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Mixing Business and Pleasure in Amsterdam

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An October 2001 trip to Amsterdam by notso62

A carnival in downtown Amsterdam Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands More Photos
Quote: On my first business trip to the Netherlands, I met up with a friend who was already over there and explored the sights of Amsterdam.

Mixing Business and Pleasure in Amsterdam

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A carnival in downtown Amsterdam Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Amsterdam is a city with something for everyone. From the culturally and historically signifcant museums and sites, to the wild and crazy redlight district and party scene; Amsterdam is sure to have something that you are looking for. The city's canals are laid out in concentric circles around the center; altenating between block after block of row-houses and cobblestone streets. Canal cruises are a lovely way to tour this city--under the arched bridges that add to the charm of the area. The red light district is an area that can be intimidating for many of us that are bought up in more modest aptmospheres, but it simply is some place that you should see for yourself at least once. If yo...Read More

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Hotel | "Golden Tulip "

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When my friends and I travelled to Amsterdam during my stay in Europe, we made all of our travel arrangements at the last possible minute. Luckily we had other friends that were familiar with the area that highly recommended the Golden Tulip to us for our hotel accommodations. We were able to reserve a room on short notice in the Spring time—not the tremendously busy season, but a good time to check this city out nonetheless.  The Golden Tulip is one of the best hotels for an American to stay in when they visit Amsterdam. First of all, the convenient location is within a mile of the city's center and train station making it easy to access from transportation and area attractions. You won't sp...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 3, 2006

NH Barbizon Palace
PRINS HENDRIKKADE 59 72
Amsterdam, Netherlands
31 20 5564564

Van Gogh Museum

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Attraction

Van Gogh Museum Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The Van Gogh Museum is one of Amsterdam's must-see attractions. Here houses the biggest collection by Vincent Van Gogh under one roof. For the small admission price, visitor's can take in works from Holland's most famous artist as well as some other famous impressionist painters. Aside from being the largest collection by the artist, the Van Gogh Museum also captures the widest span of the artists career. The earlier pieces do not even look like the Van Gogh the world knows and loves, but rather like Renaissance art mixed with the beginning of impressionism. It is fascinating to view the range of the artists work all at once because it shows a real evolution into the style that made him so famous...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 4, 2006

Van Gogh Museum
Paulus Potterstraat 7
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1071 CX
+31 (20) 570 52 00

Rijksmuseum

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Attraction

Rijksmuseum Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The Rijksmuseum is the largest and possibly most famous museum of art in the Netherlands. The beautifully constructed museum was designed by famed architect Pierre Cuypers. The ornate edifices stand tall above the other buildings on the Museumsplein and are a sight to behold by themselves. Unfortunately for those that are planning their trip to Amsterdam in the very-near-future, the Rijksmuseum is undergoing a major restoration project. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2008. During this time of construction, the main buildings of the Museum are closed to the public. Luckily however, many of the museum's finest works have been moved to a temporary viewing area in the newly renova...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 25, 2006

Rijksmuseum
Stadhouderskade 42
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1071 ZD
+31 20 674 70 00

Heineken Brewery

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Attraction | "Heineken Experience"

Heineken Brewery Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Heineken is the fourth largest beer-brewing company in the world, and its popular beverages can be sampled at almost any bar you go to stateside or abroad. This brewing company is an Amsterdam original, having been founded here in 1865. The brewery today is no longer in the city (they have since moved to larger facilities outside of Amsterdam), but the original factory is now open to the public in the form of museum. Located convieniently near public transportation on Stadhouderskade, the Heineken Experience is a very popular tourist attraction for those visiting Amsterdam. Be sure to go either earlier in the day on a weekend or on a weekday to avoid excessive crowds. They don't stay open very la...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 5, 2006

Heineken Brewery
Stadhouderskade 78
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1075 AE
+31 (0)20 523 92 22