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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

Car & Parking Tips (52)

Is that really an automobile?

No Mildred, all cars don't look alike. Some are big, some are small, some are boxy, some are stylistic. In Europe gasoline is between two and three times as much as we pay here. In most places now it...
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flyingscot4
Oct 14, 2007

Driving in Amsterdam, Don't

Driving in AmsterdamI can sum it up in one word… Don’t!Many of the streets are narrow, parking places can be hard to find, and if you do find a place to part, it won’t be cheap.The old saying, “I...
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Robin922
May 21, 2005

Piet Hein Tunnel

The Piet Hein Tunnel is a fast way to reach the Amsterdam East Island and Central Station area fast. The 2 * 2 lanes 1900 meters long tunnel, completed in 1997starts at the East-side of the A10-ring...
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pieter_jan_v
May 12, 2006

Amsterdam info at the A1 highway

If you visit Amsterdam for the first time and entering from the East via the A1 highway, there's an information point at the gas station at Muiden, 10 km before you enter Amsterdam.The info area is at...
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pieter_jan_v
Sep 28, 2014

cheap or free parking

update 2010The Park and Ride (P+R) parking facilities are located on the outskirts of Amsterdam near the ring A-10. then continue your visit using metro, tram or bus connections with the centre of...
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dila
Jul 27, 2010

Go to Amsterdam by train or car

Although there´s a lot of water in and near to Amsterdam you better go by train or car to Amsterdam. You go 2.5 hours from Brussels by car, 3.5 hours from Hannover by car as well, train should be...
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chancay
Jan 09, 2003

So You Think You Can't Do Without Your Car?

Amsterdam just has to be the easiest city I have ever visited for getting around without driving. Within the city centre itself, everything is walkable: for a little further afield; cycleable, and if...
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johngayton
Dec 21, 2006

Car

The car is a very easy way to get from A to B. The roads are good, and there are plenty of them. But.... be aware of the traffic jams. The roads are full here, and during rushhour a lot of road have...
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sim1
Dec 02, 2002

Leidseplein/Nightlife Parking

If you want to attend a late night show or spend some nightlife at the Leidseplein area, park at the Europarking. The garage has 700 spaces and is well guarded.From there it's just a 10 minutes walk...
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pieter_jan_v
Apr 04, 2011

Access by car

If you want to come by car to the center Amsterdam enter via the North and use the IJtunnel. Remember, there are few parking spots and they are expensive!Amsterdam Road works map.
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pieter_jan_v
Jan 08, 2012

Free parking, easy access

If you want absolutely free, go to the train station in Weesp. You can park your car there and the train takes you in 12-16 minutes to the Amsterdam Central Station.There are about 4 trains per hour. ...
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ATLC
Jan 03, 2004

Going by car - the hard way

For those who anyway want to penetrate Amsterdam with there own car, there's a lot of effort to be done to avoid being ticketed or - worse - get a wheelclamb. First take a parkingmeter-card, they...
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Pavlik_NL
Dec 15, 2003
 
 
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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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