Category: Sightseeing

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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Viator_Amsterdam_Cruise

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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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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