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“A wonderful surprise...”

Levend Paardenmuseum De Hollandsche Manege
Reviewed August 2, 2012

A building you would never suspect had a whole horse riding school inside! We got to walk around and pet the horses - we even got to see an 18-hand horse! We walked in while wandering around Vondelpark because my boyfriend's a rider. We were so surprised! Gorgeous riding areas, an other-wordly feel, and very friendly instructors. My boyfriend was able to get a pvt lesson for EUR 36 - a bargain compared to the £99 London charges! A must visit if you like horses!

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

If you like horses and are visiting Amsterdam, you must go. A very impressive building with some beautiful horses. Six Euros entrance fee includes a drink in the quaint, small cafe overlooking one of the sand schools. Fascinating.

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Reviewed February 4, 2012

I always loved horses, but most stables nowadays have no charisma, and this place has a plenty! from the moment you walk through the gate you are transported into a different place and time! And to know the locals had to protest to save it from being knocked down makes this place really special! and the horses are very friendly!

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Reviewed September 27, 2011

This stable can be missed very easily if u're not alert.

make it a point to visit this unlikely attraction if ure near Vondelpark.

Being the oldest horse stable in Amsterdam, it boasts gorgeous architecture. the architect for the stables is the same person who designed the Concertgebouw. :)

contrary to other reviews, visitors are allowed into the stables and service at the cafe was very good. since there are not many visitors, you get your coffee immediately. by the way, the coffee is really good!

If you'll be in Amsteream for a while, call the stables before hand and schedule a starter package of 5 lessons for first time riders. seems pretty worth it. who else can say they learnt riding while on their trip to Amsterdam?

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Reviewed September 22, 2011

I had read very good things about this place like "one of the best cafe's in A'dam, so we went there to see it ourselves. Because of the manege it was very different than the other cafe's we visited on our trip, but the cafe really wasn't that good. The cafe is a place where the riders hang around after riding. Maybe we had the worst luck but after waiting like half an hour without any service to any customer at the cafe, we decided to leave. There was a balcony where you can see the riding classes and when we sat there we realise that because of the smell of horse poop it really wasn't very pleasant place to enjoy a cup of cafe. Nice place to see, not so nice cafe.

Thank MsBean2
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