Amsterdam: A City to Love

Amsterdam, city of bicycles, tulips and clogs, attracts millions of visitors every year – a city where you might feel as if you are strolling through an open-air museum. Amsterdam is also a shoppers’ paradise; from vintage fashion to antiques and from tulip bulbs to sexy underwear. No matter how often you have been to Amsterdam a boat trip along romantic canals is one of the best ways to see the city at leisure.

Sniffing up culture is easy because Amsterdam has more than forty museums; Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House are the top three. Off-beat choices are the Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum and the Sex Museum. Amsterdam is also the city of gabled mansions, tranquil canals and arched bridges. Canals and waterways crisscross the historic centre. Working barges sail past. Houseboats festooned with flower boxes bob at their moorings.

Hanging out at a sidewalk café and people watching is fun. Be sure to include in your visit to Amsterdam drinking draft beer in a ‘brown café’ and eating herring at the Albert Cuyp Market. Go Dutch and rent a bike and pedal along the bike lanes, safe and fast.

Amsterdam-Now helps you to discover the city: all the hotspots, the best restaurants, the hippest shops, the best out-of-town excursions, secret spots and the finest concerts.

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Amsterdam City Pass

Purchase the Amsterdam City Pass and discover Amsterdam hassle-free. This City Pass affords free entry and fast track entrance to the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. Also included are a free canal cruise and a free train ticket from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Add...

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Current Weather in Amsterdam

What is the weather in Amsterdam at the moment? Sun, rain, snow? Here is the Amsterdam weather forecast for today and the next three days. Sun or Rain? If the sky is bright and clear with lots of sunshine, your best place to laze away the day is Vondelpark. Mild...

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Book Tickets and Excusions online!

Are you a discount person, do you like to get the best deals, special offers and discounts? Then book online your Amsterdam excursions and museum tickets from Ticketbar via Amsterdam-Now. This way you avoid the often long waiting lines at the popular museums such as...

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Self Guided Amsterdam City Walk: Red Light District

Amsterdam’s Red Light District is the district around the Oude Kerk or Old Church. Canals and narrow alleys criss-cross this part of the city. The Red Light District’s outer boundaries are Kloveniersburgwal, Zeedijk and Warmoesstraat, Amsterdam’s oldest streets. This...

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Walk around Dam Square

This is a very easy walk because most of it can be done while sitting down on the steps of the National Monument on Dam Square. If you have money to spend, go wild in Amsterdam Diamond Center, if you are on a low budget just engage in people watching. From Madam...

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Why the Dutch are different

One day Ben Coates stranded at Schiphol Airport. He did not know what to do and phoned a Dutch girl he had met several months before. He stayed for dinner and stayed for good. Ben Coates takes his readers to his adopted country and shows them much more than the usual...

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Eyewitness Amsterdam

Eyewitness Amsterdam is an excellent trip companion. Read it to prepare your trip or afterwards to keep the memory of your trip fresh. This guidebook teems with pictures, maps and bird's eye views of Amsterdam. The chapter 'Beyond Amsterdam' shows that the Netherlands...

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Madurodam in the Hague

  Madurodam is a miniature city that allows you to see the Netherlands in one afternoon. A walk through this small town leads you not only past the most important monuments of Amsterdam and other cities in the Netherlands but also takes you the bulb fields and...

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Days and Months in Dutch

Everywhere in Amsterdam you will see posters for exhibitions and concerts. When you see someone playing the violin you need no further explanation. Popconcerts are also also easy to recognise. The only problem may be the names of the days and the months. The names of...

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Day Trip Delft and Delftware

Delftware is available all over Amsterdam and the Netherlands, ranging in price from €2 to €20,000. But how do you distinguish genuine from imitation Delft Blue? A visit to Royal Delft – Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles Factory and Showroom in Delft will explain all....

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Winter in Amsterdam

Visit Amsterdam in winter when the crowds have gone and you have the city almost to yourself. This is a perfect opportunity to see Amsterdam's world-famous museums - Van Gogh, Anne Frank and the Rijksmuseum – tourists will not obstruct your view of Rembrandt's Night...

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Dam Square and the National Monument

Dam Square is at the very heart of Amsterdam. The National Monument is right in the middle of this vast square that buzzes with activity all year round. In spring, the fun fair attracts locals and tourists with its Ferris wheel. In summer, street entertainers and...

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Greenhouse Effect Budget Hotel

The Greenhouse Effect Hotel in Amsterdam has it all: budget hotel, bar and a coffeeshop just round the corner (the one that sells hashish and if you're lucky coffee as well). Its location is superb, right on the edge of the Red Light District, close to Centraal...

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Shop, Spent and Be Seen

Are you feeling out of touch with new trends and haven’t you got the slightest clue as to what’s the new autumn colour, whether to go in furs or bomber jackets or if a diamond studded necklace is the thing or just too much bling? All you need to do is walk up and down...

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Keukenhof Flower Garden

When the Keukenhof Flower Garden and the fields in the province of North Holland are ablaze with millions and millions of tulips, coach loads pour out of Amsterdam. Tourists and locals alike want to catch the kaleiscope of colours at the Keukenhof Flower Gardens. Why...

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Hot Spots at Leidseplein

Leidseplein in Amsterdam, ringed by cafes, theaters and nightclubs, bustles day and night. During the day Leidseplein buzzes with fire-eaters, street musicians and mime artists. At night it is the hang-out for tourist revelers and the occasional local. The neon-lit...

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Amsterdam Artis Zoo

Amsterdam Artis Zoo is a great attraction to visit with children (or without).The first zoological garden in the Netherlands and the oldest in Europe, Artis Zoo is an oasis of peace and a family-friendly attraction. Visit tigers, lions and pumas or watch the...

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Café Hoppe

Café Hoppe is popular. Drop by on a Friday afternoon and join the crowd of people standing outside who grab a quick drink to celebrate the start of the weekend. Hoppe has been serving customers since 1670 and is one of these must-see and must-have-been places in...

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Magna Plaza Shopping Centre

Shopping in the post office - or to be more correct in the former post-office - means shopping in style. This magnificent building is one of the few shopping centres in Amsterdam. Magna Plaza is a manageable shopping mall with four floors and a multitude of shops....

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Dutch Bicycle Rules

Experience Amsterdam and rent a bike! Pedal around town for a few hours and feel like a local. Biking in Amsterdam is safe and easy because Amsterdam is as flat as a pancake, no elevations apart from picturesque humpback bridges. Observe the bicycle rules and do not...

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Red Light District for Tourists

The Historic Centre of Amsterdam spills over with museums, cafes, coffeeshops, stylish gables and facades. Humpback bridges span the leafy canals lined with a hotchpotch of buildings. Sex shops and porn theatres rub shoulder with museums and fashion boutiques. Be sure...

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Dolce and Gelato Bio Ice Cream

Dolce and Gelatto Bio - irresistible Italian semi-organic ice cream - 15 flavours to choose from. No ice cream fan? Dolce Gelato is also famous for its fragrant Italian espresso! This is true Italy in the middle of Amsterdam - the best of two worlds. When you eat...

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Café-restaurant In De Waag

Café-restaurant In De Waag in Amsterdam combines gastronomy with history. This historic building is the prefect background for a tasty lunch or three-course dinner. Come here in the afternoon for High Tea if you are craving for scones with clotted cream. Or early...

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From Schiphol to Amsterdam City Centre

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is located 17 kilometers southwest of Amsterdam centre. Schiphol Station is right at the terminal at a lower level. Getting to Amsterdam Central Station takes 15 to 20 minutes. The train is by far the most convenient way of getting from...

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Oosterpark and Slavery Monument

Oosterpark is a favourite picnic spot at weekends. It is also popular with cyclist and walkers. The park abounds in statues of which the Slavery Monument is the most famous. Oosterpark is located just outside Amsterdam centre but still close enough to go there for a...

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Jordaan and Anne Frank

Stroll at leisure through the Jordaan neighbourhood in Amsterdam. Visit Anne Frank's tiny bedroom in the Anne Frank Museum, discover charming 'hofjes' often hidden from sight, go shopping in the 9-Streets, mix with the locals over a beer, throw in a Houseboat Museum...

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Dutch Bacon Pancakes are Easy to Make

Try this recipe for Dutch bacon pancakes. Dutch pancakes are delicious and an all-time favourite. Dutch pancakes are reminiscent of French crêpes but the Dutch use fewer eggs for their pancakes, besides they are slightly thicker than the French variety. Toppings for...

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Recipe Traditional Dutch Hot Chocolate Drink

Everyone seems to have his or her favourite method of making hot chocolate. Some simple pour hot milk on cocoa powder others melt a piece of dark chocolate in hot milk. In the Netherlands and in Amsterdam hot chocolate and ice skating are intrinsically connected. Grab...

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Rijksmuseum Garden

The Rijksmuseum is probably the best-known museum in Amsterdam. The museum's garden is less familiar even though there is no entrance fee! There is no doubt about it this garden is beautifully maintained - flowerbeds with flowering summer plants, gazebos and...

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Spiegelgracht Apartments with Canal View

What better place to rest your head than your own apartment. Stretch your legs while channel surfing and prepare your own dinner and breakfast. The view from Spiegelgracht Apartment is a typically Amsterdam canal. Location, location! Close to the Rijksmuseum and only...

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Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the art collection of Theo van Gogh, Vincent’s younger brother and art collector. The collection consists of 200 paintings and 500 drawings by Vincent and works of Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Monet and other contemporaries. Van Gogh...

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Sleep in an Art Nouveau Listed Building

Hampshire Hotel Amsterdam American is only one block away from buzzing Leidseplein. This four-star hotel offers everything you crave for when away from home; from satellite TV to king-size beds with feathery soft pillows. Located right on the edge of the city centre,...

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Art in A Bathtub

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is a leading Modern Art Museum. Priceless art in a modern building - that's what to expect when you visit Het Stedelijk Museum. The museum is home to modern works of art and includes artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Newman,...

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Poffertjes, the Perfect Dutch Treat

Amsterdam is known for lots of things of which some will make your tummy rumble. Should we mention treacle waffles, croquet and apple pie? Add to these culinary delights poffertjes – a traditional Dutch treat resembling pancakes, but much smaller and fluffier - served...

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Book a Hotel in Amsterdam

Booking.com offers a choice of more than 1000 hotels and hostels in Amsterdam – from very affordable accommodation to luxurious, in the historic heart or in elegant and peaceful neighbourhoods away from the city. Booking.com Booking offers the best price for all sorts...

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We Are Labels

We Are Labels in Amsterdam is a multibrand store specializing in small international brands at very affordable prices. Great styles, great quality and lots of choice, your €100 will go a long way. Trendy and classic men and women fashion and lots more. But it is not...

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Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

The Dutch are renowned for their 'commercial mind' and for most Amsterdam attraction you will have to spend a few euros. Free things to do in Amsterdam include strolling along canals, free concerts, a free museum and many more freebies. Below you will find...

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Vondelpark

Vondelpark in Amsterdam is a favourite summer haunt of locals and tourists alike. They spread out their picnic blanket, open their bottle of viña ducaro tinto (a nice way of saying red wine) and unwrap their crispy brown rolls sprinkled with sunflower seeds and...

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Hofje Gardens and Courtyards

Hofjes are courtyards ringed by social housing meant for mainly elderly women who were often widowed and had no means of income. Hofjes were funded by wealthy Amsterdam merchants. These courtyards feature well-tended gardens with flowering shrubs, trees and colourful...

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Public Transport Pass

A Public Transport Day Pass is handy for tourists who like to ride the trams in Amsterdam. True to say, Amsterdam is a compact city and many sights are within walking distance of each other, yet a tram ride is fun and if you want to visit the Amsterdam suburbs a Day...

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Amsterdam Chinatown

Amsterdam has its own Chinatown, far smaller than in cities like London, Paris or New York but definitely worth to explore. This neighbourhood is just steps away from Centraal Station and close to Amsterdam's famous Red Light District. Amsterdam Chinatown is also home...

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Where Eccentricity and Domesticity Meet

The Red Light District in Amsterdam never sleeps. Evening is the best time to wander along Oudezijds Achterburgwal, but many tourists also amble this leafy canal during the day. Peep shows, porn shops, (sex) bars and live sex shows stand cheek-by-jowl to stately canal...

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Westerkerk and Anne Frank

Late 16th and early 17th century Amsterdam expanded. Homes along the newly dug canals were built for the growing population of Amsterdam. Not only houses were needed also churches. Westerkerk became the showcase Protestant church for wealthy Amsterdam citizens who...

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Coffeeshop versus Coffee Bar

Do not confuse a coffee bar with a coffeeshop. Coffeeshop means that this place sells weed. This doesn’t mean that weed is the only thing you can buy here. Coffeeshops also sell soft drinks – never alcohol - and snacks. However, if you want a cup of coffee look for...

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Bruin Café is quintessential Amsterdam

What pubs are to London, are Bruine Cafe's (Brown Cafés) to Amsterdam. Café De Eland is where locals from the neighbourhood gather for a drink, a chat and in the old days a smoke. Tables spill out on to the pavement, a pleasant place to sit on a sunny day to see the...

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Amsterdam Centre

Dam Square, Anne Frank House, Kalverstraat shopping street is what most visitors to Amsterdam want to visit. Yet the city centre has much more to offer. Canals lined with gabled houses mirrored in the water. The charms of Amsterdam are supplemented by a string of...

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Best Amsterdam Street Markets

Amsterdam is packed with shops, from multi-level shopping arcades to trendy boutiques. Buying erotic toys proves as easy as stocking up on Edam cheese. Throw in a handful of street markets and you know why Amsterdam is Europe’s shopping capital. Albert Cuyp Market is...

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Eat pancakes during a city trip to Amsterdam

Everybody likes pancakes. Try them during your city trip to Amsterdam and eat them as a snack or as full meal. This is an excellent way to sample Dutch cuisine. Pancake restaurants in Amsterdam are plentiful. Dutch pancakes are similar to French crêpes, but the Dutch...

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Tasting Houses

Tasting houses in Amsterdam go back to the 17th century. Wine and spirit sellers wanted to boost their sales and invited rich merchants to sample their wares, hoping to strike a deal. Just off Brouwersgracht, on Driehoekstraat, is De Ooievaar, the last remaining...

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Amsterdam Metro

Like many other metropolises Amsterdam, too, has a metro, but with a difference. The Amsterdam metro was built only in 1977 and has just two underground stations and four lines. The metro fans out from Centraal station to the suburbs, Bijlmer, Amstelveen and Diemen....

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Café Loetje Means Steak

A meal at Café Loetje in Amsterdam will tickle your taste buds. Loetjes filet of steak served with French fries has no rivals. The meat is so tender that you can cut it with a spoon. Try traditional semolina pudding cream smothered in raspberry sauce for dessert. A...

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Skinny Bridge Famous Bridge in Amsterdam

Skinny Bridge is one of the 1,200 bridges that span the canals that crisscross Amsterdam. Some are simply a means to cross the water, others are picturesque or true feats of engineering. Many are illuminated at night and offer a romantic backdrop. Magere Brug or...

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Classical Concert in the Royal Concert Hall

Treat yourself to a classical concert in Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw, the Royal Concert Hall, in Amsterdam and lose yourself in music performed by world-famous musicians. Whether you like classical music or modern works, attending a concert in in het Concertgebouw...

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Restaurant-Cafe IJ-kantine

Sit back and feast your eyes on a sweeping view of the IJ River while sipping Pouilly Fume with oysters. Or come early for a sumptuous breakfast French style with crispy croissants and 'pain au chocolat'. IJ Kantine is one of those well-kept secrets in Amsterdam; the...

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Public Transport Service Shop

The Public Transport Service Shop, OV-servicewinkel, in Amsterdam answers all your questions with regard to public transport. The staff are a fount of knowledge. The Dutch transport system is fast, affordable and uncomplicated. Yet, you may have general questions or...

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Waterlooplein Flea Market

Amsterdam Flea Market at Waterlooplein is a feast for the eyes. Everything goes, from second-hand clothing to antique rugs and from candelabras to hemp growing kits. Browse for hours and rummage through every crate and box, you are sure to go home with a real Van Gogh...

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Amstel Botel

Gently rolling waves rocking you to sleep, is this your secret dream? If so, Amstel Botel is your ideal accommodation in Amsterdam. A stay in Amstel Botel, a floating hotel, is affordable, comfortable and above all great fun: slumber on the rhythm of waves. Amstel...

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Where Anne Frank Wrote Her Diary

When you are in Amsterdam, be sure to include a visit to the Anne Frank House, the Frank family's wartime hiding place: the place where a young Jewish girl wrote her diary. The Anne Frank House is very popular and visited by over a million visitors every year. That's...

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Piet Hein Hotel

Location, location, location! Hotel Piet Hein in Amsterdam is very close to the 'big three': the Van Gogh, Stedelijk and Rijksmuseum and P.C. Hooft shopping street is round the corner. Piet Hein Hotel is housed in three 19th century villas and overlooks Vondelpark....

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Spend the Night in a Canal House

One-star Hotel Brouwer has only eight rooms, but all eight overlook Singel Canal. This canal house hotel is the perfect place to soak up the Amsterdam experience and feel like an Amsterdammer. In fact the hotel is two beautifully restored interconnected houses. This...

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The Nine Little Streets

Do you know this feeling? Yet another C&A, H&M, Sephora, Xenos, Douglas or Adidas Store. They spoil your feel-good-shopping-mood. All you do in Amsterdam is to head straight for the Nine Streets in the heart of city for a completely different shopping experience....

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Your Own Apartment in Amsterdam

Are you planning a trip to Amsterdam and would you like to have your own apartment even if it is only for a few days? Wimdu offers a wide range of very affordable private apartments that offer more features than an average hotel room. Whether you are traveling with...

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Recipe Dutch Winter Food

Winter is the best time to try Dutch cuisine. As Dutch dishes are not very subtle in taste, restaurants serving traditional Dutch food can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Another reason is that Dutch dishes are considered best when home-cooked. That's why few...

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Space Cake in Kadinsky Coffeeshop

Tucked away in an alley near Spui in Amsterdam, Kadinsky Coffeeshop is a great place to chill out. Especially, when you grab a seat at the bench in front of the window. This is the perfect place to watch tourists, locals and cyclists battle through the small alley....

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Bitterballen and kroket Dutch Street Food

Is it possible to survive Amsterdam without bitterballen? This deep-fried snack dipped in mustard and accompanied by beer is a great nibble and features on almost every menu in bars, cafes and restaurants. Any 'bitterbal' addict must also try 'kroket'. Try them once...

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Kolifleur Vintage Fashion

Find hidden treasures in retro / vintage concept store Kolifleur in de Pijp neighbourhood in Amsterdam. Very affordable! Very vintage-fashionable! Discover fashion from the 1960s and 1970s, grasp the beauty of the past and wear it today. Vintage design Tucked away in...

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Rent a Bike and Go Dutch

Bikes festoon bridges, bikes safely locked to lamppost. Kids, fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers young professionals, old professionals, in fact everyone in Amsterdam seems to have a bike and use it as to get from A to B. Why not join them for the unique...

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Camping Hostel Het Amsterdamse Bos

Camping Hostel Het Amsterdamse Bos offers lots of fresh air out of town yet within easy reach of Amsterdam centre. Is sleeping in a tent not your ideal place to spend the night? No problem! Camping Het Amsterdamse Bos also offers accommodation in cabins, lodges and...

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Low-cost Airlines to Amsterdam

Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is the largest airport in the Netherlands and the fourth biggest in Europe. Other airports in the Netherlands are Eindhoven Airport, Maastricht Aachen Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport. All Dutch airports have good train connections to...

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NEMO Not for Kids Only – Parents Love It!

NEMO in Amsterdam is a popular museum with objects that must be touched. Three floors of exhibits classified in four themes are ready to be explored; physics, technology, information technology and bio-science behaviour. Fun for children but also for their parents....

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Kalverstraat Shopping

Kalverstraat is Amsterdam's most popular shopping street and stretches from Dam Square to the Floating Flower Market. Elbow your way through the shopping crowd on Saturday afternoon. If you want to browse during quiet hours, come on Monday or Tuesday morning and you...

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Home Away From Home

Take it easy and get the best deal! Book your Amsterdam apartment through Waytostay, hassle-free and at very competitive prices. Choose your favourite apartment – right in the city centre, in the suburbs or with canal view. Waytostay has 540 apartments in Amsterdam on...

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History of Delftware

Delftware is synonymous with Holland and ubiquitous in souvenir shops – windmills, clogs, kissing farmer boy and girl, vases, mugs, wall plates – they all sell like hotcakes. All souvenir shops in Amsterdam sell this blue-and-white pottery but did you know that this...

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Albert Cuyp Market Where Locals Love to Shop

Sprawling Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam stretches for more than one kilometer and spills over into the surrounding streets. It is one of the best street markets to soak up local atmosphere. Fish mongers rub shoulders with fruit and vegetable sellers. Vendors of...

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Amsterdam Holland Pass

The Amsterdam Holland Pass is your ticket to hassle-free Amsterdam, a must-have for visitors who like to enjoy Amsterdam to the full: a guide book, a free ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus is included and queueing for the popular museums is history. Take your pick...

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Café de Jaren

The canal-side patio of Café De Jaren in Amsterdam is chic, elegant and popular. This is the place-to-be on a balmy summer evening. The view of the Amstel River is breathtaking. De Jaren is a household name in Amsterdam; tourists and locals know how to find their way...

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Bijenkorf Department Store

If shopping is your passion, then De Bijenkorf is your place. Located at Damrak, De Bijenkorf is a high-end department store in the very heart of Amsterdam. Who can resist six floors of exquisite fashion, footwear, jewelry, beauty products and much more at very...

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International Budget Hostel

Is sleeping in a canal house in Amsterdam your dream? And have you never been able to fulfil this dream because canal side hotels are expensive? Next time when you are in Amsterdam stay in International Budget Hostel housed in a 17th century warehouse and located in...

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Low Budget Camping Zeeburg

Open throughout the year Camping Zeeburg is relaxed and low budget. Stay in an eco lodge, a wagonette or bring your own tent; Zeebrug is your best choice. Go Dutch and rent a bike. Amsterdam centre is only a fifteen-minute ride away. Or hop on a tram if pedalling is...

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Shopping for the Rich and not so Rich

Amsterdam is a shopper's dream come true; exclusive boutiques, design shops, department stores, diamond stores add to this vintage shopping, open air markets and souvenir shops. Amsterdam shopping is for the rich and not so rich, but where to start? Waterlooplein flea...

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Bed and Breakfast Brouwersgr8

B & B Brouwersgr8 in Amsterdam is housed in a canal house on the Brouwersgracht, one of the many Amsterdam canals, and close to trendy Jordaan quarter. This B&B is an excellent starting point for exploring the city. The three rooms of this B&B are tastefully are fully...

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Heineken Experience

Want to taste Heineken and learn all about brewing and marketing of the most famous beer of the world? Then the Heineken Experience in Amsterdasm is exactly where you need to go. The Heineken Experience tour starts with a short history of the Heineken family and the...

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Eetcafé Katoen

Katoen is one of the many eetcafés in Amsterdam and popular at lunch time when students and young professionals sit inside or at one of the five outside tables, a popular spot in summer. This is the perfect place to relax. Canal boats, bicycles and traffic offer...

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Shopping in Warmoesstraat

Warmoesstraat, one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam, lies on the edge of the Red Light District and is filled with funky boutiques, quirky shops, bars, coffeeshops, affordable hotels, souvenirs and tourists. Buying dildos proves as easy as stocking up on chicken...

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Food translator

Eating out in Amsterdam is no problem as there are hundreds of restaurants. Most menu cards are both in Dutch and English. Still, in some smaller restaurants or snackbars the menu may be in Dutch only. Here are some key words to help you along. And, remember, most...

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Day Trip the Hague

Take leafy avenues, graceful architecture, acres of greenery add extravagant restaurants, snug cafes, stylish shops and inimitable museums and you've got The Hague in a nutshell. The Hague is the perfect day trip from Amsterdam - only 53 km south of Amsterdam and a...

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Pub Crawl Leidseplein

Leidseplein – popular and famous - is the place to party in Amsterdam. Discover nightlife at the Leidseplein and go on a pub crawl - six bars and six free drinks. Join Leidseplein Pub Crawl for a wild night out in Amsterdam! Dance, Drink and Party Sample Amsterdam...

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Koffiehuis de Hoek

Koffiehuis De Hoek translates into English as Coffee House the Corner and rightly so. This charming little café is located at the corner of Reestraat and Prinsengracht right in the middle of the Nine Streets shopping area; the ideal place for a pit stop during...

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Leidseplein: Best Party and Clubbing in Amsterdam

Leidseplein in Amsterdam buzzes with activity day and night. Sip chardonnay and savour bitterballen, bite-size deep-fried ragout filled balls. On chilly spring and autumn days wrap a fleece shawl around your shoulders and only the tip of your nose will get cold. In...

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Monte Pelmo Ice Cream Parlour

When in the Jordaan neighbourhood, be sure to step into Monte Pelmo Ice Cream Parlour for the most authentic Italian ice cream in Amsterdam. Since 1957 Monte Pelmo has been making the most delicious ice creams in all Amsterdam. Listen to Fred, the singing ice cream...

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Houseboats

Have you ever wondered how cool it would be to live on one of those canal houseboats moored on a Amsterdam canal even if it is only for a few days? It will be music to your ears to hear that there are quite a number of houseboats for rent in Amsterdam. But if you are...

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The Miffy Shop

Miffy is a celebrity. She is a little rabbit and became famous through the enchanting books written by the Dutch author, Dick Bruna. The Miffy Shop in Amsterdam is chock-full of Miffy articles. Stock up on books, DVD's, doll prams, babywalkers, rattles toys, mugs,...

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Jewish Amsterdam

Many people refer to Amsterdam as the Venice of the North, a pertinent name for a city with two hundred canals. Few people know Amsterdam’s second name, Mokum, Yiddish for place or town. Mokum is an appropriate name, because the city has welcomed Jews ever since the...

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