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Guidebook for Amsterdam

Food Scene
Do you want to walk a little bit out of the city? this is a cosy location with a nice terrace outside! A long time ago it was an engineer property. It will take you about 15 minutes to get there. You can have lunch and diner here.
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tHUIS aan de AMSTEL
45 Korte Ouderkerkerdijk
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Do you want to walk a little bit out of the city? this is a cosy location with a nice terrace outside! A long time ago it was an engineer property. It will take you about 15 minutes to get there. You can have lunch and diner here.
The best scroppino and Italian dishes in town :-). Don't go for the pizza...but choose different small dishes.
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Michel-Inn
12 Steve Bikoplein
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The best scroppino and Italian dishes in town :-). Don't go for the pizza...but choose different small dishes.
It's just a 5 minute walk to get your coffee when you don't feel like making one! It's on your way to the Amsterdam Amstel Station.
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coffeecompany
18 Meester Treublaan
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It's just a 5 minute walk to get your coffee when you don't feel like making one! It's on your way to the Amsterdam Amstel Station.
A long time ago this restaurant was used as a bath house by people who lived in this area of Amsterdam. Friendly staff and nice to visit for a coffee or a lunch.
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Het Badhuis
21 Javaplein
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A long time ago this restaurant was used as a bath house by people who lived in this area of Amsterdam. Friendly staff and nice to visit for a coffee or a lunch.
Fresh bread and a lot of nice sweets. Don't go if you're hungry ;-).
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Hartog's Wholegrain Bakery and Milling
77 Wibautstraat
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Fresh bread and a lot of nice sweets. Don't go if you're hungry ;-).
Next-door is this cafe / restaurant were you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in an uncomplicated and down-under atmosphere. The relaxed ambiance and laid-back service make a good combination with the kitchen.
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Drovers Dog
206 Wibautstraat
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Next-door is this cafe / restaurant were you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in an uncomplicated and down-under atmosphere. The relaxed ambiance and laid-back service make a good combination with the kitchen.
Patat is a typically Dutch snack. In English they are called French Fries. Call them how you want but we, the Dutch, love them thick and with a lot of mayonaise. We prefer so much mayonaise that the patat is going to drown in it :-). One of the best places you can take them is Frytes uit Zuyd / Par Hasard. I suggest you to take this for lunch or just a snack.
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Par Hasard | De Pijp
113-115 Ceintuurbaan
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Patat is a typically Dutch snack. In English they are called French Fries. Call them how you want but we, the Dutch, love them thick and with a lot of mayonaise. We prefer so much mayonaise that the patat is going to drown in it :-). One of the best places you can take them is Frytes uit Zuyd / Par Hasard. I suggest you to take this for lunch or just a snack.
“Rijsel” is the Flemish name for the industrial city that the French refer to as “Lille”. This restaurant is around the corner and very well knowned in Amsterdam. Fully booked often! If you are interested going there...book your reservation on time :-).
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Rijsel
52 Marcusstraat
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“Rijsel” is the Flemish name for the industrial city that the French refer to as “Lille”. This restaurant is around the corner and very well knowned in Amsterdam. Fully booked often! If you are interested going there...book your reservation on time :-).
I nice bar for a drink!
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bar Bukowski
10 Oosterpark
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I nice bar for a drink!
Really nice looking! Good food which is I think not a lot for what you are getting.
Mississippi Bar Kitchen
50 Beukenplein
Really nice looking! Good food which is I think not a lot for what you are getting.
One of my favorites in the city center! Good to combine with city center activities :-). Make sure you make a reservation a couple of days before you want to go there.
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The Lobby Nesplein
49 Nes
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One of my favorites in the city center! Good to combine with city center activities :-). Make sure you make a reservation a couple of days before you want to go there.
A 10 minute walk from my place. Good dining. A kind of dining on the water. When the weather is good you can enjoy the terrace! As far as I know you will not meet any other tourist here.
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Riva
1 Amstelboulevard
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A 10 minute walk from my place. Good dining. A kind of dining on the water. When the weather is good you can enjoy the terrace! As far as I know you will not meet any other tourist here.
I was suprised about this restaurant! Celcius is the most important ingredient. High quality food! It’s just a 5 minute walk from my place.
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Restaurant C
125 Wibautstraat
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I was suprised about this restaurant! Celcius is the most important ingredient. High quality food! It’s just a 5 minute walk from my place.
Great food on a special location! It’s located in an old farm (1702). Just a 5 minute walk from my place.
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Vergulden Eenhoorn
58 Ringdijk
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Great food on a special location! It’s located in an old farm (1702). Just a 5 minute walk from my place.
This restaurants comes straight from France. It’s here for a very long time. It’s actually a hidden gem among the people who live in this neighborhood. They have a fixed menu so you only have to think about what kind of wine you would like to drink :-). Make sure you make a reservation on time!
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La Vallade
23 Ringdijk
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This restaurants comes straight from France. It’s here for a very long time. It’s actually a hidden gem among the people who live in this neighborhood. They have a fixed menu so you only have to think about what kind of wine you would like to drink :-). Make sure you make a reservation on time!
Good ambiance and good food. This one is in the neighborhood but a little bit more further away then the other restaurants in my neighborhood. I think it’s a 20 minute walk. Uber is a good option if you don’t want to walk (back) :-).
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Jacobsz
1A Ringdijk
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Good ambiance and good food. This one is in the neighborhood but a little bit more further away then the other restaurants in my neighborhood. I think it’s a 20 minute walk. Uber is a good option if you don’t want to walk (back) :-).
Weesp - A less touristy and more Dutch town in the neighborhood
This town is my hometown. It is very closeby to Amsterdam and it looks like Amsterdam except for the fact that everything is smaller. Weesp is 125 years older then Amsterdam by the way :-). You can go to Weesp by train. The best way to go to Weesp is via Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station (30 minute walk from my apartment). From this station it is only 10 minutes to Weesp by train. Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station lies in the East of Amsterdam. So it makes a good combination visiting the East in the afternoon / evening. It is possible to travel via Amsterdam Amstel Station as well. Switch trains at Duivendrecht.
The left windmill you see in this picture is still in use! They deliver flour to several bakery's in the area. The windmill is located in my hometown Weesp. The windmilll is open on Saturdays from 10.00-16.00. You really want to see you cute shop inside where you can buy flour and typical Dutch snacks. It is a 15 minute walk from the station in Weesp to this windmill. Ask for Wouter...he is the leading man and say I send you :-). He knows everything about windmills, still wear wooden shoes and willing to tell you everything about his work as a miller. Weesp is worth visiting if you want to have a look at a village which is less touristy and more Dutch. You can find nice shops, a delicious ice scream shop (won prices in Italy), nice cafe's and restaurants and of course this windmill.
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De Vriendschap
11a Utrechtseweg
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The left windmill you see in this picture is still in use! They deliver flour to several bakery's in the area. The windmill is located in my hometown Weesp. The windmilll is open on Saturdays from 10.00-16.00. You really want to see you cute shop inside where you can buy flour and typical Dutch snacks. It is a 15 minute walk from the station in Weesp to this windmill. Ask for Wouter...he is the leading man and say I send you :-). He knows everything about windmills, still wear wooden shoes and willing to tell you everything about his work as a miller. Weesp is worth visiting if you want to have a look at a village which is less touristy and more Dutch. You can find nice shops, a delicious ice scream shop (won prices in Italy), nice cafe's and restaurants and of course this windmill.
This ice scream shop is one of the best ones! They won prices in Italy...you cannot go to Weesp without having one.
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Nelis
41 Slijkstraat
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This ice scream shop is one of the best ones! They won prices in Italy...you cannot go to Weesp without having one.
Amsterdam has a defense line. We call it ‘Stelling van Amsterdam’. This line is a 135 km long circular defense at 15-20 km around the capital Amsterdam which was constructed by the Ministry of War mostly between about 1881 and 1914. In Weesp you can find one of the forts of this defense line. The fort is still in tact and this days used for music lessons and creative workshops. If you are lucky the door is open and you can have a look inside.
Fort Ossenmarkt
Amsterdam has a defense line. We call it ‘Stelling van Amsterdam’. This line is a 135 km long circular defense at 15-20 km around the capital Amsterdam which was constructed by the Ministry of War mostly between about 1881 and 1914. In Weesp you can find one of the forts of this defense line. The fort is still in tact and this days used for music lessons and creative workshops. If you are lucky the door is open and you can have a look inside.
Drinks & Nightlife
Our local Amsterdam beer which I think is the best beer in the country :-))). Ask for Eiwit or Zatte....mmmmmmm. They sell the beer in a lot of cafe's and restaurants but it is much more fun to visit their own pub because there is a nice windmill there as well. Nice to go to at the end of the day (only open till 8 PM) and after that have dinner at Louis Louis which is quite close!
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Brouwerij 't IJ
7 Funenkade
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Our local Amsterdam beer which I think is the best beer in the country :-))). Ask for Eiwit or Zatte....mmmmmmm. They sell the beer in a lot of cafe's and restaurants but it is much more fun to visit their own pub because there is a nice windmill there as well. Nice to go to at the end of the day (only open till 8 PM) and after that have dinner at Louis Louis which is quite close!
On top of 'Het Volkshotel' which is a 5 minutes walk from my house, there is a restaurant & club called Canvas with a great view! You can have a drink, diner and a dance over here. The entrance is free when you have dinner in this place!
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Canvas
150 Wibautstraat
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On top of 'Het Volkshotel' which is a 5 minutes walk from my house, there is a restaurant & club called Canvas with a great view! You can have a drink, diner and a dance over here. The entrance is free when you have dinner in this place!
This place is a cinema, a cafe-restaurant and a club. Check the agenda for evenings that musicians are scheduled. This evenings are cosy, nice and not expensive.
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Studio/K
62 Timorplein
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This place is a cinema, a cafe-restaurant and a club. Check the agenda for evenings that musicians are scheduled. This evenings are cosy, nice and not expensive.
One of my favourites cafes because of the ambience (Javanese style). Nice for a drink.
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Walter's - The Walter Woodbury Bar
42 Javastraat
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One of my favourites cafes because of the ambience (Javanese style). Nice for a drink.
A classy cocktail bar with jazz music.
Freddy's Bar
2-14 Nieuwe Doelenstraat
A classy cocktail bar with jazz music.
One of the oldest cocktail bars in Amsterdam! Looks quite Dutch and nice as well.
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Vesper
57 Vinkenstraat
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One of the oldest cocktail bars in Amsterdam! Looks quite Dutch and nice as well.
Have a drink and enjoy the panoramic view! This is a roof-top lounge bar in the neighborhood of the Amsterdam Central Station.
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SkyLounge Amsterdam
4 Oosterdoksstraat
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Have a drink and enjoy the panoramic view! This is a roof-top lounge bar in the neighborhood of the Amsterdam Central Station.
Canvas is located in The Volkshotel and it’s just around the corner of my home :-). It’s a kind of a creative alternative area. Go inside, take the elevator to the 7th floor and you get yourself a nice view! You can dine here but I recommend just to have a drink. Or go for dancing after 22.00.
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Canvas
150 Wibautstraat
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Canvas is located in The Volkshotel and it’s just around the corner of my home :-). It’s a kind of a creative alternative area. Go inside, take the elevator to the 7th floor and you get yourself a nice view! You can dine here but I recommend just to have a drink. Or go for dancing after 22.00.
Also a roof top bar (inside only) which is in the city center near the Central Station. It’s quite touristy and I think it’s more like a international bar then an Amsterdam bar but I have to say the view is nice!
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SkyLounge Amsterdam
4 Oosterdoksstraat
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Also a roof top bar (inside only) which is in the city center near the Central Station. It’s quite touristy and I think it’s more like a international bar then an Amsterdam bar but I have to say the view is nice!
Things to do!
Up for a yoga class? This one is close to my apartment and have different kinds of yoga and in English.
Sukha Yoga
243 Ceintuurbaan
Up for a yoga class? This one is close to my apartment and have different kinds of yoga and in English.
Rent a boat at Mokumboot Amsterdam and enjoy the canals! Skippers are available as well. They are just around the corner nearby the Schollenburg straat (check Google).
Mokumboot Amsterdam Amstel
1E Mauritskade
Rent a boat at Mokumboot Amsterdam and enjoy the canals! Skippers are available as well. They are just around the corner nearby the Schollenburg straat (check Google).
An experience which gives you a nice view of The Netherlands. I hear really good stories about his! A good combination with the A'dam Tower' since they are practically neighbors. Just go to the back of the Amsterdam Central Station to take the ferry direction Buiksloterweg. It is free of charge. You will be 5 minutes on the ferry.
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This is Holland
51 Overhoeksplein
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An experience which gives you a nice view of The Netherlands. I hear really good stories about his! A good combination with the A'dam Tower' since they are practically neighbors. Just go to the back of the Amsterdam Central Station to take the ferry direction Buiksloterweg. It is free of charge. You will be 5 minutes on the ferry.
You don't want to go the movies (probably)...but this building is worth it to have a look outside and inside. It is an old building build in Art Deco style. It is nearby the Rembrand Square and you can just walk in and have a look in the central hall. If you actually go to a movie in this theater you will see more of the beauty inside.
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Tuschinski
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You don't want to go the movies (probably)...but this building is worth it to have a look outside and inside. It is an old building build in Art Deco style. It is nearby the Rembrand Square and you can just walk in and have a look in the central hall. If you actually go to a movie in this theater you will see more of the beauty inside.
Yes...our famous beer. Touristy but you are in Amsterdam anyways :-).
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Heineken Experience
78 Stadhouderskade
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Yes...our famous beer. Touristy but you are in Amsterdam anyways :-).
You don't want to go the movies probably...but this building is worth it to have a look outside and inside. It is an old building build in Art Deco style. It is nearby the Rembrand Square and you can just walk in and have a look in the central hall. If you actually go to a movie in this theater you will see more of the beauty inside.
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Pathé Tuschinski
26-34 Reguliersbreestraat
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You don't want to go the movies probably...but this building is worth it to have a look outside and inside. It is an old building build in Art Deco style. It is nearby the Rembrand Square and you can just walk in and have a look in the central hall. If you actually go to a movie in this theater you will see more of the beauty inside.
Our local Amsterdam beer which I think is the best beer in the country :-))). Ask for Eiwit or Zatte....mmmmmmm. They sell the beer in a lot of cafe's and restaurants but it is much more fun to visit their own pub because there is a nice windmill there as well. Nice to go to at the end of the day (only open till 8 PM) and after that have dinner at Louis Louis which is quite close!
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Brouwerij 't IJ
7 Funenkade
710
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Our local Amsterdam beer which I think is the best beer in the country :-))). Ask for Eiwit or Zatte....mmmmmmm. They sell the beer in a lot of cafe's and restaurants but it is much more fun to visit their own pub because there is a nice windmill there as well. Nice to go to at the end of the day (only open till 8 PM) and after that have dinner at Louis Louis which is quite close!
An experience which gives a great view of The Netherlands. I recommend this one! It's touristy but really worth it. Guiding family from the states gave me a good excuse to go here myself. Really enjoyed it :-). Just go to the back of the Amsterdam Central Station to take the ferry direction Buikslotermeer. It is free of charge. The ferry will bring you in 2 minutes to the other side. From there it's a 5 minute walk!
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This is Holland
51 Overhoeksplein
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An experience which gives a great view of The Netherlands. I recommend this one! It's touristy but really worth it. Guiding family from the states gave me a good excuse to go here myself. Really enjoyed it :-). Just go to the back of the Amsterdam Central Station to take the ferry direction Buikslotermeer. It is free of charge. The ferry will bring you in 2 minutes to the other side. From there it's a 5 minute walk!
Amazing view! I recommend you to go there when it's starting to get dark. There are some cost to go up but the view is worth it! Buy a drink at the bar and enjoy the view! A good combination with This is Holland because they are practically neighbors.
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A'DAM Lookout
5 Overhoeksplein
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Amazing view! I recommend you to go there when it's starting to get dark. There are some cost to go up but the view is worth it! Buy a drink at the bar and enjoy the view! A good combination with This is Holland because they are practically neighbors.
This one is very special! It's an old seventeenth-century house from the Dutch Golden Age. You will see how Dutch people lived in that century. The most special thing is the hidden church in the attic! Learn and see more about this place by visiting the website or the place it self. Even for Dutchies quite special!
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Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
38 Oudezijds Voorburgwal
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This one is very special! It's an old seventeenth-century house from the Dutch Golden Age. You will see how Dutch people lived in that century. The most special thing is the hidden church in the attic! Learn and see more about this place by visiting the website or the place it self. Even for Dutchies quite special!
Supermarkets
A little bit more expensive then average. The quality is very good. Albert Heijn was born in 1865 and took over the grocery store of his dad. Nowadays it one of the most popular supermarkets in The Netherlands.
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AH Wibautstraat
80 Wibautstraat
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A little bit more expensive then average. The quality is very good. Albert Heijn was born in 1865 and took over the grocery store of his dad. Nowadays it one of the most popular supermarkets in The Netherlands.
It's a cheaper supermarkt! They have a lot and the quality is good.
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Vomar
2 Nobelweg
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It's a cheaper supermarkt! They have a lot and the quality is good.
A well knowned bakery in Amsterdam! Don't go here when you are hungry ;-).
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Hartog's Wholegrain Bakery and Milling
77 Wibautstraat
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A well knowned bakery in Amsterdam! Don't go here when you are hungry ;-).
Musea
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Hermitage Amsterdam
51 Amstel
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You can see paintings of the most famous Dutch painters in The Rijksmuseum. Only the building it self is already worth visiting. I advice you to book tickets online so you are sure you can go in and/or can avoid the queue.
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Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum
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You can see paintings of the most famous Dutch painters in The Rijksmuseum. Only the building it self is already worth visiting. I advice you to book tickets online so you are sure you can go in and/or can avoid the queue.
The Tropenmuseum is a museum of world cultures, housed in one of the most impressive museum buildings in the Netherlands. From the monumental Great Hall there is a wide view of what the museum has to offer.
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Amsterdam, Tropenmuseum
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The Tropenmuseum is a museum of world cultures, housed in one of the most impressive museum buildings in the Netherlands. From the monumental Great Hall there is a wide view of what the museum has to offer.
The Anne Frank House can only be visited with a ticket bought online for a specific time slot. It might be that you cannot buy a ticket anymore for the day you want to go. Note that everyday at 9 AM tickets for that will become available!
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Anne Frank House
263-267 Prinsengracht
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The Anne Frank House can only be visited with a ticket bought online for a specific time slot. It might be that you cannot buy a ticket anymore for the day you want to go. Note that everyday at 9 AM tickets for that will become available!
Watch the paintings of the most famous Dutch painters in The Rijksmuseum. Only the building it self is already worth visiting. I advice you to book tickets online so you are sure you can go in and/or can avoid the queue.
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Rijksmuseum
1 Museumstraat
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Watch the paintings of the most famous Dutch painters in The Rijksmuseum. Only the building it self is already worth visiting. I advice you to book tickets online so you are sure you can go in and/or can avoid the queue.
This one is very special! It's an old seventeenth-century house from the Dutch Golden Age. You will see how Dutch people lived in that century. The most special thing is the hidden church in the attic! Learn and see more about this place by visiting the website or the place it self. Even for Dutchies quite special!
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Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
38 Oudezijds Voorburgwal
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This one is very special! It's an old seventeenth-century house from the Dutch Golden Age. You will see how Dutch people lived in that century. The most special thing is the hidden church in the attic! Learn and see more about this place by visiting the website or the place it self. Even for Dutchies quite special!
Transport for sightseeing
The central station of our city.
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Amsterdam Centraal
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The central station of our city.
You can rent bikes everywhere but I think De Stadsfiets is a good one. 12,5 euro for 24 hours! It is located 15 minutes walking from my place.
City Bike Oosterpark
86 Wibautstraat
You can rent bikes everywhere but I think De Stadsfiets is a good one. 12,5 euro for 24 hours! It is located 15 minutes walking from my place.
Parking is expensive in Amsterdam. In the street where I live you pay 4 euro from 9.00-24.00. In an area close (5 minutes walk) they ask a less expensive rate 2,60 euro from 9.00-21.00. Only at Sundays it is free parking in Amsterdam. There are transfer parkings places (P&R) were the cost are a lot more better. The one who is most close (15 minutes away) is Amsterdam Rai. The other one is P&R Zeeburg. I suggest you google them and find out about the costs and availability yourself since changes are there now and then.
P+R Amsterdam RAI
2 Europaboulevard
Parking is expensive in Amsterdam. In the street where I live you pay 4 euro from 9.00-24.00. In an area close (5 minutes walk) they ask a less expensive rate 2,60 euro from 9.00-21.00. Only at Sundays it is free parking in Amsterdam. There are transfer parkings places (P&R) were the cost are a lot more better. The one who is most close (15 minutes away) is Amsterdam Rai. The other one is P&R Zeeburg. I suggest you google them and find out about the costs and availability yourself since changes are there now and then.
Parking is expensive in Amsterdam. In the street where I live you pay 4 euro from 9.00-24.00. In an area close (5 minutes walk) they ask a less expensive rate 2,60 euro from 9.00-21.00. Only at Sundays it is free parking in Amsterdam. There are transfer parkings places (P&R) were the cost are a lot more better. The one who is most close (15 minutes away) is Amsterdam Rai. The other one is P&R Zeeburg. I suggest you google them and find out about the costs and availability yourself since changes are there now and then.
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P+R Zeeburg
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Parking is expensive in Amsterdam. In the street where I live you pay 4 euro from 9.00-24.00. In an area close (5 minutes walk) they ask a less expensive rate 2,60 euro from 9.00-21.00. Only at Sundays it is free parking in Amsterdam. There are transfer parkings places (P&R) were the cost are a lot more better. The one who is most close (15 minutes away) is Amsterdam Rai. The other one is P&R Zeeburg. I suggest you google them and find out about the costs and availability yourself since changes are there now and then.
The best station to go to is the Amsterdam Amstel Station. Here you can find trains, subways and trams. The tram is really nice to use for sightseeing and the subway is quick and fast. I really advise you to think about buying an public transport chip card for 24 hours or multiple days. It allows you to use the trams and the metro all the time. The Amsterdam Amstel Station is only a 5-10 minutes walk from my apartment. From Amsterdam Central Station you can travel by train (6 minutes) or subway (8 minutes) to Amsterdam Central Station.
Amstelstation
1 Julianaplein
The best station to go to is the Amsterdam Amstel Station. Here you can find trains, subways and trams. The tram is really nice to use for sightseeing and the subway is quick and fast. I really advise you to think about buying an public transport chip card for 24 hours or multiple days. It allows you to use the trams and the metro all the time. The Amsterdam Amstel Station is only a 5-10 minutes walk from my apartment. From Amsterdam Central Station you can travel by train (6 minutes) or subway (8 minutes) to Amsterdam Central Station.
They also have busses and boats! I think the boat must be more nice since you don't have to do a canal tour anymore :-).
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Hop on - Hop off City Pakket
34I Damrak
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They also have busses and boats! I think the boat must be more nice since you don't have to do a canal tour anymore :-).