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1.Historically yours The Monuments in the City on water
One can always think that Amsterdam is one big historic monument. Still, some buildings are more historic and monumental than others and therefore more worth going out of one's way for. One won't have to ...
[Added: 24 Sep 2006   Hits: 444   Words: 565]

2.Water its Significance in City on water
Amsterdam and water are closely linked, as they have been for centuries. It was specifically because of all that water from the River Amstel and IJ and the Zuiderzee that the first inhabitants settled here early in the ...
[Added: 22 Sep 2006   Hits: 456   Words: 542]

3.Living on Water in the City on Water
Throughout Amsterdam's history, ships have shaped the face of the city. In the first few centuries they were mainly small fishing vessels and barges, later they made way for the larger merchant ships and Men o' War, but now it is mainly ...
[Added: 22 Sep 2006   Hits: 518   Words: 555]

4.Street Singers in Venice of North
Street organs and carillons are to the Dutch what bagpipes means to the Scots, and they bring out the same mixed feelings. The elaborate street organs meaning barrel organs developed from hand-held barrel organs that were once popular throughout Europe ...
[Added: 20 Sep 2006   Hits: 815   Words: 530]

5.Gay time in City on Water
Amsterdam has rather a huge gay scene. Many foreigners find themselves attracted to the city, and one can also spot celebrities. Amsterdam has more than one hundred gay bars, discos, saunas, video stores, bookshops, restaurants and hotels. For long now, the Dutch capital ...
[Added: 20 Sep 2006   Hits: 520   Words: 517]

6.Wearing Clogs in Amsterdam
One of the most unique items to take back home from Amsterdam are clogs, Holland's traditional wooden shoes. Clogs originated as far back as 1367, or probably are even older, and have been worn as daily footwear ever since. In Holland's wet and cold climate, only clogs will keep ...
[Added: 20 Sep 2006   Hits: 972   Words: 515]

7.Modern City in Venice of North
Amsterdam has been developing since early ages and the development taking place has all the variations and colors of history. Pijp was the first modern city development in Amsterdam at the end of the 19th century. Many houses were built ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2006   Hits: 427   Words: 497]

8.Highlights from Canals in City on Water
Amsterdam the city on water is famous for its canals and museums. There could hardly be a better way of discovering the "Dutch Venice". The boat's time-table lets a person stop and get off as many times as one wish. The ...
[Added: 12 Sep 2006   Hits: 364   Words: 499]

9.Restoring the Grandeur of Amsterdam
The monumental quality of the Amsterdam city centre is largely determined by numerous 17th and 18th century houses, once owned by wealthy merchants and prominent citizens. Moreover, the warehouses deserve mention. Amsterdam warehouse architecture is unique in the world. ...
[Added: 10 Sep 2006   Hits: 301   Words: 510]

10.Maidens in the Venice of North
Just off Amsterdam's main shopping alley there is the Begijnhof, a secluded court of almshouses with a quiet inner garden and the English Reformed Church in their midst. Dating from the 14th century, the Begijnhof used to be the house of devout lay-women who did religious work ...
[Added: 09 Sep 2006   Hits: 340   Words: 509]

11.Celebrating in style 400 years of Rembrandt
2006 is the year when 400 years ago Rembrandt, Holland's greatest 17th-century painter, was born. It will be the perfect occasion to train the spotlight on this Dutch master throughout the year. Like no other artist, Rembrandt ...
[Added: 09 Sep 2006   Hits: 360   Words: 527]

12.Royalty in the City on Water
The Royal Palace is almost certainly Amsterdam's greatest teller of tales. Though it was once known as "Eighth Wonder of the World". It is hard to imagine it when one visits the Palace and views it from outside. The ...
[Added: 07 Sep 2006   Hits: 332   Words: 521]

13.Religion in Venice of North
The historic churches located in the Amsterdam city centre form the core of an important group of large historic buildings. The various churches of Amsterdam can be distinguished into three groups the medieval Gothic churches, 17th and ...
[Added: 06 Sep 2006   Hits: 507   Words: 601]

14.Amsterdam - The City of Bridges
Amsterdam's unique position has made water and bridges to be of vital importance among the historic cities of the north. Along the banks of the river Amstel a city developed that depended on the water for its survival. At ...
[Added: 03 Sep 2006   Hits: 504   Words: 588]

15.Cultural Dose in Amsterdam
Even though Amsterdam is not generally considered one of the world's major cultural centers, the quality and quantity of music, dance and film on offer here are quite high. The reason for this can be the ...
[Added: 30 Aug 2006   Hits: 395   Words: 567]

16.Go Hogging in the City of Water
Amsterdam due to its location and proximity to two of the premier beer-drinking nations in Europe - Belgium, where modern beer was more or less invented, and Germany, famous for its beer consumption, is a ...
[Added: 30 Aug 2006   Hits: 339   Words: 530]

17.City on Water on the Move
Amsterdam is a compact, instantly likeable city. It's appealing to look at and pleasing to walk around, a fascinating mix of the parochial and the international; it also has a welcoming attitude towards visitors and a uniquely youthful direction, shaped by the liberal counterculture of the last four ...
[Added: 29 Aug 2006   Hits: 382   Words: 559]

18.New Canals in City on Water
Amsterdam is a city whose layout is determined by a web of canals radiating out from an historical core to loop right round the centre. These planned, seventeenth-century extensions to the medieval town make for a uniquely elegant ...
[Added: 27 Aug 2006   Hits: 494   Words: 558]

19.God of East in the Venice of North
Amsterdam has it all even a real Buddhist temple Zeedijk. It is located in the very heart of Amsterdam. The bluestone steps of the Fo Guang Shan He Hua Temple lead to the prayer room. The decoration ...
[Added: 26 Aug 2006   Hits: 353   Words: 554]

20.Playtime for kids
The kids will love Amsterdam. The city with its vibrant colors and fast paced attractions won't bore any kids specially when there are places like TunFun there for any one to enjoy. Does one enjoy a game of football; like ...
[Added: 25 Aug 2006   Hits: 352   Words: 542]

21.Enjoy the city of Diamonds
The "City of Diamonds", as Amsterdam was once known has been offered a special elite glamour by being the host of some of the most valuable and expensive diamonds in the world. It is not ...
[Added: 23 Aug 2006   Hits: 343   Words: 559]

22.Mysterious Statues in Amsterdam
A mysterious artist is busy beautifying the city of Amsterdam. The artist makes statues and then leaves them in public places. All these are for the tourist as well as the local people. The statues are made or bronze or ...
[Added: 23 Aug 2006   Hits: 490   Words: 586]

23.Shopper's Paradise
Shopping is a local addiction, with countless tiny boutiques serving the Amsterdammers' obsession with living life in perfectly accessorized style. The lovely Prinsengracht canal is a hoarder's paradise - Van Hier tot Tokio is the spot for Japanese antiques, A Space Oddity is a bachelor pad ...
[Added: 02 Aug 2006   Hits: 417   Words: 368]

24.Hang Out In The Jordaan
With its maze of narrow streets, 17th-century canal houses, rich history, listed buildings, quirky boutiques and bars, the Jordaan is one of Amsterdam's most popular areas not only with the artists and designers who frequent the district, but with people wanting to experience ...
[Added: 02 Aug 2006   Hits: 327   Words: 350]

25.For The Movie Buff
Every cinema in Amsterdam screens films in their original language with Dutch or English subtitles. There are some 55 movie theatres to choose from, many of which are located around Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. Though it is advisable to book tickets in advance as watching cinema is quite popular. ...
[Added: 02 Aug 2006   Hits: 345   Words: 360]

26.Historically- Anne Frank House
Anne Frank was one of the Jewish victims of Nazi persecution during the Second World War. The building consists of two parts - a front house and a back annex. Otto Frank's business was located in the front house. The uppermost floors of the back annex became the hiding place. ...
[Added: 02 Aug 2006   Hits: 364   Words: 387]

27.Eating Out
It is not possible to call the term 'Dutch cuisine' a jolly a quick fry. For sure, it's taken a few centuries, but Amsterdam has transcended its geographic setting on a land best suited to spuds, cabbages, carrots and cows. Many of the famed greenhouses now grow a stunning array ...
[Added: 02 Aug 2006   Hits: 387   Words: 372]

28.Dancing The Night Away
To experience some real nightlife, Amsterdam is a great place. Amsterdam nightlife offers lots of bars, pubs and clubs. Amsterdam has tons of different bars, pubs, clubs and events. Hardcore house, Garage, Techno and Lounge are currently most popular, but ...
[Added: 25 Jul 2006   Hits: 429   Words: 385]

29.Staying In Amsterdam
No matter whether one travels on business or leisure there are plenty of hotels in Amsterdam. From cheap Amsterdam hotels to luxury accommodation in Amsterdam, one can find everything. The choice is unlimited. One of the hotels the ...
[Added: 24 Jul 2006   Hits: 351   Words: 348]

30.Go Shopping - Albert Cuyp Market
Probably the most famous market in the Netherlands, this market twists most of the way down the pedestrian Albert Cuyp Straat in De Pijp area of Amsterdam near the Heineken Brewery. It receives over 20,000 visitors a day and almost twice of that on Saturday. The range of stuff ...
[Added: 22 Jul 2006   Hits: 384   Words: 372]

31.Historically Amsterdam
Much of what is at present in the long life of the city is there form a long time. The dam that gave the muddy little settlement its name arose over the river Amstel during the last decades of the 11th century. Not much is known ...
[Added: 22 Jul 2006   Hits: 361   Words: 386]

32.The Blooming Buds
Amsterdam has the only floating flower market in the world, and one of the most fragrant places of interest during all seasons. The flower stalls stand on the houseboats. One can find there all sorts of tulips, narcissus and other bulbs and flowers. ...
[Added: 22 Jul 2006   Hits: 382   Words: 395]

33.The Horror Tour
The Amsterdam Dungeon is a horror based attraction a little way from Dam Square on the Rokin. It provides a really funny and scary couple of hours with brilliant live actors who will scare any person to ...
[Added: 20 Jul 2006   Hits: 390   Words: 331]

34.Partying With The Queen
Queen' Day is the most festive occasion of the year. It is celebrated on April 30th every year. Amsterdam is particularly famous for the all-out parties that commence on that day. There is plenty of orange on this ...
[Added: 18 Jul 2006   Hits: 350   Words: 378]

35.Sightseers Joy
Amsterdam is one of the world's best hangouts, a place where a person can immerse himself/herself in history, in art, in the head of a beer or a self-rolled smokestack. Amsterdam combines a huge case of big city exuberance with small-town manageability; it doesn't take much more than ...
[Added: 18 Jul 2006   Hits: 348   Words: 389]

36.Beer Parties & Tasting
Amsterdam is The Netherlands's Number One tourist destination, and deservedly so. It is a marvelous place for the general visitor, having some world-class museums and other don't-miss tourist attractions. Of course, many are attracted by the city's infamous Red Light District. The cit''s facilities are complemented by ...
[Added: 16 Jul 2006   Hits: 291   Words: 373]

37.Biking Bugs
One of the best ways to experience Amsterdam is by bicycle- it's a very bicycle friendly city. A few rental places provide a repair kit or even road service to fix a flat the chances of ...
[Added: 15 Jul 2006   Hits: 343   Words: 333]

38.Amsterdam - The Tours
The best way to see Amsterdam is from the water. To get the best sight a range of boat excursions can be booked at the information offices of Amsterdam Tourist & Convention Board. There is lot of choice ...
[Added: 14 Jul 2006   Hits: 314   Words: 382]

39.The Tourist Destination
One can call Amsterdam as one of the greatest small cities in the world. The canals or world-famous museums and historical sights one can find everything in Amsterdam, so naturally it is known to be one of the most romantic and ...
[Added: 12 Jul 2006   Hits: 317   Words: 349]

40.For The Bookworm
The University of Amsterdam has a huge library with books and publications from all over world. One cannot picture the library as a single building or a row of buildings in which all the books are stored and displayed. The ...
[Added: 10 Jul 2006   Hits: 713   Words: 328]

41.Beach Bumming
Fancy a sunny day out at the beach? Well, if you're in Amsterdam, you don't have to travel out to Zandvoort or Bloemendaal any more. Amsterdam is quite well-off in the trendy beaches sector. Beaches like Blijburg, Amsterdam Plage and the brand-new Strand West are all in Amsterdam itself. Apart ...
[Added: 08 Jul 2006   Hits: 366   Words: 401]

42.The Evergreen Gardens Of Amsterdam
Gardens in Amsterdam, can be related to expression in abbey and monastery gardens of the Middle Ages where vegetables, fruit and herbs were cultivated. The layout of a medieval garden usually consisted of a square or slightly elongated rectangle. Cloister gardens usually consisted of ...
[Added: 07 Jul 2006   Hits: 322   Words: 321]

The historical character of the Artis zoo is quite apparent even before one enters the gates of the zoo. It is the oldest zoo with two golden eagles perched proudly atop the main entrance. One can enjoy the 19th-century atmosphere of the gardens: the winding ...
[Added: 06 Jul 2006   Hits: 395   Words: 354]

44.Nature Lover's Paradise
For the nature lover there is always something to see in the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. The botanical garden in Amsterdam started in the 17th century. It is still a nice, green place to spend ...
[Added: 05 Jul 2006   Hits: 264   Words: 358]

45.Windmills of time
Naturally, one must visit the windmills when in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is synonymous for its windmills, clogs, tulips, canals, cheese markets, practically everything that one would expect to find in a charming and utterly picturesque city. But, whatever image one associates with the city, the first thing likely to ...
[Added: 04 Jul 2006   Hits: 279   Words: 334]

46.NIGHT-CLUBBING in Amsterdam
Nightclubs are as trendy as they can be. Lunches become lounges and trends come and go with the speed of lightning in Amsterdam. One can visit a lounge or a bar or dance the night away in one of Amsterdam's many nightclubs. Amsterdam ...
[Added: 02 Jul 2006   Hits: 331   Words: 389]

47.The City Of Bridges
Amsterdam a treasure trove for people loving architecture and old buildings. Amsterdam is still un-spoilt as its heritage has not been spoilt and is perhaps the most important intact historical city in the world. The distinct ...
[Added: 02 Jul 2006   Hits: 276   Words: 341]

48.Athens Hotel Guide
Athens is a city which arguably has one of the richest histories in the world. It was the home and center of the world empire of Greece, and is still the capital of the country today. If you are looking for a lively city rich in ...
[Added: 03 Mar 2006   Hits: 215   Words: 439]

49.Bruges Hotel Guide
Bruges is the capital of West Flanders, which is a region of Belgium. The city has been nicknamed "the Venice of the north" due to the many waterways that cross through the city. Bruges is a historic city and has been a world heritage site since the year 2000. The ...
[Added: 03 Mar 2006   Hits: 277   Words: 439]

50.Berlin Hotel Guide
Berlin is the capital city of Germany, and is its largest city. Because the western and eastern parts of Berlin were separated from 1949 until 1989, Berlin is one of the most diverse cities in the European Union. The city is ...
[Added: 02 Mar 2006   Hits: 249   Words: 427]

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