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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
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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
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Police Headquarter

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...
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Sep 28, 2013

Mr. Pieter van...

Mr. Pieter van VollenhovenPieter van Vollenhoven was born in Schiedam on 30 April 1939, the second son of Pieter van Vollenhoven senior and Jacoba Gijsbertha Stuyling de Lange. He attended primary...
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Sep 12, 2002

GOOD TO KNOW! Police and emergency services ....

Safety & crimeIn comparison to other large European cities, Amsterdam is considered as a relatively safe city. It is one of the few cities in which most women are not afraid to return home alone...
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Dec 20, 2006

Hash Marihuana Hemp museum

This is the only museum In Europe that show the history from Hemp.The exhibition goes 8000 years back in time.The museum also grow hemp, now and then the police comes in to see if things don't get out...
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Mar 19, 2004

Police Station

This is the Police Station just across from the Homegrown Fantasy coffeeshop. I took it from inside while sitting at the open window smoking a nice cone! Ahhh, life is so great here, the feeling of...
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Aug 26, 2003

Dutch Police

Ahh Dutch Police seem to have a casual job, at least most I have seen. I have seen them on horses just trotting around, on bikes cruisin', on motorcycles just chilling and talkin', and a few in cars...
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Aug 18, 2003

Useful phone numbers

The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,...
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Jan 05, 2010


The emergency number to remember in Amsterdam (their equivalent to US' 911) is 112 They, like most people in Holland, speak English. You just need to remember to speak slower than usual as it's not...
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Aug 15, 2007

The Police truly are your friends.

Being from NYC I was afraid to approach the police with a question. I was blitzed and needed some money. I got the nerve up, approached two police officers, asked for the location of an ATM. They were...
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Jan 26, 2005

my daily journal

day 4 november 24th 2002 yes indeed another day in paradise!! not a cloud in the sky all day today, i can't help but think we brought las vegas weather to amsterdam..we did our normal breakfast...
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Jan 22, 2003
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Top 5 Amsterdam Writers

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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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"Amsterdam, where the Dutch money is spend"
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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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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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