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Wandering Through Amsterdam's Canal District - Page 4

Written by Lies Ouwerkerk
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Lies Ouwerkerk returns to her native city and searches for the 5 best canal hotels, restaurants, brown cafe's, specialty shops, local markets, museums, and bike rental shops in the downtown canal district.

MARKETS:

- Antiekmarkt de Looier (antique market), Elandsgracht

- Vlooienmarkt (flea market), Waterlooplein

- Bloemenmarkt (flower market), Singel

- Noordermarkt (Mondays: household goods; Saturdays: farmers market)

- Albert Cuypmarkt (general products), Albert Cuypstraat between Ferdinand Bolstraat and Van Woustraat (tramline 16 or 24, stop Albert Cuyp)

Wandering Through Amsterdam's Canal District, best canal hotels, restaurants, brown cafe's, specialty shops, local markets, museums, bike rental shops, Dam Square, De Pieper, Stedelijk Museum, Herengracht, Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht, Red Light District, Rembrandt House, Hotel 717, Mac Bike Leidseplein, De Silveren Spiegel, Puccini Bomboni, B&B Sunhead of 1617, Antiekmarkt de Looier (antique market), Elandsgracht, Lies OuwerkerkBIKE RENTAL SHOPS:

- Rent-A-Bike, Damstraat 20-22, tel. 625 50 29, www.bikes.nl

- Bike City, Bloemgracht 68-70, tel. 626 37 21, www.bikecity.nl

- Mike's Bike Tours, Kerkstraat 134, tel. 622 79 70, www.mikesbiketoursamsterdam.com

- Mac Bike Leidseplein, Weteringschans 2, tel. 620 09 85, www.macbike.nl

- Mac Bike Central Station, Stationsplein, tel. 620 09 85, www.macbike.nl

GETTING THERE:

Airlines offering direct flights to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from major U.S. and Candian cities include KLM/North West, Continental, Delta, and United.

There is a fast and frequent train service that connects Schiphol Airport with Amsterdam Central Station (about E3.50) or an Airport Hotel Shuttle Bus departing outside the Arrival Halls (about E12); Taxi: from E40 to get to downtown.

Wandering Through Amsterdam's Canal District, best canal hotels, restaurants, brown cafe's, specialty shops, local markets, museums, bike rental shops, Dam Square, De Pieper, Stedelijk Museum, Herengracht, Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht, Red Light District, Rembrandt House, Hotel 717, Mac Bike Leidseplein, De Silveren Spiegel, Puccini Bomboni, B&B Sunhead of 1617, Antiekmarkt de Looier (antique market), Elandsgracht, Lies OuwerkerkFor more information on accommodations, excursions, passes, maps, bike rentals, cultural events, transportation and boat tours: VVV Amsterdam, tel. 0900-400, www.visitamsterdam.nl , located at Schiphol Airport, Central Station, and Leidseplein. NB: also inquire about special events such as: Museum Weekend (April), Open Garden Days (June), Canal Festival (August), and Open Monument Day (September).

©Lies Ouwerkerk

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