Amsterdam – Sex, Drugs and Pedalos?

Amsterdam – Sex, Drugs and Pedalos?

We packed a lot into our three days in Amsterdam; boat trips through the historical canal district, museum visits, sight-seeing and, of course, plenty of gable-spotting. But I can’t leave without mentioning Amsterdam’s more infamous attractions; the Red Light District and the cannabis-selling coffee shops. We didn’t encounter any rock and roll during our trip but pedalos were prevalent and it sort of rhymed…

 

Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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What to See for Free in Amsterdam

What to See for Free in Amsterdam

I Amsterdam Sign

Amsterdam on a Budget

Amsterdam comes packed with museums, galleries and attractions but it all comes at a price. If you’re visiting Amsterdam on a budget by the time you’ve added travel to and around the city, accommodation and meals into your itinerary you’ll have made quite a dent in your wallet.  I’ve compiled a handy list of what to see for free in Amsterdam with a handy sightseeing map to help balance the bottom line of your Amsterdam budget and get just a little more bang for your buck.

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The leaning Houses of Amsterdam and why they’re on the tilt

The leaning Houses of Amsterdam and why they’re on the tilt

The leaning houses in Amsterdam would indicate that the city’s on a bit of a tilt. And, if you’re wondering, no I didn’t partake of anything I shouldn’t have in its infamous coffee shops. Well maybe just the odd glass of red….

As we walked the pretty canals of the city we soon noticed that many of the tall, skinny, Amsterdam houses were on a distinct teeter. In fact some looked positively tipsy. It seems Amsterdam buildings lean every which way.

Leaning Amsterdam Houses

Crooked Amsterdam Houses

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Six Cool and Quirky Things to do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Canal Life

Amsterdam’s Canal District celebrated its 400th birthday in 2013 making it a very special year for The Netherland’s capital. It’s a city of history, architecture, art and, of course, an infamous edgy side but what I enjoyed most were the Amsterdam canals; pretty leaf-lined waterways, criss-crossed with curvy little bridges, edged with cobblestone streets and leaning gabled houses.

Amsterdam Bridges & Canals

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