Category: Sightseeing

Seeing the Sights on a Private Amsterdam Canal Cruise

September 11, 2014

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Most people hit Amsterdam and immediately jump aboard a cruiser to journey around the canals and see the city from the water. Now there’s a chance to take a private Amsterdam canal cruise to explore the major canals and the IJ waterway, spotting iconic sights along the way.

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Visiting Delft from Amsterdam

August 21, 2014

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Arguably the prettiest town in Holland, with its tranquil canals lined with linden trees and backed by gabled cottages, Delft make the ideal day trip from Amsterdam. Visiting Delft from Amsterdam takes around an hour by train.

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Ten Ways to Make the Most of Your Time in Amsterdam

August 14, 2014

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Amsterdam may be a compact city but it certainly packs a punch with sightseers. Here are my suggestions for ten ways to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

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Tulip Island in the Vondelpark, Amsterdam

August 8, 2014

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Amsterdam’s favorite city park stretches over 47 hectares and is the site of several restaurants and cafés as well as an open-air theater and plenty of manicured green space, pathways that are largely the preserve of cyclists and inline-skaters, and nature reserves where birds breed safely away from the public eye. And now Amsterdam is celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the founding of the park with the opening of Tulip Island in the Vondelpark.

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Visiting Traditional Holland from Amsterdam

July 31, 2014

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The Holland of windmills, clogs, cheese, and tulips is alive and well, and within easy reach of Amsterdam. Take a trip back in time to enjoy visiting Traditional Holland from Amsterdam.

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The Making of the Canal Ring in Amsterdam

July 17, 2014

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By the mid 17th century, Amsterdam was a victim of its own success; a hugely wealthy city that had grown rich on overseas trade; immigrants pored in from all over the Dutch empire and it became imperative to expand the city outwards to help halt disease and overcrowding. The making of Amsterdam’s Canal Ring shaped the city that we see today.

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The Mauritshuis Museum Reopens

July 10, 2014

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The Goldfinch, 1654

Following a two year major renovation and expansion, the Mauritshuis has re-opened its doors in The Hague. Home to one of the best collections of Dutch and Flemish paintings in the world, ‘the jewel box’ as it is often called, is living up to its nickname. The classical, old space is back with a modern flair, and one of the best things about it is that you don’t have to be a hardcore art enthusiast to appreciate it. Even casual visitors will find it easy to feel comfortable and enjoy.

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A Small Group Amsterdam Bike Tour

June 16, 2014

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Biking in Amsterdam

Visitors seeking to tap into the pedal-driven flow of Amsterdam need to saddle up at least once.

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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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