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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

Pickpockets Tips (86)

Pickpockets

I was walking along the shopping street and never stopped, but my wallet was stolen from my back bag. I live in a smaller city in the Netherlands and never lost anything over the years, but lowered my...
LillianNL
Dec 01, 2015

Petty Crime Against Tourists

In the time it took my beloved Proserpina to raise her chipcard and swipe it while exiting the 2 tram, a pickpocket accessed her zipped and momentarilly not tightly clutched pocketbook and made off...
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nicolaitan
Jun 01, 2013

Never let your guard down in Amsterdam

I was traveling around Europe with my family and despite umpteen warnings from close friends, i got pick pocketed in Amsterdam. Amsterdam was my last stop and i thought we were lucky that nothing...
travelbird15
Apr 04, 2013

Amsterdam Central

Just got out of a small restaurant near by Gauchos Grillre around 7pm (Nearby Amsterdam Central) and some man claimed to be a Dutch came up behind me and my colleague yelling some racial slur (We are...
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WeiBertJ
Jan 28, 2013

Picpockets

Like most of big cities, in Amsterdam there are pickpockets, they use to be near the main sites. Ámsterdam is not a dangerous city but if you need the police or you have an emergency dial 112 is the...
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lina112
Mar 14, 2011

PICKPOCKETS

There are Pickpockets! (also in the public transportation).In the main shopping streets you are warned (see picture).The top 5 pickpocket trics:1) Cover. You will be surrounded by a group to cover the...
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pieter_jan_v
Jan 03, 2010

Fake policemen with fake police id's

Some time ago i was walking in the streets with my father and two cousins and suddenly a guy was asking me for directions and i just refused beacuse i noticed he wasn't a real tourist. My father told...
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75Antonio
Feb 11, 2009

safety in using ATM machine

Yeah. I agree! I have used the ATM machine in Amsterdam Central many many times and I never worried too much. There is always police around. But I think in general it is just common sense. Cover your...
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simonli625
Nov 21, 2008

Amsterdam. Vehicle Robbery

If you are driving into Amsterdam, be EXTREMELY cautious. Lock all doors even when in immediate vicinity, don't keep any valuables within easy reach or particularly in trunk.I was there this past...
chataugua
Sep 02, 2008

Trams

Don't stand near a door of a tram (especially at the back) and get carried away with the scenery. My purse was stolen and they jumped out of the tram when the doors opened and fled. This is a very...
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susanandrews
Aug 20, 2008

AmsterScam

I live in NYC and Amsterdam.The dangers in Amsterdam are plentiful but easily avoided:The best way I've found to deal with "dealers" is to say "no thanks," or simply ignore them.They don't hassle you...
dadog
Jun 12, 2008

Finally became a 'victim'

After 7 trips to Amsterdam, & several other European cities as well, I finally got pickpocketed. It happened Queens Night, while boarding an extremely crowded Tram from the Dam to Leidseplein. I...
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danmcf
May 16, 2008
 
 
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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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"Amsterdam, where the Dutch money is spend"
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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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