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Top 8 July events in Amsterdam. Must-visit list

During the hot month of July Amsterdam enjoys some of the best outdoor events for the young and old. Most of these are focused on music: Roots Festival, Electronic Family, Milkshake… And of course, Sensation! But if you’re more inclined to other artistic forms, the city still has a lot to offer. Enjoy the atmosphere of freedom and new discoveries at the best July events in Amsterdam, from Gay Pride Parade to Artzuid! 
 

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Top 10 tourist attractions in Amsterdam

There are certain things that every Amsterdam guest must see at least once: the world-known Amsterdam canals, best museums and some sights that form the image of the city. Learn about the most important tourist attractions in Amsterdam and best hotels near the sights. 

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Things You Need to Know About the Red Light District

De Wallen, or the Red Light District, is by far one of the most visited Amsterdam attractions. It’s a true symbol of that tolerant and liberal attitude the Dutch have to many things. But even in a free- and fun-loving place like the Red Light District, with its brothels, red-lit cabins, sex shops and coffeeshops, there are certain rules you must follow. Here is some useful information about De Wallen and important things that the first-time visitors have to remember. 

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Cannabis smoking in Amsterdam. Rules to follow

Many people head to Amsterdam for its canals, history and tulips. But the truth is, even more are attracted to the city by its liberal laws on soft drugs, prostitution and gay marriages. However, if you think you are free to do whatever you want in the Netherlands, we must disappoint you: there are still many strict rules to follow. You cannot just go out and smoke pot anywhere. We give you some important information on marijuana smoking so that you don’t get into trouble when visiting Amsterdam.

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Best wedding and honeymoon offers from Amsterdam hotels

Having your wedding this summer? We guarantee that those who choose Amsterdam as their wedding/ honeymoon destination won’t be disappointed. Beautiful canals and charming canal houses, lots of luxurious venues for both wedding ceremonies and wedding parties and numerous tempting offers from the best hotels are waiting for you!  We’ve prepared the list of the best hotel wedding venues and great wedding and honeymoon offers in Amsterdam.

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The best romantic boat tours in Amsterdam

There is no more romantic way to impress your fiancée than a candlelight canal cruise in Amsterdam. Romantic atmosphere of an antique boat, beautiful views, delicious food and finest wines… This could also be a perfect setting for a wedding proposal or even a wedding ceremony! Learn about the most romantic canal cruises in Amsterdam from our article.

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Amsterdam hotels for the art geeks

Amsterdam boasts an impressive array of hotels that contribute to their guests’ cultural enrichment. Luxurious and budget, located inside and outside the city centre, they possess one thing that makes them a magnet for the culture vultures: an art gallery. Many of these hotels also demonstrate modern works of art at public spaces and inside their rooms or even organize their own artistic and music events. Here are some of the most artistic and inspiring hotels in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam off the beaten track: more than just standard sights

Tired of traditional sightseeing? Amsterdam, one of the most creative, artistic and rebellious cities in the world, has much more to offer than just standard historical museums. There are attractions to suit the tastes of each and every guest, including cat-lovers, book worms, horticulturists and smokers. Discover the other side of Amsterdam and make a few steps off the beaten tourist path with us.

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Dining out in Amsterdam: best Dutch food restaurants

Dutch cuisine is something that everyone coming to Amsterdam should try. Fresh seasonal ingredients, the tempting mix of vegetables and meat, the abundance of fish dishes and delicious desserts will make you forget about your diet. The awe that the Dutch feel towards their culinary traditions is reflected in the great number of authentic Dutch restaurants found in Amsterdam. Which of them are the best? Where should you head first for your culinary adventure? We know the answers to these questions.

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Michelin restaurants in Amsterdam

If you want to live in the best room, you head to a 5-star hotel. And if you want to have the best dinner in your life, our best advice for you is to search for restaurants awarded with Michelin Guide stars. There is a great number of those found in Amsterdam! The highest level of service, delicious food prepared by professionals and interiors that provide the perfect setting for a royal dinner – these features are common for all the Michelin-starred restaurants. Still, each of them has its own character and zest. What are they? Let us tell you.

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Best bars and pubs in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is often associated with stag parties, pub crawls, lots of smoking and drinking. But it’s not only booze-ups that the city’s bars and pubs were opened for. In fact, most of drinking establishments are perfect to meet other people, have a good time and, after all, discover Dutch traditions and the best beverages the country offers. Party animals, wine connoisseurs and collectors, beer fans and everyone else who wants to know about the best bars, pubs, brown cafes and coffee shops in Amsterdam – our list is for you!

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Best suburban and uptown hotels in Amsterdam

Those who don’t what to mix sightseeing and relaxation will appreciate accommodation in an uptown Amsterdam hotel. There is a number of great hotels in the outskirts of Amsterdam that enjoy excellent transport links, location close to the spots and venues that suit your purposes and their own character that will make your stay unforgettable. Find out more from our article.

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Heading to Amsterdam for art: best galleries and museums, hotels displaying art, best packages

Amsterdam is the perfect destination to discover both classical and modern Dutch art. Boasting a wide range of museums and galleries, it allures every art fan with its creative soul and a great number of venues for the culture vultures. Even Amsterdam hotels have long turned its spaces into art galleries. So why not start your cultural visit to Amsterdam right at the hotel and continue it at local museums and galleries?

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Five ideas for a family trip to Amsterdam

Thinking of a family tour to Amsterdam but have some doubts? Leave your uncertainty behind! Amsterdam has all kinds of entertainment for any member of your family. Forget about the trite museum visits and sightseeing tours that make your kids yearn. We’ll tell you about the ways to make your family trip to this city truly exciting.

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Amsterdam Rai Hotels – business comfort and profits.

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Damrak Street hotels. Be central and budget

Damrak is one of the most famous and central streets in Amsterdam capital. It flows along the Damraak Canal and accommodates lots of Netherlands' shops, museums, department stores and much more to spend your time and money on.

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Where to dine in Amsterdam. First class restaurants and brown cafes

Want to know what Amsterdam tastes like? Its flavor is a combination of Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan and European dishes served at the first class restaurants, traditional Dutch eateries, brown cafes and pubs. Learn about the culinary traditions you’ll get acquainted with in Amsterdam and the dining spots not to be missed in the city.

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Where do I stay in Amsterdam if I want a peaceful atmosphere?

Don’t like the crowds of tourists that disturb you from relaxation? But need a hotel that wouldn’t be too far from the centre anyway? There are some quiet oases found right in the centre of Amsterdam. Comfortable rooms not far from the main sights, a homely atmosphere and charming interiors create the perfect setting for your rest.

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What are the cheaper ways of getting around Amsterdam?

It’s no use spending much on public transport when you are in Amsterdam. Better spend the money you save on sightseeing, shopping and entertainment. And even though bus and metro tickets may seem rather costly, there are several ways to reduce your travel expenses. Choose the cheapest ways of getting around Amsterdam. We’ll tell you about these.

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How to shop for bargains in Amsterdam

There are great opportunities for a successful bargain shopping waiting for you in Amsterdam. The city has a number of great department stores located right in its centre and lots of flea markets where you’ll find authentic goods at low prices. There are also several famous shopping streets that are perfect for your shopping spree in Amsterdam. Let’s find out what they are.

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