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Amsterdam (Covid Permitting)

Old 26th Nov 2020, 08:48
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Amsterdam (Covid Permitting)

Got a long weekend in Amsterdam planned for March 2021 if vaccination/testing regimes are underway. Previously booked for April 2020 and postponed for obvious reasons. I'd appreciate some ideas for "light" cultural sights/visits please ? My better half is fairly arty farty so museums, galleries etc would suit her best.

Any pointers much appreciated.

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Old 26th Nov 2020, 10:42
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The Rijksmuseum of course - don't do the whole thing - just go for the classic Dutch paintings around the Nightwatch.

And the Van Gogh......

TBH Amsterdam is a great place to just wander around - take it easy, stop often!
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Old 30th Nov 2020, 21:01
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You could also consider: https://hermitage.nl/en/
and: https://www.amsterdammuseum.nl/en (which has a small gallery with some Dutch Masters that you can walk through for free)
Depending on what's on she might like https://www.foam.org/ or https://huismarseille.nl/
And this one: https://www.debazelamsterdam.com/?lang=en you should walk in, turn left and go down to the basement. Free exhibition about the history of Amsterdam in the old bank vaults. The cafe on the ground floor is also good. Just ignore the other options on their website, it also houses archives, a bookstore that specialises in Amsterdam related books and more exhibition space.
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Old 17th Dec 2020, 16:08
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Great ! Thanks very much, certainly given me some excellent starters toward Brownie points and perhaps a bit of showing off my "knowledge"

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Old 17th Dec 2020, 18:48
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Well worth a visit -

Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum in Amsterdam
Plantage Kerklaan 61
1018 CXAmsterdam
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 16:34
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Thanks for the ponter Expatrick, noted and will act upon !

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Canal boat tour obviously and Anne Frank House is a pretty sobering yet incredibly interesting place to visit.
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Originally Posted by giggitygiggity View Post
Canal boat tour obviously and Anne Frank House is a pretty sobering yet incredibly interesting place to visit.
Anne Frank is already top of the list. The canal boat trip is also on there. Many thanks.

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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 09:10
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Rembrandt Square - Night Watch 3D sculpture. Go in the evening by tram and people watch over beer at one of the sidewalk bars. Van Gogh Museum. Ride the trams from one end of Amsterdam to the other. Windmills at Zaanse Schans nice bus ride using public transport from the bus port, back of Centraal. Free Ferry ride to Eye Film Museum from Centraal. Canal cruise. Just walk the downtown canal area!
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A quick (or not so quick) stop at De Drie Fleschjes (The three flasks) liqueurs tasting room at 18 Gravenstraat, behind the New Church off the Damrak will take the aches out of those well-used tootsies! Recommend Oude Jenever and Jonge Jenever for serious cultural reasons, Bessenjenever and Half om Halfje for something different and tasty, Liqueur with gold leaf in in and Parfait Amour just because they're ... well just because.

You'll be served at the bar in tulip shaped glasses filled to the brim, and because you then have to bend down to take your first sip so as not to spill the contents, you are considered to be bowing down to the superior substance in front of you! Op uw gezondheid!
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 15:46
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Thanks guys, I'll be running all suggestions by SWMBO for decisions !

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