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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

NO LONGER IN USE: Strippenkaart Tips (27)

The different kinds of "strippenkaart"

As you might or not know, in order to take the tram or the bus, you will need to either pay the driver (more expensive fare) or buy a "strippenkaart" before you get on. Although the name may sound...
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rsilva
Aug 10, 2005

Tickets

You can buy daycards (1, 2 or 3 days), that can be used on the bus, tramway and subway. But I suggest you to buy a '15-strippenkaart' (strip ticket) for 6.40 EUR. That's even cheaper than daycards if...
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Helga67
May 23, 2006

Strippen Kaart - Not valid on metro from Aug09

Purchase a Strippen Kaart which gives you access to trams & buses in & around Holland.I bought a strip of 15 strips for EUR6.70 (2007 Euro 6.80) which means a journey within central Amsterdam...
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jo104
Aug 12, 2009

The 72 Hour Pass

The most cost effective way of travelling around Amsterdam if you are staying for several days is the 72 hour pass (72 uurskaart). This gives unlimited travel on all city GVB services including...
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johngayton
Sep 13, 2010

Public transportation in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam you will mostly use the tram or bus and maybe a metro.Because the rules for public transportation are all the same nationwide, please see my Netherlands Tip for this here.DayticketsMind...
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ATLC
Apr 24, 2008

New Chipcard System for Public Transport 2009

Since 22 june 2009 the ticketsystem changed. From 27th of august you cant use a strippenkaart in the metro and i think this year or beginning next year that you cant use it at all.At the moment a...
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dila
Aug 10, 2009

Strippenkart

If anybody plans to take a lot of transport around Amsterdam, something that I did not do and genrally don't do, I walk around a lot, then a strippenkart is a must. That's the ticket for trams/buses,...
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Rupanworld
Feb 02, 2008

Trams

By tram. Within the city centre you can easily walk everywhere you want to go. If you don't want to walk then jump on a tram or the Metro.You can get a day ticket for NLG 12. There are tickets for...
sabsi
Feb 14, 2003

What´s a ´Strippenkaart´ ???

It is not easy to travel with public transport in Amsterdam on a legal way. I mean, paying the fares in a right way! In the 70ties we invented the famous ´Strippenkaart´, which is for Dutch people...
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PeterHolland
Jan 15, 2003

But A DagKart at VVV, for the Trams

When you get to Central Station, go outside and across the tram tacks to the small building. Go inside to the VVV, ask for a DagKart for the number of days you will be there. This will save a little...
LastHamlet
Nov 16, 2002

Day Passes

The main source for information about public transport and tickets is the GVB ticket office opposite Centraal Station, next to the VVV. Riding the trams can be quite an adventure itself so if you are...
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BlueBerry_7
Nov 23, 2002

Get a Strippenkaart

It is hard to argue that Amsterdam has a superb public transportation system.The combination of Trams, Subway, Bus and Train means that you can get to every street and every corner in the city without...
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heryanta
Jun 30, 2007
 
 
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"MY BIRTHPLACE"
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"God made the Dutch, but the Dutch made Holland"
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"Amsterdam - I love it!"
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"Amsterdam, is it real?"
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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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