Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:33:11 +0000
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2016-12-03T11:33:11ZIf 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Plan to celebrate
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZIf you're unsure if Amsterdam is in the Netherlands or Holland, here's your answer.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in December.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZWhen 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZTake 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZPlanning 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThis guide tells you all you need to know about how and when to see the spring blooming bulbs and tulips near Amsterdam.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZA 48-hour tour of Amsterdam's top attractions -- landmarks, museums, monuments, parks, restaurants and squares -- that packs the city into a two-day itinerary.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZUse this comprehensive visual guide to find the most romantic things to do as a couple in Amsterdam.
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2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in January.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZAmsterdam Coffeeshop Dos and Don'ts, Amsterdam Coffeeshop Etiquette, Amsterdam Coffeeshop Tips
2016-12-03T11:33:11Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Some national
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZWinter in Amsterdam is full of holiday cheer, from Sinterklaas on December 5 to Chinese New Year in late January or February.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind out about the two best months for finding steals and deals in Amsterdam's best shopping areas.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZDon't risk a sub-par experience at a Dutch cannabis (weed and hash) coffeeshop: learn these tips for the best Amsterdam coffeeshop experience.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZIf 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThese 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThese 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind out what to expect on a visit to Amsterdam in the spring, including information on weather and events for March, April and May.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZIf 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZLearn when and how much to tip service providers like restaurant workers, taxi drivers and hotel employees in Amsterdam.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZAmsterdam is the official capital city of the Netherlands. However, Den Haag is the home to the Netherlands' monarch, parliament, and supreme court.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZEver wonder why Amsterdam is filled with triple x's (xxx)? The letters are actually crosses from the city's coat of arms.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZAn explanation of the official currency of the Netherlands. This article also gives insight into the Euro itself.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThe '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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZAmsterdam is actually one of the safest cities in the world. But there is at least one area that tourists should avoid at night.
2016-12-03T11:33:11Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >New Year's Eve
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in February.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZVisitor information for Keukenhof 2014, the celebrated tulip and bulb-flower park in Lisse, South Holland, the Netherlands.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZPlan to shop in Amsterdam? First read these instructions on how to claim a refund on the Netherlands' 21% VAT (sales tax).
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in April.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZLearn how to order food and drinks in Dutch with these basic travel phrases.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZWhat'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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" > The Low Countries
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZWhere to exchange currency (dollars for euros) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThese Amsterdam tourist discount cards can save visitors a bundle on museums and attractions and more.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZHere's what you need to know about the five civilian airports in the Netherlands: transportation information as well as pros and cons.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZMultiple travel options on how to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZIf you're planning to visit at least two or three of Amsterdam's major museums and attractions, you might want to consider buying the
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in March.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThere'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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZWhether you're looking for cool kids' clothes or educational toys, these Amsterdam children's stores offer shopping fun for parents and little ones alike.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZIf you're a "foodie" or have someone on your gift list who is, these Dutch food and drink gifts are sure
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZIf 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!
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind out whether you need a tourist visa to visit the Netherlands, and the process to obtain one.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZUnbeknownst to some, Amsterdam is a superb destination for chocolate lovers; these four chocolatiers prove it.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZKinderdijk, located 15 miles east of Rotterdam, is a UNESCO-listed site that boasts 19 pristinely preserved windmills.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThe 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThis 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZTravel directions between Amsterdam and Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZHow to travel between Eindhoven Airport and Amsterdam.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind information and addresses for postal service points - the Dutch alternative to post offices - in Amsterdam.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZScheveningen is a district of The Hague and the Netherlands' most popular beach resort.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZWhether 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZHow to travel between Amsterdam and Antwerp by bus, train and car.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind the cheapest fares for bus, train, ferry and air travel to Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZAre tourists still allowed in cannabis coffeeshops in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands, or is a Dutch-only
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZAmsterdam 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZHow to ask for the bill (check) in Dutch.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZAmsterdam 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZSinterklaas 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind out why chocolate specialist Puccini Bomboni stops Amsterdam visitors in their tracks when they pass by.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind out how the the All-in-One Amsterdam Transportation Ticket can make getting to, from and around Amsterdam much easier.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFrom 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in May.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZBarney'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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind visitor's information and helpful tips for the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Find out basic info like the location, hours, and tour information.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZHow to travel between Amsterdam and Cologne by train, bus or car.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThe 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZWhen 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZAn 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind weather information, pros and cons, event highlights, and much more about visiting Amsterdam in September.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind out if you'll need to speak more than English on your trip to Amsterdam.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in November.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFrom 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFirst-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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZTravel directions between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and low-cost carrier hub Eindhoven Airport.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZMy top choices for the best bakeries and pastry shops in Amsterdam.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThere'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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZIf 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.
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2016-12-03T11:33:11ZAlkmaar has more to offer than just cheese: from its monumental Grote Kerk (Great Church) to the Netherlands' only Beatles museum.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind out why you can't sip on a beer in an Amsterdam coffeeshop.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZHead off the beaten track to find some of the prettiest small canals in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZHave a look at these cheap restaurants in Amsterdam to find fresh food at a good value.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFun and educational things to do with kids in Amsterdam, from letting them cook their own meals to exploring the canals and museums.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZHotels 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind weather information, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in August.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThe 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZReview of restaurant Little V in The Hague, one of the city's two Vietnamese eateries.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThe HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup is the major cannabis festival that takes place in Amsterdam annually in late November.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZThe Netherlands features 10 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZPancakes 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.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZHow to travel between Amsterdam and Düsseldorf by train, bus or car.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFrom holiday celebrations to a comedy improv event to a blues music festival, Amsterdam offers a wide variety of attractions to its winter tourists.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZVisitor information for Keukenhof 2015, the tulip and bulb-flower park in Lisse, South Holland, the Netherlands.
2016-12-03T11:33:11ZFind 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.