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Aside from accessible pot and the red light district - what else do you think about with Amsterdam?  How about beautiful historic houses situated along picturesque canals?  Lush green fields and wind turbines?  Interesting museums such as the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt House and Anne Frank's house?
The Netherlands (www.geckogo.com/Guide/Netherlands/) capital and its largest city (named after the Amster river) offers a lot to do whether on a quick day trip or an extended visit.   Amsterdam is an excellent place to go bicycling (bikes are used more than cars) or pedal boating through the canals.
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Where should I stay in Amsterdam? I'm looking for something relatively central - budget is roughly 100 euros for a double.
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I'm planning a trip to Amsterdam for New Years. Someone told me it's not the best time to go, that it will be too cold to enjoy. Is this true?
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Travel Tips from people who've been to Amsterdam
By all means visit the markets, but watch out for pick pockets, they are very organised and experienced. Special places to visit include the Royal Palace, Madame Tousaude's for some local wax and if you must, a local coffee shop, but then remember the first item. Amsterdam isn't that representative of Holland any more, if you really want to experience it, head to one of the smaller towns. Centraal Station will take you pretty much anywear quickly and easily. If you are there and they do a public address warning about the pick pockets, don't do what everyone else automatically does, which is clap their hands to where they keep their wallets. Anyone would think the crims were paying the people to do the PA's lol.
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If you plan to travel during the summer, make sure you reserve a hotel/hostel far ahead.  However, if you do find yourself lacking an accomodation, the airport hotel is only a quick train ride away.
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If you're in amstardam and planning to sample the local culture. NEVER buy anythin on the street. in a city where sex and drugs are sold legally there's reasons why the people on the street are dodgy.
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