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Amsterdam Guide

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Best of Amsterdam

3 days in Amsterdam
3 days in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of Europe's top visitor destinations and deservedly so.

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Family-friendly Amsterdam

Amsterdam for young kids
Amsterdam for young kids

There is no shortage of options, both in and around Amsterdam, for children and their parents.

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Amsterdam on a budget

Amsterdam on a budget
Amsterdam on a budget

Amsterdam is an expensive city. Not everything costs a fortune, however.

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Insiders' Amsterdam

Authentic Dutch Food in Amsterdam
Authentic Dutch Food in Amsterdam

In a city as diverse and international as Amsterdam, it can be hard to find real, pure Dutch cooking. At these locally beloved restaurants, you'll get an authentic, unforgettable Dutch experience, and some of the best food in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam off the beaten path
Amsterdam off the beaten path

Many hidden gems can be found in the alleyways of Amsterdam.

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Getaways from Amsterdam

Daytrips from Amsterdam
Daytrips from Amsterdam

Since it is such a small country, there are many day-trip options from Amsterdam.

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EveryTrail
Art & History Walking Tour
Art & History Walking Tour

When most people think of Amsterdam, they likely think of some of the more controversial practices and beliefs for which the liberal city is known. The Red Light District and cannabis-selling coffee...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Amsterdam Bijlmer tour
Amsterdam Bijlmer tour

Starting point: Hoekenrode Square on the east side of the Amsterdam Bijlmer train station.

End point: Arena Boulevard, at the west side of the Amsterdam Bijlmer train station.

Bijlmer is a...

City Center Bicycle Tour
City Center Bicycle Tour

This guide provides a tour of the most popular sites in Amsterdam's city center. Cycling is recommended as it is the best and most efficient way to experience Amsterdam. By bicycle this tour will take...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Jordaan Neighborhood Walking Tour
Jordaan Neighborhood Walking Tour

Take a leisurely walk through Amsterdam's most beautiful and storied residential neighborhood—the Jordaan (pronounced Your-Dahn). This 2.5-mile walk will guide you through hidden courtyards, cozy...

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A Family Tour on Bicycles
A Family Tour on Bicycles

As a resident of Amsterdam, and a father of two children younger than 8, I wanted to create a guide to assist travelers visiting Amsterdam with children. I've included a mixture of indoor and outdoor...

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Pub Crawl
Pub Crawl

Like most large European cities Amsterdam has a strong beer culture, with wonderful brew pubs and "brown cafes" to match. This guide is generally bent toward small, quiet pubs that have either large...

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Public Art Bicycle Tour
Public Art Bicycle Tour

Public art, when done well, can tell a story of a city and its people that no museum can. Amsterdam has hundreds of pieces of public art. I've chosen 18 that I think tell a story about Amsterdam and...

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De Pijp Neighborhood Walking Tour
De Pijp Neighborhood Walking Tour

Discover Amsterdam's Pijp (pronounced Pipe) neighborhood. You will learn about Amsterdam's pre-WWII diamond industry, the history of Heineken Brewery, experience the Netherlands' largest outdoor...

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Red Light District Walking Tour
Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam's oldest neighborhood (known as de Wallen in Dutch) has hosted the world's oldest profession ever since the city's inception in the 13th century.

It is said that the term "Red Light" dates...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
The Nine Little Streets (De Negen Straatjes) Shopping Guide
The Nine Little Streets (De Negen Straatjes) Shopping Guide

If you are looking for a unique shopping experience while in Amsterdam, de Negen Straatjes (the Nine Little Streets) is the place to go. In the Nine Streets you will find specialty stores, boutique...

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Perfect Weekend

Awesome in Amsterdam (sophos, 7 Jan 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
Chilling out in amsterdam (davel48, 11 Dec 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 5 Votes
4.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Best Of

Cultural and Culinary Amsterdam (seolram, 14 Jul 2011)
4.5 of 5 stars 6 Votes
Picture perfect Amsterdam (Velvet_escape, 29 Jul 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 7 Votes
Beer in Amsterdam (JK01, 15 Apr 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 5 Votes

Recent Trip

4.5 of 5 stars 11 Votes
Amsterdam in less than 72hrs (Nokas, 13 May 2010)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
amsterdambedandbreakfast (amstebedandbreakfast, 8 Jun 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote