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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
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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
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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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Cheese Museum - Cheesy

Conveniently located across the Prinzengacht from the Anne Frank house, the entrance looks interesting enough to enter. The first floor is an overcrowded cheese store with innumerably sale items, many with sample plates. Some good, some exotic, some not good. The so-called museum is an afterthougt in a small basement room access by a rickety circular staircase. There are a few wooden items scattered around, some graters, a short film clip - perhaps the owners get a tax deduction for calling it a museum. The cow, partially visible (image 3 ), does not help.

Walking from the Westermarkt tram stop to Jordaan, one almost has to pass in front of this place. Unless you would like to sample some cheeses and perhaps buy some, there is little of interest here.

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nicolaitan
Feb 24, 2013

Edam's Cheese Church

Edam is known for their cheese, but there is a church in the town that they have been trying to restore. In order to do this they have built a replica of the church out of cheese. It cost 4 Euro, really didn't think it was worth it. But I can say I saw something that was in the Guiness Book of World Records

Unique Suggestions If you do go to see the cheese Church, feel good that you are helping to renovate an old church and save part of history. Besides if you go inside the church you can bowl using cheese. That was a pretty cool experience.

Fun Alternatives I would suggest just go see the cheese market.

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Boca24
May 16, 2004

Cheese Shops

Cheese Shops that are obviously aimed at Tourists.
The Cheese is always packed very stylishly but is quite expensive.

Unique Suggestions Unless you wanted a very special present, I cant see any reason for having to visit a "tourist" cheese shop.
The Dutch don't buy their cheese in these shops.
And remember no matter how nice the packing is, it will eventually end up in the bin.
If you're taken with a cheeseboard and knife, get them seperately in Hema.

Fun Alternatives Buy you Cheese in any Albert Heijn supermarket. They are all over Amsterdam. The one behind the Royal Palace is open 7 days a week and and remains open late in the evening.
They have a most extensivre range of cheeses.
Buy vacuum packed with a long date. If you see a cheese you fancy at the counter ask for a sample. Do this as often as you like.
They will vacuum pack any cheese, so this will give you some extra time to get round to eating it. I beleive it's about 2 weeks, but ask the assistant. they will advise.

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kenbac
Sep 27, 2003
 
 
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