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Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
"Once you meet your private guide at a designated meeting point you will head off to explore some of the little-known secrets of this city: the quaint quiet corners; tranquil tree-lined plazas and private courtyards. Your guide will also share priceless tips helpful advice and cultural insights bringing an insider´s expertise to your visit to Amsterdam.On the tour you will see: the Dam Square Wester & Old Church & Hidden Churches
From EUR105.00
 
Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local
"Meet your private guide near Amsterdam Centraal Station at a time convenient to you. Then hop onto your bike and head into the city to begin your cycling tour. Widely considered among Europe’s most cycle-friendly cities Amsterdam is a wonderful place to explore by bike!Pedal along seemingly endless cycle lanes through diverse districts such as Chinatown the Jewish District Jordaan and Nieuwmarkt and admire the striking architecture for which the city is famous.During your tour take in popular landmarks including the Houten Huys — the oldest house in Amsterdam — the Nationale Opera & Ballet and the 17th-century Trippenhuis
From EUR35.00
 
Private Amsterdam Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour with a Local
"Enjoy Amsterdam to its fullest during your private highlights tour with a twist. Your local guide will amaze you with all the hidden gems of this city; they’re just around the corner of all the must-visits. But they are kept away from the touristy crowds with a reason.  Wander past all famous monuments while you get to know all historical facts and unique local insights about them. And of course we’ve also taken care of your appetite by including a Dam Square and the previously mentioned famous Flowermarket. But what’s best about this tour is those unique places they take you to. A beautiful hidden chapel  one of the best sandwich you’ll ever have and an gigantic statue near Rembrandts house that most people don’t know of. This is the plan:Meeting Point: BeurspleinStop 1:Walk around the famous Dam SquareStop 2:Visit a bea""Visit Amsterdam’s beautiful highlights during your private tour of the city while discovering hidden local spots along the way with your local guide! Get to know the history and stories of the city like a local.   title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+3-hour+walking+tour+of+Amsterdam&2=Learn+the+fascinating+history+behind+the+city%27s+famous+landmarks&3=Stroll+through+the+beautiful+Flower+Market&4=Visit+a+hidden+medieval+chapel+in+the+Begijnhof&5=Savor+a+favorite+local+sna
From EUR25.00

Why the Dutch don't wear bicycle helmets

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...
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Nemorino
Feb 15, 2014

Bicycle Flat - Place to park & lose your bike.

Bikes are essential when thinking of Amsterdam! They are literally everywhere; on the curb, parked on bridges, dumped in canals, hanging on lampposts …Whenever I used to visit my friends in Amsterdam...
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Jerelis
Jan 28, 2014

Bicycle parking

One of the many advantages of bicycles is that they take up much less space than cars do, both on the roads and when they are parked.In the first photo you can see the typical Dutch bicycle stands....
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Nemorino
Oct 23, 2013

Respect the pedestrian zones

Visitors to Amsterdam often have the impression that there are bicycles everywhere, but that is not true because street space has been carefully divided up between bicycles, pedestrians, trams and...
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Nemorino
Oct 23, 2013

Two on a bike

When you ride around Amsterdam you will soon notice that Dutch cyclists generally have no hesitation about transporting extra people on their bicycles.This is another one of those things that are fine...
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Nemorino
Oct 23, 2013

Cyclists at the Munt

The Muntplein is a large amorphous square where three major streets, and a number of minor ones, all come together.It is infested with automobiles, but that doesn't stop cyclists, trams and...
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Nemorino
Oct 23, 2013

Why I still wear a bicycle helmet...

...even though the Dutch don't.For one thing, I don't cycle only in the Netherlands, but mainly in other countries where the infrastructure isn't as good and cyclists aren't as numerous. My decision...
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Nemorino
Oct 23, 2013

Cycling in city traffic

Although the cycling infrastructure is better in Amsterdam than in most cities, if you cycle there you will be involved in city traffic. If you are not used to this you might prefer to take a bike...
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Nemorino
Oct 23, 2013

Renting a bicycle in Amsterdam

There are numerous places to rent bicycles in Amsterdam. I have only tried two of them so far, and was satisfied with both, but Holland Rent-a-Bike was the better of the two. It is in the basement of...
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Nemorino
May 29, 2013

Watch out for (foreign) pedestrians!

You don't have to worry about the local pedestrians. They know the system, stay in their assigned areas and look both ways before crossing a bicycle lane. Also they are probably cyclists themselves...
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Nemorino
Oct 31, 2012

Don't try this at home!

It is a well-known fact (or if it isn't well-known let me tell you about it now) that most people look better on bicycles than off.It is also a well-known fact that many people, especially young...
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Nemorino
Oct 31, 2012

Egalitarianism in action

Young or old, rich or poor, white or black, gay or straight, the Amsterdamers all tend to ride traditional Holland touring bikes with a chain guard, a sturdy luggage rack, no gear shift, often only...
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Jul 13, 2012
 
 
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"MY BIRTHPLACE"
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"God made the Dutch, but the Dutch made Holland"
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"Amsterdam - I love it!"
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Things to Do Near Amsterdam

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De Krijtberg

Officially dedicated to St Francis Xavier, De Krijtberg is another Catholic church in Amsterdam. The actual elegant Neogothic edifice was constructed in 1883 by the architect Alfred Tepe. The church's...
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Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

New Year's is certainly not the season to visit a flower market, so Bloemenmarkt was not super exciting when I was there in late December 2014. There were definitely flowers being sold along with...
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Begijnhof - The Wooden House

First, when asking for directions, make sure you pronounce the name correctly (Bee-guy-n-hof) or else the locals will look at you quizzically and shrug. Next, once you get past the endless rows of...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Is about old Egypt, Greece and more. Sometimes they have an exhibition. Opening hours Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 -...
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Bijbels Museum

Biblical Museum. Located on Herengracht in a group of stately mansions called the Cromhouthuizen. I was impressed by their collection of Bibles, and the model of the Temple Mount. "Archaeological...
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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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