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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

King's Day - Koningsdag Tips (19)

Day Wide Partying and Booze

we happen to be in Amsterdam and in Volendam just in time for the famous Konnigsdag or more popularly known as King's Day which was on April 27, 2015 (Monday this year) and since it was King's Day,...
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machomikemd
Oct 12, 2015

koninginnedag (queensday)

2013 will be the last queensday as the prince will become the king that day.Koningsdag kingsday will be celebrated at 26 april 2014 (normally 27th april but not on a sunday) best way to travel is by...
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dila
Apr 15, 2013

Queen’s Day: A Holiday, Part II

“Peace is the biggest struggle.”— Her Majesty Juliana, Queen of The Netherlands (1909-2004)ORANGE YOU GLAD THERE’S A PARTY? Oranjegekte, orange madness, is everywhere for Koninginnedag, to honor the...
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von.otter
Jan 06, 2012

Queen’s Day: A Holiday, Part I

“Citizens and social organizations in the Netherlands have proven through the years that they can absorb great changes in the world and our own society.”— Her Majesty Beatrix, Queen of The Netherlands...
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von.otter
Jan 06, 2012

Queensday a.k.a. Koninginnedag

If you have a change to visit Amsterdam on 30th April (or even 29th), then do so.On 30th April the whole country goes crazy because of queen's (or actually queen's mother's) birthday.Amsterdam is...
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Heinisuo
Apr 04, 2011

The Biggest Party Anywhere - Queensday!!

This has gotta' be the biggest party on the face of the earth.Although Mardi Gras and Carnivale are huge events, they still only take place in New Orleans & Rio de Janeiro.The Partying actually...
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danmcf
May 11, 2008

Party with the Dutch

I do not think we have anything like this in the US. This has to be one of the biggest parties held in the world every year. Amsterdam's celebration tends to attract so many people that it can make...
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flynboxes
May 18, 2007

My first ever koniginnedag in Amsterdam

First of all I have to admit that I was slightly sceptic about this day everyone told me is the biggest party of the year in Holland.My cousin talked me into visiting Holland on time for the...
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laughing_lioness
Aug 29, 2006

Queen`s Day Eve

The day before Queen`s day can be as exciting as the day after. In some neighbourhoods (Watergraafsmeer i.e.) the tradition is to make evening party with opera, jazz and folk songs. It is so...
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isolina_it
May 01, 2004

Queensday!! On the 30th of...

Queensday!! On the 30th of April we have the biggest party in the year. It's the birthday of our queen's mom. Especially in the bigger cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag everybody is dressing...
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JenniferG
Aug 26, 2002

Please, don't miss 'Queen's...

Please, don't miss 'Queen's day' in April the 30th, all over Amsterdam and Netherlands, everywhere, the whole day, from dawn till dusk.You can sell whatever you want in the street. Everybody wear...
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rubenship
Aug 26, 2002

Queen's Day celebration. If...

Queen's Day celebration. If you are lucky enough to be there on April 30th, you'll be able to experience the Dutch equivalent of Mardis Gras.The whole city goes berserk. Everyone wears Orange, drinks...
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LowBrow
Aug 26, 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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