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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
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Raw Herring, Onion and Gherkin - street food

Yesterday we had a raw herring (fish) with bread roll and fresh onions and pickles. It is a delicious Dutch delicacy and we loved it. We were told by the Captain of the boat canal tour we took that if...
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Oct 13, 2015

Haringstal A. van Dok

I don’t get to it as often as I would like to, but this is one of my favorite spots to visit after a visit to a business costumer in the city of Amsterdam. Right here it is just great on a afternoon...
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Mar 19, 2014

Seafood /Herring

Your visit to Amsterdam cannot be complete without trying a "Hollandse Nieuwe" a.k.a. "Zoute Haring" (Salty herring).My favorite stand was at the Waag on the Nieuwmarkt square (but the owner told me...
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Jul 16, 2013

Stubbe's Haring stand

The fact that it's in the midst of the tourist area, should be a warning.I've had the herring at a couple different stands, this wasn't the best.At its best, it's kinda' like sushi; at its less than...
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May 24, 2008

Seafood /Herring

OK, if anyone ask me what is the most celebrated national snack of Holland I'd have to say "Haring".What is it? Well, it's raw, salted, slimy herring fish either eaten on its own or with some onions...
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Aug 14, 2007

Seafood /Herring

A warning to hungry VT's!!! I went to the Van Gogh at the end of June when I noticed The Van Altena was closed down for an unknown reason, and I was starving to death when I reached there!!!! So dont...
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Jul 02, 2007

Seafood Bar at Schipol

I didn't fancy the seafood here as it was only mid morning but had it been nearer lunch time I might have been tempted. The other off-putting factor was that me and P only had 5E left between us and I...
Feb 19, 2006

Altena Seafood

This is not a restaurant but a seafood stall. Here they only have herring and other seafood. No fried fisch. It was the best herring I've ever tasted. It is next to the Rijksmuseum across the...
Aug 24, 2005


Very kindly and gentle staff. The food was excellent, ask them for the "catch of the day" or let them recommend you their speciality. One disadvantage is that all the tables are smokers tables, and if...
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Jul 27, 2004

Seafood /Herring

Really pleasingly cooked fish which they say is cooked in the Italian way - but don't think spaghetti! Whatever, it provides good food and a relaxed and quiet place to eat. The best fish I have ever...
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Jul 11, 2004

You are joking! Me and my...

You are joking! Me and my friend bought beer, some seafood salads and enjoy our eating directly on the embankment. But as I've noticed there are a lot of that kind places,so try ,in this city I prefer...
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Aug 24, 2002
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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

First, when asking for directions, make sure you pronounce the name correctly (Bee-guy-n-hof) or else the locals will look at you quizzically and shrug. Next, once you get past the endless rows of...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Is about old Egypt, Greece and more. Sometimes they have an exhibition. Opening hours Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 -...
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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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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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