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  • IAmsterdam Card & Passes, Amsterdam

    1. IAmsterdam Card & Passes

    I've Many of them are available with several discount cards, but the Hosteldeals card is by far the most attractive of all! For just 17,50 i've had access for reduced rates and incidentally some free...

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  • Statues and Sculptures, Amsterdam

    2. Statues and Sculptures

    Majoor Bosshardt was a well known Salvation Army worker. Born as Alida Margaretha Bosshardt at Utrecht in 1913, she did a lot for the Amsterdam prostitutes at the Red Light District. No wonder a...

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  • Coffee shops, Amsterdam

    3. Coffee shops

    its all over the place.dont go inthe first one avoid bulldog as they are for tourits look at the ones with plenty locals in stoned they are the best. i found the greenhouse to be the one, bubblegum is...

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  • Gabled Architecture, Amsterdam

    4. Gabled Architecture

    In the old center of Amsterdam many houses have gable stones, that will tell a story about the original house owner. The stories can be trade related or displaying a bible story. More gablestones.

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  • Architecture, Amsterdam

    5. Architecture

    At the Karthuizerstraat 11 through 19 in the Jordaan city quarters you find four adjacent houses with a neck gable. The buildings date from 1737 and have the names of the four seasons on top: LENTE,...

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  • Red Light District, Amsterdam

    6. Red Light District

    In the Red Light Districts of Amsterdam you will find, on any given day, hundreds of girls offering sex for money. Nowhere else on earth are the women so straightforwardly on display, sitting...

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  • ATMs and Money, Amsterdam

    7. ATMs and Money

    ATM's are widely spread at Amsterdam, You will find them at stations, major shopping streets (at banks and inside some shops), supermarkets and shopping malls. Before using check if the machine will...

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  • Dam Square, Amsterdam

    8. Dam Square

    In the center of Amsterdam you find many Chinese businesses, not limited to the Chinese quarter. Chinese Massage is one of those businesses and they might differ from one to the other. Chinese Beauty...

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  • Canal Boat Tours, Amsterdam

    9. Canal Boat Tours

    A canal cruise while in Amsterdam is mandatory, but the size of the boat you ride in and canal's you cruise down are not. The St. Nicolaas Boat Club offers a canal cruise on a boat that will hold...

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  • Walking, Amsterdam

    10. Walking

    De Transvaalsche Boer at Gasthuismolensteeg 20, corner Herengracht, is a small corner house build at a piece of land that belonged to former mayor Cornelis Benningh Jan Duvensz. The house dates from...

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  • Flower Market, Amsterdam

    11. Flower Market

    No one goes to Amsterdam for the weather; it's rainy and windy for most of the year, although in summer there are beautiful evenings to be had sitting with a drink on a terrace beside a canal. On the...

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  • Canals & Houseboats, Amsterdam

    12. Canals & Houseboats

    Amsterdam slowly is transforming into a greener canal belt. The canal boats will be transformed into electrical boats with no exhaust fumes. The goal is to get a 40% CO2-emissieon reduction in 2025...

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  • Clogs & Wooden Shoes, Amsterdam

    13. Clogs & Wooden Shoes

    I had my first pair at age of 4 years old, cannot remember who gave them to my mom, but they are still around. I tried them again at age 18, fell down like a ton of bricks and then decided in future...

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  • Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

    14. Anne Frank House

    The Anne Frank house is a destination many people think of when planning a trip to Amsterdam, and for good reason. I took the tour through the house and would suggest it to future travelers. The tour...

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  • Vondelpark, Amsterdam

    15. Vondelpark

    The largest city, AMSTERDAM is also the capital of the Netherlands. A small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch...

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  • Eating and Drinking, Amsterdam

    16. Eating and Drinking

    I was surprised to encounter a potable water fountain at the Amstelveld. Well, I know these cast iron fountain poles from my youth, but it seemed they disppeared from the Amsterdam streets. The first...

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  • Cycling, Amsterdam

    17. Cycling

    For a conscientious helmet-wearer like me, it was shocking to see that hardly anybody in Amsterdam wears a bicycle helmet, not even the children. After asking around a bit, I learned that Dutch...

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  • Maps & City Guides, Amsterdam

    18. Maps & City Guides

    Check Steven Pemberton's FREE online Guide for handy links and info when visiting Amsterdam. And this is another FREE guide, a PDF file from Boom Chicago Amsterdam. A printed version of this guide can...

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  • Central Station, Amsterdam

    19. Central Station

    Train ticket machines at Schipol and Amserdam Centraal stations... There are some that take cash and some that are credit card only but no signs to indicate which is which until you have reached the...

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  • Internet Access, Amsterdam

    20. Internet Access

    The new central location of the Amsterdam Public Library (OBA) openend in July 2007 in a 10 floor building designed by architect Jo Coenen. It's the biggest library building of the Netherlands. It's...

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  • Bridges, Amsterdam

    21. Bridges

    The Skinny Bridge is Amsterdam's most well-known bridge. The present wooden draw bridge dates from 1934, but already in 1691 the "Kerkstraatbrug" (Chruch St. bridge) was constructed at this location....

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  • Jordaan District, Amsterdam

    22. Jordaan District

    This sculpture, "Jordaanoproer", stands in front of the Noorderkerke (Northern Church) alongside the Prinsengracht. Although this neighborhood is now yuppie heaven, in the 1930s it was a working class...

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  • Sex Museum, Amsterdam

    23. Sex Museum

    Just a few steps later fromthe Sex museum, you will realise this bar.. Teasers is veryfamous in Amsterdam, however if you pass there in day time you may not understand why?? So just come back at...

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  • Police, Amsterdam

    24. Police

    The Amsterdam Police Headquarter is located at the Elandsgracht 117. The imposant figures on the frontwall are famous as is the words around them: "’T GEZAG DAT RUST BEHOEDT IN STAD EN STAAT, WAAKT...

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  • Post Office, Amsterdam

    25. Post Office

    One remark I got from a visitor from abroad was that he was unable to locate a post office downtown. Things have changed over the years. The former Head Office behind the Royal Palace has been...

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