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Beurs van Berlage

Beurs van Berlage: former stock exchange building

Did you know that because of the former stock exchange building Beurs van Berlage and several other buildings related to financial activities built in...
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Cruising Amsterdam’s canals

Did you know there are about 200 tourist vessels in Amsterdam? Each year more than 3 million tourists enjoy a tour of Amsterdam's canals. 
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Unlimited travel day ticket Amsterdam

Did you know that the GVB day ticket (€7.50) provides 24 hours of unlimited travel on all 15 tram routes, 41 bus routes and...
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Larger-than-life bookcase in Amsterdam Oud-West

Did you know that each book in this giant bookcase weighs about 25kg? This artwork in Amsterdam Oud-West is part of a neighbourhood where...
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Carillons in Amsterdam

Did you know that the world's greatest concentration of carillons is found in Amsterdam? Most of the 9 carillons date back to the 17th...
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam reopens after 10-year renovation

Did you know that the State Museum (Rijksmuseum) in Amsterdam opens its doors today after a 10-year renovation? The museum exhibits over 8,000 objects...
Kerwin Duinmeijer

Kerwin Duinmeijer memorial

Today marks the 34th anniversary of Kerwin Duinmeijer's death, a 15-year old Antillean boy who was stabbed by a teenage skinhead in the center...
Did you know that as of tomorrow you need an OV chip card or ticket with QR code to open the gates at Amsterdam Central Station? For passengers with a printed or mobile ticket there are special gates with a barcode reader.

OV chip card at Amsterdam Central Station

Did you know that as of 4 December 2017 you need an OV chip card or ticket with QR code to open the gates...
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Cherry blossom trees in Amsterdamse Bos

Did you know that Amsterdamse Bos is home to an orchard with 400 beautiful cherry blossom trees? Half of the trees have a Dutch...
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Amsterdam is entirely built on long poles

Did you know that Amsterdam is entirely built on long poles hammered deep into the ground, otherwise the buildings would sink away in the...