Canal Houses, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Canal Houses, Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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Locals' Tips

Restaurant Haesje Claes

Local Tip If you want to try the most popular Dutch food then we would say go for the Stampotten dishes especially during the winters but you could eat these tasty dishes any time of the year.

Local Tip

Blue Boat Dinner Cruise

Local Tip Make sure to ask the friendly staff about the sights along the way. They are quite knowledgeable about Amsterdam so if any of the sights intrigue you they're right there to answer your questions.

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Latest Articles

What's On

Paul Fegan, Desy Downey, Shane McCartan, Steve Lou

Paul Fegan, Desy Downey, Shane McCartan, Steve Lou

24 Jul - 27 Jul

A talented lively 4-piece band on tour from Belfast with traditional songs & tunes on bodhran, fiddle, guitar, flute and whistles. more »

Mulligans - Open Irish Session

Mulligans - Open Irish Session

27 Jul - 17 Aug

Every Sunday: Open Irish session, free for all to join. more »

Mulligans - The Back Room Session

Mulligans - The Back Room Session

30 Jul

Every Wednesday: the Back Room session, songs and tunes, free for all to join. In the Back Room (=smoking room) more »

Beyondsemble

Beyondsemble

31 Jul

new trio all the way from New Zealand, with a divers mix of songs & tunes. Originals and sourced from music all around the world, played on a large number of instruments.. more »

Videos

Countryside Bus Tour

Amsterdam's countryside seems to be taken out of a page of a Thomas Hardy novel. more »

Virtual Tours

Dam Square Souvenirs

Dam Souvenirs is a premium souvenir shop in central Amsterdam with a wide range of traditional Dutch gifts, mementos and souvenirs that people of all ages (and with all budgets) can appreciate. more »

Amsterdam Photos

View of the Eastern Dock

View of the Eastern Dock

 Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Waterlooplein Flea Market

Waterlooplein Flea Market

Red Light District - Amsterdam

Red Light District - Amsterdam

River Amstel - Amsterdam

River Amstel - Amsterdam

Jewish Synagogue - Amsterdam

Jewish Synagogue - Amsterdam

Begijnhof - Amsterdam

Begijnhof - Amsterdam

Munt Tower - Amsterdam

Munt Tower - Amsterdam

 Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

Exploring the Amsterdam Canals

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