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Kristen de Joseph

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By Kristen de Joseph

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What are brown cafés? Created: Friday, July 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Bruine ("brown") cafés are to Amsterdam what pubs are to London. The term comes from the dark wood and stained walls that supposedly owe their hue to years of smoking patrons.
    • Amsterdam for Free Created: Friday, September 01, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Use this list to find free things to do in Amsterdam. There are plenty of free Amsterdam attractions and experiences that you can enjoy on a budget." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • Transportation Between Central Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport Created: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      What's the best way to get to central Amsterdam from Schiphol Airport? Should you take the train, a taxi or a shuttle? Find out all the options here.
    • The Dutch and the Color Orange Created: Friday, April 13, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Ever wonder why the color orange is associated with the Netherlands, although the country's flag bears red, white and blue? Find out here." itemprop="description" Friday, April 22, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Take a canal tour of Amsterdam and see the city by boat. Canal cruises take visitors past some of the monumental architecture and top tourist attractions that Amsterdam offers.
    • When to Visit Amsterdam Created: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Planning a trip to Amsterdam but not sure when to go? Use this seasonal guide to help you decide. Find highlights of certain times of year, including many of Amsterdam's most popular events and fes...
    • Top Amsterdam Shopping Areas Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      These are the top shopping areas in Amsterdam, where you'll find everything from luxury labels and fine antiques to quirky vintage clothes and trendy home accessories.
    • Best Bakeries in Amsterdam Created: Monday, February 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      My top choices for the best bakeries and pastry shops in Amsterdam.
    • Day Trip to Kinderdijk Created: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Kinderdijk, located 15 miles east of Rotterdam, is a UNESCO-listed site that boasts 19 pristinely preserved windmills.
    • September in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather & Events Created: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Find weather information, pros and cons, event highlights, and much more about visiting Amsterdam in September." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      This guide tells you all you need to know about how and when to see the spring blooming bulbs and tulips near Amsterdam.
    • 48 Hours in Amsterdam - Two Days of Amsterdam's Top Attractions Created: Monday, December 06, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Pack the most of the city into a two-day itinerary with this 48-hour tour of Amsterdam's top attractions - city squares and canals, museums and monuments, cafés and restaurants, and more.
    • Il Sogno - Amsterdam Restaurant Review Created: Saturday, April 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Find tasty pizza, pastries and more within a stone's throw of Chinatown at Il Sogno, an Italian concept store and restaurant-pizzeria in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    • Amsterdam Web Cams Created: Thursday, March 03, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      These outdoor web cams offer views onto various spots in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    • Amsterdam Weather in Brief Created: Thursday, May 17, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Don't let the weather in Amsterdam take you by surprise: check out this monthly overview of city weather conditions, plus recommended weather sites and other tips.
    • Amsterdam Tulip Museum Created: Monday, February 14, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      What's all the fuss about tulips in the Netherlands? Learn all about tulips, their cultivation, and their place in popular culture at the Amsterdam Tulip Museum.
    • Amsterdam Tourist Discount Cards Created: Thursday, March 29, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Find out how to save a bundle on museums, attractions and more with these Amsterdam tourist discount passes.
    • Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Created: Monday, July 30, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      My choice for one of the best museums in the city, the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum explores the role of tattoos in human culture, and lets visitors into the world of tattoo artist extraordinaire Henk Schiffmacher.
    • OBA Centralel Bibliotheek (Amsterdam Public Library Central Branch) Created: Saturday, March 30, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      The Amsterdam Public Library's (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam) Centrale Bibliotheek (Central Library) is a convenient and stylish spot for visitors to read, relax, use the Internet and more in a state-of-the-art library with fantastic architecture.
    • Amsterdam Public Transit 101 Created: Sunday, September 18, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Plan to use Amsterdam mass transit on your city break? Here's how to use the Dutch capital's public transportation system and the "OV-chipkaart" smart card.
    • Amsterdam Pipe Museum Created: Sunday, August 18, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      The history of the pipe, its cultural use and its craftsmanship are the themes of the unique Amsterdam Pipe Museum (formerly the Pijpencabinet), situated in a classic canal house in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    • Guide to Amsterdam Museums Created: Sunday, January 09, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      With institutions devoted to art, history, science, fashion, architecture, popular vices and more, Amsterdam has a museum for everyone.
    • Amsterdam Museums & Attractions Closed on Mondays Created: Monday, October 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      While most of Amsterdam's tourist attractions are open on Mondays, the ones listed here not. Museums closed on other days of the week are listed as well.
    • Amsterdam Museum Created: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Let art and artifacts narrate the history of the Dutch capital at the Amsterdam Museum (formerly the Amsterdam Historical Museum).
    • Amsterdam for Children & Families Created: Thursday, March 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Who said that Amsterdam's not a kid-friendly destination? Find fantastic city activities for families with children on Amsterdam Travel.
    • Amsterdam for Cannabis Smokers Created: Thursday, March 03, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      There's more for stoners in Amsterdam than coffeeshops: these attractions are also known for their connection to hash, marijuana and hemp, but without the coffeeshop license.
    • Amsterdam Fashion Week Created: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Find the latest fashions on the catwalks of the semi-annual Amsterdam Fashion Week in January and July.
    • Imagine Film Festival Created: Friday, March 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Catch the year's best of science fiction, horror, anime and other fantastical films at the Imagine Film Festival (formerly Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival) in Amsterdam each April.
    • Amsterdam Dungeon Created: Thursday, April 21, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Witness the horror stories of Dutch and world history reenacted live at the Amsterdam Dungeon, the Netherlands.
    • Guide to Amersfoort, Province of Utrecht Created: Monday, March 26, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Find one of the best-preserved medieval city centers in the Netherlands in Amersfoort, province of Utrecht.
    • Guide to Amstelveen, North Holland Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Amstelveen is sometimes dismissed as a suburb of Amsterdam, but with its spacious park the Amsterdamse Bos, vibrant modern and contemporary scene and fine restaurants, it's worth the short metro trip to this all-but-bland suburb.
    • Amsterdam Canal House Museums Created: Monday, December 06, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Don't just admire them from the outside: find out which classic Amsterdam canal houses have been turned into museums open to the public.

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