Best Tourist Attractions In Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rijks Museum behind Amsterdam Park
Rijks Museum behind Amsterdam Park | Source

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands. The Netherlands is commonly called Holland and the language is Dutch. It is ruled by the new King Willem - Alexander, the son of former Queen Beatrix now Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands. She abdicated last April 30, 2013 during the celebration of Queen´s Day.


Amsterdam is one of the largest cities in Holland and one of the interesting places to see in Europe. People from all over the world travel to this unique amazing city. In Amsterdam you will meet different kind of people with different race, culture and traditions, so English language is commonly used to communicate with the tourists or the locals.

Central Station in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Central Station in Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Source

The New Opening of Rijks Museum

Best Tourist Attractions in Amsterdam


1. Rijksmuseum (Rijks Museum)


Rijksmuseum is located at the Museum Square near to Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and the Concertgebouw or Concert Building. This museum was recently opened this year in April 13, after a decade of renovations. It houses the Dutch Arts and History with the paintings of the popular painters like Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer. One of the most amazing paintings is the Night Watch of Rembrandt. The museum displays 8,000 art and history collections out of a million the Rijksmuseum has.


Rijksmuseum has its own new beautiful garden now, displaying the sculptures of Henry Moore, an english sculptor.The Reclining Woman Elbow and the Draped Reclining Figure of Henry Moore were displayed before at the entrance of Leeds City Art Gallery, England.

Rijksmuseum and Garden

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Rijks Museum and Van Gogh Museum shop, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsView of Rijksmuseum from the pondIn front of the Rijksmuseum, the pond with artistic sculpturesView of the Rijksmuseum from the pond.Reclining Woman:Elbow by Henry MooreDraped Reclining Figure by Henry MooreAnother side of Draped Reclining Figure by Henry MooreRijksmuseum GardenIn front of the Rijksmuseum GardenThe fountain at Rijksmuseum Garden
Rijks Museum and Van Gogh Museum shop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rijks Museum and Van Gogh Museum shop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Source
View of Rijksmuseum from the pond
View of Rijksmuseum from the pond | Source
In front of the Rijksmuseum, the pond with artistic sculptures
In front of the Rijksmuseum, the pond with artistic sculptures | Source
View of the Rijksmuseum from the pond.
View of the Rijksmuseum from the pond. | Source
Reclining Woman:Elbow by Henry Moore
Reclining Woman:Elbow by Henry Moore | Source
Draped Reclining Figure by Henry Moore
Draped Reclining Figure by Henry Moore | Source
Another side of Draped Reclining Figure by Henry Moore
Another side of Draped Reclining Figure by Henry Moore | Source
Rijksmuseum Garden
Rijksmuseum Garden | Source
In front of the Rijksmuseum Garden
In front of the Rijksmuseum Garden | Source
The fountain at Rijksmuseum Garden
The fountain at Rijksmuseum Garden | Source

2. Van Gogh Museum


Van Gogh Museum is the museum named after the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. It houses more than 200 paintings, 400 sketches and some letters of the talented painter (Source: Van Gogh: Wikipedia). The Sunflowers, The Potato Eater and Vincents Bedroom are some of the popular paintings displayed in this museum.


Van Goghs Museum houses not only Van Goghs paintings, but some great and beautiful paintings of some popular painters like Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Manet and Tolouse- Lautrec.


The only Video of Anne Frank

3. Anne Frank Museum (Anne Frank Huis)


Anne Frank Museum was the house where a Jewish girl with her family and friends were hiding from the Nazis during the Second World War. They were hiding in a very small Secret Annex in this house at Prinsengracht, Amsterdam.


While hiding in this Secret Annex, Anne wrote a diary of what was happening inside, how they spent the day without going out and the fear of being discovered by the Nazis. Anne hoped that her diary would be published after the war. They were betrayed by somebody and were deported to different concentration camps in Germany.


Of the eight people hiding inside the Secret Annex, only Anne´s father Otto Frank survived. He was the one who let her diary published after the war. The diary was published many times in many different languages.

Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Dam Square in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dam Square in Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Source
Dam Square in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dam Square in Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Source
Madame Tussaud Museum at Dam Square Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Madame Tussaud Museum at Dam Square Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Source
National Monument in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
National Monument in Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Source
The Royal Palace at Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Royal Palace at Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Source

4. The Royal Palace


The Royal Palace in Amsterdam is located at the Dam Square. It was built in the 17th century as a City Hall by Jacob van Campen, a Dutch architect. It is one of the three palaces the Royal Dutch family uses. It is usually used for welcoming official visitors, for ceremonial awards, and celebrating the yearly Queen´s Day. This palace plays a big role in the Dutch Royal weddings and for crowning and for abdication of the Queen or the King.


One of the biggest celebrations in the Royal Palace every year is the Queen´s Day on the 30th of April. Since the abdication of Queen Beatrix this year on the same date, the Kings Day will start next year, 2014. The new King is her son, King Willem-Alexander.


The Royal Palace is open to the public when it´s not being used for official ceremonies. There are guided tours in different languages. For more information, please check the palace websites online.


5. Madame Tussaud


Madame Tussaud is a Wax Cabinet Museum located at Dam Square. It is one of the most tourist attractions in Amsterdam as it houses the wax figures of some popular celebrities like the Beatles, Madona, Lady Di, President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and of course the Dutch Royal families and many more.


The late Madame Tussaud, Anna Maria Grosholz who was born in 1761 and died in London in 1850 was a master and a skilled wax worker.She used to create death masks and head sculptures of some beheaded French royalties before she died. (Source: Amsterdam info)

Canal Cruises, Amsterdam

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Canal Cruises, Amsterdam | Source
Canal Cruises, Amsterdam
Canal Cruises, Amsterdam | Source
Canal Cruises, Amsterdam
Canal Cruises, Amsterdam | Source
Canal Cruises, Amsterdam
Canal Cruises, Amsterdam | Source

Shopping in Amsterdam

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Tourists shop selling wooden Dutch shoes and other souveniersCheese shop in  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tourists shop selling wooden Dutch shoes and other souveniers
Tourists shop selling wooden Dutch shoes and other souveniers | Source
Cheese shop in  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cheese shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Source

6. Canal Cruises


One should not miss to experience this wonderful canal cruises in Amsterdam. Be it at night or at day time. Nowadays, the boats cruising the canals are no longer loud. The boats are powered by new electrical gadgets.


There are many different canal cruises for every one. From a romantic evening canal cruises, dine in sailing restaurants, to a barbeque canal cruises. For the tourists who don´t speak fluent English, they can have their canal cruises with the tour guides speaking their mother tongue languages. Of course, one can hop in and out to the places they choose.


7. Albert Cuyp Market


Albert Cuyp Market is a very long open air market at Albert Cuyp street. Over 300 stalls are lined up at both sides of the street. Every stall has its own products from vegetables, fruits, flowers, fish, meat, bread, DVD´s, clothes, furnitures, cheese, bags, purses and many more.

8. Bloemenmarkt ( Flower Market)



Bloemenmarkt or Flower Market is a floating flower market at Singel Canal. It is said to be the only floating market in the world (source: Amsterdam info) that sells season flowers on houseboats. Tulips and other bulb flowers are abundant for sale not only for the locals, but also for the tourists.

9. Museum of Handbags and Purses


The Museum of Handbags and Purses has an awesome and excellent collection of more or less 1,500 bags and purses that are displayed in this museum. Some of the bags have its own stories. For women, it´s a "must go" place.

10. Vondel Park


After a long days´ of walking and shopping, take a rest at the largest and beautiful city garden in Amsterdam surrounded by nature. You can sit on the grass or have a seat at the historic Pavillon restaurant while drinking your fresh brewed coffee or tea.

11. The Red Light


I´m sure you have read or heard about this Red Light District in Amsterdam. It´s in everybodies tongue when you hear something about Amsterdam. Check it out if you want to know if what you heard is true.


The Red Light District is where women display themselves almost naked at the window parlours. Women of all nationalities, offer themselves not only for a show in a private cabin. You will know when they have customers because they will close the curtains of their windows where they were displayed before that. Tourists all over the world, men, women, young and old visit this unique place of selling the flesh just to see (if not more) the reality.

Transportation

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Dutch train | Source
Parked bicycles
Parked bicycles | Source

Means of Transportations:


Transportation in Amsterdam is very good. You can go everywhere by train, tram, buses, bicycles, by car and of course by boat from one canal to the other.


Biking is popular in The Netherlands. In fact, the bikers have their own bikers way and a bikers parking space. It´s quite safe biking there, safer than in any big city in Europe. If you don´t have a bike with you, you can rent one.


Driving by car to Amsterdam is an expensive thing to do as the parking places are very expensive and besides that, it is stressful to drive in the centre of Amsterdam.


Thank you for dropping by. Have a lovely trip to Amsterdam! Enjoy!


Sources: Wikipedia, Amsterdam info and my travel to Amsterdam.


Amsterdam Video

Map of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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A markerThe Royal Palace Amsterdam -
Paleis op de Dam, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147, 1012 RJ Amsterdam, Niederlande
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B markerDam Square, Amsterdam -
Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Niederlande
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C markerMadame Tussaud, Amsterdam -
Madame Tussauds, Dam 20, 1012 NP Amsterdam, Niederlande
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D markerRijksmuseum, Amsterdam -
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Niederlande
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E markerVan Gogh Museum, Amsterdam -
Van Gogh Museum, Paulus Potterstraat 7, 1071 CX Amsterdam, Niederlande
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F markerAnne Frank Museum, Amsterdam -
Anne-Frank-Haus, Prinsengracht, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Niederlande
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G markerMuseum for Bags and Purses, Amsterdam -
Amsterdam, Niederlande
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H markerAlbert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam -
Amsterdam, Niederlande
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I markerFlower Market, Amsterdam -
Amsterdam, Niederlande
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J markerVondel Park, Amsterdam -
Vondelpark, Amsterdam, Niederlande
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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

You have included most of the highlights for tourists who visit Amsterdam, Thelma. Taking a canal cruise and visiting the red light district were fun and 'educational' for me. There is another floating flower market though in Bangkok, Thailand.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Lovely pictures and I enjoyed this visit. I'd love to visit Amsterdam if given an opportunity and would love to canal cruise.

Voted up and interesting. I'm sorry I wasn't able to share or pin this hub as the buttons are not working ever since I came to China.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Good morning drbj. Yes, I have read about the floating market in Thailand. I think from Ishwaryaa´s hub. Maybe, it´s the only one in Europe. Visiting the red light district was "educational" for me, too. The first time, I was there I felt ashamed to be seen. The next time after a few years, not anymore. I went with friends who visited Amsterdam for the first time. Visiting this district is a must to see. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

It´s ok Rajan. It happened to me sometimes when I was in the Philippines. I hope you can visit Amsterdam in the future, to enjoy your canal tour. Have a nice week in China!


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Thanks for sharing photos from your trip. It sounds like Amsterdam has a wealth of interesting museums. The gardens are so lovely!


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Natashalh 3 years ago from Hawaii

So cool! I have several friends who've been, but I haven't been to Europe in years now. It looks like there is so much to see, do, and learn there. And I've never seen anything like that canal tour boat! Thanks for the awesome tour.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Rebeccamealey! Yes, Amsterdam has a lot of interesting museums to visit. The paintings in Rijksmuseum are awesome and the house of Anne Frank had frightened me, because I had felt the fear that Anne had by just walking around the small secret annex where she was hiding with her family and friends.

Thanks for dropping by.


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What a gorgeous city! So much interesting architecture. If I ever make it out that way, I will have a great list of thing to do. :) Thanks for the awesome article.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, there are lots of things to do, see and learn from a visit to Amsterdam. I hope you will be able to go there one day. Thanks for your visit Natashalh. Have a great week!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

You are welcome, Randomcreative! Yes, it is a gorgeous city and you will never get bored in your visit as there are lots of things to see and do. Have a lovely week! Good night;-)


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Elisha Jachetti 3 years ago

I love Amsterdam! I think it's such a fun and welcoming city. The museums there are amazing! They are some of the best ones I've been to. I would definitely recommend those as well. The best thing to do in Amsterdam is just to wander and see what you run into!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

You are right Elisha. One should just wander and see what he/she run into. That is the case if one has time to do so, but if not, planning is the best in order to see everything. I have been to Amsterdam many times but I was not able to visit Van Gogh museum yet. Thanks for dropping.


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Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

Nice travel hub and excellent list, Thelma! Amsterdam is definitely a destination worth visiting with a great selection of museums and many beautiful sights.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A wonderful hub Thelma ;great write and wonderful photos. Voting up and here's wishing you a great day.

Eddy.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Elias. Amsterdam is definitely worth a visit. Have a great day!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you, Eddy. Have a great day, too.


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

I have not been to Amsterdam yet but I would love to go there. There is really much to see and do. Thank you for sharing this interesting and useful hub. Very well presented.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Don't think we should leave Amsterdam without seeing the Van Gogh museum! Went some time ago. Thanks, Thelma!!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Good morning Janet! Yes, there are loads of things to see and do in Amsterdam. I´m sure that one day you´ll be able to visit there. Thanks for the nice comment. Have a happy weekend!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Good morning Midget! Amsterdam is only a 2 hours car drive from where I live, maybe that´s why I keep on saying to myself "next time, visit Van Gogh museum". Thanks for dropping by. Have a nice weekend!


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Thelma,

Oh the memories you brought back to me when I visited Amsterdam some years ago. I was with a Dutch boyfriend and absolutely LOVED this city on many levels. The Van Gogh Museum and gallery was a favorite as were the canal cruises, flower market, red light district, wandering around the beautiful shops; the creativity here is amazing and the pub and cafe culture is so lively and vibrant.

Your photos are lovely Thelma and a great list of attractions with info, votes, shared and pinned!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

I´m glad I have brought back some happy memories of your stay in Amsterdam. I´m sure you had a great time. This is indeed a lively city not only at day but also at night time. Thanks for your visit and for sharing this hub to others. I appreciate that very much Suzie. Good night!


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Wonderful hub with lovely pictures! This will be a great travel guide to those who want to visit Amsterdam, me included.

Thanks for sharing the information!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you ChitrangadaSharan. I hope this hub will help those who want to visit Amsterdam and of course, you too. Have a wonderful sunday!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Thanks for a great tour, Amsterdam sounds wonderful, I never realised they had a Madame Tussauds too, we have one in london, voted up and shared! nell


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radhikasree 3 years ago from Mumbai,India

Hope you had a wonderful time in Netherlands. The photos say that. Canal cruises seem to be the most delightful ones.

Voted up, useful and beautiful. Shared too.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, there is a Madame Tussaud Museum in Amsterdam. The first time I went there, it was in the 80´s and the wax figures where still simple. Now they have more wax figures than before and a bit modernized. Thanks for dropping by Nell and for sharing this hub to others. Have a great week!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, I did have a wonderful time with my relatives in the Netherlands though we did not cruise the canals. Thanks for dropping by radhikasree and for sharing this hub to others. Have a great week!


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starbright 3 years ago from Scandinavia

Thanks for sharing this interesting info on Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Voted and shared.


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IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

Excellent hub! Great options.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

You are welcome starbright. Thanks for dropping by and for sharing this hub to others. Good night!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you IslandBites. I appreciate your stopping by. Good night;-)


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

I have been to the Netherlands, but it has been many years ago, so it was great to read this and look at your wonderful photos. It is quite updated and modern today. I have visited the museums, the Royal Palace, the Square, Anne Frank's hiding place, and of course the infamous Red Light District. Your hub is so thorough. I love the new boats that cruise the canals. When I was there, I took a bicycle tour of the city and that was a fun way to see it. Thanks for an enjoyable trip down memory lane for me.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

You´re welcome suzettenaples. I´m glad I have brought back some enjoyable memories you had in the Netherlands. There are lots of changes in Amsterdam since I saw the city for the first time 30 years ago. It´s so modern now and plenty of tourists visiting the city. Thanks for dropping by. Good night!


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

I was in Amsterdam over 20 years ago and I remember what a great city it was. The Rijksmuseum was unbelievable. We also traveled to some of the local countryside which was really nice too. Nice suggestions and a useful hub. Pinned.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Amsterdam has changed a lot. It´s a bit crowded now compared to 20 years ago. Maybe you can visit Amsterdam and the neighbouring cities again one day. Thanks for dropping by Glimmer Twin Fan. Have a great day! Thanks for pinning, too;-)


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Thanks for showing me the world I have never seen in real. I loved your travel suggestions as well as the pictures.

Have a great Sunday.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

You are welcome Vinaya. I love sharing what I saw during my travels. Thanks for your visit. Yes, I had a great sunday. I hope you, too. Happy new week!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Great to revisit. Voted up, beautiful. Shared and pinned.


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younghopes 3 years ago from India

That made an interesting read Thelma, i never knew that this can be such a beautiful place. Voted up and shared it too


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Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

I love reading travel hubs and you did a great job with this one. I visited Holland many years ago but I took ill and don't remember much from my brief stay. Looks like a lovely place to visit when you're well! Voting up and awesome.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

You are always welcome to come back Rajan. Thanks for the shared and pinned. Have a great week!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Younghopes. I´m glad you like the place. Thanks for your comment and the shared too. Happy new week!


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

Wow, I think I've just added Amsterdam to my bucket list! I long to see the Van Gogh and Anne Frank museums. Awesome! Thank you for sharing.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

That´s great vespawoolf. Amsterdam is really worth a visit. I´m sure you´ll enjoy your visit to this awesome city one day. Thanks for your comment.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

A great hub about a place that looks rich in history. One day I may be able to bring my family. Jamie


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, Amsterdam has a great history and an interesting place to visit. Good luck to your wish. Have a nice week! Thanks for your visit.


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vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

I came back to browse your photos of Amsterdam. I hope to make it there someday! Today, the museums and market sound especially enticing. Thank you for sharing these great travel ideas.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

You are always welcome vespawoolf. I hope you´ll be able to go there someday. Good luck! Happy New Year 2014, too!


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

Hi Thelma, this hub of yours brought back some awesome memories. Unfortunately we have spent only a day in Amsterdam; we were most of the time in Utrecht and immediate region. Our walk through De Wallen was extremely upsetting. How many wagons have to roll over a woman before she allows herself to become a show piece to be used and abused in those windows, I wondered.

I felt my roots in the streets of Holland.

Fantastic hub about the best tourist attractions in Amsterdam :)


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

Hi MartieCoetser!

I´m glad I have brought back some awesome memories of your travel in Holland. Yes, those windows selling women were so upsetting to me, too. I wondered what reasons they have to displayed themselves half naked to the people.

Thanks for your visit. I appreciate that very much. Happy weekend!


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a very interesting and enjoyable hub, Thelma. I've wanted to go to Amsterdam for many years. It sounds like an intriguing place to visit. Thanks for sharing all the useful information and the lovely photos.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

You are very welcome. Yes, Amsterdam is a very interesting place to visit. I hope you will be able to visit there one day. Thank you for reading this hub. Have a nice week, AliciaC!


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

That was a great post on Amsterdam in Holland, the country were I was born and grew up. I've been to all the places you mention and more. What is also very interesting is to take a day tour Bus from Amsterdam which would take you to Giethoorn. Look it up.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you very much Nadine May. I have been to many places with a bus tour or train in Holland but not in Giethoorn. I will certainly look this up. It might not be far from my relatives. Have a nice week!


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Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

Hi Thelma, What a beautiful hub you featured. I was always fascinated by Holland and especially Amsterdam. I probably will never get there, but it's fun to see the pictures and the video. Thanks for all the work you put into that.

Blessings to you.


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Hi Rachel L Alba! Thank you for your wonderful comment. You are very welcome. Have a wonderful hump day!


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ReviewsfromSandy 19 months ago from Wisconsin

This is one place I would love to see.


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Thelma Alberts 19 months ago from Germany Author

Yes, you can Sandy. You will be having a wonderful time there. Thanks for your comment.


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Charito1962 14 months ago from Manila, Philippines

Interesting hub, Thelma! Nice photos, too!

I've never been to Europe, but if I do have the opportunity to travel to Amsterdam, I'll definitely check out the Rijks, Van Gogh, and Anne Frank Museums, Madame Tussaud and The Royal Palace.

Thanks for sharing!


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Thelma Alberts 14 months ago from Germany Author

Hi Charito! That would be nice. Don´t forget to be there during Sundays as plenty of Filipinas are meeting there at the Dam Square. Don´t forget to tell me then as we might see each other. I love going to Amsterdam. It´s only 2 hours drive where I live. Thanks for your visit.

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