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The Easiest Way to Get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to The Hague Centraal Station

The Hague is located south of Amsterdam and getting to the city center involves a train ride and a 15-minute walk. Though not a difficult journey, it’s smart to do a little planning. To make it easier for you, we’ve … Continue reading

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Eating in Amsterdam near the Red Light District

There are an abundance of bad places to eat especially in the Red Light District. With this in mind, we found a few places worth visiting. Little Saigon – this tiny restaurant located in Amsterdam’s Chinatown near the Red Light District serves good … Continue reading

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Things to do in Amsterdam – Visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

  One of Amsterdam’s highly publicized attractions is Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Founded in London in the early 19th century by French-born wax sculptor Marie Grosholz, aka Madame Tussaud, these houses of wax can be found in most major cities worldwide. Situated … Continue reading

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Things to do in Amsterdam – Visit the Oude Kerk

The oldest church, and quite possibly the oldest building, in Amsterdam is the aptly named Oude Kerk (Old Church). The church, situated in the heart of the colorful, and often gritty, Red Light District, stands on the site of a … Continue reading

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Things to do in Amsterdam – Visit the Kattenkabinet

The Kattenkabinet, or Cat Cabinet, in Amsterdam is a different kind of museum. Dedicated to the memory of a ginger cat named John Pierpont Morgan, the museum (founded by the cat’s owner Bob Meijer) features art and memorabilia devoted to cats. There are … Continue reading

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The Easiest Way to Get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans is located north of Amsterdam and getting there without a car involves a short train ride and a 20-minute walk. Though not a difficult journey, it’s smart to do a little extra planning.  To make it easier for … Continue reading

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Things to see near Amsterdam – The Village of Zaanse Schans

  For a look at a quintessential Dutch village of the 18th – 19th centuries, visit Zaanse Schans. Though Kinderdijk may have more windmills, Zaanse Schans offers a more authentic experience, and makes for a nice day (or half-day) side trip from … Continue reading

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Things to do in Amsterdam – Visit the Pianola Museum

One of Amsterdam’s least known museums, and a really unique one, is the Pianola Museum. Though off the beaten tourist path and not covered by the I Amsterdam City Card, it could be an interesting itinerary option, most especially if you’re in … Continue reading

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Things to do in Amsterdam – Visit the Museum of Bags and Purses

One of Amsterdam’s most unique museums is the Tassen Museum Hendrikje, also known as the Museum of Bags and Purses. Its amazing collection of historical and designer items is one that will interest fans of fashion and fashion accessories. The museum … Continue reading