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  • Coffee shops

    Amsterdam Favorites

    its all over the place.dont go inthe first one avoid bulldog as they are for tourits look at the ones with plenty locals in stoned they are the best. i found the greenhouse to be the one, bubblegum is very popular smoke. nice babes behind the bar selling coka cola and coffee and the dealer in the corner expext to pay 8 euros for a good size bag...

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  • Coffee Shops

    Haarlem Favorites

    Paddos instead of weed. During my recent stay in Holland I learned that the trend nowadays is for "paddos", Dutch word for "paddestoel" or mushroom. Hallucinogenic mushrooms are now a must. The Dutch newspapers reported already deadly casualties with "magic mushrooms" among tourists in Amsterdam. Owners of coffee shops will be obliged to hire...

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  • IAmsterdam Card & Passes

    Amsterdam Favorites

    I've Many of them are available with several discount cards, but the Hosteldeals card is by far the most attractive of all! For just 17,50 i've had access for reduced rates and incidentally some free stuff! had a blast there!

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  • Sculptures

    Haarlem Favorites

    What would Haarlem be without the canals, without the water? The city is surrounded and crossed with the chanels. It is lovely to see all those big and small yaughts sailing in. Some one was even inventive and deisgned this bench so you an sit dry... or for what ever purpose it is designed ! One thing is for sure: it does add colour in the street!

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  • Red Light District

    Amsterdam Favorites

    In the Red Light Districts of Amsterdam you will find, on any given day, hundreds of girls offering sex for money. Nowhere else on earth are the women so straightforwardly on display, sitting sparingly attired on stools behind windows. Nowhere else except in the other main Dutch cities, because this conspicuous window prostitution is distinct to...

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  • Keukenhof

    Haarlem Favorites

    Lentehof Information In the spring Keukenhof 2001 is open daily from March 22 through May 24 2001, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (admission booths open until 6:00 p.m.). Admission prices: Adults NLG 20.00 per person Children (ages 4-12) NLG 10.00 per person 65+ NLG 17.50 per person Parking fee NLG 7.50 per car. For more detailed...

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  • Statues and Sculptures

    Amsterdam Favorites

    The Herman Heijermans statue is located in the Leidsebosje, a small park just South of the Leidseplein square. It's mad by sculptor Joseph Mendes da Costa in 1929. Herman Heijermans was a writer of plays and small stories. The first statue was placed in the Vondelpark, but was the subject of much debate and vandalism. In 1934 the statue was badly...

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  • Grote Markt

    Haarlem Favorites

    Rent à bike and Tour around Haarlem. THE city offers so much small streets, parcs and the beach. By bike you have easy access to all. We rented the bikes at a most amazing store. It's à sort toystore but THE Also have bisar bikes and you van also have coffie and pie. The place is located in à small street right on THE big square, in dutch; de grote...

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  • Architecture

    Amsterdam Favorites

    The NIOD or the Nederlands Instituut voor oorlogs-, holocaust- en genocidestudies Documentatiecentrum (Dutch Institute for war-, holocaust-and genocide studies) is housed in beautiful canal house at the Herengracht 380 build for Jacobus Nienhuys, a tobacco planter in 1890. A fire damaged the adjacent house, that was bought by Jacobus to create a...

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  • VT-meetings

    Haarlem Favorites

    Fondest memory is an easy one. It was meeting VT member Sandra (sandravdp), her friend Isabel and Sandra's dad Leo (lvdpiet), another VT'er. Sandra and Isabel met up with me at the train station and we headed off to the restaurant for dinner. Poor Sandra had her bike and had to ride it in the rain while Isabel and I took the nice dry bus. We had a...

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  • Dam Square

    Amsterdam Favorites

    In the center of Amsterdam you find many Chinese businesses, not limited to the Chinese quarter. Chinese Massage is one of those businesses and they might differ from one to the other. Chinese Beauty Massage at the Gravenstraat 28 (behind the Nieuwe Kerk at the Dam square) is one of them.

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  • Flowers

    Haarlem Favorites

    If you visit Haarlem in the springtime, be sure to look into Hofje van Oorschot and see the magnolias in full bloom. If you are making your way into the centre of Haarlem from the Train/Bus station, follow Kruisweg then Kruisstraat. You will find the hofje on the right, at the point where the road takes a turn to the left, opposite the 'Hema'...

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  • Gabled Architecture

    Amsterdam Favorites

    In the old center of Amsterdam many houses have gable stones, that will tell a story about the original house owner. The stories can be trade related or displaying a bible story. More gablestones.

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  • Canals & Houseboats

    Amsterdam Favorites

    Amsterdam slowly is transforming into a greener canal belt. The canal boats will be transformed into electrical boats with no exhaust fumes. The goal is to get a 40% CO2-emissieon reduction in 2025 Also in the newest canal houses renovation projects; green is the startpoint. During the 2013 Heritage days I visited the pilot project at the Nieuwe...

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  • ATMs and Money

    Amsterdam Favorites

    ATM's are widely spread at Amsterdam, You will find them at stations, major shopping streets (at banks and inside some shops), supermarkets and shopping malls. Before using check if the machine will accept your credit- or bank card.

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  • Flower Market

    Amsterdam Favorites

    No one goes to Amsterdam for the weather; it's rainy and windy for most of the year, although in summer there are beautiful evenings to be had sitting with a drink on a terrace beside a canal. On the other hand, from June through August the city centre is packed with tourists, leaving April (for the Tulip season) & May as the ideal time to go....

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  • Walking

    Amsterdam Favorites

    De Transvaalsche Boer at Gasthuismolensteeg 20, corner Herengracht, is a small corner house build at a piece of land that belonged to former mayor Cornelis Benningh Jan Duvensz. The house dates from the 1580-ies. Around 1900 the house was in such a bad shape that the owner -Joh. Maria van Kelckhoven- started a plan for renovation. Architect van...

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  • Clogs & Wooden Shoes

    Amsterdam Favorites

    I had my first pair at age of 4 years old, cannot remember who gave them to my mom, but they are still around. I tried them again at age 18, fell down like a ton of bricks and then decided in future we will only look at them not wear them. But you have to go to the factory to see how they are made.

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  • Canal Boat Tours

    Amsterdam Favorites

    A canal cruise while in Amsterdam is mandatory, but the size of the boat you ride in and canal's you cruise down are not. The St. Nicolaas Boat Club offers a canal cruise on a boat that will hold around ten people, has no glass top, and can maneuver through canals the big boats cannot navigate. You sign up for the ride at Boom Chicago in the...

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  • Cycling

    Amsterdam Favorites

    For a conscientious helmet-wearer like me, it was shocking to see that hardly anybody in Amsterdam wears a bicycle helmet, not even the children. After asking around a bit, I learned that Dutch traffic planners decided years ago not to make helmets a part of their safety package. Their reasoning: If you tell people to wear helmets they are...

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  • Maps & City Guides

    Amsterdam Favorites

    Check Steven Pemberton's FREE online Guide for handy links and info when visiting Amsterdam. And this is another FREE guide, a PDF file from Boom Chicago Amsterdam. A printed version of this guide can be picked up at Boom Chicago and various locations around town. It includes a map of the city center too.

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  • Van Gogh Museum

    Amsterdam Favorites

    When we were there in May 2006, the Rijksmuseum and van Gogh were holding a joint show in the Exhibition Area in the lower back part of the vanGogh entitled "Rembrandt-Caravaggio". A combined ticket for all 3 was available and you had to enter the van Gogh to see the Exhibit (each advancing the cost). An audio guide was provided free (various...

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  • Anne Frank House

    Amsterdam Favorites

    The Anne Frank house is a destination many people think of when planning a trip to Amsterdam, and for good reason. I took the tour through the house and would suggest it to future travelers. The tour literally takes you up floors and floors, through rooms upon rooms, explaining the Frank family struggle during the Holocaust. There are informational...

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  • Central Station

    Amsterdam Favorites

    Train ticket machines at Schipol and Amserdam Centraal stations... There are some that take cash and some that are credit card only but no signs to indicate which is which until you have reached the top of the line! They do not take any of the 'brown' change i.e 5,2 and 1 euro coins again no information to advise you Furhermore, if u decide to buy...

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  • Rijksmuseum

    Amsterdam Favorites

    For me the four most important museums in Amsterdam are the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Amsterdam Museum and the Maritime Museum. You will find my reviews for the Rijksmuseum under: "Rijksmuseum-Practical Info" and The Gouden Eeuw or "Night Watch" and more reviews inspired by the different genre of paintings. If the la

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  • Vondelpark

    Amsterdam Favorites

    The largest city, AMSTERDAM is also the capital of the Netherlands. A small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age (17th century). During that era, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds, Amsterdam's main attractions include its canals,...

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  • Internet Access

    Amsterdam Favorites

    The new central location of the Amsterdam Public Library (OBA) openend in July 2007 in a 10 floor building designed by architect Jo Coenen. It's the biggest library building of the Netherlands. It's located at the Oosterdokskade 143 - 1011 DL Amsterdam at a 5 minutes walk East of the Central Train Station. All floors have special corners and...

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  • Rembrandtplein

    Amsterdam Favorites

    In 2005 the central statue of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn (born at the city of Leiden) at the Rembrandplein square got company of a new series of statues, called Nachtwacht in 3D (three dimensional Night Watch). The statue of Rembrandt was made by Louis Royer in 1852. The new Night Watch group of statues was made by the Russian artists...

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  • Jordaan District

    Amsterdam Favorites

    This sculpture, "Jordaanoproer", stands in front of the Noorderkerke (Northern Church) alongside the Prinsengracht. Although this neighborhood is now yuppie heaven, in the 1930s it was a working class district suffering the pains of prolonged depression and extremely high unemployment. Street riots here in 1934 protested the basic inequities that...

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  • Bridges

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    The Skinny Bridge is Amsterdam's most well-known bridge. The present wooden draw bridge dates from 1934, but already in 1691 the "Kerkstraatbrug" (Chruch St. bridge) was constructed at this location. Because of its skinnyness the bridge got its nickname. In 1871 the first bridge with 13 bows was replaced by one with 9. Fifty years later the second...

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  • Information Centers

    Amsterdam Favorites

    2013 24H Events City counsel-page with interactive streetmap. Printable map. Amsterdam Tourist Board. Amsterdam events and more Amsterdam Information %L[http://www.bma.amsterdam.nl/adam

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  • Sex Museum

    Amsterdam Favorites

    Just a few steps later fromthe Sex museum, you will realise this bar.. Teasers is veryfamous in Amsterdam, however if you pass there in day time you may not understand why?? So just come back at night.. This place is open till later hours and famous with its stripping bar ladies... So unsurprisngly at nights its packed with man,

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  • Street Performers

    Amsterdam Favorites

    While walking through the streets I encountered several street performers, there was actually a picture of this particular guy in my travel book that I brought from home, it was like meeting a very minor celebrity. It was a very minor thrill.

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  • Volendam

    Amsterdam Favorites

    Here I am at a clog factory in Volendam. Don't leave for home without buying some of these clogs as souvenirs. The things here are relatively inexpensive although it would be wise to compare prices first before grabbing your favorite souvenir, dutch clogs et al. Many stores in Volendam stock the same products but quote different prices! So...

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  • Windmills

    Amsterdam Favorites

    The clean air, the clean streets, and the clean countryside makes one want to stay in the city and surroundings of Amsterdam. You realize that you are in Holland as you leave the city and head out of town to the fields and witness the green grass and the quaint but practical windmills. This is the beauty of Holland, the charm of the countryside,...

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Amsterdam Favorites

    I was surprised to encounter a potable water fountain at the Amstelveld. Well, I know these cast iron fountain poles from my youth, but it seemed they disppeared from the Amsterdam streets. The first fountain was placed in 1903, but in 2003 all the ones in the inner city were gone. Luckely a number of fountains are back again after an alderman took...

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  • Zaanse Schans

    Amsterdam Favorites

    Make sure you visit Zaanse Schans!!! It is like an open air museum that has some great typical Dutch places to visit - a cheese making shop, a clog making 'factory', windmills crushing seeds and other great stuff! It's the perfect place for a non Dutch person to visit!! :) Although our Dutch friends enjoyed it too... Zaanse Schans Schansend...

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  • Cleaners

    Amsterdam Favorites

    One more cleaing shop: Clean Center. This one is located between the Heineken Experience and the Albert Cuyp street market at Ferdinand Bolstraat 7-9. Business hours: Mo-Fr: 8AM - 9PM Sa: 8AM - 5PM

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  • Rembrandt House

    Amsterdam Favorites

    Rembrandthuis Rembrandt's own 17th century house has been restored to reflect his live and times. A new extension houses a superb collection of his prints and is the setting for special exhibitions. Hours Monday - Saturday: 10.00 - 17.00 hours; Sunday and public holidays: 13.00 - 17.00 hours Jodenbreestraat 4 1011 NK...

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  • Leidseplein

    Amsterdam Favorites

    The MUNICIPAL THEATER dominates the western side of the Leidseplein. The STADSSCHOUWBURG as it is known in Netherlands, is built in Neo-Renaissance style and seats 1200 visitors. Highlights include the beautiful entrance, the Grand Stairs, the Velvet Red Curtains, Golden Chandeliers and magnificent wall paintings

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  • Police

    Amsterdam Favorites

    The Amsterdam Police Headquarter is located at the Elandsgracht 117. The imposant figures on the frontwall are famous as is the words around them: "’T GEZAG DAT RUST BEHOEDT IN STAD EN STAAT, WAAKT RUSTLOOS TEGEN ’D ONRUST VAN HET KWAAD". The police corps Amsterdam-Amstelland guards Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Diemen, Uithoorn and Ouder-Amstel, an...

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  • Dutch Language

    Amsterdam Favorites

    Do not assume people speak English here, though most of them do you will get a strict lecture if you just straight away ask them for help/directions in english. Always ask them if they speak english and then ask.

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  • Urinals

    Amsterdam Favorites

    When it is weekend, these urinals are present. They are standing outside at busy points. On a night out, you drink too much. If you need to go to the toilet, you can use them. These urinals are only for men.

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  • Churches

    Amsterdam Favorites

    This interesting church - at 756 Prinsengracht - was originally built as a Roman Catholic chapel in the late 17th century. It's baroque style is exuberant but restrained. The place has been recently renovated - most recently in 2002 - to serve as a catering and conference and exhibit center.

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  • Albert Cuyp - Street Markets

    Amsterdam Favorites

    If you happend to be in Amsterdam on a Saturday you can visit the famers market (Boerenmarkt) on the square around Noordenkerk. You can buy anything from biodynamic vegetabliles, cheese, flowers, musrooms, breed and much much more. I find Amsterdam most beautiful in the dusk. Go for a long walk along the canals or take an evening tour-boat to see...

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