Here are some links for trips outside of Italy - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Part 2: Travelers and Visitors. This blog entry is a continuation from Part 1:
I will be updating this blog entry regularly with the information that I found on the web and with personal comments / observations about some of the web sites mentioned below and on my own experiences that I find as I explore this city. These personal comments will be identified as "PC" and will be marked in "red".
I challenge the readers of this blog entry to make it better by adding their comments as a handicapped / disabled individual about their respective visits to Amsterdam or on their living experiences about this city. I wish to thank all those individuals in advance for your assistance, comments and cooperation in this matter.
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- Amsterdam.eventful.com – "About" – Source: web site – "Things To Do in Amsterdam, Netherlands"
- Amsterdam.info – "Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. From Amsterdam canals to world-famous Amsterdam museums and historical Amsterdam sights, it is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. Canal cruises are a popular way to see the city from the perspective of its canals. " – "" – Source: web site – "Amsterdam » Tourist information, travel guide"
- AmsterdamTiPS.com – "City Guide for Visitors & Expats" – "About"" – Source: web site – "insider guide for visitors & expats"
- AmsterdamTourist.info – "About Us" – Source: web site – "The Ultimate Amsterdam Travel Guide made by locals…"
- I amsterdam – "" – Source: web site – "Your guide to visit, enjoy, live, work & invest in Amsterdam." – In Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- visitacity Amsterdam – "Discover Amsterdam with one of these popular guides" – "About Us" – Source: visitacity– "what's your destination? "– "Create Your Own Travel Guide"
- X – "" – "" – Source: X – ""
- AMSTERDAM CITY / EXPAT / FOOD BLOGS
- 35 Best Amsterdam City Blogs – "Amsterdam is so popular! The city is lucky to have many many bloggers who love to extoll her charms. Here are a few (ummm...30+!) of our favorite city blogs and websites, be sure to stop by and tell them we say hello!" – "About Us" – Source: AWESOME AMSTERDAM – "EAT+DRINK | THINGS TO DO | NEIGHBORHOODS | BEST OF | NEW HOTSPOTS | ACCOMMODATIONS | VISITOR TIPS | FUN FACTS"
- Amsterdam food knowhow – who you gonna call? – "includes Top Six Amsterdam Food Blogs" – blogger: Vicky Hampton – "About" – Source: EATING AMSTERDAM T0URS – "Jordaan Food & Canals Tour | Jordaan Food Tour | Twilight De Pijp Food Tour"
- Expat Blogs – "A selection of notable expat blogs" – "About" – Source: Found in the I am local section on I amsterdam. – "Your guide to visit, enjoy, live, work & invest in Amsterdam." – In Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- INDIVIDUAL BLOGS
- amsterdamfoodie – "Recommendations" – blogger: Vicky Hampton – "About" – Source: web site – "RESTAURANT REVIEWS AND FOODIE TRAVELS"
- I am not a tourist – "" – blogger: CanalRat AKA – Source: web site – "Real Life in Amsterdam"
- Story154. – "10 Best" – blogger: Michelle – Source: web site – "Your culinary guide through Amsterdam."
- X – "" – "" – Source: X – ""
- Autumn 2015 Events in Amsterdam – "September, October, November" – "Autumn is the time when Amsterdam habitants return after summer holidays with a new energy, usually the period of multiple cultural events and festivals. . ." – "About" – Source: Amsterdam.info – "Amsterdam » Tourist information, travel guide" – In multiple languages
- Eventful: Events and things to do in Amsterdam, Netherlands in September – "A/O this date, 134 events are listed" – "About" – Source: Amsterdam.eventful.com – "Things To Do in Amsterdam, Netherlands"
September in Amsterdam – Events & Festivals. – "September in Amsterdam – the last warm and sunny days in the city! Find out what’s on in Amsterdam during September, with our guide to the best events and major annual festivals. Please visit our What’s on in Amsterdam Event Calendar – September in Amsterdam for smaller events and club night." – "About Us" – Source: AmsterdamTourist.info – "The Ultimate Amsterdam Travel Guide made by locals…"
- What's on: September – "" – "About" – Source: I amsterdam – "Your guide to visit, enjoy, live, work & invest in Amsterdam." – In Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- What's On in Amsterdam Netherlands in September 2015 – "Check out what's on in Amsterdam, Netherlands for things to do during September 2015." – "About" – Source: AmsterdamTiPS.com – "insider guide for visitors & expats" – "City Guide for Visitors & Expats"
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- Eventful: Events and things to do in Amsterdam, Netherlands in October – "A/O this date, 54 events are listed"– "About" – Source: Amsterdam.eventful.com – "Things To Do in Amsterdam, Netherlands"
October in Amsterdam – Events & Festivals – "October in Amsterdam – Find out what’s on in Amsterdam during October, with our guide to the best events and major annual festivals in October. Please visit our What’s on in Amsterdam Event Calendar – October in Amsterdam for smaller events and club nights." – "About Us" – Source: AmsterdamTourist.info – "The Ultimate Amsterdam Travel Guide made by locals…"
- What's On in Amsterdam Netherlands in October 2015 – "See what's on in Amsterdam, Netherlands in October 2015 with our exclusive single page listings guide." – "About" – Source: AmsterdamTiPS.com – "insider guide for visitors & expats" – "City Guide for Visitors & Expats"
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- Eventful: Events and things to do in Amsterdam, Netherlands in November – "A/O this date, 87 events are listed." – "About" – Source: Amsterdam.eventful.com – "Things To Do in Amsterdam, Netherlands"
November in Amsterdam – Events & Festivals – "November in Amsterdam – The time of the year that the days become shorter. Find out what’s on in Amsterdam during November, with our guide to the best events and major annual festivals in November. Please visit our What’s on in Amsterdam Event Calendar – November in Amsterdam for smaller events and club nights." – "About Us" – Source: AmsterdamTourist.info – "The Ultimate Amsterdam Travel Guide made by locals…"
- What's on: November – "About" – Source: I amsterdam – "Your guide to visit, enjoy, live, work & invest in Amsterdam." – In Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Amsterdam event guide - TBS
- What's On in Amsterdam Netherlands in November 2015 – "A look at what's on in Amsterdam, Netherlands in November 2015. As winter approaches there are still lots of things going on in the city." – "About" – Source: AmsterdamTiPS.com – "insider guide for visitors & expats" – "City Guide for Visitors & Expats"
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- December in Amsterdam – Events & Festivals – "December in Amsterdam: short days (sunset falls at 4.30pm), snowy canals, winter holiday markets and ice skating rinks. If you do not mind the cold days, then December might be a good time to visit Amsterdam because of the low hotel rates and flight tickets! Find out what’s on in Amsterdam during December, with our guide to the best events and major annual festivals. Please visit our What’s on in Amsterdam Event Calendar – December in Amsterdam for smaller events and club nights." – "About Us" – Source: AmsterdamTourist.info – "The Ultimate Amsterdam Travel Guide made by locals…"
- Eventful: Events and things to do in Amsterdam, Netherlands in December – "A/O this date, 33 events are listed." – "About" – Source: Amsterdam.eventful.com – "Things To Do in Amsterdam, Netherlands"
- What's on: December – "About" – Source: I amsterdam – "Your guide to visit, enjoy, live, work & invest in Amsterdam." – In Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Amsterdam event guide - TBS
- What's On in Amsterdam Netherlands in December 2015 – "December sees the start of the festive holiday season in Amsterdam - with presents given out on Sinterklaas and then the run-up to Christmas and New Year. Let's take a look at what's on in the city for visitors, locals and expats..." – "About" – Source: AmsterdamTiPS.com – "insider guide for visitors & expats" – "City Guide for Visitors & Expats"
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- AMSTERDAM FOOD TRUCKS
- Amsterdam’s 6 best food trucks (and the food truck events to find them at) – "Food trucks are finally becoming a thing in Amsterdam (which is just one thing to explain to visitors) though the cramped city doesn’t know what to do with them outside festivals and markets. The solution? Create more festivals and markets. Here are six rolling vendors you should track down around town, and three awesome events where you can find them." – By Elysia Brenner – "About" – Source: Found in the AMSTERDAM Edition on THRILLIST – "CITIES | FOOD & DRINK | TRAVEL | RECIPES | VIDEO | SHOP"
- 50 Things to Eat in Amsterdam Before You Die – "There used to be a good reason that Amsterdam wasn’t known as a foodie city, but these days great restaurants open faster than you can get the check at the last one (nobody said it was a fast-foodie city). So let’s take a moment to tip our hats to the eateries -- decades old or spankin’ new -- that are raising Amsterdam’s culinary bar one dish at a time. These are the top 50 picks for your plate that you’ve got to chomp down on before you bite it." – By Elysia Brenner
- Meals on Wheels: Amsterdam’s Food Truck Scene Gets Mobile – September 4, 2014 – By Julia Evans AKA CONFUSED JULIA – "About" – Source: EATING AMSTERDAM TOURS – "Food, Walking & Canal Tours"
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- FEBO – "de lekkerste..! the best ..!" – Source: web site – "Welcome at FEBO the tastiest..!" – In Dutch, English
- FEBO: Five Fun Facts – "You've heard of the famous FEBO right? Food from a wall in Amsterdam? Here are 5 fun facts about Febo you might not know." – "About Us" – Source: AWESOME AMSTERDAM – "EAT+DRINK | THINGS TO DO | NEIGHBORHOODS | BEST OF | NEW HOTSPOTS | ACCOMMODATIONS | VISITOR TIPS | FUN FACTS"
- FEBO – "is a chain of Dutch walk-up fast food restaurants of the automatiek type. Founded in 1941 in Amsterdam, FEBO is most notable for this automatic format: a counter is available for purchasing French fries, beverages, and hamburgers. Other FEBO snacks can be bought from the automats. The primary automat-vended items arekrokets, frikandellen, hamburgers, Kaassoufflés and similar items." – "About" – Source: Wikipedia – "The Free Encyclopedia" – In multiple languages
- T22 Things Everyone Needs To Eat In Amsterdam – "In case you get the munchies." – posted on Jan. 15, 2015, at 12:28 p.m. – Maggy van Eijk, BuzzFeed Staff, UK – "About" – Source: BuzzFeed [UK Edition]– "News | Buzz | Life | Quizzes | Videos | More "
- 46 Reasons You Should Never Leave Amsterdam – "Beautiful architecture, oodles of culture and awesome people. Amsterdam is the best." – "posted on Nov. 18, 2014, at 10:57 a.m."
- Amsterdam Local Food and Travel Guide – "" – "About" – Source: EAT YOUR WORLD – "guides travelers to the best quintessential eats around the world, in 130+ cities."
- `Appeltaart – "EYW PICK" – "What: Whoever coined the phrase “as American as apple pie” surely hadn’t been to the Netherlands. Dutch apple pie, appeltaart (or appelgebak), has been a quintessential sweet in the country’s cuisine for centuries, and countless cafes, restaurants, and bakeries in modern-day Amsterdam reflect this. A common accompaniment to koffie (coffee), and often served met slagroom(with whipped cream), appeltaart differs from American apple pie in a number of ways: It’s baked in a spring-form pan, making it instantly deeper; it’s much drier inside, not at all syrupy; it’s really chock-full of big, firm hunks of apple (and often raisins or currants); and it tends to rely on sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, rum or brandy, and other warm spices for flavor. Find a good appeltaart in Amsterdam, and you’ll be hard-pressed to eat anything else for breakfast there, ever."
- Broodje pom – "What: We love traditional Dutch broodjes (sandwiches)—your kaas (cheese), roast beef, kroketten, eel, ossenworst, etc.—but this Suriname-inspired take is a tastebud-awakening change of pace. Chicken and baked malanga (a tropical, starchy, taro-like root vegetable) are mashed into a typically delicious Dutch bread roll with zuur, a tangy-spicy pickled cabbage-onion relish, and peper, a hot pepper sauce. It’s creamy, it’s meaty, it’s tart and spicy—it’s completely unexpected on the Dutch culinary landscape. In a word: delicious."
- Gehaktbal – "EYW PICK" – "What: Ah, the humble Dutch meatball. Or, not so humble, as Dutch gehaktballen (plural) are generally much larger than the more famous meatballs of Sweden, or even those associated with Italian (and Italian-American) cooking. Meatballs are important here: Used to be that every Wednesday was “gehaktdag,” or minced-meat day, an invention by butchers who used to slaughter animals on Monday and discount the leftover (minced) meat by Wednesday. As in other cultures, it was food for the commoners. Nowadays, we’d gladly take this ultimate Dutch comfort food over an overpriced tourist meal any day of the week. What’s not to love about a big fat homemade ball of juicy beef?"
- Kibbeling, lekkerbek – "What: Both kibbeling and lekkerbek refer to battered, fried white fish, traditionally cod or whiting from the North Sea—the difference is that kibbeling is cut into chunks before serving, while lekkerbek is not. (The batter, it should be noted, tends to be a bit more delicate than that used in the British manner of fish and chips.) Kibbeling is also served with dipping sauces, usually a mayonnaise-based remoulade (like tartar sauce) or a garlic sauce. We prefer the bite-size kibbeling for that reason, and for its convenient portability, reflecting the dish’s slip into “fast food” territory. Still, when it’s hot and fresh, it’s absolutely delicious, and it’s a wonderful alternative at the city’s many haringhuis (herring stands) and vishandels (fish shops) for those who insist they don’t like herring."
- Kroket – "What: The Netherlands is among that select group of nations with a thing for the breaded, deep-fried, creamy balls we call croquettes (thanks to the French). Of course, not all croquettes are created equal. The Dutch kroket is typically cylindrical in shape, filled with a meat ragout (most commonly using beef, beef broth, flour, butter or margarine, onions, herbs) and epitomizing textural contrast: very crispy and crunchy on the outside, super soft and smooth inside, with chunks or strands of meat. In Amsterdam, kroketten have long been an economical way of using leftover meat stews and roasts—mixed with gravy, rolled into logs, breaded, and fried—but the snack really took off during WWII, when they became mass-produced as a cheap foodstuff. Since then the kroket has been regarded mostly as a fast-food delicacy, a common item at the vending-machine-style automats around town, where a popular game is wondering what the heck they’re really made of. We say: Don’t overthink it. It’s delicious served the Dutch way, with mustard and (optional) white bread."
- Local craft beer – "EYW PICK" – "What: It may be overshadowed by its two famous beer-producing neighbors—Belgium and Germany—but don’t underestimate Dutch brewing: There’s some terrific beer in this country, and Amsterdam is an ideal place to sample some of the best. To clarify, since we’re no longer living in the 19th century, when both of these brewers were small and local, we are not talking about Amstel and Heineken here (see below). We’re talking about the city’s small but strong stable of craft brewers—notably the windmill-situated Brouwerij ’t IJ and the Red Light District’s de Prael, as well as others and a few brewpubs—and excellent beer bars and stores, where easy access is offered to a host of small Dutch brewers just beyond Amsterdam’s borders. Get schooled on Dutch beer and you’ll soon be asking, “Coffee shop who?”
- Local jenever – "What: Don’t think of it as “Dutch gin”—that’s an all-too-common misconception. Jenever, also spelled genever (pronounced “juh-nay-ver”), did, a century later, spawn the development of English gin as we know it, but it’s a completely unique alcoholic beverage, distilled in a different manner and—despite both spirits being infused with juniper berries—having a different flavor profile (most jenever does not pair well with tonic, for instance). It dates to the 17th century, when a Dutch physician is said to have added juniper to distilled grain spirits for medicinal purposes, calling it genièvre (French for “juniper”; jenever is the Dutch word). Not surprisingly, it wasn’t long before the concoction caught on for non-medicinal use, eventually gaining popularity around Europe and the U.S. until it was overtaken by English-style gin."
- Modern seasonal Dutch – "EYW PICK" – "What: Restaurants that combine modern, refined preparations with seasonal (and often locally sourced) Dutch ingredients have, fortunately, caught on in the Netherlands’ capital, adding wonderful variety to the more traditional Dutch eateries and markets we highlight on these pages."
- Patat, Vlaamse frites – "What: Like its neighbor Belgium, the Netherlands has an affinity for fried potato sticks, a.k.a. fries, chips, frites. Here they’re called patat, or Vlaamse frites (“Flemish fries,” referencing their northern Belgium origins). Crunchy and thick-cut, these patat are a very popular street food in Amsterdam, peddled by small storefront counters, street stands, and fast-food-type joints galore. They’re usually served in paper cones, always with a generous dollop of sauce—mayonnaise-y fritessaus is the standard, but others are offered too, including the deadly Dutch combo known as oorlog (“war”), a mix of mayo, peanut satay sauce, and raw onions. The supposed battle in your mouth that ensues? That’s a war we’ll stand behind."
- Poffertjes – "EYW PICK" – "What: Even better than the large Dutch pannenkoeken are these fluffy mini pancakes, served with a mess of powdered sugar and butter. To make them, batter—typically including yeast and buckwheat flour—is poured over a hot cast-iron pan with shallow half-spherical molds, à la Japan’s takoyaki, and then each little pancake is flipped. You’ll see them in some restaurants, but the best poffertjes are made fresh on the street at markets, during festivals/fairs, and in the city’s squares."
- Rijsttafel – "What: Dutch for “rice table,” rijsttafel (“ryst-tah-fell”) is a by-product of Dutch colonialism in Indonesia, which, if we count the days of the Dutch East India Company, stretched for more than three centuries, formally concluding in 1949. When the Dutch returned home, they brought with them an undying affection for satay (spicy peanut) sauce; a handful of Indonesian stir-fry standards; and this practice of serving many small Indonesian dishes, revolving around rice, at once to best show off the archipelago’s flavorful cuisine (it’s likely the Dutch were inspired by a similar Sumatran manner of feasting, called nasi padang). Modern-day rijsttafel is the same exact idea: Cram every inch of your table with anywhere from eight to 40 small plates—a variety of meats, vegetables, and condiments, like sambals and pickled dishes—and eat them with steamed white rice. It’s a tradition that is relatively unique to the Netherlands today, where it’s considered nearly as indigenous as stamppot, and it adds some much-appreciated exotic spiciness to Amsterdam’s culinary scene. If you crave a change from those hearty Dutch classics you’ve been filling up on, rijsttafel is your answer. Just show up hungry."
- Satisfying Spots in Amsterdam to Try Dutch Favorites – "Street Food" – "By Jessica Lipowski, Amsterdam Local Expert" – Source: USA TODAY 10BEST – "10BEST: Trusted Travel & Lifestyle Advice"
- Traditional, Typical & Famous Dutch Food – "The Netherlands is not known for its cuisine, but you should try at least some of the traditional Dutch food items in the list below when you are visiting Amsterdam & The Netherlands." – "Delicious & Famous Dutch Food" – "About Us" – Source: AmsterdamTourist.info – "The Ultimate Amsterdam Travel Guide made by locals…"
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- THINGS TO DO . . .
- 10 best things to do in Amsterdam – "Amsterdam is popular for its canals, the Red Light District and more recently the new Museum district, while the art scene keeps the city buzzing with a pleasant mix of tourists and locals." – "About" – Source: skyscanner – "Travel smarter with Skyscanner, a leading global travel search site offering an unbiased, comprehensive and free flight search service as well as online comparisons for hotels and car hire." – "Select: Language | Country | Currency"
- 10 Things to Do in Amsterdam – "" – By Kristen de Joseph, Amsterdam Travel Expert – About.com - "Our Story" – Source: Found in the Amsterdam Travel portion of Travel section on About.com
- 20 things to do in Amsterdam – "The best museums, restaurants, shops, sights and more" – "About" – Source: TimeOut Amsterdam – "Your ultimate guide to Amsterdam" – "Restaurants and bars, art and museums, clubs and live music, shops and more..." – In Dutch, English
- All-time Top 10 Things to do in Amsterdam: a critical look – "When in Amsterdam has realised that every website associated with Amsterdam travel has a top list of things to do in this city. Some websites only have Top 5 or 10 lists.When in Amsterdam could provide our own list but honestly there is no Top 10 list. Waking up in Amsterdam the list changes day to day because of mood, weather and the place in question.So we are going to give you the All-time Top 10 list of things to do in Amsterdam (updated January 2015). . ." – blogger: Omy Amsterdam – Source: When In Amsterdam... – "Things to do in Amsterdam... Guide | Amsterdam Tours"
- Best Things To Do in Amsterdam – "Amsterdam offers a lot more than vice, like the world-class Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum and shopping on Nine Streets. Families might enjoy a visit to the Vondelpark and the science center NEMO, a family bike ride or an introduction to Amsterdam's love of pancakes. But of course the party scene of coffee houses, gay bars, nightclubs and more is not to be missed." – "About" – Source: Found in the Travel Guides portion within the TRAVEL section on U.S. News & World Report – ""
- Things To Do – "All Amsterdam Activities" – "About Us" – Source: Found in visiitacity Amsterdam on visitacity – "what's your destination? "– "Create Your Own Travel Guide"
- Things to do: Events – "About" – Source: melkweg – "stands for pop culture in the most broad of senses." – In Dutch, English
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- THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS
- Things to do in Amsterdam with kids – "Maybe against all expectations, but Amsterdam is a real family-friendly city. No doubts to visit Amsterdam with kids. There are many in- and outdoor attractions for all ages throughout the city. All over the city, there are a lot of public playgrounds with slides, swings, sandboxes and jungle gyms to challenge our smallest kids." – "About Us" – Source: AmsterdamTourist.info – "The Ultimate Amsterdam Travel Guide made by locals…"
- The Top 10 Things to do in Amsterdam with kids – "Amsterdam is world famous for its unique assembly of canals and the beautiful canal houses. It’s also an easy city to navigate – by foot, by boat, by train, or by bicycle." – Updated: March, 2015 – Author: Esther van de Paal blogs at: BABYCCINO KIDS – Source: Found on MY LITTLE NOMADS – "Travel with Kids: Why You Should Do It – And Do It Now."
- FREE THINGS TO DO. . .
- 15 things to do for free in Amsterdam – "Here at Hostelworld, we are clued up on what travelers from all over the world spend their money on whilst visiting Amsterdam and contrary to popular belief, it isn’t museums. We know you love the city’s infamous bars and “coffee” shops, let’s not beat around the bush. Why not download our awesome free mobile-app for both Android and iOS to help you book your accommodation and read our useful and informative guide to Amsterdam on how best to spend your hard earned Euros. Don’t fret if you are on a budget as here’s a list of fifteen things to do for free the amazing crew at Hostelworld.com has put together for you in the Dutch capital. Read on to start saving..." – "About Us" – Source: Hostelworld – "is the world’s number one hostel booking website." – "CHOOSE YOUR LANGUAGE"
- Top 10 free things to do in Amsterdam – "From galleries, boat trips and concerts to the city's famous condom shop, there's plenty of great things to do in Amsterdam that won't cost you a guilder " – Tuesday 20 May 2014 12.53 BST – Will Coldwell – "About us" – Source: Found in the travel section on theguardian – "Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian" – "News | Sport | Comment | Culture | Business | Money | Life & style | Travel | Environment | Tech | TV | Video | Dating | Offers | Jobs"
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- Amsterdam itineraries – "An insider's guide to how to spend time in Amsterdam, including day trips for first-timers. By Rodney Bolt, Telegraph Travel's Amsterdam expert" – "" – Rodney Bolt Destination expert – "About us" – Source: The Telegraph – "Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph"
- Amsterdam Trip Planner – "Let's plan a trip to Amsterdam" – "Don't Miss a Thing. See & Do More."\ – "About Us" – Source: inspirock™ – "Created by us · Customized by you" – "See and do more = Get the most from your vacation with our free trip planner."'
- Itineraries – "" – "About Holland.com" – Source: HOLLAND.COM – "BOOK WITH THE EXPERTS" – In multiple languages
- 8 hours layover Amsterdam – "After arrival at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol store your luggage and take the short, 15 minute train ride from the airport to Amsterdam Central Station. To get the most out of your short stay, aboard a canal cruise at Central Station. Most tours last about 1,5 hours. A canal cruise is the perfect way of getting around Amsterdam and seeing Europe's largest historic city center with nearly 7000 monuments from the 15th through the 19th century."
- 24 hours Amsterdam– "Amsterdam is a charming city, which is best viewed from the water! Start early and cruise the canals on a canal cruise boat and see Europe's largest historic city center with nearly 7000 monuments from the 15th through the 19th century. Hop of the boat at Museum Square and visit the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt's famous 'Night Watch'. For even more art visit next door neighbor Van Gogh Museum to see the largest Van Gogh collection in the world."
- 48 hours Amsterdam – "Follow the 24 hours itinerary. Discovering Amsterdam can best be done by bike, so rent a bike and head over to the charming and quaint Jordaan area. Its narrow streets and small houses give the feeling of a village inside a city. Browse through the one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques in the 'Nine Little Streets' area. See if you can drop by the Anne Frank House to learn more about the diary and incredible story of Anne Frank."
- 72 hours Amsterdam – "Follow the 48 hours itinerary. On your third day in Amsterdam start the day with breakfast at the relaxed and cozy bakery De Bakkerswinkel (Warmoesstraat 69). After breakfast hop on your bike and head over to the East Docklands area and enjoy some of the city's most stunning new architecture. During your bike trip don't miss the Brantasgracht at Java-eiland, the Scheepmanstimmerstraat, the Whale apartment building and the red Python bridge. At KNSM isle make sure to stop by Pol's Potten (KNSM-laan 39), a great place to find inspiring and unique design gifts."
- Day trip Delft & The Hague by train – "Enjoy the 57min early morning train ride from Amsterdam Central Station to Delft. Hop on bus 40 and get off at the Royal Delft stop for a visit to the last remaining Delftware manufacturer (Rotterdamseweg 196, Delft). Admire the 17th century hand painted Delft earthenware or pick up a modern version by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. . ."
- Day trip North Holland by car – "Start your day early to witness the largest flower auction in the world in the town of Aalsmeer (Legmeerdijk 313, Aalsmeer), flowers and plants of every shape and size can be found here. The best time to view the Dutch auction process is from 7.00-9.00am Monday-Friday."
- Suggested itineraries in Amsterdam – "One day or two days or three days or If you have longer... in Amsterdam" – "About" – Source: Amsterdam.info – "Amsterdam » Tourist information, travel guide" – In multiple languages
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- NIGHTLIFE / EVENING ACTIVITIES
- Amsterdam Nightlife – "After the quiet early evening hours, Amsterdam's streets and squares get again very busy at night. At the back of the Dam square, the whole area of town called Red Light District is always invaded by large groups of tourists walking in the streets and looking at the windows with the girls. Nearby small restaurants and cafes are full of people." – "About" – Source: Found in the Entertainment section on Amsterdam.info – "Amsterdam » Tourist information, travel guide" – In multiple languages
- Clubbing & nightlife in Amsterdam – "When it comes to nightlife in Amsterdam, there are venues, dance festivals and club nights to suit every taste! DJs keep the crowd going with everything from techno, dub step and trance to hip-hop, funk and deep house." – "About" – Source: Found in the What's on portion of I am visiting section on I amsterdam. – "Your guide to visit, enjoy, live, work & invest in Amsterdam." – In Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Nightlife in Amsterdam – "41 tips by 2 locals" – "About Us" – Source: Found in the like a local IN AMSTERDAM section on like a local – "SKIP THE TOURIST TRAPS - Insider tips & tours by real locals"
- Nightlife reports: a tour of Amsterdam's bar and clubs – "As the Dutch capital readies its decks for the electronic music spectacular that is Amsterdam Dance Event, Will Coldwell joins local DJ Young Marco to explore the city’s dynamic clubbing landscape" – Friday 10 October 2014 05.59 BST – Will Coldwell – "About us" – Source: Found in the travel section on theguardian – "Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian" – "News | Sport | Comment | Culture | Business | Money | Life & style | Travel | Environment | Tech | TV | Video | Dating | Offers | Jobs"
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- WHAT TO DO . . .
- What are some things to do while visiting Amsterdam? – " " – "52 Answers" – "About" – Source: Quora – "The best answer to any question"
- What to Do and See in Amsterdam – "Sure, everyone knows about the coffee shops -- but what else is fun to do in Amsterdam? Holland’s capital city is a hub for happy cyclists, lazy beers by the canal, and art-lovers. As you start planning what to see, here are ten activities you can’t miss." – "About Us" – Source: Found in the Amsterdam section on GetYourGuide – "Book tickets for top attractions around the world" – "GetYourGuide gives you: The best selection - More than 27,400 things to do | The lowest prices - We guarantee it! | Fast & easy booking - Book online to lock in your tickets" – In multiple languages
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- Amsterdam Videos – "Amsterdam, Netherlands" – "About Us" – Source: Tripfilms – "Travel videos to get you going." – "20,000 videos to inspire your next travel adventure."
- Source: YouTubeIT – "Language: English | Country: Italy"
- Amsterdam – "Filled with history and happy-go-lucky, Amsterdam is a delight to explore. This uniquely entertaining city shows us Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffeeshops — all under tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers. At http://www.ricksteves.com, you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination." – Published on Jun 1, 2015 – by Rick Steves Europe
- Amsterdam 2015 – "My brothers European trip continues in Amsterdam. The video includes..." – Recorded April 29, 2015 - May 2, 2016 – Published on May 26, 2015 – by Hoosier Tim's Travel Videos
- Amsterdam 2015, 50 travel points, things to see in Amsterdam – "Where to go in Amsterdam?, Netherlands travel guide from Amsterdam schiphol airport arrivals. Information of map, history, museums, palace ,parks, theatre, metro, hotels, architecture, port, gallery, bus, zoo...., things to see in Amsterdam, do your points." – Published on Nov 30, 2014, Amsterdam 2015, –by TB
- AMSTERDAM SHOPPING- 4 Girls on the Loose! – "Follow Hannah, Steph Z., Emilie & Rosanne as they shop until they drop through the chic & hip 9 Streets and Utrechtsestraat neighborhoods, which are chocked full of vintage, funky & upscale clothing & furniture shops, boutiques and restaurants. Best kept secret: Young Designers United where young design students sell their latest creations at affordable prices. Don't miss it! And please subscribe for more weekly videos." – Published on Mar 17, 2014 – by Amsterdam Calling
- The ultimate Amsterdam travel guide for 2015 – "The best travel guide on Amsterdam on youtube!" – "Filmed, edited and produced by biskeybee for Original crunch productions" – Published on Jun 29, 2015 – biskeybee
- Welcome To Amsterdam – "Everything you need to know when you have your dream holiday and visit the capital of the Netherlands. Get shown around in Amsterdam and get informed about trips, shopping, restaurants, hotels, museums, nightlife and a lot more ideas on what to visit in the City of Canals. Everyone should visit Amsterdam on their vacation in Europe." – Published on Oct 24, 2014 – by CityFilmTV
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