Top Sights in Amsterdam’s Old Center

Amsterdam’s oldest district is also its most central, focusing on Dam Square, the Oude Kerk and Nieuwmarkt as well as the canals Oudezijds Voorburgwaal and Oudezijds Achterburgwaal. Top sights in Amsterdam’s Old Center include the Red Light District; some of the best gabled architecture in the city; several excellent (and some not so good) museums; and bars, restaurants and shops by the hundred.

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March 26, 2015 by
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Following the Tulip Bulb Route to Keukenhof

One of Europe’s top seasonal attractions, Keukenhof Gardens at Lisse bills itself as ‘the most photographed attraction in the world’. Opening for just eight weeks every year in spring, the gardens fade quickly but the Tulip Bulb Route to Keukenhof does last for slightly longer.

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March 12, 2015 by
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Win an Amsterdam city sightseeing tour and a diamond from Gassan Diamonds!

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Make your next vacation to Amsterdam even better with this amazing tour package for 2! Read on to find out how to win.

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March 9, 2015 by
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Ten Best Places for Foodies in Amsterdam

Yes, Amsterdam is the city of great art masterpieces; canals and bridges; sex and drugs and rock’n’roll, but these days it’s fast becoming a foodie destination in its own right. Here are my suggestions for the ten best places for foodies in Amsterdam.

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February 12, 2015 by
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Exhibitions to Brighten January in Amsterdam

With new arts centers springing up on the north side of the IJ waterway and temporary displays in the great art museums of Musemplein, 2015 brings plenty of exhibitions to brighten January in Amsterdam.

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January 29, 2015 by
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The Best Amsterdam Markets

Amsterdam may not be on a par with Paris or Milan when it comes to shopping, but dig deep and you will find around 30 flower, food and flea markets to trawl through each week. Here are some of the best Amsterdam markets.

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January 15, 2015 by
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Van Gogh the Ultimate Collection at the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

Quite apart from owning the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s artwork in the world, Amsterdam now has a new attraction – a stunning display of his work at the exhibition Van Gogh the Ultimate Collection, at the Beurs van Berlage.

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January 6, 2015 by
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10 Reasons to Visit Amsterdam for the Holidays

Amsterdam is positively awash with Christmas magic and bonhomie in 2014, with festive fun kicking off in late November. Here are ten great reasons to visit Amsterdam for the holidays.

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December 4, 2014 by
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New from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

As one of the most famous museums in the world, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is best known for its fine collection of Old Master Dutch paintings, with great works by Frans Hals, Steen and Vermeer as well as Rembrandt. But now the museum has added another string to its bow; here’s what’s new from the Rijksmuseum.

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December 2, 2014 by
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The Sights of Jewish Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter is east of the old city in the Plantage. Before WWII, this was a bustling area crammed with businesses and shops with Waterlooplein market at its heart. World War II saw Amsterdam’s Jewish community decimated but today the sights of Jewish Amsterdam can be seen in the Jewish Cultural Quarter as well as in the world-renowned Anne Frank Huis on Prinsengracht.

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November 6, 2014 by
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