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Private Tour: Half Day Guided Amsterdam Bike Tour
"After getting a brief introduction about the city and the route to follow we will head towards the Vondelpark. On the tour you will also get to visit the area museums squares and many other places which will simply take your breath away. The tour would highlight 3 main stops: Between art and HistoryThe tour will start from Dam Square and after a brief history about the historic square the royal palace and the church we will head towards the train station. On the way you will also get to have a cup of the finest Italian coffee. Next we will ride toward the famous canals of Amsterdam and the Anne Frank museum. You will also get to have a closer look at the buildings there. Squares and parks of AmsterdamNex which is famous for its nightlife and busy restaurants. From there we head toward huge Vondelpark which is spread on more than 40 hectares. Moreover we will also visit the museum there and see the famous Amsterdam.Markets and Red LightOur tour will also take us to the Biggest and most known market of the city
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour
"You’ll be picked up from your Amsterdam hotel or Dam Square at your pre-determined time and taken to the tour starting point. This tour can be taken in English French German Spanish or Portuguese; simply advise at the time of booking which language you prefer.Start with a tram ride to the Jordaan district a former working class area that’s now an upscale hub full of students art galleries specialty shops and markets
From EUR50.00
 
Amsterdam City Bike Tour
"After introductions with your guide set off to explore Amsterdam like the locals do: by bike! With around 250 miles (400 km) of bike lanes and paths traversing the flat urban terrain Amsterdam is a cyclist's dream.Follow your seasoned guide around the city by bike as they lead you to well-known local landmarks and lesser-known attractions. No one tour will be the same; each individual guide tailors the route to best show off their local knowledge.You might start of at Museum Square home to three of the city’s major museums including the Van Gogh Museum then cruise onward to the bustling Dam Square to admire views of the classical Royal Palace. Venture into the infamous Red Light District and observe how grand architecture sits side by side with seedy neon-lit alleys. Hear about the liberal drug and and let your guide point out interesting venues and nightclubs.Afterward
From EUR25.00

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Free fun in Vondelpark

I walked through Vondelpark almost every day during the week I spent in Amsterdam. The scenery was pleasant, it was easy to stop by a museum or two (or more) - it was so relaxing, I got used to the constant mist/light rain (we visited at the end of March 2005). Vondelpark was a nice break from the more bustling city and/or tourist centers such as the Dam, Leidseplein, Anne Frank Huis, etc.

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blissfulmle
Mar 29, 2006

Vondelpark

Located to the southwest of Central Amsterdam, this is a large and beautiful park. There are some lovely lakes, plenty of bike paths and an abundance of grassy areas for relaxing and taking some time out from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the city. We came here one afternoon for an hour or so, and sat on the grass watching locals and tourists alike coming and going as the sun began to set. This is the perfect place to come if you're after a bit of peace and quiet, but is also a great spot for people watching.

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sunshinejo
Oct 11, 2005

Wasting time in the vondelpark

Another great place to nap and watch people go by, like Munich's Englisher garden, but with surprisingly less naked people. Before you get to the park keep an eye out for the 'iguanapark' which is a fenced in area with 20 or so bronze iguanas (why I don't know)

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larsy
Sep 14, 2005

GREEN!

This is a very HUGE park in the South-East part of Amsterdam,not more than 10min by car from the centre of the city.
Here you can relax yourself looking the gorgeous nature on a banch or directly on the grass lawn!
Obviously,this is an other spot where the most of people smokes..but not only,fortunately!
A curiosity:local girls,exactly as in Scandinavian countries,like to play SOCCER!!!!! Yes!! pratically the totality of the girls around us played-and quite good-the "second passion of the life"of the middle italian!!!!!!!! And unfortunately I'm one of the few Italians
that has never played soccer.... :-( Sick!

Enjoy!

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curiosone
Aug 28, 2005
 
 
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Vondelpark

Vodelpark is so loved in the Netherlands that they actually declared it a national monument. It was filled with people when I there, it was unbelievable how many people were just sitting around on the grass soaking up some sun. Rent a bike and cruise through, but listen for other biker's bells. When you hear a bell, get out of the way, I almost got hit more on once!

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Yorick12
Jun 14, 2005

VONDELPARK

After a cultural visit to the museums you can relax in this nice park wich is very close to the art museums.
This park was open in 1865 and was created like the English parks style. This is a place to read, to walk, to just lay in the grass. Inside this park is the Cinema Museum. In the summer there are concerts held in the park too. The name of the park is due to the sculpture of Joost van den Vondel, a very famous theatre author.

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arlequin_g
May 26, 2005

Biergaarten

When the weather is nice, nothing is more fun than drinking beer in Vondelpark. Ride your bikes to a beergarden, take a seat, and enjoy the sun. There's a very good vibe, and everyone having so much fun, yes!

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jolsen05
Apr 11, 2005

Mansions Near Vondelpark

The streets around Vondelpark are quite posh and walking from Museumplein to Vondelpark you can admire some especially stately ones. The ones pictured here have beautiful art-nouveau embellishments in their facades.

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RhineRoll
Apr 10, 2005

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A Space To Recreate and Relax

Vondelpark provides Amsterdam's citizens with plenty of green space, and thanks to the efforts of PieterJan, it has also become a prime spot for VT'ers meeting up!

As you can see in my pictures, it is really a very popular and populated spot and unfortunately a lot of people are not well-mannered enough to properly take care of their left-overs. The Dutch seem to be very much laissez-faire, but I would actually prefer a more zero-tolerance approach towards people messing up public spaces .

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RhineRoll
Apr 05, 2005

Vondelpark

Amsterdammers flock to the Vondelpark, a popular retreat to the land of greenery. It has meandering walkways and a paved path for bikers and skaters. The park draws large crowds any day of the week and packs them in on a nice weekend.

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Blatherwick
Dec 31, 2004

Another beautiful day in the Vondelpark

There is nothing in Amsterdam I enjoy more than to ride my bicycle through the Vondelpark on a pleasant & sunny day.

I have a Vondelpark travelogue on the pages if you are also a Vondelpark lover. Click below to go for a ride with me:

Vondelpark Bike Ride
Doei!

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davequ
Nov 26, 2004

Saturday in the park

If you're lucky enough to have a sunny Saturday, go to Vondelpark. Half the city will be there with you. Not only are the grounds serene, but there will be a million things to do (football, rollerblading, concerts). It will also be the best people watching experience you could ask for. Vondelpark has some excellent cafes and you can purchase cold beers from guys riding by on bikes. Bring a book and sandwich and you're set.

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Jackofhearts
Nov 18, 2004

Things to Do Near Vondelpark

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Heineken Brewery

This is not just a museum it really is an experience.Set on four levels this former brewery has everything you need to know about the Heineken Brand.History,information,tasting areas,videos,games and...
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Canals

On the southern part of the canal belt the row houses give way to more palatial mansion as shown. The richer merchants of Amsterdam lived in theses houses away from the city center and hustle of the...
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Diamonds

It is not advisible to visit the Diamonds factories specially with your wifes ,fiancees,girlfriends etc.etc. You can take this suggestion as a warning tip. During the war Amsterdam losts 2000 diamond...
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Rijksmuseum

This muesuem is AWESOME !!!! The paintings here are one of a kind and just amazing. Get here early to be able to see every room and exhibit. Could spend the entire day here if you had the time. A MUST...
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Magere Brug - Skinny Bridge

One of the most beautiful of Amsterdam’s many bridges is the famous Magere Brug or Skinny Bridge across the river Amstel. The name originates from the first bridge to be built on this site which was...
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House Of Bols

The venue is from inside is fascinating, spotless, hygienic and posh and has five rooms that are located downstairs. With five senses smelling you can find it in Room 3 where you can smell all the...
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