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“Perfect tourist-sy photo opportunity” 4 of 5 stars
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Museumplein
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier))
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London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect tourist-sy photo opportunity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Museumplein is actually a big open area (or a square) that's a short distance from most of the major museums in Amsterdam and Vondelpark. The main attraction is to take a photo with the letters- and I think that yes, you should do that if it's on your way! After all, when in Rome do as the Romans do.

After taking cutesy photos with the letters then there'll be no end of museums around to fill your time or to simply go on a cycling excursion in Vondelpark.

During winter when it's cold enough, there'll be an ice-skating rink just in front of the letters,

Visited January 2014
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Gloucester
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“Lovely Open Space in the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Large open space surrounded by beautiful buildings housing museums and concert hall, trams trundling across at one end and lots of trees, fountains and sculptures old and modern. A great place to sit and draw breath whilst on a trip to the city

Visited October 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Good for a short visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Museumplein is actually an open area between the biggest museums in Amsterdam - Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum & Stedelijk Museum. It has beautiful surroundings with fountains & sculptures and the famous Iamsterdam sign(similar to the one at the airport, but more fun here).
But to get a decent photo with the Iamsterdam sign, you need to visit it early as it becomes busy & people are all over it to get pics with no regards to others.
Nevertheless its a beautiful area with good mix of locals & tourists and must be included during the first visit to amsterdam. The place is also near to vondelpark, leidseplein and the canal cruise, so can be included in the day's itinerary.

Visited June 2013
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Petah Tiqwa, HaMerkaz, Israel
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“Great pic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

This was a spot on our bike route. Took cute picutres, we were there while the ice ring was on, super cute sight. I Amsterdam sign there makes a cool picture opportunity.

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“Awesome atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Open spaces and fresh air... Great place to be and ofcourse no trip will be complete without a pic of the "I amstermdam"

Visited December 2013
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