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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
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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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Ijmuiden Tips (3)

How Avoid the DFDS bus

We used the hydrofoil to connect with the DFDS ferry to Newcastle @ 5 euros each.
You can avoid the main canal road & head under the bridge half right in front of the ferry. The walk into Ijmuiden shopping centre took 20 mins.
There is lots of sub-urban shopping with cheap drinks & snacks. See how out of the city Dutch live.
Turn right before C&A then take the next road left & head to the port down a pleasent residential street. This should take futher half an hour. We towed a large wheely suitcase. Towards the port the housing looks scruffier but not threatening. There are bars & a smoking coffeeshop just 100m from the DFDS terminal.

soul-patrol
Oct 08, 2010

Ijmuiden by Hydrofoil

Another very pleasant way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city is to take a trip to the beach at Ijmuiden, travelling by Hydrofoil and bus from Amsterdam.
At Ijmuiden you will fins a wide promenade lined with shops and cafes as well as a busy marina full of pleasure craft.
To reach Ijmuiden take the Hydrofoil (operated by The Fast Flying Ferry company) from pier 7 at the rear of Centraal Station. The ferries leave evry 30 minutes and the journey takes about the same time.
You will leave the ferry at Velsen and from the bus stop right by the ferry there you take the number 70 Connexxion bus into Ijmuiden.
The last ferry leaves Velsen at about 5.30pm and a return ticket costs €7.10 per adult.
The complete time and price listing for the ferries are on the website below.

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Dec 12, 2004

IJmuiden

If you have enough of the town you can go to the sea. You can take a train or you can use a boat. With the Fast Flying Ferries you can go to IJmuiden and walk on the shore (it takes abt. 25 min with the boat and than you have to take a bus).
There goes a boat every 30 minutes (on Saturday and Sunday every hour).

Pick-up point: behind the Central Station – Steiger 7.

Address:
Rederij Naco
De Ruyterkade Steiger 7
Amsterdam

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Jan 15, 2004
 
 
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