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The 20 best restaurants in Amsterdam

The 20 best restaurants in Amsterdam

What makes or breaks a great trip is the food you eat. ‘Loves goes through the stomach’, as the Dutch would say. We have gone around the city and tested the best restaurants for you. It was a tough job, but someone has to do it ;-).

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How to get Anne Frank House Tickets

How to get Anne Frank House Tickets

Can you please tell me how to get Anne Frank House tickets?” As a tourguide in Amsterdam this is maybe the most asked question you will get. We can advise you how to get tickets.

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Amsterdam’s Recommended Bars

Amsterdam’s Recommended Bars

No, this page is not about cell phone service. It’s about your second favorite thing: where to get your booze. See this non-exhaustive list of where to get the best alcoholic beverage in the city.

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Our Top 10 Hidden Gems of Amsterdam

Our Top 10 Hidden Gems of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is home to many hidden places that can be easily overlooked at first glance without a private guide. It took us years of walking and biking around all over Amsterdam to stumble upon such secrets.

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The Canal Belt & Housing Boom in Amsterdam

The Canal Belt & Housing Boom in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is famous for many things.  But perhaps its most iconic features are its canal belt ("Grachtengordel" in Dutch) and the beautiful Canal Houses built around them.  I happen to have a friend that lives on Keizersgracht (Emperor's Canal). One of the main...

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Our 8 Favorite Luxury 5-star Hotels in Amsterdam

Our 8 Favorite Luxury 5-star Hotels in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is packed with plenty of luxury hotels. Most of them have a premium location near the beautiful canals in the city. Most of them have a rich history. As many of our guests that book our private tour are picked up at these hotels, we thought it would be...

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Amsterdam’s Picturesque Western Islands

Amsterdam’s Picturesque Western Islands

One of Amsterdam’s most underrated attractions is its Western Islands. The incredibly serene islands of Bickerseiland, Prinseneiland, and Realeneiland make you feel like time flows at a slower pace. The Birth of Three Islands The islands are not far from central...

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The Windmills of the Netherlands

The Windmills of the Netherlands

When you think of the Netherlands, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? If you say, “Windmills”, you would not be the only one. For hundreds of years, windmills have been used by the Dutch

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The Curious Biography of Sarphati

The Curious Biography of Sarphati

Amsterdam’s beautiful, 17th-century canals bring so much joy to those who visit. However, in the 19th century areas along the canals have featured many lower-class neighborhoods were ravaged by pollution and disease.

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