Thursday, February 26, 2015


Amsterdam is a home for renowned historic museums and charming canal sightseeing. Nonetheless, it is still less frequented than other touristy cities in Europe, such as Paris and Rome. In fact, Amsterdam offers a lot more than meets the eye. Here are some unique experiences you can try to make your journey an unforgettable one.  

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Explore the City the Local Way


Cycling is the preferred transportation among Amsterdam’s residents. Many hotels in Amsterdam offer bicycle rental with reasonable rate, so you can freely explore the city without budget restraints. Amsterdam has a very thorough map and directions; hence, don't worry about getting lost in this city’s dynamic activity. If you want to feel the fresh air and see stunning natural scenery with less crowded traffic, you can ride your bike in the suburban part of the city.

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Work Your Charm to Bargain at the City’s Markets


Amsterdam is famous with its lively outdoor markets that offer not only fresh foods but also wide range selections of souvenirs and handy crafts. Located in vibrant De Pijp, the Albert Cuyp Market is the cheapest and biggest market in the city. You can find several other attractive markets in every part of the city. At those markets, you can try the tasty local treats such as fine cheese, pressed flavored waffle or raw herring.  

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Discover the Enchanted Street Graffiti Throughout the City


In some areas, the government supports the local artists to express their creativity through wall painting. At Zeeburgerdijk, you will be amazed by the handsome and original murals. Mostly painted with bold colors and contemporary style, the artists deliver youthful spirit through their murals, as well as a symbol of their boundless ideas. What make these murals very unique are the painting media, which are old empty buildings, doors, fences, and gates.  

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Find Your Nightlife Getaway in Close Vicinity


Immerse yourself in the never-ending Netherlands nightlife. As a home of authentic, globally-renowned beer, there’s no place to hang out better than Amsterdam’s local bars and cafĂ©. You also might have a chance to get acquainted with new friends from all over the world.   

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Stay in Amsterdam


Finding accommodation in Amsterdam is as easy as a mouse-click. Whether a first-class hotel or a homey lodge to rest your head, you can stay within your budget. No matter where you stay, you can find restaurants and bars within close distance. Amsterdam is a tourist friendly city with various kinds of comfortable public transportation such as bus, metro, and train. It only takes 15-20 minutes to drive from the Schipol airport to Central Station. To make your stay more valuable, find out beforehand what events will be held in Amsterdam, so you can plan your trip wisely.

**Thanks to Hipmunk for sponsoring my article via their #HipmunkCityLove Project.

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