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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

More Local Customs in Amsterdam

The remarkable cityweapon of Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a weapon that you can't miss when walking through our capitol. It is everywhere and shows that the inhabitants are - even on a too high level - proud of their town. The red shield with...
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Pavlik_NL
Dec 20, 2003

enjoying life!

behind that straight faced glare on the women about to run you down on her bike is a very happy person, the dutch are very social people, never in my life have i seen so many people on cell phones...
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excitableone
Dec 05, 2002

The Sultan Gallery - Amsterdam

The Sultan Art Gallery Brouwersgracht 224 1013 HE Amsterdam The Netherlands The Sultan Art Gallery specialises in nude and erotic art of all styles and flavours. Please take your time to visit their...
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Hot_Fudge
Dec 13, 2005

Tulip a gift from Turkey

The tulip, introduced to Europe in the middle of the 16th century, experienced a strong growth in popularity in Netherlands boosted by competition between members of the upper classes for possession...
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traveloturc
Aug 03, 2006

Listen to your mother

as mentioned before: With such a densely populated city, what I picked up on, from a cultural standpoint, is the locals are very big on respect of others and cleanliness. Too many visitors come in to...
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Pounder73
Jan 23, 2003

Two Euros on the tram will save tons of groceries

When we first arrived in Amsterdam in Rembrantplein (staying in the Schiller hotel for two weeks...another tip on that one to follow..) we found a HEMA food store and besides it was an OKTOGO store...
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bartmcgee
Jul 26, 2009
 
 
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Chinese food in Uitgeest! OoOoh what a treat! :)

The Dutch family that I stayed with ordered a bit of everything when we requested Chinese food for dinner. To begin the meal, everyone had a spring roll. In the States, spring rolls are roughly the...
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deb.workman
Apr 05, 2010

Be Prepared for the unexpected.

When in Amsterdam, I decided 1 free night to go to an Organ concert given at Niewer KirkThey have 2 organs there, 1 a small one in a trancept, and the main one in the body of the church.The concert...
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stevemt
Apr 28, 2007

Gevulde koeken

The Netherlands are a paradise for pastry's lovers ;-) My favourite one is the so-called "gevulde koeken" made with almonds. Echt lekker !! Now also available in Belgium (and elsewhere ?) in every...
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Bigjones
Nov 25, 2004

Uitsmijter

I didn't have this Dutch staple on my first visit in 2010. But, having seen it served to a friend in Leiden, I decided to try it. It was absolutely delicious and I ended up eating it on two...
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leics
Apr 06, 2013

For those who go to A'dam in wintertime

Amsterdam, and Holland in general, does not have the greatest climat on earth. The seaclimat takes care of cool summers and not that cold winters. In the winterdays rain falls regularly and the nights...
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Pavlik_NL
Dec 20, 2003

Laundries

Packing light usually means doing some laundry on trips longer than a week. The nice folks at our hotel directed us to a self-serve launderette just a few blocks away and a nice trundle with our bag...
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goodfish
Sep 10, 2012

Moving

As buildings and apartments are usually narrow and there is usually no lift, moving implies taking all your furniture out of the window. (This is why many buildings have hooks positioned just under...
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isolina_it
Feb 05, 2004

Grolsch -> Just like home sweet home! :)

Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being at our travel pace is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. At Alkmaar (and...
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Jerelis
Nov 15, 2012

Top Hotels in Amsterdam

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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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Top Things to Do in Amsterdam

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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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pieter_jan_v

"MY BIRTHPLACE"
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jo104

"God made the Dutch, but the Dutch made Holland"
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Mariajoy

"Amsterdam - I love it!"
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ATLC

"Amsterdam, is it real?"
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Pavlik_NL

"Amsterdam, where the Dutch money is spend"
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