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rijksmuseum - Amsterdam


rijksmuseum (national museum) Rijksmuseum Review

Rijksmuseum is opened by the queen on april 13th 2013
There is a run on the tickets so i think the best way is to book the tickets online.
or buy a museumkaart.

Opening hours
9:00 to 17:00 daily, open 365 days a year

€15: adults aged 19 and over
€7.50: ING card and CJP
Free: children aged 18 and under, Museumkaart holders, members of ICOM, ICOMOS, UNESCO, the Rembrandt Association (Vereniging Rembrandt), KOG, Vrienden van de Aziatische Kunst and Vrienden van het Rijksmuseum
Museumkaart and e-ticket holders do not have to wait in the queue in order to get tickets

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, set in its historic home designed by P.J.H. Cuypers.
the collection based around the paintings of the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic, the Golden Age, including twenty works by Rembrandt, four by Vermeer and numerous other paintings by artists such as Frans Hals and Jan Steen.
Rembrandt?s Night Watch (nachtwacht) this painting was bigger.
further they have collections of silver, delftware, doll?s houses, prints, drawings, customsthe mysterious Asiatic art and more.

Address: Jan Luykenstraat 1

Directions: tramnumbers 2,5 hobbemastraat and 16 (24 )museumplein.
walking distance leidseplein.

Other Contact:

Phone: +31 (0) 20 6621 440

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  • Updated Apr 15, 2013
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van gogh museum Van Gogh Museum Review

update 2013
will be open again may first
temperary some paintings in the Hermitage till 25th april
So check the site if it is open.

Opening hours from 1 May 2013

Van Gogh Museum, Paulus Potterstraat 7 Amsterdam:

1 May: 10 am - 6 pm.
2 May to 1 September 2013: daily 9 am until 6 pm, Friday until 10 pm.
2 September to 26 December 2013: daily 9 until to 5 pm, Friday until 10 pm.
27 December 2013 to 5 January 2014: daily 9 until to 6 pm, Friday until 10 pm.
From 6 January 2014: daily 9 am until 5 pm, Friday until 10 pm.

Closed 1 January 2014.

Admission fees
cant see the prices yet think 15 euros

0-17 years: free admission (can be asked for ID)
Museum card holders: free admission* Museumkaart
Members of ICOM: free admission*
I Amsterdam card holders: free admission
There is no special rate for groups or students.
You can also buy your ticket online

not aloud to film or make photo's inside
also no big bags , water, umbrellas aloud inside

Address: paulus potterstraat 7

Directions: museumplein
trams 2,3,5,12 stop van baerlestraat/paulus potterstraat tram. 16 and 24 stop museumplein

Other Contact:

Phone: +31(0)20-570 52 00


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  • Updated Apr 15, 2013
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koninginnedag (queensday) King's Day - Koningsdag Review

2013 will be the last queensday as the prince will become the king that day.
Koningsdag kingsday will be celebrated at 26 april 2014 (normally 27th april but not on a sunday)
best way to travel is by underground or walk from the trainstations
it is a big fleemarket in the netherlands
people sell thing on the street most of the time it is on 30 april every year
it is a big party and very crowded. there is no or almost no public transport in the centre area it is impossible to drive there because of the crowd.
the advise at the moment is go to the amstel station and take the underground.
music at leidseplein, museumplein, rembrandtplein.
selling things only childern at vondelpark.
other places van baerlestraat, beethovenstraat, apollolaan. in the aera of the muiderpoortstation, linneausparkweg, middenweg. mercatorplein, jan evertsenstraat, rozengracht and many more places also in other cities.
a site from someone that i find on internet. it has pictures. so than you have an idea what is queensday. more links fotogalerij. (dutch)

Address: in the netherlands in amsterdam and more cities


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palace - Amsterdam


koninklijk paleis (royal palace) Koninklijk Paleis - Royal Palace Review

Opening hours: 12:00 – 17:00 hours monday and royal events closed
mostly closed except end july and august i see on the clander so check kalender

The royal palace was build between 1648 and 1665 as a cityhall (townhall) of Amsterdam. it was designed by Jacob van Campen, and performed by Daniel Stalpaert. in 1654 had Jacob van Campen an conflict with the municipality , after that Daniel Stalpaert gets the leadership. the sculptorwork is done by Artus Quellijn and co.
the building was a cityhall till 1808 when the french invaded. after that it was changed in a palace by Lodewijk Napoleon.( the brother of)
if there is event you can not go in.
for example when the queen is there on 4th of may. when we remember the dead from the war.

Admission 2012

Adults €7.50
CJP/CKV €6.50
Stadspas €6.50
65+/Students €6.50
Children aged 5 to 18 €3.75
Children under 5 free

Address: the Dam

Directions: walk from the central station over the damrak to the damsquare

Other Contact:

Phone: + 31 20 620 40 60


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  • Updated Mar 20, 2012
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8 Windmills part 2 Zeeburgerstraat Review

5 De Bloem (the Flower)
Haarlemmerweg 465
bus 21 stop Vredenhof (cementery)
was a grain mill year 1878

6 De 1100 Roe
Herman Bonpad 6
from Central station bus 21 stop Nolensstraat
year 1674

7 Rieker Molen
De Borcht 10
tram 4 to Rai then take bus 62 stop Nieuw Herlaer or Metro 51 or tram 5 take bus 62 to New Herlaer
Its is north of the Amstelpark along the Amstel.
year 1636 still used to keep land dry

8 D' Admiraal
Noordhollandschkanaaldijk 21
bus 34 GVB stop Sneeuwbalstraat then 12 minutes walk
bus 393 connexion stop oosterlengte and then 6 minutes walk
not sure if it is smart to walk here for tourist.

for example with bus 21 from Central stationyou can see about 4 windmills with a bit of walking
Bus 21
2) De Otter 7 stops about 7 minutes with bus 21 stop Fred Hendrikplantsoen
5) De Bloem about 12 stops and 13 minutes from central station stop Vredenhof
4) De 1200 Roe about 22 stops and 26 minutes from CS stop Ant. Moddermanstraat
6) De 1100 Roe about 31 stops 33 minutes from CS stop Nolenstraat 1 before last stop


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8 Windmills part 1 Zeeburgerstraat Review

Something i didnot know myself but was asked by Vt member mickeyboy07 8 windmills in Amsterdam. I knew 3 so was thinking he mend de Zaanse schans. So i searched the internet and found them.
1 De Gooyer Funenkade 5
take tram 7 or 10 from Leidseplein to pontanusstraat or bus 22 from Central Station to Zeeburgerstraat. Brewery T IJ is here to and a bar and cafe.
Mill was placed here in 1814 but is older was a grain mill

2 De Otter
Gillis van Ledenberchstraat 78
from central station bus 21 to stop Frederik Hendrikplantsoen
think tram 3 from Museumplein it is close to the Jan van Galenstraat think you can see it from the bridge there.
year 1631

3 Molen van Sloten have a tip of that one already
Akersluis 10
this is the only one you can go in to.
guess best way is to take tram 2 and walk for 10 minutes following the signs.
total travelling almost 1 hour
year 1847

4 de 1200 Roe
Haarlemmerweg 701
bus 21 busstop Antony Moddermanstraat
year 1632

next 4 next tip

Address: Amsterdam


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VOC ship - Amsterdam

VOC ship

Nederlands Scheepsvaartmuseum Shipsmuseum Scheepvaart - Maritime Museum Review

Nederlands Scheepsvaartmuseum Amsterdam.

Open daily : 09:00 - 17:00 all days

15.00 euros | adults (18 and up)
12.00 euros | groups: min. 15 p. (reservation required)
7.50 euros | children 5-17 years, seniors (65 and older), holders of Stadspas, CJP (Culture Youth Pass)
free | children 0-4 years, Museumkaart (National Museum Pass), I amsterdam City Card, Rembrandt Society, ICOM

Het Scheepvaartmuseum is closed on Queen's Day (30 April), Christmas Day (25 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January). The library is also closed on 24, 26 and 31 December.

I love the the replica VOC ship The East Indiaman Amsterdam
a real ship where you can get on. (not sailing)

Address: kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam

Directions: Het Scheepvaartmuseum 15 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. Bus 22 (Indische buurt) and bus 48 (Borneo Eiland) depart from the Nicolaaskerk. Both buses stop close to the museum at Kadijksplein.

Other Contact:

Phone: +31 (0)20 52 32 222


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Allard Pierson Museum Allard Pierson Museum Review

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Is about old Egypt, Greece and more.
Sometimes they have an exhibition.

Opening hours
Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 - 17.00 hrs.
Saturday - Sunday: 13.00 - 17.00 hrs.
Monday: closed

The museum is also closed on the first of January, Easter Sunday, 30th of April (Queen's Day), Whit Sunday, Christmas Day

Adults € 6,50
Children from 4 to 16 € 3,25
Children under 4 free
Seniors (over 65), CJP, Stadspas, studenten (ISIC) € 3,25
Holland Pass 50% discount € 3,25
Groups of 10 or more € 5,00
Students and staff of UvA/HvA free
Schoolchildren in groups (provided prior notification is given) € 1
MK(Museumkaart), Rembrandt Association,
members of VVAPM, ICOM, I amsterdam City Card,
Holland Pass A t/m D free

Address: Oude Turfmarkt 127, 1012 GC Amsterdam

Directions: From Central station east side 2 stops with tram 4, 9 16, 24 and 25.
Stop Spui on the Rokin.

Other Contact:

Phone: +31 (0)20-5252556


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Flowermarket (Bloemenmarkt) - Amsterdam
Flowermarket (Bloemenmarkt) Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt Review

At the Singel between Koningsplein and the Munt there is a "floating" flowermarket the shops are half on the water builded and not floating. Remember that it is not aloud to bring flowers to all countries.
Sometimes i buy some souvenirs here or at a shop called Xenos

Address: Singel

Directions: singel between munt and koningsplein.
munt tramnumbers 4, 9, 14, 16, 24 and 25
koningsplein tramnumbers 1,2 and 5

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flowermarket (laven) Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt Review

update now something different is there or nothing :(

at the first flowershop from the koningsplein to munt. look from the bridge to the back of the shop. you see laven who spit water.
laven are from the efteling ( a kind of theme fairytale park in the kaatsheuvel in noord brabant). i think you can compare laven to a kind of gnomes.

Address: Singel

Directions: the first shop at the flowermarket at koningsplein.


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  • Updated Apr 11, 2011
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