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Eat Like a Local in Amsterdam: Traditional Dutch Meal in a Local Home
"Meet your accommodating host at midday in the Jordaan district an old working-class Amsterdam neighborhood that is now known for its art galleries canal houses and picturesque urban scenery. Let your host show you around the area pointing out things you may never have noticed by yourself and perhaps even stop to pick up ingredients for your meal.Continue to your host's home which is situated in a converted 14th-century monastery. Join your host in the kitchen as they start preparing the food. While the meal is always different you might taste local specialties such as pannekoeken
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"Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills
"Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam""If you are in Amsterdam and want to take a break from the fast city life this is your perfect opportunity. Enjoy a 5 hour trip to the country side and suburbs of Amsterdam. During the trip you can see the old wooden houses and the wonderful windmills at the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans that make Netherlands famous around the world. In addition to this we will also visit a cheese making factory where you can see in detail
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Amsterdam in the Golden Age: Admission to the Portuguese Synagogue
"Amsterdam’s prosperity in the Golden Age would have been unimaginable without the contribution made by the Jewish community. The Portuguese Synagogue was erected in the heart of Amsterdam in 1675 and was at that time the largest synagogue in th but it is also open to the public and concerts are held there regularly. The beautifully authentic interior is guaranteed to amaze and you will relish seeing with your own eyes the most exceptional collections of Jewish heritage. Be awed by the synagogue’s stunning interior with its larg white plastered walls and dark furniture bathed in the abundant light that shines through its 72 windows. Since its consecration in 1675 it has had no electric light or heating; the only artificial light comes from the 1000 candles in the many brass chandeliers. The sand on the wood floor protects it from dirt.The other buildings in the complex include treasure chambers where visi gold
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Public Toilets

Amersfoort is a town with almost no public toilets (like most Dutch cities).The best one is the toilet in the train station main hall. Fee 50 Eurocents and there's a cleaning lady present.On the...
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pieter_jan_v
Feb 17, 2016

The Canals

The Amersfoort canals are wonderful to walk along. I think you can walk them all within a hour; the old center of town is very compact. If you rather sail them, that's also possible; see my canal boat...
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pieter_jan_v
Jan 31, 2016

USEFUL LINKS and Tourist Information

TOURIST OFFICE:The Amersfoort VVV (Local Tourist Office is located near the train station at:Stationsplein 9-11 3818 LE AmersfoortTelephone: 0900 - 112 2364 USEFUL LINKS:Start PageCity...
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Dec 08, 2015

Amersfoort gable stones

Like in many old Dutch cities you can see a lot of city history when looking at the beautiful gable stones on the old city center houses. These stones are wonderful pieces of art, telling the story of...
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pieter_jan_v
Dec 04, 2015

The Stadstrompetter statue

The statue of the Stadstrompetter (City trumpeter) is made by sculptor Paul R. Kingma in 1968..The piece of art is located at the Langestraat, the main shopping street in the city center.Small...
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pieter_jan_v
Dec 03, 2015

Kamperbinnenpoort

The Kamperbinnenpoort is the only remains of the first stone city wall.The Kamperbinnenpoort is the oldest Amersfoort city gate, build in the 13th century. The gate has two towers with each eight...
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Dec 03, 2015
 
 
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Useful phone numbers

The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,...
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ealgisi
Jan 05, 2010

Varkensmarkt

The square now known as Varkensmarkt (Pigs market) used to be the St. Joostenplaats till 1552. In that year the pigs market was relocated from the Appelplaats to the Varkensmarkt.Underneath the...
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pieter_jan_v
Sep 30, 2007

Stadswal - City wall

The remains of the city wall along the stadsring are those of the third wall dating from the 14th century.The first wall was an earth wall, later replaced by a stone wall. The special walking path...
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pieter_jan_v
Sep 30, 2007

Rock Blocks - Keistad

Amersfoort is known as "Keistad" (Keystone city). This dates back to a bet that was made to pull a heavy 7 ton rock from the moorland into town. Well in 1661 400 inhabitants did the job and celebrated...
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Sep 30, 2007

Amersfoort Jazz

Amersfoort hosts the biggest free outdoor Jazzfestival in the Netherlands. Throughout the old city centre there are several stages where you can watch and listen to Dutch and international jazz...
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Niekie
May 16, 2007

Few words in Dutch

Below few words that you can use while traveling in Holland:good morning = goedemorgengood afternoon = goedemiddaggood evening = goedenavondsee you = tot zienssee you soon = tot...
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ealgisi
Apr 20, 2007

Wander around

As I am interested in history of towns and often run to visit all the historical buildings forgetting that not only the featured tourist attractions can be interesting. This is how we ended up in one...
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Nathalie_B
Jul 04, 2005

The perfect get-a-way from Amsterdam

Only half an hour by train from Amsterdam and one is in Amersfoort. Every 15 minutes a train leaves to this great place that offers a whole different scenery then Amsterdam, still typically Dutch, but...
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Pavlik_NL
Dec 28, 2003

Top Hotels in Amersfoort

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Stationsstraat 75, Amersfoort, 3811, The Netherlands
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Ruimtevaart 22, Amersfoort, 3824 MX, The Netherlands
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Krankeledenstraat 22, Amersfoort, 3811 BN, The Netherlands
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Utrechtseweg 225, Amersfoort, 3818 EG
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Coninckstraat 15, Amersfoort, 3811 WD, The Netherlands
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Top Things to Do in Amersfoort

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De Beeldentuin

Through the summer De Beeldentuin is a centre for sand sculptures and also a restaurant / garden area. We went in early December for the Christmas festival and found it to be an enjoyable day...
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Canals

Amersfoort's canals were built in the 17th century and were used for drainage or transportation around the town. Today it is possible to travel on a boat tour of the canals in the summer but during...
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Koppelpoort

The Koppelpoort is one of the best city gates I have ever see. It is a medieval gate to Amersfoort that formed part of the second city wall and was built between 1380 and 1425. Only once was it used...
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Top 5 Amersfoort Writers

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benidormone

"Amersfoort The city of monuments"
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Pavlik_NL

"Amersfoort, old fortified town in the middle of NL"
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Niekie

"Amersfoort"
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pieter_jan_v

"Amersfoort (Keistad)"
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ATLC

"Amersfoort, a pleasurable place"
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