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After you cruise the city in a canal boat, or even before, you may wonder about the history behind the creation of such a magnificent architectural achievement. A new museum in Amsterdam, Museum Het Grachtenhuis (The Canal House) is a great place to start your education on the history of …

Artis Royal Zoo is Amsterdam’s only zoo and the biggest zoo in the Netherlands. It is located in the Plantage neighborhood in the East of the city, very near the Plantage Kerklaan tram stop. Artis is a wonderland of plants and animals set among stunning examples of 19th century Dutch …

While the Dutch are not internationally known for their cuisine, there are many Dutch dishes that you simply must try on your visit to Amsterdam. Here are some things that are distinctly Dutch that you’ll want to sink your teeth into. Bitterballen – These little snacks can be found at …

Internet Only a few small internet cafes remain in the Old Center. Unless you have a laptop or smart phone, your best bet for internet access is the Amsterdam Public Library (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam) wich offers free internet access.  Located near the Central Station the modern and clean library has hundreds of …
Hortus Botanicus

The Plantage is a leafy neighborhood in the center of Amsterdam, most popular for its Zoo and botanical gardens. Get Around By Tram Walking to Plantage can take 30 minutes, and most visitors would want to take the tram there. From Central Station, trams 9 and 14 go right through …

The Jordaan District is one of the most famous districts in Amsterdam. The Jordaan District was first incorporated into the expanding city in the 1600’s, and initially served as an overspill area for some of the cities poorest inhabitants. Once notorious for its open sewers, crime and awful living conditions, …

Amsterdam Centrum (center) is the bustling, vibrant and crowded central district of Amsterdam.  Most visitors arrive in Amsterdam at the Central Station, smack in the middle of the center, and then walk south along the Damrak to Dam Square. To the east of Damrak is the Red Light District, Woarmoestraat …

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call …

Anne Frank Biography Anne Frank is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary has become one of the world’s most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films. The diary, which was given to Anne on her …

Be My Guest offers luxurious, handpicked Amsterdam apartment rentals, houseboats and B&B’s for holidays or business trips in central Amsterdam. All the places have been chosen personally and many have been visited or even stayed in as well to ensure the quality is of the highest standard. An apartment also …