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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
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Beware of urinals that bite!!!

Aaaaaarrrrgghh!! We stopped for lunch one day at a small cafe/bar on Leidseplein. After a few glasses of Amstels a visit to the boys room became necessary. However, the first of us returned quickly...
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Jan 15, 2006

Public toilets

There are very few public toilets in Amsterdam - the only ones we really saw were the green iron urinals that are scattered around the city and which, of course, can only be used by men. Cafes and...
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Aug 19, 2004

Pee Deflectors

An interesting aspect of grungy, dark cornered areas on Amsterdam, is the city's methods to keep the city clean and odor-free by teaching those drunken fools who think every little corner is their...
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Apr 30, 2009

More don'ts

Urinating on the street is forbidden; hey, the Krul is there for a reason!Also there are areas where it's forbidden to carry alcohol and consume in on the street.
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Sep 20, 2015

Urinating in the streets for men is common!

This is just something that blows my mind. Men can just walk up to these urinals (wherever they may be sitting) and urinate in the open air in front of everyone. What's really disgusting is that they...
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Aug 29, 2005 careful!

I'm not going to tell you not to *** on the street, because sometimes you just gotta go and there's no toilet very careful! Amsterdam police officers show no mercy when it comes to...
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Nov 10, 2004

Not really a warning or a...

Not really a warning or a danger, but useful if you have to pee: Around Damark Street you'll find urinals on the sidewalk. Yes, if you have to pee, no need to leave your friends waiting while you look...
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Aug 25, 2002

Not so much a warning of...

Not so much a warning of danger as a warning of unsanitary conditions. I guess the drinkers have trouble finding a place to relieve themselves because there is a STRONG smell of urine prominent...
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Aug 24, 2002

urinating in the streets of Amsterdam

Never, ever urinate in the street. If the police doesn't get you, we will. We, inhabitants of the Red Light District, don't want to see our houses crumble down by human acids and if we see anybody...
Dec 29, 2007
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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, 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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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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Getting to Amsterdam




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