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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

Most Viewed Local Customs in Amsterdam

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Urinating

I think women are generally out of luck here, but understand that there are some models of urinals that are “female friendly,” but from photos I have seen, a woman would probably want 3 or 4 friends...
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Architecture

The Jordaan city quarter was developed to house the many tradesmen the city needed, when trading developed in the Golden Age. At the Lindengracht there are gable sign that still reflects the old...
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Tipping

I learned to look both ways twice before crossing a bike path, tram track or road. Cyclists are riding very fast, so I tended to let them go by first before crossing. Dutch people tend to cross...
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Coffee Shops

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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Language

Does anybody speak Dutch in Amsterdam? No they speak English (at least in the touristic centre of the city). I went in a restaurant, near the Leidse Plein, ordered in Dutch and the waitress asked...
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Red Light District

The RLD is a lot to take in at first. Women stand or sit behind glass doors, signaling for men to come in. They are typically wearing just underwear and a bra though some get a little more “elaborate”...
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ATM - Credit Cards

Netherlands was the first country (of 33) I have visited, that we had lots of problems with ATM:s. Outside Amsterdam most of them didn´t exept foreign cards! In AMsterdam there was also some witch...
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Greetings - Kissing

The Dutch kiss a lot more than Americans or Asians. It is very common in Amsterdam that friends and acquaintances kiss each other on the cheek. This happens between woman/woman or man/woman. The...
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Houseboats

All along the canals you will see the houseboats where people live. They need a special permit from the city to have their boats in the canals. To me it seemed a bit crowded, but I do suppose you get...
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French Fries - Frites

Shall I repeat once again that there are NO French Fries in the EU! Not in France - did you ever read Frites françaises on a menu in France - NOT in Belgium of course and NOT in Holland. The Dutch, a...
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Light Festival

In 2016 it was already the fifth year in a row that the Amsterdam Light Festival took place. The Amsterdam canals were turned into a real-life fairy tale, sparkling and glowing experience with over 20...
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Haring

For food on the hoof forget about MacDonald's (boo hiss!). Instead net a bit of raw fish from one of the many stalls around the city. Spankingly (once again for want of a better word!) fresh herring...
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Rijksmuseum

A must in Amsterdam, is a visit to the Rijksmuseum. You will see many famous paintings of rembrant. unfrotunatly the van gogh musem was closed while i was there. Another interessting visit would be...
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Stroopwafel

My fiance lived in Amsterdam for a year, and as a lover of all things sweet he soon discovered one of the most popular Dutch cookies: the Stroopwafel / Syrupwaffle. Stroopwaffels, Stroopwaffles, or...
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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

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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