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Whether you're in town for a few nights or several months, you want to experience the city like a native. Take a look at our ongoing collection of handy tips, guides and the best way to enjoy your time in Amsterdam.

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Serviced apartments vs. hotels

Did you know that Serviced Apartments are the best alternative to really feeling at home when you are far away from home? What does the term Serviced Apartments really mean and how do they differ from hotels?
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Perfect Visit´s Top Recommendations

Perfect Visit offers the largest and most diverse selection of serviced apartments and studios available for any budget for group rentals of long or short stays in Amsterdam and the surrounding regions. What follows below is a quick sampling of our premium, five-star properties – Perfect Visit’s own, best-rated, hand-picked, TOP FIVE serviced apartments. Enjoy!
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Van Woustraat shopping street in De Pijp

De Pijp (‘The Pipe’) is one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Amsterdam. It pulses with an energy that emerges from both its dynamic inhabitants and eager visitors. It is common to see the typical leaning houses from the 17th and…
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Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets)

The Nine Streets of Amsterdam is by far one of the most endearing shopping areas of the city. Absolutely adored by the locals, its warm atmosphere and picturesque, pretty stores will inspire you and inevitably capture your heart…
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Diverse and Delicious: Top Restaurants of Amsterdam

By both day and night, Amsterdam inspires. Its cobbled lane ways contain fascinating histories, the stories etched in the battered stonework and weathered statues. As much as it is...
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Diversified, Delectable Dining: Vondelpark Restaurants

Vondelpark is one of the most stunning locations of Amsterdam, an oasis of beauty and serenity. Situated within it, there are ranges of excellent restaurants to satisfy hungry customers,…
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Restaurants in the Picturesque Plantage Neighborhood

Plantage is one of the most intriguing areas of Amsterdam. It is a beauteous mix of cosmopolitans, who frequent its somewhat avant-garde features, and students, who circulate in and …
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Enticing international cuisine: Amsterdam East Restaurants

Amsterdam East is home to a range of diverse nationalities and cultures – an intriguing mix of students, immigrants and young families. The restaurants stay very much in the spirit of …
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Markets in Amsterdam

One of the most characteristic features of Amsterdam is its vibrant markets scattered throughout the city. Hundreds of stalls tended by interesting and diverse characters make up these markets, which pulse with a life of their …
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Shopping in the Kinkerstraat

The Old West of Amsterdam is an area where cultures from all corners of the globe come together, creating an assorted mix of intriguing inhabitants. The area is rather well known for its artful atmosphere, clearly seen in the …
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The Shopper’s Paradise: Kalverstraat

It is the most expensive street in the dutch version of monopoly, this has a reason. Thousands upon thousands of shoppers flock to Kalverstraat every day to browse the multitude of magnificent stores, or simply to experience it…
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Places to dine along Amsterdam’s Canal Belt

The Canal Belt of Amsterdam glitters at night. The city lights reflect beautifully off the water, creating a sense of mystery and magic. Enjoying the views will most certainly work up an appetite! Below are some of our favorite …
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De Pijp: Restaurants in the Melting Pot

De Pijp is one of Amsterdam’s most vibrant, stylish, and happening areas. It is diversely ethnic, with so many different cultures and accents melting together beautifully. De Pijp pulses with a wondrous energy and has a liberal …
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Best Restaurants in Old Centrum Amsterdam

As suggested by its name, the ‘Old Centrum’ is the most ancient area of Amsterdam. Its charms far exceed your expectations in whimsical and wonderful ways. In addition, Old Centrum is a host to many enticing restaurants. Below is…
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In the Midst of Cultural Magnificence: Museum Square Restaurants

As the cultural heart of Amsterdam, Museum Square witnesses a beautiful and diverse range of people wandering along its paths. It is also home to a delectable variety of restaurants. Below are our personal favorites…
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Amsterdam’s captivating Keizersgracht Canal

In terms of canals in Amsterdam, the Keizersgracht is an absolute gem. It is the third canal of the famous canal Belt. Picturesque, animated and alive – there is a photo opportunity around every corner!…
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Peaceful, Pretty and Rich in History: The Prinsengracht

Despite the fact that the Prinsengracht is located in the midst of such a vibrant city, it has an atmosphere of quiet tranquility. As one of the most magnificent canals of Amsterdam, a stroll along the Prinsengracht will awe and …
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Our top ten free things to do in Amsterdam

This wide, open space surrounded by Amsterdam’s most popular museums, such as the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk, is always buzzing with activity. Museumplein is a great place to take children; the jungle gyms, swings and skate …
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Top 5 things to do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is famous for its museums. They are scattered throughout the city and suit every taste and interest imaginable. Apart from the more well-known ones, such as the van Gogh museum, there are a range of others, both weird …
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Where to stay in Amsterdam

As one of the most multicultural and liberal cities in the world, Amsterdam is shaped accordingly by its diverse inhabitants. Every neighborhood has something beautiful to offer in terms of where to stay in Amsterdam…
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Amsterdam airport to city center

If you arrive by plain you will still have to go your stay, planning this ahead can save a lot of stress. There are two common ways of transport from Schiphol to Amsterdam, train or taking a taxi. It of course depents on your…
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Things to do with children in Amsterdam

Nemo Science Center is a favorite for those who are looking for activities that are both fun and educational. The Museum building itself, an iconic ship-like building situated nearby the Amsterdam Central train station, is enough…
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Jordaan Restaurants

The Jordaan neighborhood of Amsterdam is one of the city’s most beautiful, slightly more cosmopolitan areas. Scattered throughout are a range of wonderful restaurants…
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Find a Brewery in Amsterdam

As is known the world over, Holland is a beer country, with one of its biggest exports being Heineken beer from Amsterdam. The former Heineken brewery is a major tourist attraction, a visitor’s center called the Heineken Experience…
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Restaurants in Leidseplein

Dining in Leidseplein is more than just simply eating. It is an experience of Amsterdam life itself. Scattered in amongst clubs, coffee shops and bars, customers in restaurants at Leidseplein see all sorts of interesting people …
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A coffeeshop in Amsterdam: not for coffee

Although most “coffeeshops” do serve coffee, they offer a far wider range of products than you are probably used to. Nevada-Marijuana-Collectives…
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History of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is full of history and amazing buildings that still can be seen! Amsterdam History; 13th Century ; the three small settlements around the River Amstel were governed by “de Heren van Amstel” (Lords of the Amstel). At one…
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Interesting facts and figures of Amsterdam

Fun facts and figures about the Netherlands (you wonder how you could survive without knowing…
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Events in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam everyday there is something happening , be it stand up comedy, theatre, concerts, live music, or clubs featuring the best DJs in the world. On top of that many other events happen only once a year and attract large…
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Some of Our Favorites of Amsterdam Nightlife

The city of culture, canals and cobbled lane ways by day becomes the city of beautiful chaos by night. It pulses with light, music and dance…and there is something for everyone. There are two main hubs of Amsterdam nightlife…
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Languages of Amsterdam

Dutch; although many people think this is the same as German (Deutsch), this is absolutely not the case and most Dutch people will feel very insulted if you say that. However, most people are taught German, French and English in …
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Parking in Amsterdam

Parking in Amsterdam: scarce and expensive. First of all, driving a car in the Amsterdam city centre can be a very stressful experience as cars, scooters and a lot of bicycles all drive on the same lane on the canals and other…
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Climate and Weather in Amsterdam

The climate in Amsterdam is very much influenced by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream transporting warm water from the gulf region across the Atlantic Ocean past England and along the Dutch coast. This causes Amsterdam to have …
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Museums in Amsterdam

All of our apartments are located nearby the famous Amsterdam Museums, such as Anne Frank house, the Van Gogh Museum, Tropenmuseum, and of course the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. You can book your tickets in the links below.…
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Tax Free shopping in Amsterdam

If you are a non-EU resident you can get a VAT-refund (up to 21%) on products you bought on your visit to Amsterdam and Europe, making your shopping TAX FREE. Some rules do apply: You have to officially live in a country outside …
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Public Transport in Amsterdam

The easiest and fastest way to get around in Amsterdam from and to your Amsterdam apartment is on a bicycle, which are for rent all around. But, since the weather in Amsterdam can be a bit rainy sometimes and the traffix can be …
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I Amsterdam City card

Perfect Visit strongly advises anyone who rents one of our Amsterdam Apartment Rentals to make use of the I Amsterdam Card. The I Amsterdam Card is by far the best value for money you can get when you are looking to explore…
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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: The Ultimate Must-See

Rijksmuseum: the nr 1 museum of the Netherlands; the ultimate must-see of museum & tips on things to do in and around the Rijksmuseum. When thinking of museums in Amsterdam, the first which often comes to mind is the Rijksmuseum,…
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The Magnificent Canals in Amsterdam

Amsterdam: the most watery city in the world! One of the most unique aspects of the city of Amsterdam that it is most proud of is its rich history. Nowhere can this be more seen than in the city’s hundreds of ringed canals.…
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