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The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

                                                                                                                - St. Augustine

Essential:

  • http://www.gvb.nl/
  • Info about public transport (trams, buses and trains) within Amsterdam
  • http://ns.nl
  • Trains to and from Amsterdam, other Dutch cities, and other cities in Europe. Good network of trains within the Netherlands
  • http://www.9292ov.nl/
  • For info on traveling from anywhere to anywhere within the whole of Netherlands, by public transport, and within cities in the Netherlands (only in Dutch)

 

Tourism:

  • http://www.iamsterdam.nl/
  • Latest news/info and happenings about Amsterdam
  • http://amsterdam.info/
  • Purely tourism oriented site providing all-you-need-under-one-roof information
    http://dolfinarium.nl/
  • Good day outing from Amsterdam - Dolphin shows, plus many other sea animals performances
  • http://www.bloemendagenlimmen.nl/
  • Every year, the Limmen village in the Netherlands decorates each of its courtyards with flower artifacts - and you will be amazed at what they can do with flowers - in a competitive event where the best artifact wins a prize. You can see some amazing pictures here.
    Museumkaart
  • A cost-efficient way to visit most of the museums in the whole of Netherlands, and that too unlimited number of times in a year. Official website is www.museumkaart.nl/ but only in Dutch.
    Gratismuseumdag
  • Once a year, most Dutch museums are free for public - no entry fees to be paid whatsoever. So cover as many museums can you can in a day. More information at this website - only in Dutch.
  • http://www.walibiworld.nl
  • Once owned by the six-flags group, this is a great place to have awesome rides - best amusement park in the whole of Netherlands.
  • National Windmills Day
  • On the second Saturday of May every year, many of the functioning windmills in the whole of Netherlands fly a blue flag atop the windmills, welcoming all visitors freely to visit the windmills. (Unfortunately, could not locate the official website, and hence linking to a Google search)
  • Dam tot Dam Loop
  • Another annual event, usually on a Sunday in September, where participants run a distance of 10 miles (16 kilometers), starting close to the Amsterdam Centraal station and go all the way to Zaandam. A fascinating event to participate in, or just to watch.
  • Knijn Bowling
  • A good bowling joint
  • Holland Casino
  • A wonderful casino in Amsterdam - just off the Leidseplein. We had an awesome time there every time we went there - hung on until past midnight, had the Falafel at the Maoz joint nearby, and return by the Nachtbus (night bus!)
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