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Preparing your trip to Amsterdam: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Canal Cruise, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1. Smoking in public places is prohibited in Amsterdam. You will have to forget even about usual nicotine cigarettes to meet this social rule.
2. Visitors are advised not to overeat cakes with cannabis and mushrooms, which can be acquired in smart shops. No more than three pancakes per day are considered safe.
3. We do not recommend buying SuperShiva in coffee shops. It has very depressing impact on the unprepared tourists.
4. Weather in Amsterdam is very unpredictable, so all residents always carry a raincoat with them. Travelers will also make a right decision if they get some protection from the rain. Those, who enjoy walking, will feel fine if they take an umbrella with them, and a raincoat is more suitable in case you ride a bicycle.
5. Those tourists, who plan to travel around the city, use public transport, and visit cultural institutions, are recommended to buy a special tourist pass in VVV service. It gives the right to use public transport for free and provides tourists with discounts when visiting museums.
6. Fans of flowers should visit a flower market located in the heart of the city. Only here you can buy a huge bouquet made of 50 fragrant tulips for just 5 Euro. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
7. Fans of shopping are recommended to visit shops and trading centers in the morning. In the afternoon and on weekends all shopping streets of the city are crowded with numerous people, so looking at shop windows will be rather problematic.
8. A walk to the local antique store can replace a trip to a museum. Kind sellers will offer guests fresh coffee and will entertain them with interesting stories, but to thank for the entertainment a buyer will be simply required to purchase a souvenir.
Discovering the architecture of Amsterdam from bird's eye view! Oude Kerk, Montelbaanstoren, Waag, Magna Plaza, Noorderkerk, Tropenmuseum, all those monuments are defining the image of Amsterdam … Open
9. It may be quite difficult to travel on the streets of Old Town on a bicycle. There are no special bike lanes here, so there are often traffic jams on all main routes.
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What to visit being in Amsterdam - unique sights

Sauna Deco

From the series “Most extraordinary thermaes, baths and saunas in the world”
In the 1970s, the department store, which was known for its exquisite interior design, was renovated. After the renovation, most decor elements were abolished. These magnificent decor elements of the historical department store were brought into the sauna of Amsterdam. Today its visitors can go to the pool on a unique wooden staircase, over which several decades ago Parisians went shopping. Tourists who decide to visit the most famous and popular sauna in the Netherlands, should observe an important rule - wearing a bathing suit in sauna is strictly prohibited … Read further

Electric Ladyland Fluorescent Museum

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
In recent years, the museum's collection replenished with a variety of unusual sculptures. The layout of the Earth and a huge statue of Shiva are among the most impressive ones. Visit to the amazing museum in Amsterdam promises to be not only memorable, but also very informative event. Guests will learn about using fluorescence in contemporary art, industry and even marketing. They will understand how the thinnest ray of light is able to turn even an ordinary gray stone into a priceless piece of art. … Read further

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Travelling to Amsterdam - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Amsterdam. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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