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MusicSouthern Canal Belt:
Paradiso, Amsterdam
Located in a former church, Paradiso is known as Amsterdam’s Pop Temple — one of Holland’s foremost live music venues. »

HotelsWhere to Stay:
Amstel Botel, hotel on a boat, Amsterdam
The Amstel Botel — a former river cruise ship turned into a floating hotel — is popular with young and old.

Moored at cultural hot spot NDSM, the ship is located just 10 minutes (by free ferry) from Central Station and the center of Amsterdam. »

NieuwmarktOld City Center:
De Waag
The Nieuwmarkt is one of Amsterdam’s most popular squares, dominated by a castle-like former city gate.

The square is lined by two dozen cafés, restaurants and coffeeshops, and has a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. »

Lakes & Beaches:
children play in amsterdam canal
There are plenty of places to swim in Amsterdam — from official swimming pools and nature areas to wild swimming holes.

Plus a look at the legality (and dangers) of swimming in the canals, rivers and channels. »

small car
The crime of car tipping has an added dimension in Amsterdam, where small cars are sometimes pushed or tossed into the canals.

We haven’t heard of this craze in a while, but that doesn’t mean it is no longer happening. »

DamrakOld City Center:
Damrak, Amsterdam
Damrak is the main street that leads from Amsterdam Central Station, where most tourists arrive, to Dam square in the center of the medieval town.

This lively street, lined with centuries-old monuments, so-so bars, and gaudy souvenir shops, Damrak — which is in the middle of a makeover — offer a preview of what Amsterdam has to offer. »

Short-termStudent RoomsWhere to liveWhere to Stay:
Rent room Amsterdam
Housing in Amsterdam is at a premium, so students and interns tend to have a hard time finding a room. We list several services and advertisers that list rooms for rent.

We also give tips on how to avoid scams.

Updated with more information. For instance, is your room legal or illegal? Are you allowed to register? »

MuseumsWestern Canal BeltWhat to See:
Anne Frank
With over 1.2 million visitors, the Anne Frank House museum is one of Amsterdam’s most popular tourist attractions.

We show how you can skip the legendary ‘eternal’ queues so that you do not have to spend your precious vacation time waiting in a l-o-n-g line.

Plus: Don’t lose your money to ticket scalpers. »

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 The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace at Amsterdam's Dam Square was once referred to by some as 'the world's eighth wonder.'

But as anyone who has seen the building knows, you'll have to go inside to understand why that was so.

 Visit an Amsterdam Cafe

The Dutch use cafés and their outdoor terraces like an extension of their living room. They’re comfortable places where you can relax, shoot the breeze, read, write, or do nothing at all.

bullet how to visit an Amsterdam café

 Dam Square

Palace on Dam Square
Dam Square (or, as locals say, 'De Dam') is the Amsterdam's best-known square. It is a handy central location from which to explore the medieval city centre.
Dam Square, Amsterdam

Here's what to see, what to avoid, and where to get something to eat and drink.

Plus: Was this the spot where Amsterdam got its name?

 10 Top Museums

Amsterdam Museums
If you only have time to visit a few of Amsterdam's 40+ museums, here are ten top suggestions:

 Public Transport

Amsterdam public transport
Amsterdam has an extensive, reliable public transport system that includes buses, trams (trolleys), metro (underground), and ferries.

 Cafés and Pubs

Amsterdam restaurant
April 5, 2014
Ordering a beer is simple enough, of course, but knowing the Dutch lingo for doing so can certainly help foreigners get exactly what they want. »

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