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Half-Day Tour of Red Light District and Jordaan District with Private Guide in Amsterdam
"Discover Amsterdam on this half-day walking tour with a private guide. Start off with the Red Light District explore the atmospheric streets and learn about the coffee shop culture the prostitution history the political issues and the city's history. Walk through the narrowest street of Amsterdam see one of the first coffee shops and condom shops in the world.Next head to the famous Jordaan district
From EUR94.00
 
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

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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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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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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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TALK ABOUT CONFLICTING MESSAGES

The authorities in Amsterdam need to makeup their minds. I have walked around the Red Light District a hundred times. What do I see? Get your He-Man videos here. Then there are gay men escorts. Also...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Locals

Amsterdammers were for the most part very friendly, but there are the odd few who resent the hordes of tourists. As we were passing these people on th ecanal tour, they said what sounded like ***ing...
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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

The Canal Boat Tour.......The tour that nearly everybody does! I wasn't going to do it, but was told it was a "must" by Dutch people I know - I really don't think it is a must. I didn't think much...
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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

The Sex museum has been going for over twenty years and offers a real insite into the sensitive area of human sexuality.It has hundreds of interesting pieces of art,sculptures,exhibits,paintings and...
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Rijksmuseum

This muesuem is AWESOME !!!! The paintings here are one of a kind and just amazing. Get here early to be able to see every room and exhibit. Could spend the entire day here if you had the time. A MUST...
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Van Gogh Museum

This muesuem is very modern and I thought it was disappointing after visiting the Riksjmuesuem. There are plenty of Van Gogh's paintings here. My understanding was his major works were here and they...
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Dam Square

Dam Square is the main square in the city. It's quite large and is the home to the Royal Palace. It's less than 1 km from the Central Train Station straight up Damrak. The Royal Palace on one end used...
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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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