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    We all know what runs through the average young mind when it hears the word ‘Amsterdam’. It might be the liberal home of drugs and prostitution, but the Dutch capital is also a beautiful corner of the world; a place where classical music and canals, imposing architecture and artistic museums are as much a part of life as any of the city’s more well-known pastimes.

    Amsterdam tourist spot is around Zeedijk area and it's famous with the called " Red Light District", So many pubs and amusement things all mixed in one in Damrak area.

    Tolerance is a virtue, here, and if it is a large joint and numerous herbal head-spinners you’re after, you’re in the right place. There’s also the famous (and slightly cringe-inducing) Sex Museum, the no-photograph zone that is the red light district to (cough) walk round, and the kind of parties where the typical attendee turns up wearing little more than a few studded pieces of leather and numerous large piercings.

    If you’re the softer sort, though, don’t be put off. The more traditional style of café that you’ll find on the canal side is a beautiful way to spend a day. The city has a fixation with tulips as well as trance, and the magnificently picturesque Keukenhof gardens has millions of them, while the Van Gogh Museum hosts a vast array of the artist’s most famous works, as well as a selection of other well-known pieces. In the Rijksmuseum you'll find a magnificent collection of Dutch painters of the Golden Age (such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals), that lasted from about 1600 till 1700.

    You can explore literary history, too, eying the tiny space in which Anne Frank hid from the Nazis during World War II, or watch the Magere Brug draw-bridge rise a few times an hour to allow boats to pass up the River Amstel. Escape the sleaze of the red light district with its hearty core, the gothic Oude Kerk church, complete with its own soaring bell tower and houses clinging to its side, before heading for a traditional stamppot meal with the obligatory glass of pils beer in the evening.

    Amsterdam is one of Europe’s classic cities, and far surpasses its limited reputation in terms of architecture, cuisine and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Go for the parties, but stay for the impressive sites, picturesque streets and welcoming outlook.

    Exploring Amsterdam by taking canal tour or Bike tour will be a great options when you visit Amsterdam.
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      • Allard Pierson Museum
        0.21 Km from Amsterdam
        The Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. It is situated at the Oude Turfmarkt 127 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Artifacts from the ancient civilizations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria, and the Roman Empire are curated and exhibited in this museum.
      • De Appel
        0.83 Km from Amsterdam
        de Appel arts centre is a contemporary arts centre, located in Amsterdam. Since it was founded in 1975 by Wies Smals, the goal of de Appel is to function as a stage for research and presentation of visual arts. Exhibitions, publications and discursive events are the main activities of de Appel. In 1994, Saskia Bos established an intensive course, called 'The Curatorial Programme'. Over a period of eight months a selective group of five to six people are trained to become a curator. At the end of...
      • Homomonument
        0.85 Km from Amsterdam
        The Homomonument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal, near the historic Westerkerk church. The Homomonument was designed to "inspire and support lesbians and g...
      • Westerkerk
        0.91 Km from Amsterdam
      • Anne Frank House
        0.95 Km from Amsterdam
      • &samhoud places
        0.99 Km from Amsterdam
        &samhoud places is a fine-dining restaurant in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars for 2013. However it owed this rating to the past performance of its head chef as the restaurant was opened too briefly for a thorough review. In November 2013, the restaurant was again awarded two stars, this time under their own power. Gault Millau mentioned the restaurant in its list, awarding it 16 points. The head chef of &samhoud places is Moshik Roth one of the lead...
      • Paradiso (Amsterdam)
        1.17 Km from Amsterdam
        Paradiso is a rock music venue and cultural center in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
      • Rijksmuseum
        1.32 Km from Amsterdam
        The Rijksmuseum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɛi̯ksmyˌzeːjʏm]; English: State Museum) is a Netherlands national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1800 and moved to Amsterdam in 1808, where it was first located in the Royal Palace and later in the Trippenhuis. The current main buildin...
      • Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum
        1.34 Km from Amsterdam
      • Diamond Museum Amsterdam
        1.47 Km from Amsterdam
        The Diamond Museum Amsterdam (Dutch: Diamant Museum Amsterdam) is a museum located at the Museumplein in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The museum was founded in 2007 by Ben Meier of Coster Diamonds. The permanent collection consists of diamond jewelry and gives background information about diamonds. The museum is a member of the Museumvereniging (Museum Association).

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      • Anne Frank House
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        Anne Frank House Prinsengracht 263-267, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Oosterdok 2
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        Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
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        Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol, Netherlands
      • Schiphol
        Schiphol is the biggest airport in the Netherlands. It's located in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland.

        Inside Schiphol you can find quite some bars & restaurants and taxfree shops.

        Be certain to fly KLM a really good airlines. There is a major link to the railroad there.
        Schiphol, Netherlands
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        Schiphol Airport Schiphol Boulevard 1117, 1117 AA Schiphol, Netherlands
      • Volendam
        Volendam is a touristic fishermans town in the province Noord Holland near to the IJsselmeer. It is famous for it's old fashioned clothing and wooden shoes and houses are still the way it was 100 years ago. Amongst the Dutch people this town is more famous for its "Palingpop"( in english; "Eal pop music"). Many famous Dutch artists are from this small town. Like "BZN","Maribelle","Jan Smit" and "Nick and Simon". "BZN" scored a big world wide hit in the 70's with the song "Chanson D'Amour". Not very well known, but this band didn't start with making Palingpop, but with hard rock!

        Many restaurants and bars are in this town. With special day menu's, but mostly menu's with fish on it. Souvenir stores are there plenty as well. In some you can have photo's made while wearing local traditional clothing, also known as "klederdracht".

        While in Volendam you can visit Edam for its cheese, you can go there by bicycle, foot, car or bus. Edam and Volendam are in the same municipality: Edam-Volendam. Amsterdam is nearby as well, but that's only nearby by car or bus. Some Dutch might go there by bicycle, but that's not recommendable for non-Dutchies.

        Volendam is easily accessible by car and bus.
        Volendam, Netherlands
      • Edam
        Edam, a small city only a few kilometers away from Amsterdam and the "Droogmakerij de Beemster" (Polder de Beemster). This city is famous because of its cheese and the cheese market. The cheese market was revived in 1989 as a re-enactment for tourists. It is held each July and August on the Wednesdays from 10:30 to 12:30 on the Jan van Nieuwenhuizen Square in front of the "Waag" (weigh house). There are two other cheese markets in the province of Norht-Holland: Alkmaar and Hoorn. But Woerden and Gouda have their own too. Only Woerden is commercial and not re-enacted.

        There are a few sites to visit in Edam: the "Grote" or "Sint Nicolaas Kerk" (Big or Saint Nicolas Church, one and the same church with cathedral dimensions), the cheese market, the Dam, and the nearby Edam Museum . This museum was founded in the oldest brick house of Edam. It was built in 1530/40 as a private house. Special feature is the floating cellar which rises or falls with the groundwater level.

        When in Edam you can visit Volendam too, their in the same municipality (Edam-Volendam) so it's only a short walk away.

        Eam is easily accessible by car and bus.
        Edam 1135 Edam, Netherlands
      • IJmuiden
        IJmuiden is a city in the Dutch province of North Holland, the main town of the municipality of Velsen. It lies about 17 km (10.3 mi) north of Haarlem. In the Roman era, this Velsen district was already inhabited, and archeological finds indicate there was a North Sea port of some regional importance built here. The town suffered heavy damage and demolition during World War II, because of its maritime importance.

        IJmuiden is a fairly new city in its present form, and only came into existence in the 1870s when the North Sea Canal was dug, connecting the Amsterdam harbors to the open sea. Before the present IJmuiden was built, the area was known as Breesaap; it was a desolate plain where only a handful of farmers strived to make a living. In 1851 the whole area was sold to the entrepreneurs Bik and Arnold, who finally set into motion plans that had been drawn up already since 1626. The first spade hit the ground on April 8, 1865.

        The IJmuiden name literally means “mouth of the IJ”, which is a hint to the importance the town has for the Amsterdam harbor. The name “IJmuiden” first appeared as IJ-muiden in lines written in 1848 by the professor and journalist (and, later, a liberal finance minister in the Van Lynden van Sandenburg Cabinet) Simon Vissering. The present IJmuiden form was eventually adopted in 1876, as the North Sea Canal was being completed in this section.

        In 1890 it had about 1,500 inhabitants, but boomed when the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hoogovens steelworks settled in IJmuiden. The statistical area IJmuiden, which includes the surrounding countryside, has a population of 30,466. The headquarters of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij is located in IJmuiden.
        IJmuiden, Netherlands
      • Hilversum
        Hilversum is the Media and Entertainment capital of the Netherlands. Tv studio's are situated in Hilversum and a lot of people who live in Hilversum are employed in the Media and Entertainment business or are studying subject in that area.
        Hilversum, Netherlands
      • Lisse
        Lisse is known for its tourist attraction "De Keukenhof". This is a park filled with gardens where the prettiest flowers (like tulips) are being displayed. But be sure to check opening dates because it's only opened for a specific period each year due to the bloom - period of the flowers.
        Lisse, Netherlands

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 2.6 83.1 36.7 32.7
      Feb 2.1 61 35.8 24
      Mar 5.5 49 41.9 19.3
      Apr 9.1 50.4 48.4 19.8
      May 13.6 48.8 56.5 19.2
      Jun 16.6 54.9 61.9 21.6
      Jul 18.1 79.2 64.6 31.2
      Aug 17.9 92.7 64.2 36.5
      Sep 15.4 88.9 59.7 35
      Oct 11.2 92.1 52.2 36.3
      Nov 6.8 87.1 44.2 34.3
      Dec 4.6 78.3 40.3 30.8

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        • 5 Amsterdam's hidden places that locals love
          Amsterdam is a colorful and vibrant city, famous for canals, museums, beautiful houses and Red Light District. It is also known for unique streets, shops and restaurants. A visit to this city will create a journey full of life with various options of things to do. There are upwards 4.5 million visitors annually. A large portion of them focuses on visiting the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. There are also other gems of Amsterdam that will mesmerize you during your trip.
          Canal House Museum, Hermitage Museum, and Van Gogh Museum are some of the well-known museums you must visit for the taste of history. Amsterdamse Bos is highly suggested for your long walk, jogging or biking by the river side. In Oosterpark, you can see the multicultural society of Amsterdam. If you want to have a beach time, there is an option too. You can go to Blijburg beach which is located on an artificial island created by the Dutch. Amsterdam is also famous for the coffee shops. So, sitting in a coffee shop or having delicious pancakes can bring you a peaceful delight.
          The mentioned places above are some of the known places of Amsterdam. There are also places which are not in the spotlight or hidden, but loved by the locals and these places are worth a visit. The places allow travelers to have a different view and experience of Amsterdam. Five of those hidden stops for any journey in Amsterdam are:
          • Roam around Noord: If you want to take a walk or a bike ride around original streets build by Dikes, Noord is the neighborhood suggested by the locals. Schellingwouderdijk and Nieuwendammerdijk are two original streets. The sights of these streets are something you that haven’t admired yet. You can take a free ferry to the Noord.
          • The secret courtyard of Begijnhof: Begijnhof is the enclosed courtyard on Spui square. You can revisit the history in a private area that will take you back to the middle ages. There is a group of houses and beautiful garden all around. You can roam around history without disturbing the locals in the area.
          • Relaxing in Vondelpark: Vondelpark is a quiet escape from the city noise and hustle. It is situated in the heart of Amsterdam and if you want a sunbath, play a ball game or just relax, this is the place for you. This will offer you a qualified peaceful time.
          • The experience of Houseboat Museum: Among the rich museum culture of Amsterdam, there is a different type of museum suggested by the locals. If you ever wondered about a houseboat experience, this museum is the perfect place for you. On the canals of Amsterdam, visitors can visit and live on the houseboat. This is the perfect way to have an inside view of Amsterdam and remember to visit the Anne Frank house.

          Shopping in the 9 Streets: For shopping and good restaurants altogether, the 9 streets are called the SoHo of Amsterdam. These streets contain unique shops. with incredible handmade products and unlimited choice in jewelry to vintage accessories. While shopping, remember to stop at one of the amazing local restaurants alongside the shops. Here you shop, grab a bite and then continue your museum tour nearby.
          Now that you have the list, remember to join the locals the next time you are in Amsterdam to truly experience this little city called Amsterdam.
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        • Loinda
          A new way to discover Amsterdam! On my last visit, I took a new activity for 3 hours; Bike Tour. The activity is available for anybody and the prices are between 20$ up to 50$. Every participant receives a bike to bike across, stop for a drink, join the Dutchies in bars while getting history and fun facts about the city. This was definitely a great way to discover the city and the Dutch culture! I booked my tour through my hotel but there are many of the tours offer in the city and online. Happy Traveling! :)

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