Amsterdam Journals

Things to do in Amsterdam

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A travel journal to Amsterdam by Jctravel1983

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Fort Eiland Pampus (Island Fort Pampus)

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Attraction | "Forteiland Pampus"

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First a brief explanation of what actually Pampus is. This is an artificially made island fortress in the lake and is located 3 km off the coast of Muiden and 3.5 km off the coast of IJburg / Amsterdam.It is a very fortress island with a long history. The island is also on the UNESCO list. It is part of the "Stelling van Amsterdam."The fortress island is open to the public and you can moor your own boat during the opening of the ferry sailing from Muiden. There is only one house on the island, which is the fortress guards. There is also a reception room and of course the fort. Stelling of AmsterdamThis is a 135 km long circular defense of 15-20 km around...Read More

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Fort Eiland Pampus (Island Fort Pampus)
Ferry leaves from Muiderslot
Muiden, Netherlands 1398 ZH
0294-262 326

Artis Zoo

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Attraction | "A depressing Zoo"

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The location of Artis is striking. Just in a residential area is the entrance to the zoo. Artis zoo is really a city, accessible to residents and tourists from the capital.ParkingParking is super easy. So if you want to visit zoo, you do not have to worry about parking, as you would normally have to do when you go to Amsterdam. Next to the park is in fact a special parking reserved for visitors - I think - less than 10 euro’s cost for a zoo day. For Amsterdam standards is no money.The ParkEntryYears ago I've been here ever so when I arrived, I compared it with the past, the fragments of memories left in my memory has been cleared. There is almost n...Read More

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Artis Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1018 CZ
0900-2784796

The Anne Frank House and Museum

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Attraction | "Anne Frank Huis"

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Across the world, the diary of Anne Frank is known. It tells her story about the Second World War, how she and her family went into hiding and fears with which she lived. The book is known as very touching and moving. If you've read the book once it is certainly worth visiting the site where it is written.The locationThe Anne Frank House is accessible in several ways. First, you can go there by tram and bus, get off at Western Market. I myself chose to walk to the museum. This was very easy to do, I think fifteen minutes. It's awful nice to take a little walk, you see more of downtown, which is certainly worthwhile.Admission PricesThere are several museu...Read More

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