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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

El Rancho Tips (5)

El Rancho: Fortunately the steak is not bad

I definitely won't recommend that place. We really wanted to eat some good Argentinian steak and were very disappointed.
We ordered 2 Coronas we received 2 Cokes, after mentionning it they brought us a Corona and a Desperados (...) with no excuse from the waiter.
The sangria was outrageously bad served ( the pitcher was full of fruit with nothing to drink in it).
But that was only for the drinks... Extra for side dishes, burnt steak, disgusting potato peels on the baked potatoes, sausages for the steak in supplement...
And to finish we saw how they cleant the kitchen... A dirty dish towel with some tap water...

Definitely don't go there...

Favorite Dish Argentinian steak 200g... The meat was not bad

marykbr
Apr 09, 2012

Rancho Argentinean Grill: Great South American food!

This was the first restaurant we had lunch in, and it was probably the best of all the spots we tried...its not to close to the Red Light district, so you need to take a bit of a wander to find it, but the food is fantastic, and the atmosphere is nice n laid back, even though it seems pretty smart.

Favorite Dish I had a sirloin steak with veggies, and a pepper sauce... Yummy!

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Bushman23
Oct 12, 2007

RANCHO ARGENTINIAN GRILL: RANCHO ARGENTINIAN GRILL

There are several restaurants with the name RANCHO in the streets close to the Leidseplein. I went 3 times to this one in the Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 114.
The meat was excellent and the waiters (not from South America but from Bangladesh) very kind.
Prices are somewhat high because potatoes and salad are supplements but the grilled meat is quite tasteful and prepared with skill.
A good place for meat.

Favorite Dish Grilled Rib-Eye with papa al horno.

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breughel
Jul 11, 2007

El Rancho: Argentinian Beef....... Yum!

There are a plethora of Argentinean Steakhouses in Amsterdam. I discovered my favorite, El Rancho, on my very first trip. This casual restaurant has a wide variety of barbeque specialties. I've never ordered, but have seen others get, a huge combo platter that comes on a hibachi kind of thing. Looks fabulous.

Favorite Dish My favorite combo is grilled salmon and bbq ribs. It comes with a huge baked potato, grilled bell pepper and a cob of corn.

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Callavetta
Aug 19, 2003
 
 
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Rancho Argentinian Grill: NOT my favorite...... Rancho...

NOT my favorite......

While my meal was cooked the way I asked, it was not your typical 'Churassco.' They served my some other steak that was good. This place literally charged for sauce to season the steak. I thought that was outrageous. Also, the steak came bare, no rice, no potato, nothing. I had pay for a side order of rice. I wouldn't recommend this place.
Aside from this one girl, the service was also horrible. Vegetarians, beware of this place, Elisabeth had very very few options.

Favorite Dish Not my favorite but I had the Churrasco....and it was okay.

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seamandrew
Jul 12, 2003

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De Krijtberg

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Allard Pierson Museum

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Bijbels Museum

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Kalverstraat

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Getting to Amsterdam

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Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 114 - 1017 NN Amsterdam

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  • Sunday 17:00 to 03:00
  • Monday 17:00 to 03:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 to 03:00
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  • Saturday 17:00 to 03:00

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