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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:25:33 +0000

 



Learn "Please" and "Thank You" in Dutch

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Learn the expressions for. Amsterdam Travel.



Impress your Dutch friends with these essential...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

If you speak English, you won't need to know much (if any) Dutch to visit Amsterdam. But these greetings, goodbyes and polite words will show your hosts that you appreciate their language, and their ability to communicate with you in yours.



How to Say "Happy Birthday" in Dutch

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

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October in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find weather information, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in October.



Top 10 Things to Do in Amsterdam

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Take a canal tour of and see the city by boat or stop and smell the flowers. There's no end of things to do in Amsterdam. Here's our top 10 list.



September in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find weather information, pros and cons, event highlights, and much more about visiting Amsterdam in September.



Only 48 Hours in Amsterdam? Check Out These...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

A 48-hour tour of Amsterdam's top attractions -- landmarks, museums, monuments, parks, restaurants and squares -- that packs the city into a two-day itinerary.



How to Schedule Your Visit to Amsterdam

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Planning a trip to Amsterdam but not sure when to go? Use this seasonal guide to help you decide. Find highlights of certain times of year, including many of Amsterdam's most popular events and festivals.



Is Amsterdam in the Netherlands or Holland?

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

If you're unsure if Amsterdam is in the Netherlands or Holland, here's your answer.



Amsterdam Coffeeshop Etiquette: Dos and Don'ts

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Amsterdam Coffeeshop Dos and Don'ts, Amsterdam Coffeeshop Etiquette, Amsterdam Coffeeshop Tips



10 Tips for Having the Best Coffeeshop...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Don't risk a sub-par experience at a Dutch cannabis (weed and hash) coffeeshop: learn these tips for the best Amsterdam coffeeshop experience.



Everything You Need to Know about Amsterdam's...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

This guide tells you all you need to know about how and when to see the spring blooming bulbs and tulips near Amsterdam.



How much should I tip for various services in...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Learn when and how much to tip service providers like restaurant workers, taxi drivers and hotel employees in Amsterdam.



A Month-by-Month Preview of Amsterdam

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

When should you visit Amsterdam? See my month-by-month summary to make sure your trip coincides with the events and festivals you can't afford to miss.



Amsterdam Travel in December Guide - Weather...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in December.



What Does the XXX in the Amsterdam Mean?

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Ever wonder why Amsterdam is filled with triple x's (xxx)? The letters are actually crosses from the city's coat of arms.



November Weather and Events Guide to Amsterdam

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in November.



How to Find Amsterdam's 10 Best Shopping Areas

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

These are the top shopping areas in Amsterdam, where you'll find everything from luxury labels and fine antiques to quirky vintage clothes and trendy home accessories.



What to do when you step on a Dutchman's toe.

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Everything you need to know to stay safe in...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Amsterdam is actually one of the safest cities in the world. But there is at least one area that tourists should avoid at night.



See the fall colors from a canal-side perch in...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

With fewer crowds, lower prices and a full activity calendar, the picturesque fall season is an ideal time to visit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.



Romantic Things for Couples to Do in Amsterdam

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Use this comprehensive visual guide to find the most romantic things to do as a couple in Amsterdam.



Budget Gifts to Buy in Amsterdam and the...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

If you're on a budget, these are the best gifts to buy for people back home while on your trip to Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Your friends and family will surely appreciate them, and you'll appreciate the fact that you didn't spend a fortune.



Are the Dutch from the Netherlands, Holland, or...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

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Is Amsterdam or Den Haag the Capital of the...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Amsterdam is the official capital city of the Netherlands. However, Den Haag is the home to the Netherlands' monarch, parliament, and supreme court.



Witness the Dutch holiday spirit with a visit...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Winter in Amsterdam is full of holiday cheer, from Sinterklaas on December 5 to Chinese New Year in late January or February.



These Amsterdam experiences can only be had in...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find out what to expect on a visit to Amsterdam in the spring, including information on weather and events for March, April and May.



January in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in January.



Best Ways to Get From Schiphol Airport to...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

What's the best way to get to central Amsterdam from Schiphol Airport? Should you take the train, a taxi or a shuttle? Find out all the options here.



Dare to explore beyond Amsterdam with these...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

These cities and towns, each one a tourist destination in itself, make for splendid day trips from Amsterdam that will broaden your horizons of the Netherlands.



VAT Refunds for Amsterdam Visitors

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Plan to shop in Amsterdam? First read these instructions on how to claim a refund on the Netherlands' 21% VAT (sales tax).



Visitor Information for Keukenhof 2014

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Visitor information for Keukenhof 2014, the celebrated tulip and bulb-flower park in Lisse, South Holland, the Netherlands.



Shop Till You Drop in Amsterdam's 10 Best...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

This list represents the best markets in Amsterdam, where you'll find everything from flowers, fruits and vegetables, to antique books, modern art and second-hand clothes.



These Dutch children's stores are irresistible...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Whether you're looking for cool kids' clothes or educational toys, these Amsterdam children's stores offer shopping fun for parents and little ones alike.



What Is the Official Currency of the Netherlands?

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

An explanation of the official currency of the Netherlands. This article also gives insight into the Euro itself.



1) Vondelpark - Best Overall Park

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Use this visual guide of the Top 5 Amsterdam Parks to find respite from the city bustle, perfect picnic spots, space to run and hours of people-watching. Especially in sunny or warm weather, Amsterdam's best parks turn into outdoor living and dining rooms for locals and visitors alike, while performers, musicians and kids add to the entertainment value.



Tips for a Day Trip to the Windmills at...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Kinderdijk, located 15 miles east of Rotterdam, is a UNESCO-listed site that boasts 19 pristinely preserved windmills.



Basic Dutch Phrases: How to Order Food in Dutch

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Learn how to order food and drinks in Dutch with these basic travel phrases.



Why Amsterdam should be the next city on your...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

If you're planning a European trip, first read this list of reasons to include Amsterdam on your journey. You might be surprised by a few!



How to Get from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge),...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Multiple travel options on how to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges.



Day Trip to Scheveningen, The Netherlands'...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Scheveningen is a district of The Hague and the Netherlands' most popular beach resort.



The Dutch and the Color Orange: What's the Deal?

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Ever wonder why the color orange is associated with the Netherlands, although the country's flag bears red, white and blue? Find out here.



Where Can I Find a Post Office in Amsterdam?

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find information and addresses for postal service points - the Dutch alternative to post offices - in Amsterdam.



Visiting Amsterdam in April? Here's What You...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in April.



Can Tourists Still Visit Cannabis Coffeeshops...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Are tourists still allowed in cannabis coffeeshops in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands, or is a Dutch-only



Do I Need a Dutch Tourist Visa to Enter the...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find out whether you need a tourist visa to visit the Netherlands, and the process to obtain one.



Travel Guide to Amsterdam in the Fall

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find out what to expect on a visit to Amsterdam in the fall, including information on weather and events for September, October and November.



Get the most euros for your home currency when...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Where to exchange currency (dollars for euros) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.



You won't break the bank at these economically-...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Have a look at these cheap restaurants in Amsterdam to find fresh food at a good value.



A Guide to Amsterdam Tourist Discount Cards

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

These Amsterdam tourist discount cards can save visitors a bundle on museums and attractions and more.



Food and Drink to Buy in Amsterdam and the...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

If you're a "foodie" or have someone on your gift list who is, these Dutch food and drink gifts are sure



Top 3 Amsterdam Coffeeshops - There's One to...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Whether you want to join plenty of other tourists in the Red Light District, or you're looking for a place off the beaten path, this list of the Best Amsterdam Coffeeshops will help you find a smoking spot to suit your style.



2) Museumplein - Most Convenient Park

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Use this visual guide of the Top 5 Amsterdam Parks to find respite from the city bustle, perfect picnic spots, space to run and hours of people-watching. Especially in sunny or warm weather, Amsterdam's best parks turn into outdoor living and dining rooms for locals and visitors alike, while performers, musicians and kids add to the entertainment value. Page 2.



What Are the Low Countries?

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

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This popular dinner buffet is at once Dutch and...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

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I amsterdam Card - The Amsterdam Visitor...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

If you're planning to visit at least two or three of Amsterdam's major museums and attractions, you might want to consider buying the



What Is the Cannabis Cup?

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

The HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup is the major cannabis festival that takes place in Amsterdam annually in late November.



3 Must-See Museums in Amsterdam

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Amsterdam visitors should try to make it to at least one or two of these popular museums. See why these historic and artistic attractions make up the top three museums in Amsterdam.



Next time you eat out in Amsterdam, ask for the...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

How to ask for the bill (check) in Dutch.



3) Beatrixpark - Cleanest Park

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Use this visual guide of the Top 5 Amsterdam Parks to find respite from the city bustle, perfect picnic spots, space to run and hours of people-watching. Especially in sunny or warm weather, Amsterdam's best parks turn into outdoor living and dining rooms for locals and visitors alike, while performers, musicians and kids add to the entertainment value. Page 3.



Day Trip to Gouda

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

The namesake of the ubiquitous Dutch cheese, the city of Gouda is famous for its traditional crafts - cheese, syrup waffles, candles and pipes - historic architecture and more.



Get out of town to see these marvelous cities...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

When it's time to venture outside Amsterdam, consult this list of towns, cities and other tourist destinations with the province of North Holland, all convenient to the Dutch capital.



4 Reasons You'll Love Amsterdam's Nine Streets...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

The 'Nine Streets' area of Amsterdam is a terrific place to spend a day (and night): good shopping, dining options from cheap to chic, great scenery, etc.



What's Good and Maybe Not So Good About These...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Here's what you need to know about the five civilian airports in the Netherlands: transportation information as well as pros and cons.



August in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find weather information, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in August.



4) Sarphatipark - Best Park near a Market

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Use this visual guide of the Top 5 Amsterdam Parks to find respite from the city bustle, perfect picnic spots, space to run and hours of people-watching. Especially in sunny or warm weather, Amsterdam's best parks turn into outdoor living and dining rooms for locals and visitors alike, while performers, musicians and kids add to the entertainment value. Page 4.



Don't Miss the 4 Best Indonesian Restaurants in...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

What today is Indonesia was a Dutch colony for more than 300 years. One of the results of that is a tasty one: plenty of delicious Indonesian restaurants throughout the Netherlands. Choose from my picks of the Best Indonesian Restaurants in Amsterdam, which range from fine dining to fast to-go options.



How to reach Amsterdam from popular low-cost...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Travel directions between Amsterdam and Rotterdam The Hague Airport.



Barney's Coffeeshop - Amsterdam Coffeeshop Review

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Barney's Coffeeshop, on the cannabis-filled Haarlemmerstraat, has hands-down some of the best weed and hash in Amsterdam -- with a laid-back atmosphere and decent coffee to boot.



How to Get to Amsterdam from Eindhoven Airport

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

How to travel between Eindhoven Airport and Amsterdam.



How to Get from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Belgium

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

How to travel between Amsterdam and Antwerp by bus, train and car.



Amsterdam Neighborhood Profile: Museum Quarter...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

First-time travelers to Amsterdam may not think to venture beyond the Museumplein's boundaries when visiting the nearby Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. But if they did, they'd find the many other highlights of the posh area these sites occupy: the Museum Quarter. Use this neighborhood guide to discover one of Amsterdam's most prestigious (and safest) central neighborhoods, home to high-end shopping, the city's biggest park, plenty of accommodations and some of Amsterdam's best restaurants.



Chocolate Lovers' Guide to Amsterdam

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Unbeknownst to some, Amsterdam is a superb destination for chocolate lovers; these four chocolatiers prove it.



What's Amsterdam Like in February?

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in February.



Discover Traditional Holland with a Day Trip to...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

The Zaanse Schans is an ideal day trip from Amsterdam that lets visitors discover traditional Dutch crafts and culture; see a wooden shoe workshop, cheese farm and more on a day trip to Zaanse Schans.



Should You Visit Amsterdam in March? Pros and...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in March.



All-in-One Amsterdam Transportation Ticket

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find out how the the All-in-One Amsterdam Transportation Ticket can make getting to, from and around Amsterdam much easier.



What Am/Aren't I Allowed to Import from the...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

From tulip bulbs to Gouda cheese, here is a list of some of the most typical products that travelers want to import into the United States, plus any restrictions on their amount.



King's Day (Koningsdag, April 27) is the...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

An essential resource for King's Day (Koningsdag, April 27) in Amsterdam and elsewhere in the Netherlands, from history and culture to the country's top parties.



Amsterdam Tips: Cannabis Attractions Other Than...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

There's more for stoners in Amsterdam than coffeeshops: these attractions are also known for their connection to hash, marijuana and hemp, but without the coffeeshop license.



Best Bakeries in Amsterdam

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

My top choices for the best bakeries and pastry shops in Amsterdam.



Amsterdam's Famous Squares

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

From the iconic Dam Square - site of the Dutch National Monument - to Museumplein, where the city keeps its top museums, these squares combine picturesque beauty with phenomenal attractions.



The 10 Dutch contributions to UNESCO's World...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

The Netherlands features 10 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.



How to Get from Amsterdam to Cologne, Germany

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

How to travel between Amsterdam and Cologne by train, bus or car.



Why everyone should take the time to learn some...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find out if you'll need to speak more than English on your trip to Amsterdam.



Best Attractions on Amsterdam's Dam Square

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

The best attractions on Dam Square, often one of the first places visitors to Amsterdam encounter. These top spots make Dam Square the best place to kick off your Amsterdam experience.



What are brown cafés?

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

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When, where and how to profit from January and...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find out about the two best months for finding steals and deals in Amsterdam's best shopping areas.



Where to snap a selfie with the iconic "i...

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5) Oosterpark - Most Culturally Diverse Park

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Use this visual guide of the Top 5 Amsterdam Parks to find respite from the city bustle, perfect picnic spots, space to run and hours of people-watching. Especially in sunny or warm weather, Amsterdam's best parks turn into outdoor living and dining rooms for locals and visitors alike, while performers, musicians and kids add to the entertainment value. Page 5.



The winter open-air street party that is New...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

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Day-Trip to Alkmaar, Cheese Capital of the...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Alkmaar has more to offer than just cheese: from its monumental Grote Kerk (Great Church) to the Netherlands' only Beatles museum.



Anne Frank House Visitor's Information and Tips

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find visitor's information and helpful tips for the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Find out basic info like the location, hours, and tour information.



4 Foods You Have to Try in Amsterdam

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Amsterdam offers a buffet of typical foods that define the city and its inhabitants. Visitors should be open to trying as many of these tastes as they can, from sweet treats and salty frites to traditional Dutch fish and imported spicy dishes.



Skip the tourist traps and seek out these Dutch...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Pancakes and their little cousins, poffertjes, are a popular and typically Dutch meal that tourists in Amsterdam should sample at least once; here's a list of the best pancake restaurants in town.



10 Tips for Safe Biking Through Amsterdam

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Riding a bike in Amsterdam is a quintessentially Dutch experience. But every visitor on two wheels should know these top 10 tips for safety.



Transfer between the principal Dutch airport,...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Travel directions between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and low-cost carrier hub Eindhoven Airport.



How to Get to Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find out the most efficient way to get to the Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam to see the tulips and other bulb flowers this part of the world is so famous for.



Is May a Good Time to Visit Amsterdam?

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in May.



See 10 years of post-Impressionist virtuosity...

2016-09-28T11:25:33Z

Find information and helpful tips about visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, including opening hours, when to go and how to avoid crowds and lines.