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END OF december in Amsterdam

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END OF december in Amsterdam

Hi All,

I plan to visit 2-3 days in Amsterdam or its nearby tourist places in end of December 2013. But I also heard december is the wetly month in Netherland. My option is to visit the canal/cheese market/ windmill... ... any information provided?

Thanks,

Wymond

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1. Re: END OF december in Amsterdam

can be wetly, can be snowy, can be dryly..cannot forecast this far in advance

Edited: 1:01 pm, August 16, 2013
Hong Kong, China
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2. Re: END OF december in Amsterdam

Mostly wet and cold. Check www.accuweather.com nearer to departure time

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3. Re: END OF december in Amsterdam

The cheese market in Alkmaar is not open in the winter months, and rain or snow, rather than wind, may not be the best time to best appreciate the windmills. The canal boats will be running, unless snowed/iced in, however the city has other things to do see, if the weather is bad to curtail your other plans.

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4. Re: END OF december in Amsterdam

Ice is rare at the end of December. Snow... sometimes... a few times every 10 years or so. Usually in January. Mostly rain and wind. Or sun. Or just cloudy and dry. Or all that in one day.

Daylight is short, but that enables you to do a nice evening canal boat ride in the dark with all the beautiful lights on. Windmills are there year-round, inside Amsterdam there are a few, outside more. Cheese... shops seel it all year. Don't know about special cheese markets... Zaanse Schans may be open as usual with a small cheese factory.

Cecilia

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singapore
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5. Re: END OF december in Amsterdam

oh...mmm...then what can do in amsterdam in december?

Amsterdam, The...
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6. Re: END OF december in Amsterdam

Visit museums, visit coffeeshops, go ice skating on Jaap Eden iceskating rink, go to cinemas, bars, restaurants, visit villages nearby, Zaanse Schans http://www.zaanseschans.nl/ , go see some windmills, visit flower market, walk around and see beautiful architecture, do a canal boat ride, go up tall buildings for nice views, walk through parks, do a beer brewery tour, bike like the locals, see what special events and festivals are on in December (see www.iamsterdam.com > What to do)... and a lot more.

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7. Re: END OF december in Amsterdam

<Visit museums, visit coffeeshops, go ice skating on Jaap Eden iceskating rink, go to cinemas, bars, restaurants, visit villages nearby, Zaanse Schans http://www.zaanseschans.nl/ , go see some windmills, visit flower market, walk around and see beautiful architecture, do a canal boat ride, go up tall buildings for nice views, walk through parks, do a beer brewery tour, bike like the locals, see what special events and festivals are on in December (see www.iamsterdam.com > What to do)... and a lot more.>

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singapore
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8. Re: END OF december in Amsterdam

I see a lot of guide mention for the red light district... is it safe for asian couple going there?

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9. Re: END OF december in Amsterdam

Yes. Keep an eye on your wallet and purse.

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10. Re: END OF december in Amsterdam

Extremely safe. No photos taking by the way