Delft Blue & Pearl Guide Book

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Delft Blue & Pearl Guide Book

Neighborhoods

If you walk to one end of the 'Slijkstraat' (street), you will find the 'Nieuwmarkt': one of the most cosy (‘gezellige’) and well-known squares of the city, surrounded by restaurants, bars and terraces, but also filled with market stalls in the daytime. Go fine dining in the monumental building 'De Waag', walk further onto the 'Zeedijk' street to find a tiny Chinatown with plenty of Asian food, or walk 10 minutes more west to find the city’s best cocktails in Hiding in Plain Sight.
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Nieuwmarkt
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If you walk to one end of the 'Slijkstraat' (street), you will find the 'Nieuwmarkt': one of the most cosy (‘gezellige’) and well-known squares of the city, surrounded by restaurants, bars and terraces, but also filled with market stalls in the daytime. Go fine dining in the monumental building 'De Waag', walk further onto the 'Zeedijk' street to find a tiny Chinatown with plenty of Asian food, or walk 10 minutes more west to find the city’s best cocktails in Hiding in Plain Sight.
If you walk a few minutes from the Slijkstraat, you enter the red light district: 'De Wallen'. The famous red light district of Amsterdam is the backbone of the city’s nightlife. These streets and canals form a concentration of restaurants, bars, coffee shops (e.g. The Bulldog), and adult entertainment, the sex museum and cannabis museum are also found here. Guaranteed to have a memorable night out.
De Wallen
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If you walk a few minutes from the Slijkstraat, you enter the red light district: 'De Wallen'. The famous red light district of Amsterdam is the backbone of the city’s nightlife. These streets and canals form a concentration of restaurants, bars, coffee shops (e.g. The Bulldog), and adult entertainment, the sex museum and cannabis museum are also found here. Guaranteed to have a memorable night out.
The Jordaan is known for the '9 Straatjes', where you can go boutique shopping till you drop down at one of it's local eateries
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Jordaan
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The Jordaan is known for the '9 Straatjes', where you can go boutique shopping till you drop down at one of it's local eateries
The heart of the city's centre. Shopping can be done in all directions from here. Historic buildings to see: Royal Palace, Magnaplaza, Nieuwe Kerk and the National War Monument. Other things to visit: Madame Tussaud, de Bijenkorf shopping mall, torture museum, Body Worlds, and the Beurs van Berlage
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Πλατεία Νταμ
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The heart of the city's centre. Shopping can be done in all directions from here. Historic buildings to see: Royal Palace, Magnaplaza, Nieuwe Kerk and the National War Monument. Other things to visit: Madame Tussaud, de Bijenkorf shopping mall, torture museum, Body Worlds, and the Beurs van Berlage

Markets

Markets in the city centre
This is the oldest and largest daily flee market. Its just a 5min walk from the house and definitely a must see for this area. Clothes, second hand items and snacks
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Waterlooplein
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This is the oldest and largest daily flee market. Its just a 5min walk from the house and definitely a must see for this area. Clothes, second hand items and snacks
On Saturdays, there is a local organic food market on the Nieuwmarkt Square.
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Nieuwmarkt
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On Saturdays, there is a local organic food market on the Nieuwmarkt Square.
Farmer's market on Saturdays, clothing and food on Mondays
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Noordermarkt
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Farmer's market on Saturdays, clothing and food on Mondays
A special canal in town that only sells flowers and plants, here you can get your favourite tulip bulb to bring home with you!
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Bloemenmarkt
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A special canal in town that only sells flowers and plants, here you can get your favourite tulip bulb to bring home with you!

Museums

The famous Rembrandt House, only 5 minutes walking from the house
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Rembrandt House Museum
4 Jodenbreestraat
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The famous Rembrandt House, only 5 minutes walking from the house
Van Gogh Museum, a short bicycle ride from the house, found on Museum Square
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Μουσείο Βαν Γκογκ
6 Museumplein
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Van Gogh Museum, a short bicycle ride from the house, found on Museum Square
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam's National Museum of Dutch history in the Netherlands
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Κρατικό Μουσείο της Ολλανδίας
1 Museumstraat
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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam's National Museum of Dutch history in the Netherlands
Museum for modern and contemporary Art & Design
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Μουσείο της Πόλης του Άμστερνταμ
10 Museumplein
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Museum for modern and contemporary Art & Design
The museum house of Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, make sure to get a ticket beforehand or you might wait in a queue that wraps around the corner
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Μουσείο Άννας Φρανκ
263-267 Prinsengracht
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The museum house of Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, make sure to get a ticket beforehand or you might wait in a queue that wraps around the corner

Sightseeing

Zeedijk, the mini Chinatown in Amsterdam, next to the Nieuwmarkt
Zeedijk
Zeedijk
Zeedijk, the mini Chinatown in Amsterdam, next to the Nieuwmarkt
Amsterdam locals' favourite park for leisure, sports, and dog walking, plus they host concerts in summer
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Πάρκο Βόντελ
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Amsterdam locals' favourite park for leisure, sports, and dog walking, plus they host concerts in summer

Συμβουλές για την πόλη

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Amsterdam City Centre

The moment you step out of the house, you’re standing in the heart of the historic city centre of Amsterdam. In this area you can find most of the city’s famous attractions and sights, such as the Dam Palace, museums, the flower market, 9 Little Streets (9 Straatjes), the red light district, nightlife and still so much more to discover. The city centre is the most historic part of Amsterdam, so you will be surrounded by the famous Amsterdam canals and the typical houses lined along them. The iconic architecture, decorative lights and bridges make the centre the most romantic part of the city.
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Cultural Sightseeings

Fortunately Amsterdam is not only known for its nightlife, but also for it’s extensive and longstanding culture. The Rembrandt house is right around the corner and the Anne Frank house is at a stone’s throw away. Have a talk with a true Amsterdammer in the Jordaan and visit it’s many local boutiques. Amsterdam is one of the most multicultural places in the world and this is also reflected in the many cuisines offered throughout the city, explore a new world through your taste buds and be open to something you have never tried before, you can really find almost anything here.
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Have fun cycling, but be safe

All the big central attractions are at walking distance. For other places such as Museum District, Vondelpark, Albert Cuijp Market and others can be easily reached with public transport. You can buy your ticket in the Tram, Metro or Bus and pay only buy card. If you feel comfortable cycling it is very nice to rent a bike, it can get very busy in the centre so please stay safe.
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Canal Cruising

The most beautiful way to get around the city is by taking a canal cruise or to rent your personal little boat. You will see the city from the waters of the historic canals: a unique perspective on this beautiful city! This is historically how all goods and products used to be transported here.
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Trams are better connected than busses

Getting around by tram is a great alternative; public transport while still taking in the sights :) There are many connecting tramlines throughout the city and trams run so frequently that you won’t have to worry about missing your connection until close to midnight. Bring cash to buy tickets in any tram for 2,5hrs or buy a card and charge it with money to use any type of public transportation at a cheaper rate. Trams do not ride during the night but there are some night busses that will still bring you where you need to be.