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  Amsterdam.info - Amsterdam hotels
Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world.
From its canals to world-famous museums and historical sights, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe.
Amsterdam is also a city of tolerance and diversity.
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  Amsterdam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although Amsterdam is officially designated as the capital of the Netherlands, it is neither the capital of the province in which it is located, North Holland (which is Haarlem), nor the seat of the government and parliament of the Netherlands (which is The Hague).
Amsterdam's Hortus Botanicus, founded in the early 1600s, is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, with many old and rare specimens, amongst which the coffee plant that served as the parent for the entire coffee culture in Central and South America.
Amsterdam is known as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and is a center of bicycle culture.
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 Amsterdam - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Amsterdam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As of 2005, the population of the municipality of Amsterdam is 742,209; the population of the greater Amsterdam area is approximately one million and a half.
Amsterdam was the most important point for the trans-shipment of goods in Europe and it was for a time the leading financial centre of the world.
Amsterdam's International Institute of Social History is one of the world's largest documentary and research institutions concerning social history, and especially the history of the labor movement.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the capital, and second residential city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, lies, in a semi-circle, on the Ij (Wye), the southwestern part of the Zuidersee, at the mouth of the Amstel, and is joined to the North Sea by the Nordseck Canal, constructed between 1865 and 1879.
The city authorities of Amsterdam, however, were, in the interests of their trade with Catholic nations, more tolerant in the enforcement of this regulation than most of the cities of the Netherlands.
Amsterdam, indeed, was at this period rising to the position of the first trading city of the world, a rise due to the fall of Antwerp in 1585, the blockade of the mouths of the Scheldt, and a series of glorious battles with England.
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 Amsterdam travel guide - Wikitravel
Amsterdam has over a million inhabitants in the urban area, and is located in the Province of North-Holland.
Although Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, the seat of government is The Hague, and the provincial capital is Haarlem.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is situated 15 km south-west of the city, and is one of the busiest airports in the world.
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 Amsterdam | Gay and Lesbian Travel Destinations | Tips, Hotels, Restaurants & Nightlife | Photos and Videos | ...
If you are interested in Amsterdam's history, go to the Anne Frank Huis and the Homo Monument, which is a memorial to those gays and lesbians persecuted during World War II by Nazi Germany.
The NH Hotel Amsterdam Center is located in a building that was used to house athletes during the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games.
In close proximity to the University of Amsterdam campus, this multi-level Grand Café is great for getting away from the tourist scene and joining the Amsterdammers for their Sunday brunch or after hours tapas.
www.logoonline.com /travel/destinations/europe/netherlands/amsterdam.jhtml   (959 words)

  
 Amsterdam Heritage
The city of Amsterdam enjoys great fame for being the proud owner of one of the most important intact historical city centres in the world.
The distinctive Amsterdam cityscape is dominated by canal houses, most of them built as residences for wealthy citizens.
Amsterdam Heritage includes an introduction to the history of Amsterdam as well as an outline of the topographical development of the city.
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 The Internet Guide to Amsterdam
Amsterdam is an unusual city in that it has all the advantages of a big city – culture, history, food, entertainment, good transport – with relatively few of the disadvantages: it is physically small, beautiful, relatively quiet, and largely thanks to the canals, has relatively little traffic.
Amsterdam is a safe city, and there is nothing to fear from walking in any part of the city.
Amsterdam Heritage: The site is difficult to navigate, but it has a wealth of historical information and photos of the city and its buildings.
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 The Internet Guide to Amsterdam
Amsterdam is an unusual city in that it has all the advantages of a big city – culture, history, food, entertainment, good transport – with relatively few of the disadvantages: it is physically small, beautiful, relatively quiet, and largely thanks to the canals, has relatively little traffic.
Amsterdam is a late city: many shops don't open until 10 in the morning, and bars and cafés stay open till 1 or 2 in the morning.
Amsterdam Heritage: The site is difficult to navigate, but it has a wealth of historical information and photos of the city and its buildings.
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 Amsterdam Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
With a mere 730,000 friendly souls and with almost everything a scant 10-minute bike ride away, Amsterdam is actually like a village that happens to pack the cultural wallop of a megalopolis.
The French writer J-K Huysmans once called Amsterdam "a dream, an orgy of houses and water." It's true: when compared with other major European cities, this one is uniquely defined by houses, rather than palaces, estates, and other aristocratic folderol.
Amsterdam's official voyage toward global domination began in 1275, when Floris V, count of Holland, decreed that the fledgling settlement would be exempt from paying tolls.
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 Amsterdam to shut prostitution 'windows' - Boston.com
The City of Amsterdam said Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, it is shutting down nearly one-third of the 350 prostitution "windows" in the city's famed red light district, as part of a crackdown on crime in the area.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands --City officials say they will turn off the red lights and shutter a third of the prostitution "windows" in Amsterdam's famed Red Light District, where scantily-clad ladies of the night have beckoned customers for hundreds of years.
The narrow streets near Amsterdam's center have been known as a hangout for hookers since the city was the hub of a global trading empire during the Netherlands' 17th century Golden Age.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2006/11/30/amsterdam_curbs_prostitution_windows   (776 words)

  
 Amsterdam Bed and Breakfasts
Phildutch - Amsterdam Houseboat - Amsterdam B&B - Amsterdam, Netherlands Phildutch - Amsterdam Houseboat - Amsterdam Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious B & B in the...
Amsterdam PRINX Bed and Breakfast Apartments - Amsterdam, Netherlands Studios surrounded by typical houses in the monumental city centre in quiet but lively location kamer01 - Amsterdam, Netherlands Stylish Boutique B&B in the heart of Amsterdam Treetops - Amsterdam, Netherlands Treetops B&B offers a unique Dutch experience - situated a minute's walk from Vondelpark...
Amsterdam Canal Apartment - Amsterdam, Netherlands There are three canal side apartments in 17th century canal houses, each of them restored...
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 Amsterdam Hotels - 309 hotels in Amsterdam up to 80% off
Known by all to be the cultural capital of Holland and having, with its beautiful canals running through the city centre, earned itself the honorary name of "the Venice of the North", it attracts, and keeps attracting, travellers from all over the world, and with good reason.
It is this laid-back attitude that feeds and sustains the easy-going atmosphere of life in Amsterdam so often remarked upon by those who have spent time in the city, whether or not they have bothered to delve into the regions in question.
Amsterdam Centrum- "Vondelpark" This Hotel is located next to the vondel park and is on 5 min.
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 Amsterdam hotels, cheap hotel reservations, lodgings - accommodation
Amsterdam is full of beautiful buildings, many dating back to the 17th century or earlier.
Amsterdam is home to some fascinating museums and a few of them house some of the world's oldest and most stunning art collections.
 Stadhouderskade 12, Amsterdam, 1054 ES Ideal for a vacation in the heart of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Marriott is close to canals and the picturesque city center and is is a stone's throw away from the famous Van Gogh museum and Rijksmuseum.
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 Amsterdam Hostels: Book a Cheap Hostel in Amsterdam. Free Booking Service!
The new hostel is situated east of the centre in a peaceful, typical Amsterdam neighbourhood.
Nearby all famous Amsterdam attractions, like the renowned museums, the Leidseplein and flower market,rembrandtplein,walking distance to Dam square and the red light district, you can travel to every corner of the city within minutes.
Amsterdam is the city of youth, great architecture and, of course, exciting night-life and great business opportunities.
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 Cruises to Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and the world on Holland America, one of the best cruise lines
The ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear the name of the Dutch capital in Holland America Line's 135-year history.
At the heart of the ms Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture soaring in a three-story atrium.
Enjoy a cruise vacation in 2008-2009 aboard the ms Amsterdam as she cruises to such popular destinations as Alaska, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, South America and the Panama Canal.
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 D'Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam | venere.com
The D'Amsterdam Hotel is situated in the centre of Amsterdam, near Leidseplein square with its cafés and restaurants, the Vondelpark and the well-known Rijksmuseum and Municipal Museum.
Overall, we had a great stay in Amsterdam and the hotel would be great if it was not for too small room, so I would only suggest to specifically ask for a real double.
Amsterdam is beautiful, the hotel is the perfect solution for a long weekend.
www.venere.com /hotel/?lg=en&htid=14499   (3424 words)

  
 Amsterdam Hotels | venere.com
The France Hotel enjoys a convenient situation right in the centre of Amsterdam, in front of the central station and close to all the city's major sights, some of which are easily accessible by foot.
The hotel Hem Amsterdam is situated in the south-west area of Amsterdam, close to the RAI exhibition centre and a few minutes by car from the historical city centre: an ideal location, suitable for business travellers and tourists alike.
Hotel Freeland is located in the very heart of the old city of Amsterdam, close to the famous Leidseplein square and other places of interest for both cultural and leisure purposes, such as the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank's House, Van Gogh Museum, and the...
www.venere.com /en/reservation/netherlands/netherlands/amsterdam/hotels/43110   (856 words)

  
 Amsterdam hotels and accommodation, hotel reservations in North Holland, by all-hotels.com
No trip to Amsterdam would be complete without visiting at least one of their many museums.
Reimerswaalstraat 5, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1069 AE Tulip Inn Amsterdam City West is located in a suburban area in the western part of Amsterdam and is easy accessible from...
John M. Keynesplein 2, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1066 EP Dutch Design Hotel Artemis is a new, deluxe 4-star hotel located in the west of Amsterdam between the city centre and Amsterdam...
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Hotels, Accommodation in Amsterdam, Amsterdam Apartments, Holidays in Netherlands
This fabulous one-bedroom apartment is perfectly situated in the heart of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam is one of the most visited cities in all of Europe attracting visitors from across the globe.
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 588 Amsterdam hotels. Compare hotels in Amsterdam. Amsterdam hotel comparison engine.
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A visitor to Amsterdam is surprised by city's very special atmosphere stemming from great architecture, eye-friendly colours and relatively small road traffic.
In fact, Amsterdam seems to be the smallest big city in the world.
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 Île Amsterdam Encyclopedia Articles @ VeryGoodCredit.com (Very Good Credit)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Another Amsterdam Island is an Arctic island in the Svalbard archipelago, near the northwestern corner of Spitsbergen.
The island is volcanic but has been inactive since 1792.
Île Amsterdam is one of three islands which are antipodes of the continental United States.
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 UrbanRail.Net > Europe > Netherlands > Amsterdam Metro
Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, has about 730,000 inhabitants (1.3 million in metropolitan area) and is famous for its huge canal system.
In the early sixties the rapidly expanding city of Amsterdam (this refers to the size of its built-up area, not to the number of inhabitants) struggled with an insufficient public transport system.
The metro itself (underground public transport means the final hegemony of the car on the street level) and the demolition of a characteristic area combined with the reduction of the cheap housing stock (very much in favour with squatters-avant-la-lettre) became an important focus of that movement.
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