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Top 5 'Must Do's' whilst in Amsterdam?

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Top 5 'Must Do's' whilst in Amsterdam?

OK, first time to the 'Dam' and am going in two couples. Had a glance at a couple of guide books but experience with trip advisor tells me you people know better.

So, I would really appreciate your top 5 things to do, places to go/see.

Cheers

AnO
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31. Re: Top 5 'Must Do's' whilst in Amsterdam?

take a stroll through the "jordaan", this is the area between "brouwersgracht", "prinsengracht", "leidsegracht" and the "lijnbaansgracht" it has loads of nice restaurants and bars.

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32. Re: Top 5 'Must Do's' whilst in Amsterdam?

The Westerkerk is a block south of the Anne Frank house on the Prinsengracht canal.

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33. Re: Top 5 'Must Do's' whilst in Amsterdam?

Thanks.

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34. Re: Top 5 'Must Do's' whilst in Amsterdam?

bruniquel wrote-

* Take a trip to the polders surrounding the town..

what are "the polders"

thanks

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35. Re: Top 5 'Must Do's' whilst in Amsterdam?

I think those are the things stopping the whole place getting cained by the north sea?

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36. Re: Top 5 'Must Do's' whilst in Amsterdam?

No that's the dikes, levees if you're American.

The polders are land reclaimed from the sea. North of Amsterdam are the oldest ones, from the 17th century, in the are between Zaandam - Volendam.

Very picturesque, criss-crossed with dikes and canals, ols farmhouses and villages, and windmills (whose purpose was not to grind wheat, but to constantly pump the excess water over the dikes).