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Amsterdam Gift Guide

Whether you’re shopping for someone who’s planning a trip to Amsterdam or who just can’t stop talking about how much they love this iconic city, there’s sure to be something in this collection of Amsterdam gift ideas to please just about everyone. And hey, if you’re the Amsterdam-o-phile in question, feel free to just send the whole list on to […]

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Book markets and English language bookstores in Amsterdam

If you’ve traveled around much in countries where English isn’t the primary language, you know that finding a good English-language bookstore can be difficult if not impossible. So you may be happy to know that Amsterdam isn’t one of those places. There are two large and excellent English-language bookstores, plus a famous weekly book market that is right in the […]


Albert Cuyp Market – where Amsterdam locals shop

There are two large outdoor markets in Amsterdam that run six days a week. The famous flea market at Waterlooplein is the easier to spot of the two since it’s readily visible from a good chunk of the tourist center neighborhood near Rembrandtplein. That market is fascinating and worth checking out since it has an ever-changing collection of antiques, used […]

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Waterlooplein Flea Market – the best junk in Amsterdam

Outdoor markets seem to be gaining popularity in nearly every place that doesn’t already rely on them for its citizen’s day-to-day needs. Amsterdam has been blessed with a few for quite some time, and the most interesting one for most tourists just happens to be right in the middle of everything. The Waterlooplein (which means Waterloo square or Waterloo plaza) […]