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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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Central Station

The Amsterdam Centraal Station is built between 1882 and 1889. In 1876 architect P.J.H. Cuypers got the assignment to design it. A.L. van Gendt helped him with his experience in railroad design. The...
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tompt
Mar 15, 2004

The central station

The main train station in Amsterdam, Centraal Station, was built in 1889. It's not just a place worth to visit for travelling, it's also have a lot to show about the history of Amsterdam. When...
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vec
Mar 01, 2004

Buildings - Details Central (Train) Station

The building is 306 meters long and has on the backside a direct connection with water of the “IJ”. From the exit / entrance one immediately is in the centre of town. A walk over the Damrak brings you...
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Pavlik_NL
Dec 13, 2003

Buildings: Central (Train) Station

This “palace for transport of civilians” was the first station in The Netherlands that was constructed under architectural supervision. Before that engineers of the railways took this task. Amsterdam...
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Pavlik_NL
Dec 13, 2003

Centraal Station

When you arrive in Amsterdam by train, first thing you'll see is Centraal Station. Centraal Station's inauguration in 1889 was controversial since it separated Amsterdam from the sea and represented...
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micas_pt
Dec 06, 2003

CENTRAAL STATION

Well, that's a must since all trains arriven there... but even if you reach the city from the airport in some of those shuttle, you have to go to this station. Look at the picture: it's really...
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morganna
Aug 29, 2003

Central station..

I arrived first to Central station in Amsterdam.. Although it seems only to be a train station, it has more to see inside and around.. It was summer, so the station was totally crowded.. I was a bit...
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Erkmen
Aug 03, 2003

Meeting place of Holland!

Centraal Station is a 'people watching' paradise! All day - 24/7 - people are moving in and out of the station. Walk out the main entrance and down one of the main shopping (and tourist) areas of...
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navlic
May 27, 2003

A/1 A city walk - Central Station

Let me take you on the walk that we did with the VT meeting on February 22nd 2003. In my Amsterdam intro you'll already have read who were present and that it was sunny but a bit cold too!Instead of...
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ATLC
Feb 26, 2003

A/5 Smits Koffiehuis

Off we go to the VT meeting point, crossing the Haven Front (Harbour Front), then left onto Prins Hendrikkade.To our left we see Central Station and the Smits Koffiehuis in front of it. There's a...
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ATLC
Feb 24, 2003

A/4 Central Station Square

Back with your feet on the ground, this is what you see first when you look straight ahead, coming out of the station. Hotel Victoria is a prominent building. But what always catches my eye is the...
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ATLC
Feb 24, 2003

Take a Ferry Ride

The IJ ferry makes the 5-minute crossing of the IJ channel to north Amsterdam round the clock. It's free and offers a good view of the harbor, which makes it an ideal minicruise for the cash-strapped....
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BlueBerry_7
Nov 23, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Amsterdam

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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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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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