmuseum is a journey through time and around the world. You get to know widely different cultures and get an excellent impression of...

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  • 61. Museumplein

    I did not realize when we were there that we were in Museumplein although I knew that the Dutch Museum was at the canal boat stop. It wasn't until I started reading about the fact that there was "I...

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  • 62. Trams

    As I was staying near the Leidseplein I often took trams 1, 2 or 5. Special with these tramlines is that they pass in the very commercial and narrow Leidsestraat where they have to alternate because...

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  • 63. Houseboats Museums

    *The Houseboat Museum is situated on the "Hendrika Maria", a former freighter, built in 1914. Up and till the 1960s the boat primarily transported sand and gravel, after which time it was converted...

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  • 64. Van Loon Museum

    Visit the Van Loon Museum. It is a double-sized canal house from 1672. The first resident was painter Ferdinand Bol, one of Rembandt's pupils. In the nineteenth century, the Van Loon family bought the...

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  • 65. Queensday - Koninginnedag

    2013 will be the last queensday as the prince will become the king that day. Koningsdag kingsday will be celebrated at 26 april 2014 (normally 27th april but not on a sunday) best way to travel is by...

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  • 66. Amsterdam Dungeon - Rokin

    A new North South metro line is being constructed at 25 meters under the Amsterdam street level through the oldest part of town from the Central Station to the Mint tower. The new station under...

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  • 67. Gabelstones

    “I am very much pleased with Holland. The Frugality, Cleanliness, &c. here, deserve the imitation of my Countrymen. The Fruit of these Virtues has been immense wealth, and great Prosperity.” — from a...

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  • 68. Prinsengracht

    You are in Amsterdam and dont have money enough to visit places although you would like to do so, then this tip is your opportunity, to be acquainted with some Free Things to Do in...

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  • 69. Blauwbrug

    Blauwbridge is the dutch word for blue bridge. The name of the bridge comes from a blue wooden bridge that was built there in the area of 1600. The bridge connects Waterlooplein area with...

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  • 70. De Waag

    The Waag (Weigh house) located in Nieuwmarkt. The building is from the 15th century and it is one of the oldest non religious buildings in Amsterdam. The waag was part of the old city gates. The...

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  • 71. Holland Experience - Closed

    The Holland Experience is a 3D Movie Theatre where you can experience Holland in a three dimensional way. The half hour movie is shown almost every half hour. Other spectacular 3D movies are shown in...

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  • 72. Nine Little Streets

    The Nine Little Streets is one of Amsterdam's trendiest and most hyped shopping neighborhoods is comprised of three parallel narrow brickwork lanes open for traffic but largely used by bicycles....

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  • 73. Waterlooplein

    The NAP a.k.a. Normaal Amsterdams Peil (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum). The NAP has been set in 1700 being the high watermark of the Zuiderzee and act as the bases for the constructing of Dutch buildings...

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  • 74. Kalverstraat

    If you're into shopping, you might want to check out this street. There are plenty of shops here selling so many things for men and women. The only traffic here are tourists! Lots of them. In fact,...

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  • 75. Cheese

    Remember to eat before you go - Dutch cheeses are delicious. The "grand old lady" makes the cheese and at the same time explains (in good English) all the phases. She also usually gives some pieces to...

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