Category: Free Things To Do

Cycling Routes in Amsterdam

August 7, 2014

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With Amsterdam being one of the flattest capital cities in Europe, it is small wonder that its residents have taken to cycling with such a vengeance. Indeed there are supposedly 600,000 cycles in the city of 780,000 people, with an estimated 100,000 being stolen and 25,000 ending up in the canals each year. There are more than 180 cycling routes in Amsterdam that allow sightseers to see the attractions of the city.

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Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

June 5, 2014

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A four-month program of open-air festivities has kicked off once again in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark Open Air Theatre, with jam-packed schedule of comedy, children’s theater, dance, rock concerts and cabaret – and amazingly it’s all free.

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Holland Festival and Amsterdam Summer Festivals

May 28, 2014

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If you’re visiting the city between June and September, then chances are you will get sucked into attending at least one performance during at least one Amsterdam Summer Festivals.

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The Best Views in Amsterdam

May 22, 2014

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For a city that is, well, flat, visitors have to actively seek out viewing points. But Amsterdam does have plenty of viewing points, if you know where to look. Here’s five of the best views in Amsterdam.

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Rembrandt in Amsterdam

May 15, 2014

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As one of the most important artists in Western culture, Rembrandt van Rijn is one of the few known by his first name alone. Much of his story was lived out in Amsterdam and he moved around the city as his fortunes ebbed and flowed; the fortunes of Rembrandt in Amsterdam were very mixed.

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Understanding the Ten Districts of Amsterdam

May 8, 2014

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Amsterdam is not a huge city, and its central district, where most of the tourist areas lie, can be walked fairly easily. However, it is a city very diverse in mood and style, changing in feel from one street to another. Here’s a guide to understanding the ten districts of Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam Harbor

April 24, 2014

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Amsterdam’s history is inextricably linked to the sea but for many years the city simply disregarded the dilapidated, deserted docklands north of the IJ. Nowadays all has changed and Amsterdam harbor is once more a place of great activity and innovation.

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Amsterdam’s Best Shopping Spots

April 10, 2014

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Amsterdam may not have the panache of a Paris or a Milan in the shopping stakes but it does have some cool enclaves of design, funky markets, and famous department stores. Here’s a guide to Amsterdam’s best shopping spots.

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10 Places to See Spring Flowers Near Amsterdam

March 13, 2014

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Spring is upon us and Amsterdam is due to burst into bud any minute; the parks will explode into bloom and trees blossom along the canals. Tulipmania is almost upon the city once more as the flower tourists arrive from across the world in their thousands to see spring flowers near Amsterdam. For the back story on the tulip madness that almost scuppered the country in 1637, visit the Amsterdam Tulip Museum; read on for where to see spring flowers near Amsterdam.

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Romantic Amsterdam

January 20, 2014

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Stuck for something special to do on Valentine’s Day? Although Paris is always tagged as the city of lovers in Europe, you’ll still hit the jackpot by booking surprise tickets to romantic Amsterdam to treat your loved one to a weekend of pampering – it’s no longer the city of drunken stag parties and sshhh! It’s far better value than Paris!

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