Category: Sightseeing

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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Visiting Maastricht on a Day Trip from Amsterdam

June 4, 2015

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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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Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague from Amsterdam

May 28, 2015

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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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Amsterdam Celebrates Van Gogh’s Anniversary

May 21, 2015

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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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Flying Over Keukenhof Gardens in a DC-3 Plane

April 24, 2015

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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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Visiting Keukenhof Gardens and a Bulb Farm Outside of Amsterdam

April 23, 2015

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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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Following in Anne Frank’s Footsteps in Amsterdam

April 23, 2015

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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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Keukenhof Gardens

April 2, 2015

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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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Top Sights in Amsterdam’s Old Center

March 26, 2015

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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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