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Where to go at Amsterdam? - Amsterdam

Where to go at Amsterdam?

USEFUL LINKS Information Centers Review

Favorite thing: 2013 24H Events

City counsel-page with interactive streetmap.
Printable map.
Amsterdam Tourist Board.
Amsterdam events and more
Amsterdam Information
Monuments & Archelogy
Wikepedia Information
Amsterdam canals
Museums at the canals
Houseboat Trivia

Latest news presented on the Amsterdam map

WEATHER averages, More weather

Amsterdam events of the coming week

Wheelchair accessibility
Access to Amsterdam Parking, Road closures etc.

Multiple links:
020 Page
Start4all
Startkabel
Pitas

Time Out
Hot links and discounts
Hotspots
Partyscene
Underwater events
Trendy info; muntthee

A walk in the old city
Amsterdam Communication Channels or Citysite with interactive picture tour.
Amsterdam in 360 degrees
Great Amsterdam pictures

Go where the locals go

None VT Amsterdam meetings

Internet guide

Urban Home & Garden Tour

Amsterdam Webcams

Fondest memory: More links:

25,000 Amsterdam FAQ's in AlphaBetical order

Spotted-by-locals: Experience Amsterdam like a local

Wi-Fi hotspots

Historical pictures

Public Toilets

Expat meeting point Amsterdam

Coffeeshops map and Coffeeshop pictures

Red Light Districht information
More RLD info

Amsterdam Centraal, Downtown news in Dutch.

Special organised private tours

Typical Amsterdam info (Dutch only)

AmsterZanne's blogspot

Not fond at all: Recent crimes

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 8, 2016
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Vrouw met Stola - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Vrouw met Stola - Amsterdam

Vrouw met Stola - statue Statues and Sculptures Review

Favorite thing: The statue of the Vrouw met Stola (Lady with a scarf) is made by Pieter d' Hont in 1977.

It's located at the North side of the Singel canal facing the Spui square.

If was a gift to the city of Amsterdam after an expotion of sculptures in 1977.

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  • Written Mar 6, 2016
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Centraal Station Luggage Lockers - Amsterdam

Centraal Station Luggage Lockers

Central Station Luggage Lockers Central Station Review

Favorite thing: The Amsterdam Centraal Station has many luggage lockers.
There are two sizes available:
-Small: 90cm deep, 45cm high en 40cm wide.
-Big: 90cm deep, 60cm high en 40cm wide.

The main storage is at the city side in the East corridor.
There's a clear explanation in English how to operate and pay (ViSA, MASTER or MAESTRO card) for the storage.
Be aware that the system only handles 1 storage per payment; so you cannot add or take out things during the rental period.

Downloadable map of the station.

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  • Updated Nov 8, 2015
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Wasserij Sneeuwwit - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Wasserij Sneeuwwit - Amsterdam

Wasserij Sneeuwwit Cleaners Review

Favorite thing: Wasserij Sneeuwwit is a cleaner in the heart of the canal belt at the Oude Leliestraat 11 - 1016 BD Amsterdam; telephone +31-20-6240549.
It's a well managed family business that started in 1939.

They offer same day service.

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  • Written Nov 8, 2015
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Februari staking - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Februari staking - Amsterdam

Februari staking / February strike

Favorite thing: The Februari staking or February strike was a major fact during the German occupation of Amsterdam in the Second World War. The cause was the first razzia im Amsterdam where 427 Jews were arrested. In the year before many smaller conflicts between fascists and people who opposed them lead to more and more violence.

The forbidden communist party held a public meeting on the evening of February 24, 1941 and the next two days the Februari staking was a fact and spread to other industrial cities like Haarlem and Utrecht.

It was a public Dutch protest against the deportation of Jews.

Each year the staking is remembered with a silent walk and a gathering at the Dokwerker statue at the Jonas Daniël Meijerplein.

At the Noorderkerkplein, the square where the strike had been organised are inscripted remembrance plates.

Another remembrance place is the Nooit meer Auschwitz monument.

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  • Updated Sep 27, 2015
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Theo Thijssen monument - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Theo Thijssen monument - Amsterdam

Theo Thijssen statue Statues and Sculptures Review

Favorite thing: Theo Thijssen was a writer and schoolteacher born in the Jordaan city quarter. He played an important role in changing the traditional way of teaching in the elementary school.

The statue show Theo with one of his pupils. The sculpture was made by Hans Bayens.

It was revealed by mayor Wim Polak on June 16, 1979, the 100th Birthday of Theo Thijssen.

The statue is located at the Lindengracht in front of the Thijssen Café.

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  • Updated Sep 27, 2015
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Wassalon 't Ruime Sop - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Wassalon 't Ruime Sop - Amsterdam

Wassalon 't Ruime Sop Cleaners Review

Favorite thing: Wassalon 't Ruime Sop is a clothing cleaning business and repair shop.
You find them in the Tweede Lindendwarsstraat 19 in the Jordaan city quarter.

Business hours:
Mo: 8:30AM - 6PM
Tu-Th: 8:30AM - 5Pm
Fr: 8:30AM - 6M
Sa: 9AM - 1PM

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  • Written Sep 27, 2015
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Multatuli statue - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Multatuli statue - Amsterdam

Multatuli statue Statues and Sculptures Review

Favorite thing: At "de Torensluis" across "het Singel" canal is a statue of Multatuli a.k.a. Eduard Douwes Dekker, author of the famous Dutch book Max Havelaar (1860). Eduard Douwes Dekker and he was a civil worker in the former Dutch East Indies colony.

In 1987 the statue made by Hans Bayens, was inaugurated by Queen Beatrix.

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  • Written Sep 18, 2015
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OBA Library Amsterdam - Amsterdam

OBA Library Amsterdam

The New Public Library (OBA) Internet Access Review

Favorite thing: The new central location of the Amsterdam Public Library (OBA) openend in July 2007 in a 10 floor building designed by architect Jo Coenen.
It's the biggest library building of the Netherlands.

It's located at the Oosterdokskade 143 - 1011 DL Amsterdam at a 5 minutes walk East of the Central Train Station.

All floors have special corners and seats & sofas for reading comfort. Many of them offer a great lookoff of the Oosterdok and Amsterdam's old city center.

Floor themes:
Basement - Children's corner
Ground floor - Entrance, reception & Toilets + newspapers & magazines + reading café
First floor - Multi media, CD & DVD
Second floor - Novels
Third floor - Travel & history
Fourth floor - Art & Music
Fifth floor - Health + study rooms
Sixth floor Philosophy & Social work
Seventh floor - Theater + La Place restaurant

Computer facilities:
50 Multi media work stations, 110 terminals to explore the collection.
11 print & copy stations.

Telephone: +31-20-5230900

On the top floor is a small terrace with a spectacular view over the Oosterdok and the old city center and a big inside restaurant.

Opening hours: 7 days per week 10AM - 10PM

Free entrance

Tarifs 2008:
Membership for 1 year:
0 - 19 yr free
19 - 22 yr € 14,50
23 - 64 yr € 24,00
From 65 yr € 14,50

Surcharge for CD, DVD, CR-Rom and Video € 1,00 per item for maximum 1 week.

Garage: 1200 cars and 2000 bicycles

webcam

Fondest memory: Looking out over the Oosterdok from the top floor.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 11, 2015
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Players and Supporters statue - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Players and Supporters statue - Amsterdam

Players and Supporters Statues and Sculptures Review

Favorite thing: Players and Supporters is a group of 4 statues of children playing foorball.
It's made in brons by sculpture Hartmut Wilkening.
It was erected in 2005 after a renovation of the area at the ferry dock of the Buiksloterweg.

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  • Written Sep 11, 2015
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