If you intend to travel to Amsterdam, you’ll need a place to stay. The nature of your stay will affect the kind of accommodation you’ll stay in. If your going to Amsterdam on business, you’ll probably stay in a hotel in Amsterdam. But if your going to enjoy a holiday in Amsterdam you may choose for a more relaxing place to sleep. Or why not sleep in a houseboat? How cool is that?
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Car free day in Amsterdam

Last Sunday we had a car free day in Amsterdam. This all under the motto “Move healthy in a clean City”. People could not by car or engine of the ring A10 to the area within the ring A10 between 10.00 and 17.00. And there where over 100 activities on the streets of Amsterdam.

See these pictures for a short impression of the Amsterdam Car Free day 2008!

Why the Dutch wear Orange

If you ever watched the Dutch soccer team play or visited Amsterdam during Queens day, you might wonder why we all dress in Orange. Especially because the colours of our flag are red, white and blue. Why not dress up in those colours right?

Well, Orange is the colour of our Royal Family, who are called ‘Oranje-Nassau’, and the Dutch word ‘Oranje’ means ‘Orange’. They have played a central role in the political life of the Netherlands since William I of Orange (“William the Silent”) organized the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule, which after the Eighty Years’ War led to an independent Dutch state.
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canals of amsterdamAmsterdam is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’ because it has so many canals and bridges. But why does Amsterdam have all these canals and what are the most important ones?
A short history of the Herengracht, the Keizersgracht, the Prinsengracht and other parts of the inner city of Amsterdam.
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amsterdam museumWhen you visit Amsterdam, you should of course visit the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, The Van Gogh museum and Madame Tussaud’s, but there are lots of other museums in Amsterdam that are worth a visit! Here 10 examples of fun museums in Amsterdam you should visit when travelling to the Netherlands.
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Welcome to the all-new “What you should know about Amsterdam before traveling here” website. I will post information about Amsterdam on this website that you’ll probably won’t find on most of the other websites. My goal is to help people from all over the world that think about traveling to this beautiful city to plan their trip and to get an idea about what kind of city Amsterdam is.