Experience the Amazing Ambiance of Amsterdam

There's more to Amsterdam than cycling, canals and its world famous Red Light District. Explore Rembrandt Square, the Royal Palace and many more amazing attractions.

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We love the Dutch for their windmills and ingenuity to invest in alternate energy resources and an alternative to water-driven mills. 960 1280


We can't forget about the appeltaart also known to most as Dutch apple pie. This delicious dessert is baked with cinnamon, lemon juice, raisins, icing in addition to apples and sugar. 960 1280


Bicycles are the main mode of transportation for millions of Dutchmen. In Holland, there are 13 million bikes and 16 million Dutchmen, and all social classes and people of all ages ride bikes. We love the Dutch for staying healthy and making an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. 960 1280


We love traveling to the cheese markets in Alkmaar, Netherlands, where farmers sell yummy Gouda cheese wheels. 960 1280


Clogs were traditionally worn by workers as protective clothing in factories, mines and farms. Today, Dutch clogs are primarily a tourist souvenir; however, clogs remain popular among people working in their gardens and farms. 960 1280


We love Dutch directors and actors who've made it big in Hollywood, including actress Famke Beumer Janssen. 960 1280

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After a long day, we like to relax and unwind with a Heineken and Amstel, examples of Dutch brews. OK, what's not to love about that? 960 1280


We admire Dutch artists and their work, including post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh and his mysterious painting 'The Starry Night'. Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer are 2 more amazing Dutch artists. 960 1280

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The Dutch Parliament, government and Royal Court are located in The Hague, the 3rd largest city in the Netherlands. The Hague is United Nations city along with NYC and Geneva; it is also the location for 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. 960 1280

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We love how the Dutch enjoy themselves especially during in the cold, wintry months. The Dutch love ice skating and riding on frozen lakes with a prikslee. 960 1280


We enjoy heart and spirit of Dutch soccer fans, and we admire their love for other sports, including field hockey, volleyball, tennis and golf. 960 1280


We love the Dutch for their beautiful waterways and canals -- perfect for a night stroll near Amsterdam's canal houses. 960 1280


Tourists and locals stroll through the tulips and beautiful flowerbeds at the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens also known as the Garden of Europe near Lisse, Netherlands. 960 1280


Salmiakdrop aka salty licorice is a special Dutch treat. Salmiak, a powder-based candy is also popular in the Netherlands, and it comes in sweet and salty flavors. 960 1280


Rijksmuseum, one of the most important museums in the world, houses a very large collection of Dutch art, which includes paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn, Vermeer and Frans Hals. 960 1280


In North Holland and Friesland, Dutch farmers breed Holstein-Friesian cows, which produce most of the world's diary. 960 1280


Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and the largest port in Europe. The Holland city is called the gateway to Europe because of its location at the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta on the North Sea and its massive rail, road, air and inland waterway system that extends throughout Europe. 960 1280


Just in case you're a little confused, the Dutch is the dominant ethnic group of the Netherlands. They share a common culture and speak the Dutch language. 960 1280


The Red Light District, also known as 'De Wallen', is arguably the biggest tourist attraction in Amsterdam. Although it is known mainly for its adult entertainment, it houses many medical and law practices, restaurants, coffee shops, museums and more. 960 1280


Although helmets are rarely worn, Amsterdam is known by many as the most bike-friendly city in the world. They even have specialized traffic lights with bicycle symbols. 960 1280


A sign on one of the city's oldest streets, Zeedijk, which is located in Amsterdam's Chinese district and marks one of the boundaries of the Red Light District. 960 1280


A neon sign for the Apotheek, or pharmacy. 960 1280


In Amsterdam there are plenty of places to smoke. However, drinking is allocated to designated areas. Sorry. 960 1280


A "for sale" sign in a suburb of Amsterdam. 960 1280


A sign for odd-size luggage in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Schipol is the Netherlands main international airport. 960 1280


Lighted sex-shop sign in the Red Light District. 960 1280


Sex Cinema sign in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. 960 1280


One of many youth hostels in Amsterdam. This particular hostel is located in Warmoesstraat, on the edge of the Red Light District and one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam. 960 1280


A sign at the entrance of a playground. 960 1280


A sign on the building where Anne Frank lived while she was in hiding during WWII. The house, now a museum, is where her world-famous diary was written. 960 1280


The entrance to the museum of high profile celebrity wax figures, known as Madame Tussauds, located on Dam Square. 960 1280


The 'Bulldog Coffeeshop', in the heart of the Red Light District, a place where it is tolerated to sell and smoke marijuana and hashish. It claims to be the first coffee shop in Amsterdam,. 960 1280


A "please clean up after your pets" sign located in parks and recreation zones. 960 1280

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A caution sign in Amsterdam depicts a man walking with one leg missing. 960 1280


A sign for the nearest restroom located in the Red Light District. 960 1280


Known for its adult entertainment, XXX marks the spot on a nearby bench in the Red Light District. 960 1280

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One of over 200 coffee shops in Amsterdam. 960 1280


The Iamsterdam sign, the city motto, with the Rijksmuseum, the Museum of Art and History, in the background. 960 1280


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