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A Backpacker’s Guide on How to do Amsterdam Like a Local

Every backpacker understands how important it is to get a true local experience when visiting a new city. We want to eat where the locals eat, hangout where the locals hang out and visit the authentic non-touristy places that non-tourists go. Already done all the mainstream stuff in Amsterdam? Want to avoid the tourist traps and stay off-the-beaten track? We’re here to help you get a real local experience of the Dutch capital. Just follow our tips and you’ll get a proper feel for Amsterdam rather than just the main sights and attractions your guide book led you to...

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8 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Amsterdam

We all already know that Amsterdam is awesome, but there are tons of pretty mind blowing facts about the city that we’re sure you never knew about before. Next time you visit, keep these unbelievable facts about Amsterdam on your mind to show off to other travellers or even help plan your itinerary. From how to get a free lift, to eating with locals and getting the low-down from retired sex workers, Amsterdam’s secrets and hidden gems could make your trip even more insane. Get a load of these…

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5 Best Christmas Markets in Amsterdam

Travelling to Amsterdam during the festive season? Well, the city’s streets are filled with Christmas spirit and cheer throughout December where locals and tourists come together to enjoy the bustling Christmas markets and joyous atmosphere. Amsterdam’s Christmas markets have plenty on offer to get you in the warm, fuzzy seasonal mood: from feasting on festive Dutch foods such as fresh hot Dutch donuts and buying handmade trinkets and Christmas souvenirs, these are the best Christmas markets taking place in Amsterdam this year…

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Best Photo Spots in Amsterdam in Winter

Amsterdam is simply beautiful at all times of the year, but in winter there’s a quaint seasonal charm about the city that makes it extra magical. Frosted canals, festive Christmas markets and colourful lights contribute to the electric city buzz that takes over the streets in the run up towards Christmas. If you’re visiting Amsterdam in the winter, be sure to take lots of amazing photos in some of the most photo-worthy places that only look this special during the festive season. We’ve rounded up the most Instagrammable city spots in winter whether it’s December, January or February!