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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 Tour: Half Day Guided Amsterdam Bike Tour
"After getting a brief introduction about the city and the route to follow we will head towards the Vondelpark. On the tour you will also get to visit the area museums squares and many other places which will simply take your breath away. The tour would highlight 3 main stops: Between art and HistoryThe tour will start from Dam Square and after a brief history about the historic square the royal palace and the church we will head towards the train station. On the way you will also get to have a cup of the finest Italian coffee. Next we will ride toward the famous canals of Amsterdam and the Anne Frank museum. You will also get to have a closer look at the buildings there. Squares and parks of AmsterdamNex which is famous for its nightlife and busy restaurants. From there we head toward huge Vondelpark which is spread on more than 40 hectares. Moreover we will also visit the museum there and see the famous Amsterdam.Markets and Red LightOur tour will also take us to the Biggest and most known market of the city
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour
"You’ll be picked up from your Amsterdam hotel or Dam Square at your pre-determined time and taken to the tour starting point. This tour can be taken in English French German Spanish or Portuguese; simply advise at the time of booking which language you prefer.Start with a tram ride to the Jordaan district a former working class area that’s now an upscale hub full of students art galleries specialty shops and markets
From EUR50.00

Dom church and tower Tips (11)

Dom Church Court yard

The Dom Church's courtyard is a herb garden with a beautiful cloister. The courtyard belonged to the Dom Church, established in 1254. It is the only Dutch church in French Gothic style. The sculptures...
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Mique
Jul 15, 2003

Dom Church

In 1253 the Roman cathedral was badly damaged by fire. Between 1288 and 1517 a new church was built in French Gothic style. During a fierce storm in 1647 the connection between tower and church...
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Mique
Jul 15, 2003

Broken church

The tall tower was supposed to make part of the adjoining (?) church, but back some 600 years ago, when they were building it, they started out with the tower and then ran out of money; so part of the...
OrlandoBR
Jul 28, 2003

Church bells

I asked the nice Utrechtian girl that conducted us on the guided tour of the "dom" how many times she climbed those many hundreds of steps every day... she said about 2 or 3, which means more steps...
OrlandoBR
Jul 28, 2003

Jelling Rune stone

The Rune stone at the Domplain at the entrance of the Pandhof was a present of the Denmark for the 300th anniversary of the University of Utrecht in 1936.The stone is a copy of a real stone at the...
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pieter_jan_v
Dec 13, 2012

"Dom" tower

The spooky-looking gothic tower is the highest in the Netherlands. I climbed it and bought myself 1 year worth of working out, doing so. If the weather is good, you can see Amsterdam and perhaps the...
OrlandoBR
Jul 28, 2003

The Dom tower is the highest...

The Dom tower is the highest church tower from the Netherlands, 112 meters.The tower is more then 600 years old.It takes you 465 steps to go all away to the top.When the weather is clear you have a...
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MATIM
Aug 25, 2002

Jan van Nassau

At the Domplein square in front of the Pandhof next to the Dom church is the statue of Jan van NAssau located. Jan was the younger brother od Willem van Nassau and is the heir of the Kings and Queens...
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pieter_jan_v
Dec 11, 2012

Tower views

So you can see 4 states from the top of the Empire State Building? That's nothing, in Utrecht you can see an entire country from the top of a 100-meter tower!
OrlandoBR
Jul 28, 2003

Gargoyles

These gargoyles can be spotted when you enter the Dom churches little garden. A really nice place to just relax
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Mique
Jul 14, 2003

Famous in Utrecht is ofcourse...

Famous in Utrecht is ofcourse the Dom Tower. It used to be the highest tower in the Netherlands. You can still visit the Dom Tower if you like. You can buy entrance tickets at Dom Square.
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sandravdp
Sep 07, 2002
 
 
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Museum Van Speelklok tot Pierement

It was quite some time ago when I visited the museum, but I have to say that all aspects are impressive. The range of automatic instruments from small musical boxes to huge dance organs, the way the...
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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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De Waag

Most old Dutch towns have an old weight house and they make a pleasant sight - Schoonhovens is a typical type of building on the Dam in the centre of the town centre. The towns first weighhouse was...
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Town Hall

In the centre of the town, the Gothic style town hall has stained glass windows and is typical of many beautiful town halls across Holland. The clock on the town hall was actually made in Schoonhoven...
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Olivier van Noort statue

Olivier van Noort was a Dutch merchant ship sea captain and the first Dutchman to circumnavigate the world. He is remembered in Schoonhoven by a statue next to the Veereport gate on the water...
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Veerpoort

The town originally had 5 gates but this is the only remaining gate in Schoonhoven. It was built in 1601 and has protected the town since then from flooding from the Rhine and the Lek. It was used to...
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