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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

The cleanest toilet around is at the Central Train Station at track 2A. It's 50 Eurocents admission, but worth while. Downtown during daytime just go to the 4th floor of the V&D department store or...
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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

What can I say about this? I love how the Netherlands promotes this on the tourist board web...
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Architecture

Just keeping looking up to those nice old houses and their history. It's just amazing that it's a thing of all centuries. It's like a living history book, where the Amsterdam streets are the pages and...
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Houseboats

Amsterdam still has a significant portion of people living in houseboats on the canals. It's a great way to avoid the high cost of real estate in the city. The number is limited to 2,500 to limit...
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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

Kissing ¡V Three kisses starting on the right cheek & ending on the right cheek I always get my right & my left confused ¡K.. No not on purpose :-) If you are in a bakery, postoffice, deli etc make...
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Street Performers

In the early part of twentieth century the Netherlands became world famous for its street organs. Love it or hate it, or just putting a smile on your face, even today the sound of street organs...
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Bicycle - Cycling

Bicycles are part of the fabric of Amsterdam. Although many global cities are adopting cycling as a means of transport, Amsterdam has always been at the forefront, and at times it seems everyone in...
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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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Beer & Breweries

Heineken Beer is the number one international known brand beer of the Netherlands and it's other Brand Amstel is the second known and the other brand Grolsch completes the Dutch Beer Triumvirate known...
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King's Day - Koningsdag

Queens Birthday has a long history and it's not a day on current Queen, she's born on November, but she decided to change the day, at least the weather is better at the end of April. There are many...
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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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