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Cheap To Travel: Amsterdam Special

Our very first Cheap To Travel city special has kicked off. Every month we highlight a European city for two full weeks. Give you the lowdown on what’s happening in and around town. And provide you with the ultimate short trip experience in cities all across Europe. Amsterdam is this month’s pick – an obvious choice as it is Patrick’s backyard!

We provide you with content which is useful, fun and changes yours and our (travelling) lives. To give you a taste of what we do, today is the first day of the Cheap To Amsterdam Special. The special will run for a period of two weeks (10-23 October) in which you will get to know us up close and personal. Every day we publish cool stuff to do in and around Amsterdam.

Perhaps you’re thinking: “What can be so different about Amsterdam? It’s all smoking weed and red lights anyway”. Well, let us show you a fresh, a real, an original Amsterdam. Make your trip to the Dutch capital unique and memorable. ‘Wow’ your boy- or girlfriend with the best city trip they’ve ever been on. Experience Amsterdam like a local, and better.

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Tram vs. Rental Bike, The Ultimate Showdown

By Patrick Boor | October 20, 2016

Sorry guys, I’m not fully objective on this one. I’ve lived in Amsterdam for seven years now. Although public transport is not too bad, cycling is my first choice. For me, it saves time and money. And I simply love my bike. But when you’re on a short trip in Amsterdam, it’s hard to decide:…

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How to make Dutch Stamppot

By Richard Corporaal | October 20, 2016

Especially on these dreary fall days in the Netherlands, it is time for wholesome, traditional stamppot. And, when you’re visiting our tiny country in fall or winter, you have to eat this mixture of mashed potatoes and vegetables. In Amsterdam, lots of restaurants serve the typical Dutch winter food. However, nothing beats a home cooked meal…

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What Not to Do in Amsterdam? Walking on Bike Lanes!

Alright, there are countless things to do during an Amsterdam city trip. You should eat a herring, smoke a joint, try to bike, take a canal cruise and admire Van Gogh or Rembrandt’s works. But there are some things you don’t do in Amsterdam, to make sure you have a good time. #1 Walking on…

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Het Schip, FOAM? Check Out Lesser Known Museums of Amsterdam

Of course, when you’re in Amsterdam you should spend some time in world-famous museums like Van Gogh, Rijks and Stedelijk. But the city offers so much more when you’re crazy about art. In smaller, more serene museums. Here is my top 3 Lesser Known Museums of Amsterdam  Het Schip  – Architecture You’ll find Het Schip in the…

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Dutch Beers and Bitterballen: Where to go?

 TGIF! Time for a proper pint. Classic Dutch bars are the place to be for the traditional vrijdagmiddagborrel. A Friday afternoon drinking session after a week of working hard. Where to go for Dutch beers and bitterballen? Brouwerij De Prael – Beers Named after Famous Singers This brewery is located in the heart of the…

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Albert Cuyp, the World Famous Street Market

Fresh food, colourful flowers, a bustling atmosphere and noisy sellers. The Albert Cuypstraat is one of my favourite streets in Amsterdam. This ‘world famous street market’ offers everything you expect from a decent city market. Check out our Albert Cuyp Guide for the best herring, good-value restaurants and fancy bars. Combine your visit to Museum…

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All Aboard, We’re Going to Amsterdam-North

If you ask me, Amsterdam-Noord is one of the most exciting parts of the city. From behind Central Station (Ruijterkade) free ferries take you to the north bank of ‘t IJ. Here you’ll find laid-back restaurants, the EYE Museum, the ADAM Tower and NDSM Dockyards, home of fancy festivals. In Amsterdam-Noord, creative hubs and eateries…

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Late Night Arrival Schiphol: What to Do?

Trains run 24 hours a day between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Central Station. Get a ticket at one of the yellow machines. €4,20 one way. The train ride takes about 15 minutes. If you want to travel on the cheap, taking the train is the way to go. Obviously, it really sucks to arrive in a city in the…

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