Buy a NS Day Travel Card for 17 euro @ Albert Heijn

Why not explore the Netherlands by train? It is a great way to travel through the Netherlands. Trains are available on a frequent basis throughout the country and they are always a comfortable way of travelling from one place to another. On a regular basis you can buy an affordable NS Day Travel Card. But they…
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Visit Spaarndam

Spaarndam is just one of the many cute little villages in the province of Noord-Holland worth a visit. The village is built around a dam in the river where the river Spaarne flows into the IJ. This dam was built here by count Floris V of Holland in 1285. The village collected toll at this dam,…
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Weekend Tip: Flea Market IJhallen

The biggest flea market of the country is being held this weekend at the IJhallen in Amsterdam-Noord. Fashionista’s trying to get rid of their last season clothes, youngsters selling out the attic, local Amsterdammers making a buck; you will all find them here. The quality of the things being sold at the IJhallen is quite…
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Out of Town: Pick Your Own Fruit

Everyone knows the months of September and October are the best months for apples and pears. But what is even better than picking them yourself? The estate ‘De Olmenhorst’ houses a large orchard where they grow pears and apples. There are some rules to follow, but then you are free to walk through the orchard…
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Out Of Town: Collecting Oysters @ Texel

How about fetching your own meal for once? Catch your food with bare hands, whilst getting some fresh breeze of air? Join the ‘Tesselse Oesterman’ on his hunting & gathering adventures. Find your own oysters & shellfish and ravish them with some fine bubbles. Could you find any better excuse to visit one of the…
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Boat Trip to Muiderslot, Departing from Amsterdam

The castle of Muiden, ‘Muiderslot’, is located at the water of the IJmeer, just east of Amsterdam. Because of its history and location it is well worth a visit. This castle still has all the classic features and it’s a fun and interesting visit for both kids and adults.   You can go there by…
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Boat Tour IJ: IJ-buurtveer

During the summertime the Museum for Public Transport organizes a weekly historical ferryboat tour: for only 7.50 euro you will cruise the IJ waters, for about two hours. Each Sunday you can get on the ferry, just behind Central Station. It’s an excellent trip to see some of the beautiful northern parts of Amsterdam. Halfway…
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Swimming Flevoparkbad (only 1 euro)

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Care for a swim to cool off a bit? Enjoy a day at the Flevoparkbad for only 1 euro & get to know one of the best outdoor swimming pools of Amsterdam! Opening hours: 10.00 – 17.30 (entrance till 17.00) When the temperature is above 25 ºC, the pool will close at 19.00. More info….
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Out of town: Broek in Waterland

Tired of the hustle-bustle of the city of Amsterdam? There’s so much to explore just outside the city, like the small, but lovely Broek in Waterland. This picturesque village lies only 10 kilometers north of Amsterdam and can easily reached by public transport in less than 25 minutes. In the 17th and 18th century, Broek…
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Out Of Town: Shrimp Fishing Den Oever

Get on a boat with Dutch fishermen and see how they catch shrimps! During the boat tour you can catch a glimpse of the lovely North Sea seals. Don’t forget to peal & eat your own shrimps.     11.00 on the 27th of July Admission fee: 12,50 euro Oostkade 3 1779 GV Den Oever…
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