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Amsterdam has many "Hofjes" ( is a Dutch word for a courtyard with almshouses around it). Hofje van Brienen is one of them that you can visit it. This place is very neat, beautiful and peaceful. I love the lanterns, they have a royal crown...More
Sought out this place when I read about these places in a guidebook. Pretty gardens and a quietness about the place but these apartments are lived in - you can see little personal objects outside each door - and I did feel a little like...More
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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.