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Top 5 in Amsterdam

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We really felt in love with Amsterdam. It’s a magic city for tourists! Wonderful museums, romantic canal tours and coffee shops everywhere but, sadly, all this things are not in this top 5. Beyond the shopping streets and after the tourist part of our journey, you can find these lovely treasures.

 

 

Waterlooplein market

For the flea markets-addicted this one is a must see. Along its streets you’ll find every kind of thing at very low prices: military clothes, 30 years old canisters and every kind of typical gadget.

 

1. waterlooplein

 

 

Frens Haringhandel

Getting lost in the colours of the flowers floating market is the best trip we had in Amsterdam. In the end of the market there’s another little treasure: a very kind couple sells fresh fish on the river. A little picnic on the river eating sandwiches with herrings and kibbellings will be one of the most unforgettable Amsterdam’s moments.

 

3. Leidseplein

 

 

Leidseplein

Dam Square is the most famous square of the city and it’s beautiful in the morning and pure magic in the night. But walking in the city you’ll find another square, totally different, that is one of the centres of night life. The square is “Leidseplein” and it’s full of colours and life. Our suggestions? Choose an “all you can eat” in one of the little restaurants in the nearbies and go away rolling over!!

 

2.Haringhandel

 

 

Free walking tours

We didn’t have the possibility to join one of the free walking tours that begin from Dam Square, near the Nieuwe Kerke. Sadly we discover this tours only a few hours before departures but…hey, it’s a great idea! We suggest to use this tours once arrived in the city in order to understand how to move in Amsterdam and where are the main attractions.

 

 

The nearbies

Amsterdam is a point of connection too. In a few minutes the train and the buses from the railway station connect the city with the Nordsee, with Zaanse Schans and Rotterdam. We choose Zaanse Schans and in half an hour we reach the magic town of windmills.

 

4. Zanse

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