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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

Coffee Shops Tips (31)

It really is legal here…

Although cannabis is not and has never been of interest to me, I did admire the tolerance and openness towards it in Amsterdam. It looks as though legalising it has been a successful experiment (and...
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MM212
Jan 30, 2015

Coffeeshops

Amsterdam (at least the central part) is lined with Coffeshops selling Marijuana. Although I am sure locals use them too, I got the definite impression that they cater to tourist and expats who have...
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Jim_Eliason
Dec 01, 2013

2013 Coffee Shop Update

It looks as though the information in this section is a bit out dated. Allow me to provide a quick Coffee shop update.Sure, you can hit the usual suspects…Green House or Barney’s…good products, but...
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Alemaker
Apr 10, 2013

Coffee shops

Amsterdam is well known for its famous coffee shops. There are 234 coffee shops in Amsterdam and the legal age to get into them is 18 years old. We went into a few coffee shops in Amsterdam. It was a...
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malianrob
Nov 25, 2008

The coffee bar...

Sells pre rolled joints, conveniently distributed in little glass or plastic tubes, for $7.50 US You can also go to shops that sell nothing but MJ seeds, or mushrooms."Coffee shops" are allowed to...
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GCoop
Mar 03, 2008

Its not ok, but its all-right :-)

An interesting fact that i didn't know until a few weeks ago, is that cannabis is actually ILLEGAL in the Netherlands... That said, outside of the tourists, i get the impression that there aren't that...
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Bushman23
Sep 27, 2007

Marijuana

Marijuana is legal and is served in "coffee shops". There are plenty of them near Damrak and Red Light district, and the smoke smell coming out of them can be quite strong. You will see a lot of...
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el_ruso
Aug 29, 2007

"Coffeeshops" - What a great concept!

Coffeeshops were definitely not the only reason we wanted to visit Amsterdam, but it is the thing we miss the most! Here's an important tip - Be sure to learn where your hotel is before visiting a...
ACoolJeweledMoon
May 05, 2006

Always keep it in your pocket

Listen being in this part of the world is great the city is amazing. This is a tip for anyone who plans on doing things that may be illegalin other countries. Alright first thing never never put in a...
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Markghero
May 27, 2005

buy a drink ....

when going into a coffee shop to smoke your cronic....you must buy a drink as well as your pot! do not think you can just sit in the shop smoking away.....this is a must do, do not act like a fool and...
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paddymc09
Mar 13, 2005

When In The Dam....

When taking hits from the local, ahhh... shall we say, fare, start small, work your way up. Otherwise; all you'll do is learn how to cough...and I'm talkin cough HARD. You may even beable to see what...
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Fleeting
Dec 18, 2004

Would you like to see the menu?

'Coffee Shops' are everywhere. This is where you can buy marijuana and hash, surf the 'net, and maybe even buy coffee! If you are only interested in the coffee, perhaps you should try a cafe. The term...
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416Guy
Mar 06, 2004
 
 
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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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