Category: Sightseeing

Visiting Giethoom from Amsterdam

May 19, 2016

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Amsterdam has long been nicknamed the Venice of the north for its myriad canals, but it has a little-known rival in Giethoorn, a peaceful village in the backwater province of Overijssel. Visiting Giethoom from Amsterdam can be combined with an afternoon’s bargain hunting at Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet, which has more than 100 discounted designer stores.

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Saving Money with Amsterdam’s Visitor Passes

May 13, 2016

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Appropriately for a city that welcomes more than 14 million visitors each year, Amsterdam is well-served by a diligent tourist information service and has a variety of discounted sightseeing cards. Here’s how to save money with Amsterdam’s visitor passes.

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The Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age at the Hermitage Amsterdam

May 6, 2016

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Hermitage Amsterdam just opened the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.

With the opening of the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age at the Hermitage Amsterdam, the city has gained another artistic showstopper to add to its already bountiful arts scene.

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New Museums in Amsterdam

January 21, 2016

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Although Amsterdam is celebrated for its world-class art galleries and history museums, it is a city that takes change in its stride, working to upgrade its many attractions, capitalizing on others and readily accepting new ideas. Consequently there are several eye-catching new museums in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam Street Art

October 22, 2015

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STREET ART AMSTERDAM SPUISTRAAT CENTRUM by Dominque Darcy (CC BY-SA 2.0)

In addition to the legendary artistic treasures to be found in Amsterdam’s great art museums, the city is also garnering a reputation for alternative art and graffiti. The best way to see Amsterdam street art is to get out and about in some of the city’s up-and-coming districts across the IJ in the north of the city.

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10 Things to Do in Amsterdam During Fall

September 10, 2015

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Fall is a fine time to enjoy Amsterdam.

The shoulder season of fall is a time for local Amsterdamers to reclaim their lovely city, repopulate canalside cafés and restaurants, and watch the leaves turn from green to gold. If you’re visiting during this time of year, here are some suggestions for 10 things to do in Amsterdam during fall.

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Exploring the towns of Waterland from Amsterdam

August 20, 2015

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Volendam is the most-visited spot in Waterland, just outside Amsterdam.

Exploring Waterland from Amsterdam takes visitors out of the city center into the rural backwaters of the flat, Ijsselmeer fen country. It is a microcosm of all things Dutch; it has polders, canals, historic fishing villages, windmills, cows, cheese farms and even artisan clog makers.

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Top Things to Do in Amsterdam this Summer

August 1, 2015

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While Amsterdam is a year-around destination, the city undoubtedly comes into its own in the summer, when most days are sunny and warm; this is the best time to laze in cafés along the tree-lined canals or enjoy strolling along the IJ waterfront. Here are some more suggestions of the top things to do in Amsterdam this summer.

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Exploring Amsterdam’s Canals by Paddleboat

July 22, 2015

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Taking a canal bike down the waterways of the city is a pastime peculiar to Amsterdam, allowing passengers to get up close with houseboats, peer under bridges and admire the fine 17th-century mansions of the Canal Ring as they create their own sightseeing itinerary. Exploring Amsterdam’s canals by paddleboat is also physical fun for all the family.

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Visiting Bruges From Amsterdam

June 18, 2015

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Horse-and-trap tours of Bruges leave from the Markt

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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