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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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More Local Customs in Amsterdam

Wrapped up Buildings!

Amsterdam was the only place I have been to that makes an attempt to disguise any building works that are in progress (and there is a LOT of renovation going on!") This was one example of a creative...
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Jun 04, 2005


This is one of my favourite things about The Netherlands! Hagelslaag is chocolate sprinkles ( a bit like vermicelli) that you can eat for breakfast on bread. It comes in different flavours of...
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Aug 19, 2004


Thank God there are Amsterdammerkes (little Amsterdammers). Those little brown iron poles are a blessing for every pedestrian. Amsterdammerkes are installed to keep a safe distance between motorists,...
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Nov 16, 2004

Poffertjes: Mini pancakes with a personality

You can find them in pancake places or in shoping mall cafes or in certain eetcafes. They're not just mini pancakes - they're stylish and absolutely delicious small bites. The best time to have some...
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Aug 18, 2005

Wall tablets

When walking around admiring the buildings you may see some unusual wall tablets.This was how Amsterdam identified their houses before street numbers were introduced, usually they depicted something...
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Sep 02, 2006


Make sure you try a Pannekoeken, which is the Dutch version of a pancake. It's actually more like a French crepe, except that it's served flat on a large plate and sprinkled with either powdered or...
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May 01, 2004
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Post box

The post boxes in the Netherlands are bright red and hard to miss. Post offices are open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm. Postage on a postcard is roughly .50 Euros to anywhere, although if you...
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May 01, 2004

What is a Rijsttafel?

This is a classic Indonesian multicourse meal centered around rice, hence the Dutch name "rice table". It has much of the Chinese banquet or family-style meal only everything is brought out at once (...
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Sep 16, 2006

Shopping? BYB - Bring your own bag

The rule of thumb for shopping is 'self serve' & bring your own bag!Shops & markets that cater to tourists will wrap and bag items. If you go to a regular grocery store, it's do it yourself....
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May 18, 2005

Mirrors by windows.

Thanks to Swanet, I started to notice these....and to know what they are for.Amsterdammers mostly live in apartments/flats. So they often have a small mirror near the window, angled so that they can...
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Apr 06, 2013


Amsterdam is a busy city, especial centercity and the Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein and the Red Light District.At times things can be really noisy, like stag parties coming by or football fans...
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Sep 23, 2005

Be Friendly! (It's appreciated and rewarded)

It seems not only is friendliness invited, it's rewarded in Amsterdam. In booking a hotel room one night, we started up a conversation with the receptionist and were told the room was 100 Euro. We...
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Feb 01, 2007

``Nou nou`` culture

Nou nou (pronounced like the english word ``now`` is something dutch people think in their mind or say when for ex. there is a big piece of cake and they would like to get it all but...
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Sep 22, 2003

Surinamese cuisine

In Amsterdam you can find several Surinamese restaurants as Suriname was Dutch colony in the Carribbean. The Surinamese cuisine is very special and it is characterised by its spices and simplicity....
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Feb 11, 2007

Top Hotels in Amsterdam

Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1015 CZ, The Netherlands
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Herengracht 341, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1016 AZ, The Netherlands
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Prinsengracht 315-331, Amsterdam, 1016 GZ, The Netherlands
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Professor Tulpplein 1, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1018 GX, The Netherlands
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Herengracht 519-525, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1017 BV, The Netherlands
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Herengracht 542-556, 1017 CG
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Canal Boat Tours

On Aug 20th my family and I were visiting Amsterdam, and decided to enjoy the canal cruise by Lovers Canal Cruises. When we bought the tickets, nobody informed us that a part of the canals would be...
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Anne Frank House

When we knew for sure that we would be visiting Amsterdam, one of the sites we most anticipated visiting was the "Anne Frank House." Nearly everyone in our immediate family is interested in World War...
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Sex Museum

This was one of the first things you might see when you arrive in Amsterdam and come out of the Centraal Station. Strangely it is perhaps one of the less gaudy exteriors on Damrak (in comparison to...
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Dam Square

One of the best known squares in Amsterdam is "Dam Square", and though it is quite ordinary in appearance, it is a place where people seem to gather nonetheless. The cobblestone square is bordered by...
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Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum* Date visited: 10th of October 2015 Time: 5:00pm Photo taken by : Chinggis and Borte A collection of Vincent Van Gogh paintings. This is a museum for the people who have the...
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Coffee (Cannabis) shops

Like what I've Said, The dutch are very liberal even in the most common recreational drug which most countries around the world deemed illegal and addicting substance besides the infamous Coffee Shops...
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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, is it real?"
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"Amsterdam, where the Dutch money is spend"
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