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American in the Netherlands

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Amsterdam has a little bit of every thing, loads of places to eat, it is also a potpourri of nationalities, and languages, from my own personal experience, most shops and eateries speak English, and for the most part if you ask, they may have a menu in English as well. Public transportation is great getting around in Amsterdam,be it train, metro, bus or tram or just walking :-)

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Thrifty Traveller

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10 Places

Dam Square

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Red Light District

Neighbourhoods

Royal Palace Amsterdam

Historic Sites

La Place

Restaurants

Van Gogh Museum

Art Museums, History Museums

Anne Frank House

Historic Sites, History Museums, Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo

Zoos

Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

History Museums

Hermitage Amsterdam

Art Museums

Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanicus)

Gardens

CloggieUsa2001's City Tips

  • If you want an adventure, try the public transportation, OV card for tourists: https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/aanvragen/welkekaartpastbiju/toeristen/?taal=en .
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    Dam Square
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CloggieUsa2001 Says:

    This is a location where people will see street entertainers buskers food vendors it is close to every thing and public transportation, it is really close to the Amsterdam Central station, just about 10 minute walk,, more if it is crowded going to the Dam Square,, or you get distracted by the shops along the way or stop to grab a bite :-)

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • this place is very very busy ,, there are a lot of street performers,, buskers,, and right in front of the Royal Palace. also near Madame Tussands wax museum;
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 531 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Light Show 11/12/2017
    • Nice place to be 11/12/2017
    • Dam Square
    Address:
    Dam Square
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Other:
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    Red Light District
    Neighbourhoods
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    CloggieUsa2001 Says:

    I think this is really best for GROWN UPS ,,it has some interesting things too see, interesting shops, and places to eat. When visiting this area go with an OPEN MIND

    Good for
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Dress code ??? wear what is comfortable :-)
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 531 things to do in Amsterdam
    • Just a look 11/12/2017
    • Eye opener! 11/12/2017
    • Red Light District
    Phone:
    +31 6 41853288
    Other:
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    Royal Palace Amsterdam
    Historic Sites
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    CloggieUsa2001 Says:

    This was a really interesting historic site, loads and loads of beautiful carvings, chandeliers, marble ,art work, gorgeous old furniture, clocks,, there is something for every one, and the palace is wheel chair accessible.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you are in a wheel chair or can not climb stairs, find a security person and ask them to take you in an elevator to the floor you want to go,,
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 531 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • a royal treat 10/12/2017
    • You cannot miss it 10/12/2017
    • Royal Palace Amsterdam
    Address:
    Dam
    1012 RJ Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 522 6161
    Price range:
    USD 14 - USD 14
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    La Place
    Restaurants (European, Dutch)
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    CloggieUsa2001 Says:

    I love going to the LaPlace, the food is excellent, and there is something there for every one.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • the food is great, vegans will have no problem finding something to eat here..WIFI is free
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good and cheap 31/08/2016
    • Afternoon lunch 21/08/2016
    • La Place
    Address:
    Buikslotermeerplein 123
    1025 ET Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 88 999 8555
    Hours:
    Sun - Mon
    11:00 - 20:00
    Tue - Wed
    10:00 - 20:00
    Thu - Sat
    10:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Van Gogh Museum
    Art Museums, History Museums
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    CloggieUsa2001 Says:

    Van Gogh Museum is worth seeing, his work is worth looking at , and I have gone back twice ,,I always manage to see something different each time..

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • lines are not too bad, again wear comfortable shoes, this museum is wheel chair accessible
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 531 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great experience 11/12/2017
    • An insightful look into the life of Van Gogh 11/12/2017
    • Van Gogh Museum
    Address:
    Museumplein 6
    1071 DJ Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 570 5200
    Price range:
    USD 24 - USD 24
    Hours:
    Fri
    09:00 - 22:00
    Sat - Thu
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Anne Frank House
    Historic Sites, History Museums, Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CloggieUsa2001 Says:

    Very moving, and worth a trip and the long lines to get in, may not be very good for people in wheel chairs.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • ticket line can be verrrrry long,,might want to get there 10 minutes before the ticket office opens,, check on line
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 531 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Brilliant 11/12/2017
    • Planned time visit 11/12/2017
    • Anne Frank House
    Address:
    Prinsengracht 267
    1016 GV Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 556 7105
    Price range:
    USD 13 - USD 13
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 19:00
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 - 20:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
    Zoos
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    CloggieUsa2001 Says:

    Amsterdams oldest zoo, there is still work in progress, but it is a beautiful zoo, the animals are well taken care of :-)

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • comfortable shoes, and bring a picnic lunch
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 531 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Zoo 10/12/2017
    • A complete zoo 09/12/2017
    • ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
    Address:
    Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
    1018 CZ Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 900 2784796
    Price range:
    USD 29 - USD 29
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
    History Museums
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    CloggieUsa2001 Says:

    If you love old wooden ships, boats, this is the place to go and spend the day :-) the place is absolutely gorgeous, and well kept

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Only problem is that the Ship docked outside is not really accessible if you are in a wheel chair..
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 531 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Avast Ye! 11/12/2017
    • Kid friendly, but interesting for adults too! 08/12/2017
    • Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
    Address:
    Kattenburgerplein 1
    1018 KK Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 523 2222
    Price range:
    USD 21 - USD 21
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Hermitage Amsterdam
    Art Museums
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    CloggieUsa2001 Says:

    This museum has so many wonderful works of art ,some on loan some permanently ..it has a nice but pricey cafe,,

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • tickets can be a bit pricey check on line for ticket prices.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 531 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice 09/12/2017
    • Art History & Beauty 06/12/2017
    • Hermitage Amsterdam
    Address:
    Amstel 51
    1018 EJ Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 530 8755
    Price range:
    USD 24 - USD 24
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanicus)
    Gardens
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    CloggieUsa2001 Says:

    If you love plants, flowers, trees, you will love this place ...

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can purchase food on site, please wear comfortable shoes. a lot of walking :-)
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #64 of 531 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Big and Attractive Amsterdam Botanical Garden 25/11/2017
    • A step into nature 20/11/2017
    • Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanicus)
    Address:
    Plantage Middenlaan 2a
    1018 DD Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 625 9021
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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