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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

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Day trip to Zandvoort

Take a day and a quick train trip from A'Dam Centraal through Haarlem & Overveen to the beach at Zandvoort.

If you are lucky and the weather is as beautiful as it was for me, you will enjoy it very much.

On the train back you can:
wish you had a house in Overveen;
then stop in Haarlem for an excellent steak dinner at Wilma and Albert's & a side trip to Willie Wortel's.

An excellent day trip to escape Amsterdam for a change of pace.

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davequ
Dec 27, 2004

Yanks in Zandvoort

Yanks is a very nice and spacious coffeeshop. There is a gameroom, downstairs and lots of additional tables upstairs. On the ground floor the tables have teepees over them which is real cool, the whole place is an Indian theme. Also there is a bar area where they serve alcohol and lots of outside tables which is nice to enjoy, weather permitting of course.

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BlueBerry_7
Nov 24, 2002

The north sea

During the summer time the beach is like every other beach,full of people.but this summer we weren't lucky,because it was rainy and so cooooold.but anyway it's good to go there,it's just a 10 minutes driving from amsterdam.at least you can have a lunch or dinner in some of the restaurants.they have great fish :)

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Pravatti
Jan 18, 2006

Beaches...

Take advantage of the plethora of Beaches in the Netherlands. In the summer, they are usually very busy and filled with tourists, but in the fall and spring, they are often very quiet and beautiful.

You can easily travel by train (Zandvoort) or train and bus (Scheveningen by Den Haag). It is well worth the trip. The small pavillions along the beach open late spring, and are usually still in operation til mid September.

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May 08, 2003
 
 
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Noordvijk

Noordvijk is a small beach town thirty minutes outside Amsterdam. Acute little golf course, bars and some shopping are to be experienced ,in this quaint Dutch town. But, don't be fooled by the quiet streets. Nighttime is a totally different expewrience. The bars get crowded and loud , and the dancing is soo much fun... You should check it out if you have the time.

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PolyAna
Sep 24, 2004

Dancing on the beach

Many Amsterdammers like to spend a warm summer’s day on the sandy expanses of the North Sea coast. The seaside resorts of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal are very popular, and both can be reached easily by train or bus.

Bloemendaal aan Zee has some of the more trendy beach pavilions – varying from the bohemian Woodstock 69 to the elegant Bloomingdale. Every Sunday afternoon the beach transforms into an open-air club. Various DJs get everyone dancing against the glowing backdrop of the setting sun. This beach draws a trendy young crowd.

TIP: visit Bloemendaal during a midweek day or on a Friday evening. It is less busy then, and you can enjoy an affordable meal, sip a glass of cool rosé and watch the sun set over the water.

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Lyneke
Dec 28, 2008

The Beach, Zandvoort

The North Sea. When the weather is warm there are hundreds of bars and restuarants along the beach, not to mention lots and lots of people. And some in their birthday suits!

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BlueBerry_7
Oct 28, 2002

Bloemendaal

Although Holland does not have the world's most beautiful beaches, it can be good fun. It seem to be always crowded whenever there is a ray of sunshine.

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Apr 16, 2004

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De Krijtberg

Officially dedicated to St Francis Xavier, De Krijtberg is another Catholic church in Amsterdam. The actual elegant Neogothic edifice was constructed in 1883 by the architect Alfred Tepe. The church's...
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Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

New Year's is certainly not the season to visit a flower market, so Bloemenmarkt was not super exciting when I was there in late December 2014. There were definitely flowers being sold along with...
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Begijnhof - The Wooden House

The Begijnhof - Beguinage in Amsterdam is certainly a pleasant and quiet part of the old city but as a beguinage I felt surprised by the architectural heterogeneity of this ensemble! Maybe I am too...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. The museum is housed in a nice classical building formerly from the Nederlandsche Bank. Allard Pierson was a...
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Bijbels Museum

Biblical Museum. Located on Herengracht in a group of stately mansions called the Cromhouthuizen. I was impressed by their collection of Bibles, and the model of the Temple Mount. "Archaeological...
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Kalverstraat

If you're into shopping, you might want to check out this street. There are plenty of shops here selling so many things for men and women. The only traffic here are tourists! Lots of them. In fact,...
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