A weekend in Amsterdam

Weekend Amsterdam

Amsterdam is not only “cheese and tulips.” By bicycle, on foot, or by boat on the many canals of the North Venice, you will discover a unique atmosphere in Europe. Time for a weekend or a short stay, Amsterdam is the ideal city to combine cultural visits and wild evenings. Places you shouldn’t miss in Amsterdam Endless queues of Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum, crowded cafes of the center and incessant animation of Red Light District … if you do not go off the beaten track, your week trip…

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No. 377 House Hotel in Amsterdam: A spectacular view of canals and the city.

Work can take me all of Europe, and it recently took me to the heart of Amsterdam. Although accommodations in Amsterdam (and all over Europe) can be quite expensive, I was hoping to find a small, comfortable place to stay that was also in the middle of the city, all for a decent price. I found the No. 377 House Hotel in Amsterdam, and decided to give it a try. The hotel staff warmly greeted me upon arrival, despite arriving at a horribly late hour. They showed me my room,…

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Insolite activities in Amsterdam

Insolite Amsterdam

You already know all the essentials of Amsterdam? You’re looking for original activities or places to visit away from the crowd? Here is a small list of ideas of where you can go. 1- The smallest House in the world During a walk along the old canals, can you find these dollhouses? Barely wider than its front door, the house at No. 7 Singel would be the smallest house in the world! Oude Hoogstraat 22 measures only 2 m wide and 6 m long while the Kleine Trippenhuis or “house of the…

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Stats: Amsterdam in numbers [Infographic]

Stats: Amsterdam in numbers

Amsterdam, the dutch capital is one of the best Europe destinations due to its numerous attractions, we’ve inventoried the stats of the city. The data were provided by the Amsterdam Tourist Office.     For more details about Amsterdam stats, read the information below: Inhabitants: 820.000 Inhabitants in greater Amsterdam: 1.498.000 Nationalities: 173 Bicycles: 600.000 Parks: 28 Trams: 232 Ferries: 9 Markets: 21 Flower Market: 1 Shops: 10.334 Antique shops: 165 Diamond polishing factories: 24 Canals: 165 Bridges: 1.281 Glass-topped canal boats and saloonboats: 110 Houseboats: 2.500 16th, 17th and 18th century…

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Things to avoid while you are in Amsterdam

Things To Avoid in Amsterdam

Here is a list of things to consider during your visit to Amsterdam. In all cases, use your common sense to judge the situation wisely. 1- Driving a car to the city center First, It is difficult to find a place where to park. Moreover, due to restrictive regulations, a wrong parking will cost you 67 euros. Day and night, The clampers are there to stick you a fine. the penalty should be paid to overclock your car. If you don’t pay the penalty within 24 hours, your car is towed.…

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The Amsterdam best Markets

Amsterdam Best Markets

Are you looking for a good deal while you’re in Amsterdam? In this case, here are the best markets where to go: 1- Albert Cuyp Market Number One of the list is the Albert Cuyp market, located in the De Pijp district. It is the largest outdoor market in Europe. You can find everything you want, from fruit and exotic fish to books and appliances. Sellers are known for their typical Amsterdammers humor, which you’ll absolutely witness if you’re there. The market is open every day except Sundays. 2- Waterlooplein The best flea market…

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10 Flavors and plates you should absolutely taste in Amsterdam

22 Flavors you should absolutely taste in Amsterdam

Visiting Amsterdam should be a nice idea, however once you’re there, you have to try some of this amazing plates and flavors: 1- The cheese shop  Kaaskamer van Amsterdam In this cheese shop, You’ll find all kinds of cheese, Also they have delicious brown bread, olives and excellent meats. If you want to take a quick meal, ask for a baguette with cheese and truffles. 2- The Patatje Oorlog   In the Netherlands, the Snack-bar is where you go to buy your fries. The best fries is the “Patatje Oorlog“, a mixture of mayo, of satay sauce…

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10 Secret experiences an Amsterdammer won’t share with you – Part 2

10 Secret experiences an Amsterdammer wont share with you

Here is  an other list of 10 secret experiences that the Amsterdammers keep for themselves: 1- Dutch design at Droog or Frozen Fountain If you have some holiday spends, head to design store Droog and kit your home out with some fancy Dutch design. 2- The old windmill turned brewery Brouwerij ‘t IJ is not only one of the most iconic breweries in Amsterdam – it’s located next to the De Gooyer windmill. 3- Surinamese cuisine The Republic of Suriname is a Dutch colony in South America. The cuisine is a…

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10 Secret experiences an Amsterdammer won’t share with you – Part 1

10 Secret experiences an Amsterdammer wont share with you

Here is  a list of secret experiences that the Amsterdammers keep for themselves:  1- Openbare Bibliotheek The Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (Public Library Amsterdam) is not only the biggest public library in Europe, it has spectacular waterside views over Amsterdam. 2- Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is a 17th-century canal house, house church, and museum. It’s a small museum, but a hidden gem, and the clandestine church at the top of the building is well worth a look. 3- The IJhallen flea market The entrance fee…

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