Amsterdam’s Ten Best Coffeeshops

Amsterdam’s notorious coffeeshops are not known for their double espressos but rather their marijuana, hashish and dope-laced space cakes. Playing a large part in Amsterdam life – and tourism – since the 1970s, they have brought millions of euros into the city. Amsterdam’s ten best coffeeshops all have a reputation for decent prices and helpful ‘bud tender’ staff.

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June 25, 2015 by
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Horse-and-trap tours of Bruges leave from the Markt

Visiting Bruges From Amsterdam

The best plan of attack when visiting Bruges from Amsterdam is to take a couple of tours to see the major highlights and understand the layout of this graceful mini-city. After that, Bruges has something to offer all travelers, so cherry-pick two or three sights to catch as well, according to personal preference.

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June 18, 2015 by
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Visiting Maastricht on a Day Trip from Amsterdam

Walls around Maastricht

There’s never enough time when visiting Amsterdam. With so many choices to fill a busy itinerary, it can be hard to justify leaving city limits. But all it takes is a quick walk through its cobblestone streets and you’ll be glad you made time for a daytrip to Maastricht.

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June 4, 2015 by
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Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague from Amsterdam

Visitors to Amsterdam can easily take the chance to explore further afield. It is possible to discover the charms of Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague in one action-packed day, leaving from Amsterdam.

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May 28, 2015 by
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Amsterdam Celebrates Van Gogh’s Anniversary

The year 2015 sees the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh. Amsterdam celebrates Van Gogh’s anniversary in fine style in connection with a series of museums throughout France, Belgium and The Netherlands.

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May 21, 2015 by
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Flying Over Keukenhof Gardens in a DC-3 Plane

Another view of the Keukenhof Gardens from the DC-3

One day after I visited an actual bulb farm and the Keukenhof Gardens, I was going to see the flower fields from the sky with Viator. During the Keukenhof Gardens Dakota Sightseeing Flight, you spend 30 minutes in an old Dakota DC-3 — but not before you get to know her first.

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April 24, 2015 by
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Visiting Keukenhof Gardens and a Bulb Farm Outside of Amsterdam

The notable tulips

Every year I saw them again: beautiful photos of colorful fields and greenhouses filled with a wide range of flowers. I’d tell myself I’d go next year, but something always came up. Until this spring. When I saw that I could visit the Keukenhof Gardens and a real bulb farm with Viator, I packed my camera and headed to Amsterdam.

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April 23, 2015 by
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Following in Anne Frank’s Footsteps in Amsterdam

The story of the Jews in Amsterdam did not start and end with Anne Frank, but was part of a long and successful integration into the city that started with Sephardic Jews coming to Amsterdam from Spain and Portugal in the late 16th century. Following in Anne Frank’s footsteps in Amsterdam today means treading the paths of this community also.

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April 23, 2015 by
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Take Viator With You – Download Our Insider’s Guide to Amsterdam

In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Amsterdam so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Amsterdam!

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April 10, 2015 by
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Keukenhof Gardens

The tulips are coming out in The Netherlands – it must be springtime. Every year, March is eagerly awaited by gardeners everywhere, not just because it’s the time when plants will actually start growing again and they can get back outside with their buckets and spades, but because March is the month when Keukenhof Gardens tours start each year for its short two-month burst of splendor.

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April 2, 2015 by
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