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A new post in the Quarter Special category. This time our spotlight quarter is Osdorp. In Holland Osdorp is known for the band Osdorp Posse, the first Dutch hiphop band. We also know Osdorp because there is a weather station located there. Furthermore in March of 2007 the quarter was named as ‘Probleemwijk’ (= Dutch for bad neighborhood) by the recently dismissed Secretary of Integration and Housing: Ella Vogelaar.
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Sinterklaas Amsterdam 2008In a lot of western countries people celebrate Christmas with Santa Claus. What a lot of people don’t know is that this famous happy guy from the North pole is based on the tale of Sinterklaas, a tradition from The Netherlands.

According to the tale Sinterklaas is a guy from Spain that comes to the Netherlands accompanied by his Black Pete’s (Zwarte Pieten) late November, to celebrate his birthday on 5th December by giving presents to the kids. Sinterklaas rides a big white horse and brings the presents by riding that horse on the roofs and dropping the presents in the chimneys or putting them in the kid’s shoes. (more…)

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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!

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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.

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