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A February 2009 trip to Amsterdam by MagdaDH_AlexH

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Rijksmuseum

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Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the best known and the largest of the Dutch Rijksmuseums (this name actually just means National Museum). It has a vast collection of art, particularly from the Golden Age of the Dutch painting as well as numerous craft objects and historical artefacts. It also has a large collection of Asian art. The Rijksmuseum is, in fact, Holland's equivalent of the Louvre, and is as much a national gallery of paintings as a depository of historical finds. What the Rijksmuseum is best known for, is, however, it's outstanding collection of the paintings from the Netherlands' Golden Age, and particularly masterpieces by Jacob van Ruysdael, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jan S...Read More

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

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Rijksmuseum Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Amsterdam has over 50 museums, covering everything from Van Gogh to prostitution, Rembrandt to beer, diamonds to Anne Frank, modern art to marijuana. You are not likely to want - or be able to - visit all or even most of them during your visit, but you are likely to find something of interest in the sheer variety of them all: below is a pick of the best we visited. 1) Van Gogh Museum houses a huge permanent collection of his work in chronological order, a small gallery of his contemporaries and changeable temporary exhibitions on a particular theme, location or period. It's beautifully laid out and with plenty of information that sheds light not only on Van Gogh's development as an a...Read More
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This Rough Guide is as comprehensive, up to date and well researched as most if not all Rough Guides seem to be. I have used numerous examples of their guides and I found them to be among the best if not the best ones there are. They do seem to have moved upmarket a bit since I first started to use them in the early 90s - but they still provide the best balance in descriptions covering practicalities, context, history, sightseeing, entertainment, drinking, clubbing and even (in Amsterdam at least) dope smoking. The introduction is to the usual Rough Guide standards, with all general info a traveller to the Netherlands in general, and to Amsterdam in particular might wish to have. ...Read More
Boat ride Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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It's easy – and pleasant too - to walk or cycle in Amsterdam, while public transportation system includes excellent tram network, metro (subway) and canal bus boats.The centre of Amsterdam, where most of the attractions, sights, entertainment and night-life is concentrated, is easily walkable. In fact, walking round Amsterdam, with its picturesque water-side streets lined with traditional canal houses, is one of the greatest pleasures of Amsterdam and an attraction in itself. **You can also do as many locals do and cycle: bike hire places are widely available and designated cycle lanes are everywhere. Expect to pay around 4 euro an hour, 10 euro a day or 30-40 euro ...Read More

Amsterdam House Hotel BV

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We went to Amsterdam in mid February 2009 and as usual, attempted to book a room about two days before our departure. I left the task to DH for a change and I am glad I did because after seeing prices I probably would have broken down or ended up booking something twenty miles out of the city. As it was, we ended up in the very center. ===Price===We arrived on a Saturday, and stayed until Wednesday. The rate varied from something in the region of 120 to around 75 euro depending on the night, with the Saturday being by far the most expensive (we have haggled quite a bit to get to the 75 euro), and bearing in mind that during our trip the exchange rate for sterling wa...Read More

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Amsterdam House Hotel BV
Gravelandseveer 3-4
Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31(0)20 624 6607