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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
Date of experience: July 2017
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.