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What is Vondelpark
, the Netherlands named after the seventeenth-century writer, Joost van den Vondel. Designed by garden architect Jan David Zocher, the park was created in 1864. In 1865 it was opened to the public. Originally named the New Park, the public quickly started calling the park ''Vondelpark'' after a statue of the writer was placed, and eventually the name was adopted officially (...)
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"More than 80,000 people a year cram into Amsterdam's most famous canal house and, with precious little space for visitors, it might rank among the lowlights if not for its towering subject matter: the ordeal of a young girl who documented the horrors of WWII like no one else did."
"Outside Amsterdam I personally like: -Maastricht (and many Dutch and German tourists love nearby Valkenburg) -Nijmegen with its sort of left wing / liberal atmosphere, good arthouse cinemas, 2000 year old buildings and streets + surroundings by bike (the 'Ooij route', just follow the signs starting at central station, you'll ride alongside rivers and meadows, and don't miss the Millinger Theetuin tea garden) -Hoge Veluwe national park + Kr�ller M�ller museum and statues outside -Enkhuizen + Zuiderzee museum -Rotterdam and its architecture, walking across Erasmus bridge, Hotel New York cafe / restaurant in ancient industrial building, a boat ride through one of the world's largest harbours, the photography museum, Lantaren/Venster arthouse cinema, Dizzy or Rotown or Westerpaviljoen for drinks or snacks... -Why not hop the border and visit Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges in Belgium."
"There are also a number of other Rembrandt-related sites: the 13th-century Oudekerk (Amsterdam’s oldest church), where Rembrandt’s wife Saskia is buried; the 15th-century Waag (weigh station) where Rembrandt painted "The Anatomy Lesson" (it now houses a cultural center and café); and the Zuiderkerk (South Church) where he painted "The Night Watch"."
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"Echoes of the Dutch period remain, in Harlem, named after Haarlem, a town west of Amsterdam; Brooklyn, named after Breukelen, a village southeast of Amsterdam; Staten Island, named after the Dutch parliament, the Staten-Generaal; even the notorious Bowery, which took its name from the Bouwerie, Peter Stuyvesant's Manhattan estate."
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About places near Vondelpark
josemarques from Portugal wrote about Amsterdam 4 years, 10 months ago
Very nice place to live, looks kind of surreal.
I spent four days, but after two everything to be seen was pretty much covered.
The Rijksmusem was a rip-off, they are remodelling it so you only get to see what they call "The Masterpieces", for 10€ I expected a lot more.
ullalipponen from Finland wrote about Amsterdam 4 years, 4 months ago
Amsterdam marathon is a place to make your new record! Almost flat route is one of the fastest in the world (Haile Gebreselassie 2.06.20) and you avoid suffering from heat and dehydration as the marathon is held in October.
The arrangements are pretty good, but be prepared to queue everywhere. Make sure to arrive at least one day in advance to get your number. If possible, bring a disposable raincoat, trash bag or something else to keep you warm. Otherwise you will most likely freeze after fininsh when you are all sweaty (it might take a loooong time before you get your gear from luggage). Also, bring your own drinks unless you are not a friend of Gatorade. :)
josemarques from Portugal wrote about Vondel Park Plaza 4 years, 10 months ago
Just stayed there 4 days, wonderful bedroom, big, huge window, awesome shower.
When I got there they gave me a room that was not ready, I complained and got another one right away.
Only the lobby, bar and business centre have free wi-fi.
It's not on the city centre, but it's walking distance or you can take the tram. It's pretty close to the museums.
There are nice restaurants around, but all very expensive since the hotel is located in an expensive area of the city.
Don't take a taxi if you arrive trough Centraal Station, the number 2 tram takes you to a stop 100 meters from the hotel, it's 1,6€ instead of around 20€!
jussi from Finland wrote about Red-Light District 4 years, 10 months ago
Ah, the spirit of the red-light district... Not much spirit actually - there are just windows after windows and behind each window is a 'lady of the night' waiting for her next 'assignment'. One can't see this elsewhere, though, so it's worth visiting..
satuandersson1 from Finland wrote about Truelove guest house 4 years, 6 months ago
A great place to stay during your Amsterdam visit! The not-so-straight owner of a antique-boutique has several rooms nearby the Centraal station and is very willing to help you in any matter concerning Amsterdam. There are everything you need in the room from a wine-cooler-fridge to hairdryer and TV.
satuandersson1 from Finland wrote about The Sex Museum 4 years, 6 months ago
Actually this belongs to the group: Breath-Taking Places but this is a great part of the towns culture. Not suitable for sensitive or humourless people. The museum contains all the aspects of sex and porn from the beginning of times to this day. Thingies all over the place! Opening hours 9.30 am - 11.30 pm
Martsu from Finland wrote about Hard Rock Cafe 4 years, 5 months ago
Amsterdam is a nice city, with lots to offer. One might say that the best restaurant in Amsterdam is the Hard Rock Café. Delicious meals and good service, are the reasons, why people visit it time after time. Hard Rock Café is situated in the middle of Leidseplein square and Vondelpark, and there is a Hard Rock Café shop in the same building.
Quite a good city, definitely worth spending a few days in it. You can always just sit and eat in the zillions of bars and restaurants. Remember to visit the Anne Frank House!
juha from Finland wrote about Anne Frank House 4 years, 11 months ago
You should definitely visit Anne Frank House when in Amsterdam. It quite a short tour but good. You'll see the small rooms in which they lived hiding from the nazis. Absolutely worth the small price and short wait.
Just visited A'dam couple of weeks ago and I have to say I fell in love with the city. Plenty of see and do, people are friendly, lots of lovely small pubs and restaurants and the nightlife is full of passion.
Have to recommend the different museums (if you have time, visit them all), Red-Light District, Vondelpark, and of course the restaurants.
juha replied 3 years, 7 months ago:
In France? :) It depends on what you like. Normandy is great. Spent a few weeks there last summer. Lots of history stuff to see. Champange area is also very nice. :) Try Epernay!
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