Amsterdam Journals

One Day Tour in Amsterdam

An October 1998 trip to Amsterdam by joantri

Pancake Bakery Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands More Photos
Quote: If you only have one day to spend in Amsterdam, here is a quick tour that you will enjoy. My sister had lived in Amsterdam for over a year and took me on this adventure.

One Day Tour in Amsterdam

Overview

Red Light District Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Your day will begin with the Anne Frank house at Prisnegracht 263 and then, walk down the street to the Pancake Bakery at Prisnegracht 191 for some typical delicious Dutch pancakes. Proceed from here to a walk to the Heineken brewery and enjoy the view while you walk the streets of Amsterdam. Make sure the brewery is not closed. Then, jump on a canal boat tour. This will give you a good feel of the city. After the boat tour, walk in the flower market, the best place to buy dutch souvenirs for a good price. On your way, eat some interesting fried foods out of the wall of the automats. You can always fit in some shopping or a run through visit of the red light district at this point. The lights are on e...Read More
Hotel Pulitzer, a Luxury Collection Hotel Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The rooms were amazing with great views of the canals and a great location. The breakfast came with the room and was a full continental. This hotel can be pricey, but look for specials and it is part of Starwood frequent points.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2001

Hotel Pulitzer, a Luxury Collection Hotel
PRINSENGRACHT 315 331
Amsterdam, Netherlands
31-20-5235235

Kantjil en de Tijger

Restaurant | "Kantjil"

Kantjil en de Tijger Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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This was the best Indonesian food that I have ever eaten. Since dining at Kantjil, we have been on the search for something similar and have not been able to quite reach it! Every taste was unique and not too spicey. From the rice dishes, to vegetarian, to shrimp and even desserts, all of it was served with style. The atmosphere is art deco modern. Our only complaint was the smoke as it was a bit smoke filled and crowded even though there was a non smoking section. It was well worth it and we crave the tastes always, but still have not found anything close!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2001

Kantjil en de Tijger
Spuistraat 291-293
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 VS
+31 20 620 09 94

Pancake Bakery

Restaurant | "The Pancake Bakery"

Pancake Bakery Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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As you step down to see the wood benches and chairs, you may be unsure about this place, but don't be! These pancakes are the best around. The Dutch pancake house also has omelettes, but you must try a dutch pancake. It is unlike an American one-not thick and not piled with butter and syrup. The dutch pancake is thicker than a crepe, but can be served with meat, cheese, or sweet with fruits. The plate that it is served on is typical to a medium size of an American pizza. Each person should have a different type, so you can share and you will be surprised if you can eat the whole thing!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2001

Pancake Bakery
Prinsengracht 191
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1015
0031 20 625 13 33

The Anne Frank House and Museum

Attraction | "Anne Frank House"

The Anne Frank House and Museum Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Anne Frank was one of the Jewish victims of Nazi persecution during WWII. The Frank family hid in this building. You can see the area where they hid behind a revolving book case that hides the stairs to their living quarters. You can see the rooms where the Frank family hid as well as the van Daan family. There are other exhibits in the house that show the history of the Frank family and the original first album of Anne Frank's diary. It is an interesting museum that brings to life the diary that you may have read.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2001

The Anne Frank House and Museum
Prinsengracht 267
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1016 GV
+31 20 556 71 00