The first time I visited Amsterdam, I was happy to note that most people there speak English (less so in the outlying areas). It is very easy to get around in Amsterdam. Public transport is excellent. There is a train station in the airport with...

There is nothing like touring Amsterdam from the canals. This is one attraction I recommend even if you only have a few hours in Amsterdam. The boat depots are located in the center of the city with boats leaving periodically. The Rederij Kooij Company, owned...

The Amsterdamse Bos is a very large wooded area of 2,500 acres with biking paths leading all throughout the meadows and wooded areas. There are a variety activities available within the park. There is our all-time favorite; the Geitenboerderij goat farm with a playground, café and...

Apenheul was all we imagined it to be plus more. This specialized zoo has many different types of apes, monkeys and gorillas. The most exciting part of the park is the area where monkeys mingle with people and there is a possibility of holding a...

During the 16th and early 17th centuries, many Sephardic Jews fleeing the persecution of Spain and Portugal sought freedom of religion and refuge in Amsterdam. The Jews settled in an eastern Amsterdam neighborhood which later became known as the Jewish Quarter. The Portuguese Synagogue, also...

The name Dolphinarium says it all. It is a combination of an aquarium and a dolphin park. The main focus and excitement in the park are the shows. There is a sea lion show, walrus show, and of course the major dolphin show. The dolphin...

Tun Fun opened almost 15 years ago in the center of Amsterdam. It is an enjoyable indoor soft destination with activities for the very young and children who are older. The fascinating thing about the facility is that it was actually created in a tunnel...

The Geitenboederij (Goat Farm) Ridammerhoeve is located within the beautiful Amsterdamse Bos (forest). There are so many activities for visitors to enjoy in a beautiful natural farm setting. The dairy goat farm was opened in 1988. The farm started with about a hundred goats. There...

The Heineken Experience Tour located in Amsterdam, home of the Heineken beer, is interesting and interactive. The location of the tour is the former Heineken brewery in the center of Amsterdam. This brewery was closed in 1988 since it was not equipped to produce the...

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