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  • Randy Roy Redlight Tours
    Amsterdam's Red Light District is an attraction to everyone who visits the city. Though it might prove more fun for the male party, women have also much fun during the 1 and a half hour walk. At least I had! :) The guide was really [...]
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  • Tropenmuseum
    We've been to quite many museum during our travels but the Tropenmuseum is something entirely different from the 'traditional' ones. The museum has such a variety of exhibitions that you feel like you were in some kind of magic [...]
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  • Anne Frank House
    The visit we made to the Anne Frank House left us quite emotional. Even if I read her diary at least twice and could picture the way they lived, to actually stand there, in their rough, little house was something different entirely. We [...]
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  • Science Center Nemo
    Fun for children and adults alike, the Science Center Nemo in Amsterdam is a must! Full of interactive exhibitions that are both educational AND fun, our visit to the museum was a blast. We were afraid it would be aimed mostly to a younger [...]
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  • West Church in Amsterdam
    The West Church (Westerkerk) is one the highest buildings in Amsterdam and one of the few that allows visitors to climb its top. The view is quite beautiful from up the tower, though can't see very far to the sea. The inside of the [...]
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  • Countryside Bike Tours
    We chose the countryside bike tour because we were staying downtown Amsterdam and we could explore the city and its attractions in our own time, but we couldn't have gotten to the countryside. So we met our guide at the departure point, [...]
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  • Amsterdam Jewel Cruises
    When we went to dinner in one of the Amstredam Jewel Cruises, we didn't thought we would enjoy ourselves so much. Though we found the dinner packages a bit expensive, especially that the simple Dinner Cruise didn't include [...]
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  • Wetlands Safari
    The tour we took with Wetlands Safari was a fun and interesting opportunity to explore the side of Amsterdam that is not so accessible when you're on your own, unless you are VERY adventurous.It was a great thing we went down the river [...]
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  • Amsterbike
    I think exploring Amsterdam by bike (or scooter) that you can rent from Amsterbike is a much more fun easy. Though going on foot has its charm, with a bike or a scooter you can cover much more ground in a smaller amount of time. And while [...]
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  • Joyride Day Tours
    We booked for the bike tour in advance before arriving to Amsterdam, because we wanted to see faces of the city in the early day of our stay, so we could decide which ones to revisit later.The Joyride Day Tour showed us the side of [...]
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  • St. Nicolaas Boat Club of Amsterdam
    Established around 1997 by two Dutchmen, the St. Nicolaas Boat Club is a small, non-profit organization that gives its heart and soul to its boats and their history. Because they are not professionals, you can't contact them online, [...]
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  • Van Gogh Museum
    Though a little bit expensive, the Van Gogh Museum is an artistic jewel among all the naturalistic or historic museums that can be found in Amsterdam. There are more than 200 paintings and about 5-600 drawings of the famous Dutch artist to [...]
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  • Brouwerij 't IJ Brewery
    I took the guided tour of the Brouwerij 't IJ on a hot Friday afternoon and sampling a beef after that chilled me. The guide showed how beer is brewed and it was really interesting to see the whole process. There was a long bar where [...]
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  • Gollem Cafe
    This a great place. They serve excellent beer in the Gollem Cafe, and though the place is not very big, the people who filled it were not so noisy either. Or maybe we were just lucky! :) The whole atmosphere of the bar is friendly, you [...]
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  • Walking Tour: Amsterdam in World War II
    Learning a bit more of the city's history, and social background during the German occupation, the Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour  was the perfect opportunity.Focusing on the happening during World War II and afterward the [...]
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  • Roundtrip on the 'Grachten'
    If you are at Amsterdam, a boattrip on the so called Grachten is must do. In Amsterdam the net of the Grachten, netherland for canals, is about 80 kilometers long. You can enjoy the Grachten and the old housess along it on a relaxing ride [...]
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  • The narrowest house in the world
    If you are in Amsterdam take a look at the narrowest house in the world, it is one meter wide (3,5 feet), only a little bit wider than a front door (to be honest this is the back part of the house, the front is a little wider). It looks [...]
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  • Taxi service in Amsterdam
    Many visitors arriving at Schiphol Airport might get a bad first impression of the country, because of unfriendly taxi drivers that might also overcharge. I use taxis a lot when I travel to and from the airport and I can give you this tip: [...]
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Amsterdam Travel guide

The city did not lose its Dutch charm despite the fact that it became a major tourist hub. The typical houses and canals are still the same as they were years ago so the city has the look of a village that grew into a megalopolis. Amsterdam's real strengths are its directional fashion and homewares store but it’s also renowned for its flowers, Delftware and diamonds.The city developed into one of the world's most important diamond centers, many famous diamonds being cut and polished in Amsterdam. For example, the "Cullinan", the largest diamond ever found. [...]
 
 
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  • $631KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Toronto, ON (YYZ)Amsterdam, NL (AMS)12/02/201406:30 pm
    Amsterdam, NL (AMS)Toronto, ON (YYZ)12/16/201406:45 am
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  • $672Thy Turkish Airlines flight Thy Turkish Airlines 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Boston, MA (BOS)Amsterdam, NL (AMS)02/14/201510:55 pm
    Amsterdam, NL (AMS)Boston, MA (BOS)02/27/201506:25 pm
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  • $690KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 
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    Montreal, QC (YUL)Amsterdam, NL (AMS)02/10/201507:01 pm
    Amsterdam, NL (AMS)Montreal, QC (YUL)02/18/201506:50 am
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