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Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:33:11 +0000

 



Saying Please and Thank You in Dutch Is a...

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Impress your Dutch friends with these essential...

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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

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Is Amsterdam in the Netherlands or Holland?

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



December in Amsterdam: What to Expect

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



A Month-by-Month Preview of Amsterdam

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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.



Top 10 Things to Do in Amsterdam

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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.



How to Schedule Your Visit to Amsterdam

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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.



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

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



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

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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.



Romantic Things for Couples to Do in Amsterdam

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



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

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January in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather...

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



Amsterdam Coffeeshop Etiquette: Dos and Don'ts

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



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

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Witness the Dutch holiday spirit with a visit...

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



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

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



10 Tips for Having the Best Coffeeshop...

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



Budget Gifts to Buy in Amsterdam and the...

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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.



Dare to explore beyond Amsterdam with these...

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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.



How to Find Amsterdam's 10 Best Shopping Areas

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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.



These Amsterdam experiences can only be had in...

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



Beaches Where You Can Get Naked Near Amsterdam

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If you want to sunbathe in the nude while in the Netherlands there are many beaches from which to choose. Here are five naturist areas near Amsterdam.



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

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



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

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



What Does the XXX in the Amsterdam Mean?

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



What Is the Official Currency of the Netherlands?

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



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

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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.



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

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



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

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What's Amsterdam Like in February?

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



Visitor Information for Keukenhof 2014

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



VAT Refunds for Amsterdam Visitors

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



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

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



Basic Dutch Phrases: How to Order Food in Dutch

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



Best Ways to Get From Schiphol Airport to...

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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.



What Are the Low Countries?

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

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



A Guide to Amsterdam Tourist Discount Cards

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



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

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



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

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



I amsterdam Card - The Amsterdam Visitor...

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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



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

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



Why Netherlanders Are Obsessed with Orange

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There's a good reason from Dutch history for why the country is closely associated with the color orange, even though its flag is red, white and blue.



These Dutch children's stores are irresistible...

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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.



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

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



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

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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!



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

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



Chocolate Lovers' Guide to Amsterdam

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



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

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



Day Trip to Gouda

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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.



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

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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.



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

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Travel directions between Amsterdam and Rotterdam The Hague Airport.



How to Get to Amsterdam from Eindhoven Airport

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How to travel between Eindhoven Airport and Amsterdam.



Where Can I Find a Post Office in Amsterdam?

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



Day Trip to Scheveningen, The Netherlands'...

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



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

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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.



How to Get from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Belgium

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



How to Find the Cheapest Fares to Amsterdam

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Find the cheapest fares for bus, train, ferry and air travel to Amsterdam and the Netherlands.



Can Tourists Still Visit Cannabis Coffeeshops...

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

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



3 Must-See Museums in Amsterdam

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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...

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



4 Foods You Have to Try in Amsterdam

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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.



Meet the Dutch answer to Santa Claus and his...

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Sinterklaas is both a Dutch holiday (December 5 and 6) and the saint that it celebrates; the arrival of Sint and his helpers, the controversial Zwarte Pieten, ushers in the winter holiday season in the Netherlands.



The best chocolatier in Amsterdam? You'll have...

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Find out why chocolate specialist Puccini Bomboni stops Amsterdam visitors in their tracks when they pass by.



All-in-One Amsterdam Transportation Ticket

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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...

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

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.



Is May a Good Time to Visit Amsterdam?

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



Barney's Coffeeshop - Amsterdam Coffeeshop Review

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

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.



Anne Frank House Visitor's Information and Tips

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

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.



How to Get from Amsterdam to Cologne, Germany

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



The ultimate visitor resource for tulip time...

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The ultimate resource for Keukenhof visitors: where it is, when to visit, how to travel there, and what else to explore near the famous tulip park in Lisse, Holland, near Amsterdam.



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

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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.



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

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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.



September in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather...

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



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

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



November Weather and Events Guide to Amsterdam

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



Amsterdam's Famous Squares

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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.



Amsterdam Neighborhood Profile: Museum Quarter...

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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.



Transfer between the principal Dutch airport,...

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



Best Bakeries in Amsterdam

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



Amsterdam Tips: Cannabis Attractions Other Than...

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

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.



Amsterdam Attractions and Restaurants on...

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

If your Amsterdam travel plans include a visit during the Christmas season, you won't find the city's attractions and restaurants closed for the holidays. Choose from any of these activities and events to make your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day a memorable one.



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

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

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



Nope, you can't order a beer at a cannabis...

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

Find out why you can't sip on a beer in an Amsterdam coffeeshop.



The 9 Best Small Canals in Amsterdam

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Head off the beaten track to find some of the prettiest small canals in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.



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

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



5 Family Fun Activities in Amsterdam, from...

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Fun and educational things to do with kids in Amsterdam, from letting them cook their own meals to exploring the canals and museums.



Alternative Accommodations in Amsterdam

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Hotels and hostels aren't the only accommodations to be had in Amsterdam: from short-stay rentals to Airbnb, hospitality networks to WWOOF, these alternatives provide for a more personal, affordable experience.



August in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather...

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

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



Best Attractions on Amsterdam's Dam Square

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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.



Little V is as close as it comes to a Vietnam...

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Review of restaurant Little V in The Hague, one of the city's two Vietnamese eateries.



What Is the Cannabis Cup?

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



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

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



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

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

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.



How to Get from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf,...

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

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



Amsterdam in Winter Includes Blues, Improv...

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

From holiday celebrations to a comedy improv event to a blues music festival, Amsterdam offers a wide variety of attractions to its winter tourists.



Stop and smell the flowers at Keukenhof's 66th...

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

Visitor information for Keukenhof 2015, the tulip and bulb-flower park in Lisse, South Holland, the Netherlands.



How to Get to Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam

2016-12-03T11:33:11Z

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.