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Gettin’ “cheesy” with it – a guide for all the foodies looking for a legen-dairy experience in Amsterdam

If you’re well-familiar with names like Edam, Gouda or Maasdam, and if terms like Mimolette, Maaslander or Leerdammer do ring more than a bell, then you’re in the right place to be delighted. The short list below contains some of the most worthy places to visit if you don’t want to become cheesed off by your stay in Amsterdam.

Drugs in Amsterdam: Law, Culture & Tourism

Drug law in the Netherlands has been a source of controversy for decades. While it’s true that the use of soft drugs is tolerated throughout the country and will most assuredly go unpunished, the encompassing socio-political climate is much more ambiguous. Before you give your order in one of the legendary “coffee shops,” take the time to familiarize yourself with the dos and don’ts of drugs in Amsterdam.

Summertime in Amsterdam – Enjoy the great outdoors as Amsterdam shines in the summer.

Amsterdam is packed full of activities that are popular at any time of the year but this small and active city really shines once the sun is out. During a short stay in the summertime is when you can have first-hand experience at some of the great activities that are essentially Amsterdam.

Canal Cruises – The best way to see Amsterdam’s true beauty

Cruising Amsterdam’s canals is a given on any short stay in the city; there’s no question about it, you just do it. Amsterdam was built around these historic canals and to appreciate all the wonderful sights you have to go on the waters. There are many canal cruise operators with a number of piers around the city so there is bound to be one near your apartment. Choose from daily cruises, night time cruises, private party cruises, gourmet meals or romantic dinners.

I Amsterdam City Card – A cheaper way to enjoy an action-packed short stay in Amsterdam

Are you planning on a busy short stay in Amsterdam filled with days full of excursions and travelling, or even only visiting three main attractions? The I Amsterdam City Card is the ideal way to enjoy all the things you want to do during your leisure or business stay in Amsterdam but for less and with three validity periods: 24, 48 or 72 hours.

Amsterdam’s Torture Museums

If you have a penchant for all things creepy, gothic and frankly downright painful then be sure to pay a visit to either of the city’s torture themed museums – yes, there really are TWO!

National Museum of Spectacles – A 700 year journey of fashionable eyewear

Located within Amsterdam’s exclusive 9 Streets, this fascinating museum exhibits a 700 year history of spectacles. The National Museum of Spectacles is a family run business, which allows visitors the opportunity to journey back in time and explore the changing styles and fashions of eye wear.

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam – The perfect setting for an unforgettable performance

Occupying a perfect position upon Amsterdam’s much-loved Museumplein, the Concertgebouw is regarded as one of the world’s most exclusive concert halls. Boasting exceptional acoustics and the home to the fabulous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, this spectacular building welcomes visitors from across the globe.

The Erotic Museum – Your Personal Guide to Intense Pleasures

Placed in the heart of the Red Light District in Amsterdam, right next to the famous windows where you can directly interact with gorgeous working young ladies, the Erotic Museum pleases the eyes and fantasies of its visitors through a fully fledged display of sex related objects and stories. Take a stroll from your apartment to the Museum so you can charge up your libido and imagination for more intense hedonistic encounters later on.

Amsterdam Dungeon – A fun, yet scary adventure back in time

Ideally located within the heart of the city centre and just minutes away from the bustling Dam Square, the Amsterdam Dungeon allows visitors the opportunity to journey back in time and explore some of the city’s more terrifying history. Live actors, fantastic special effects and a roller coaster ride make this attraction an interactive, exciting and, at times, quite frightening experience which should not be missed.