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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

Train Tips (33)

If you are staying outside...

If you are staying outside Amsterdam, the best way to get to Amsterdam is by means of train, as they have a very efficient train services. The train ticket is not very expensive. Besides, it is hard to find a parking space in Amsterdam and it is very costly to park in this city, too unless you are not planning to hang around the area for too long.

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Xinta
Aug 26, 2002

Fly in if you are coming from...

Fly in if you are coming from outside mainland Europe or the UK. Flights are dirt cheap from the UK but don't use EasyJet (See my Europe page for why!) Alternativly, Stenaline run a train and ferry service from London to Amsterdam for just £49 return. A friend and his girlfriend are coming over from Cheltenham for just £99 return to Amsterdam for them both, but that is with a local coach company. If you are travelling from local mainland Europe (Germany, France, Benelux), the train is probably your best bet (Centraal Station shown).
You can hire bikes (MacBike: Marnixstraat 220
(020) 626 69 64 / Mr. Visserplein 2
(020) 620 09 85) or bring your own on the train. Walking is also good as the centre is not too big. If you need to travel medium to long distance around Amsterdam then trams are the best option. You can generally rely on public transport in The Netherlands.

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joecooper
Aug 25, 2002

Trains are the best way to get...

Trains are the best way to get in and out of Amsterdam if coming from nearby European countries.
Buy a strippen kaart, which is a pass for the trams that go throughout town--you can easily get 10-12 rides out of this for a fraction of the cost of paying each time--they are available at the train station. Biking and walking are also good ways of getting around.

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CWebb
Aug 24, 2002

The yellow way

If you dont come by car to Amsterdam then is the train a good way. There are serveral stations in Amsterdam where you can get out, so make sure where you wanna go.
The website will help you !

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Umfufu
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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NS trains

to plan ur trip or to find other info about traveling in Holland see the url.
Trains are comfortable but not always on time, prices are a bit expnsive i think.

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catnl
Apr 04, 2011

Take train to nearby cities

Dutch trains a treat to travel.. punctual, clean and easy to travel. So if you are to travel to say Eindhowen or Rotterdam etc etc.. take one of the double decker trains ..

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vickss
Oct 03, 2009

Train information

http://www.seat61.com

London based web page, but a lot of good general info about train travelling in different countries.

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queenofoceans79
Oct 13, 2004

Me At The Train Station....

...Looking forward to move to our next destination (with our luggages).....Namur.

We arrived in Amsterdam from Antwerp, Belgium.

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coceng
Jul 24, 2003

Top 5 Amsterdam Writers

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"MY BIRTHPLACE"
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jo104

"God made the Dutch, but the Dutch made Holland"
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Mariajoy

"Amsterdam - I love it!"
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ATLC

"Amsterdam, is it real?"
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"Amsterdam, where the Dutch money is spend"
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trains

the rail network in holland is supposed to be among the densest you can find, so it reaches pretty much everywhere in the country...

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Nov 29, 2002

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

The Begijnhof - Beguinage in Amsterdam is certainly a pleasant and quiet part of the old city but as a beguinage I felt surprised by the architectural heterogeneity of this ensemble! Maybe I am too...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. The museum is housed in a nice classical building formerly from the Nederlandsche Bank. Allard Pierson was a...
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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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