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Vondelpark

The Vondelpark is an elongated park in Amsterdam opened in 1865. Since 1996, the park is a national monument. The Vondelpark is the best known and most visited park in Amsterdam. In addition to the locals a lot of tourists also find their way to this park. On average the park has 10 million visitors yearly. […]

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Leidse Square

Leidse Square (Leidseplein) is a busy square at the southern end of Amsterdam’s central canal ring, almost facing the popular Vondelpark. Leidseplein serves as a transport hub in the city, with a number of tram lines intersecting here, as well as a centre for nightlife and shopping. There are a lot of entertaining services to be […]

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Museum Square

The Museum Square(Museumplein) is a public space in Amsterdam. Three major museums are located here, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk museum. There is also a concert hall located called “Concertgebouw”. The square is also used for big events such as festivals, celebrations or for watching important football matches on big screens. […]

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Artis Zoo

Artis was founded on 1 may 1838 by Gerardus Frederick Westerman, JWH Wai Linn and JJ Wijsmuller. The purpose of Artis was to love and care for nature. Artis has over 20 monumental buildings. In the past years Artis also renovated a lot. Artis owns about 900 animal species. Some of them are very rare, […]

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Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House  is a writer’s house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The building is located on  the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. During World War II, Anne Frank hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the 17th-century canal house, […]

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Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is a museum dedicated to the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. The museum is located on the Museumaquare in Amsterdam. The collection of the museum contains more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters of Vincent van Gogh, as well as his collection of Japanese prints. When he was alive […]

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Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of 16 state museums in The Netherlands. The collection provides an overview of Dutch art and history with work from Dutch masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals. Since 1885 The Rijksmuseum is housed in The Rijksmuseumbuilding wich was designed by the Dutch arcitect P.J.H. […]

The Peace Palace

The Peace Palace is an international law administrative building in The Hague, the Netherlands.You are very welcome to visit the Peace Palace Visitors Centre. A modern exhibition and impressive 35-40 minute film give you an introduction to the founding history of the Peace Palace and to the juridical institutions based there. It houses the International […]