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Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:52:18 +0000

 



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

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How to Say "Happy Birthday" in Dutch

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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.



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.



Dutch history's in bloom at Keukenhof's 67th...

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



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.



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.



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.



August in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather...

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



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

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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.



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

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Travel directions between Amsterdam and Rotterdam The Hague Airport.



Amsterdam Coffeeshop Etiquette: Dos and Don'ts

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



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.



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

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Find the pulse of the country in these top 10...

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The top ten largest cities in the Netherlands by population.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



How to Get to Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam

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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.



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.



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.



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.



How to Get to Amsterdam from Eindhoven Airport

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How to travel between Eindhoven Airport and Amsterdam.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Amsterdam Tips: Cannabis Attractions Other Than...

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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.



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.



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.



These museums offer a window onto World War II...

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Occupied by Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1945, the Netherlands was on the forefront of World War II. As such, these Amsterdam museums chronicle the ways in which the city and the country dealt with the war, its atrocities and its end.



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.



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.



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.



Why You Should Visit Amsterdam in October

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Many visitors come to Amsterdam in the spring when the tulips are blooming. But Amsterdam in October has some fine offerings for the frugal traveler.



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



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

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



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



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.



A Guide to June Festivals, Weather, and Crowds...

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



What Are the Low Countries?

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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!



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 Get from Amsterdam to Cologne, Germany

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



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).



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

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



How to Get from Amsterdam to Ghent, Belgium

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The little-visited city of Ghent, Belgium, is a medieval jewel that can be reached in less than 2.5 hours from Amsterdam. Find out how to travel from Amsterdam to Ghent, Belgium.



Best Spots in Amsterdam for Authentic Dutch...

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Traditional Dutch cuisine consists of hearty comfort food to warm one's bones in the northerly climate; here are some of the best restaurants and cafes to sample this cuisine in Amsterdam.



What Amsterdam Is Like in July

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



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.



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

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



The story of the Holiday Formerly Known as...

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Learn about the history of the most anticipated holiday of the Dutch calendar: the holiday formerly known as Queen's Day.



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.



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.



Don't leave without trying the most unique food...

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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.



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.



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.



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

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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.



Tips and Suggestions for Getting Around Amsterdam

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These quick tips for navigating Amsterdam will separate you from the visitors staring blankly at their upside-down maps.



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

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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.



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.



50 More Things to Do in Amsterdam (and Beyond)

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Need more ideas for how to occupy your time in Amsterdam? Here's another 50 attractions and activities, from parks and cultural centers to day-trip destinations.



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

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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.



How to Get from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf,...

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



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.



Day Trip to Leiden, South Holland

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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.



Find out why Amsterdam is a classic bachelor...

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Groups of guys hazing a groom are a common sight in this city. Here are some ideas to make your bachelor party in Amsterdam an uncommon one.



What are brown cafés?

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Door-to-Door Journey Planner for Dutch Public...

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Use this journey planner to get around Amsterdam and the Netherlands with ease.



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

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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.



Visitors' Guide to the Vondelpark

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With activities both indoors and outdoors, any day of the year is a fine day for a stroll in the Vondelpark, Amsterdam's most beloved public park.



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.



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.



This Dutch palace is earmarked for royal events.

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Find all you need to know about visiting the Royal Palace on Amsterdam's Dam Square. The Queen of the Netherlands doesn't live there, but this is her official home away from home in the city.



Discover Traditional Holland with a Day Trip to...

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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.



Amsterdam Public Transit 101

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See 10 years of post-Impressionist virtuosity...

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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.



Get up close and personal with the Netherlands'...

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Find visitor information about the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam, housed in the former Heineken Brewery.



This tourist info point in Amsterdam is set in...

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The VVV Tourist Office Amsterdam is located across the street from Amsterdam Central Station.



Amsterdam Web Cams

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These outdoor web cams offer views onto various spots in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.



Amsterdam Museums & Attractions Closed on...

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While most of Amsterdam's tourist attractions are open on Mondays, the ones listed here not. Museums closed on other days of the week are listed as well.



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

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



4 Best Vintage Clothing Stores in Amsterdam

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If you're a lover of vintage clothes and accessories, check out this list of the best vintage clothing stores in Amsterdam.



Things to Do in Amsterdam on a Rainy Day

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This list of things to do in Amsterdam on a rainy day proves there's plenty to enjoy in the city during wet weather.