"Amsterdam" Amsterdam by ingridf_nl

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I initially moved to the Netherlands on a whim. It seemed perfect, a job offer, no obligations, so off I went. I have now lived in Amsterdam since 2000, and well, in many ways it has become home.

I will try to let you know about activities and places that may not be in every tour book, and maybe come up with some suggestions of things you can do in the Netherlands that are "off the beaten path".

(This may be hard though, since some of the tour books these days are very good).

Meanwhile, enjoy reading about this city of canals, cafés, houseboats, and circular streets.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beautiful spring and summer, biertje on a patio, canals, bicycles everywhere
  • Cons:rainy drab winters, flat flat flat
  • In a nutshell:a big village
  • Last visit to Amsterdam: Oct 2000
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Great Amsterdam page! Will be there next year for a pen pal meeting. Happy Birthday from Finland!

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2008 at 9:18 AM

    Great tips of your hometown. Nice touch. Birthday greetings from Alaska!

  • virattravels's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2005 at 3:55 AM

    Why didn't I hit upon your page before I went there! Ah, may be next time :)

  • excitableone's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2005 at 4:47 PM

    loved reading your page,got some good ideas for my next trip.tot ziens.

  • Mar 20, 2005 at 1:58 AM

    Great Amsterdam page Ingrid. It's given some new ideas for my next trip to this lovely city. Oh and Happy Birthday btw!! Hope you have a FANTASTIC day :))

  • Christianne's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2005 at 1:00 AM

    Great page! Amsterdam is a must see for me!

  • conny_bazen's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2004 at 1:10 PM

    Goede restaurant-info !!

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2004 at 2:03 PM

    I like bikes. Amsterdam is a good city for bikes. Beautiful page. Good info and photos

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2003 at 3:33 PM

    Well done! And IENS is a great tool for finding a restaurant. I've been a taster for them for quite a while :-)

  • billus's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2003 at 4:53 PM

    ik hou van in de wildemann het huis van vele bieren ik vermiss het zo

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