Amsterdam tips: parks and city beaches

Vondelpark The most famous park of Amsterdam, and still very beautiful. The part closest to the center can get very crowded though. You can go have a drink at Blauwe Theehuis in the middle of Vondelpark or at Vondeltuin (way in the back near Amstelveenseweg; less tourists!). Go see a show for free at the …

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Amsterdam tips: nightlife / clubbing

Amsterdam has a wide variety of nightclubs and bars. For concerts or a night out dancing try the following clubs. Paradiso (center) Lovely medium sized nightclub in old church, great atmosphere. Concerts and club nights. Due to several levels (stairs, balconies) you always have a good view during concerts. After a concert you can stay inside …

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Amsterdam tips: recommended restaurants

You can find restaurants and eateries all over town, but here are some of my favorites. It's always a good idea to make reservations in advance. City center / North: EYE restaurant This modern design building and film institute has a very good and popular restaurant. It has a design interior but with a warm …

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Amsterdam tips: nice places to have coffee/drinks

There are over a thousand cafes and bars dotted all over the city. But if you're looking for something special, consider these.     City center: Double Tree hotel's SkyLounge rooftop bar This hotel is next to Central Station, 5 minutes walk, and close to the red light district. The fantastic views all over the city …

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Amsterdam tips: things to see and do

Canal boat tour A tacky canal boat round-trip is actually very interesting and nice! You will see a lot of the city in one hour, and hear a lot about the history and the reasons why the houses stand crooked, or how many bikes are stolen or thrown into the canals every year.
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Amsterdam tips: recommended museums

Although Amsterdam is mostly known abroad for other things, the city features many fantastic museums. Only visit Van Gogh museum if you actually like his work. I personally prefer other museums like: Huis Marseille (photography) FOAM (photography) Rijksmuseum reopened in 2013 after 10 years of renovations and turned out splendid. It contains works of the …

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Amsterdam tips: nice areas for a stroll

Nice areas for a stroll, some coffee, some shopping De Jordaan The part of the centre called De Jordaan is really nice. Beautiful centuries old houses, canals, quaint shops and restaurants. Good for a full day of strolling around. Don't miss Brouwersgracht, often voted prettiest street of the city. And keep an eye out for …

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