Tourism and Transport
Toerisme en Transport


GENERAL | ALGEMEEN

Amsterdam Card
The I amsterdam City Card is your key to the city. This card is your public transport pass, your ticket to Amsterdam’s top attractions and your voucher for great discounts and free surprises.

Dutch Money
Information on Dutch banknotes & coins.

Embassies
Addresses of Embassies Worldwide. The purpose of this site is to provide the public with lists of addresses of Embassies all over the world. @ Adressen van ambassades in de hele wereld.

Holland
The official travel guide of the Netherlands Board of Tourism (NBTC). Tourist information about Holland in English.

Lowlands Travel
An travel agency that wants to show you more of Holland than just Amsterdam. In small guided groups they show you the 'real Holland'. Bike, hike or just relax in a comfortable nine-seater mercedes-van.

Simply Amsterdam
An internet guide for the independent traveller. @ Een internetgids voor de zelfstandige reiziger.

Visit Amsterdam
General touristic information. It includes information about getting there (Travel Guide), being there (City Guide), having a good time ( Smart Guide) and sharing the experience (Events Guide).

Information on Amsterdam highlights, shopping, city breaks, wining & dining, nightlife, getaways, and a chance to share your experiences.

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WEATHER FORECAST | WEERSVOORSPELLING

NOS Teletekst: Weerbericht

Teleweer (KNMI)
Weather forecasts for the Netherlands. Dutch only, but with nice radar pictures.

Weeronline
Weather forecast for the place where your are (by zip-code). @ Weersverwachting voor de plaats waar je bent (per postcode).

Weather Forecasts for Amsterdam
AccuWeather | BBC | CNN | Excite | Intellicast | NOAA | Weather.com | Weather Network | Weather Underground | Yahoo!

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MONEY| GELD

Euro notes and coins. @ EURO: Muntstukken - Biljetten - Symbool

EuroCalculator
Currency Exchange Rates Calculator helps you convert any amount from one currency to another.

Eurocard/MasterCard
How to get a Eurocard/Mastercard and information on paying/acceting creditcards in restaurants, shops, travel, socker tickets. @ Aanvragen van Eurocard/MasterCard en informatie over betalen/accepteren creditcards in restaurants, winkels, reizen, voetbalkaartjes.

GWK Koersconverter
A currency converter. @@ Omrekenen van valuta.

Universal Currency Converter
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MAPS & PICTURES | KAARTEN & PLAATJES

Google Maps - Amsterdam

Interactive Maps of Amsterdam
Map of the Netherlands
De kaart van Nederland.

Street map of Amsterdam
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TRAVEL | REIZEN

Amsterdam Travel Information
Information on public transport in Amsterdam.
Informatie over het openbaar vervoer in Amsterdam: tram, metro/sneltram, bus, regionale en nachtbus, ferries, taxi and more.

Dutch Traffic Signs - Wikipedia
Dutch traffic signs explained in English.
Nederlandse verkeersborden in het Engels verklaard.

Road Traffic Signs and Regulations in the Netherlands

European Travel Network (ETN)
Travel discounts in 185 countries, from hotels, restaurants, car rentals, shops, etc.
Reiskortingen in 185 landen, van hotels, restaurants, autoverhuur, winkels enz.

Hip Travel Guide Amsterdam
Pretends to be an alternative guide to Amsterdam featuring tourist info, restaurant and venue reviews, events guide, newsletter, coffeeshop guide, red light district info, city maps. Amsterdam bookstore and lost more. A little bit to 'cool' about 'the hippest city on the planet'. We wonder what's 'cool' about lines like "the Dutch love the queen". The information is inaccurate and misleading, the links might be sometimes useful (Don't try to find the University of Amsterdam).

Route Planners

Airline | Vliegen

Buslines | Bus

Car | Auto

Ferries | Veren

Railway | Trein

Subway | Metro

Taxi

Tramline | Tram
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BIKE | FIETSEN    bike    "Amsterdam by Bike"

Bike City
Bike rental Amsterdam. Whether your stay in Amsterdam is long or short, you will see more of the city and countryside by bike. So, if you dislike bustransfers, time-tables, mass-transportation and sore feet and you want to be independent, then do like most Amsterdammers do: Take a bike! It&146;s the best way to go around, because a bike is the only form of transport that is: affordable, fast & healthy; day & night available, and environmentally-friendly. @ Huur een fiets in Amsterdam.

Cycletours Holland
Organizes bycicle tours.

Cycling in Holland - Cycletourer

Cycling the Netherlands - De Wereldfietser
Information for foreigners considering a cybling trip in or through the Netherlands. @ Informatie voor buitenlanders die een fietstocht in of door Nederland overwegen.

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Fietspad langs de digitale snelweg
Bicycle path along the digital highway. Learn a bit Dutch to inspect this nice site. @ Op dit fietspad langs de digitale snelweg wordt je niet bedwelmd en doof gemaakt door de voortsnellende auto's. Je komt langs een fietsenstalling, ziet een kalender met evenementen, bezoekt een wielerparcours en leert alles over Mountain Biken. Onder de bezielende leiding van Michiel van Loon.

Fietsrouteplanner
If you are planning on cycling in Holland you might find the Fietsrouteplanner a useful site. It is in Dutch but it is not that difficult to work out. Click the ‘plaats routepunt ’ tab and a green flag appears as the cursor, use this to click on your start position. Once you have clicked your start position the cursor chances to a red flag, use this to click on your finish point. The cursor then changes to a yellow pin, you can then use this to point any places that you want to go via. Finally click the blue ‘Bereken de route’ link in the left pane and this should produce the results of your route, giving you the length, time and calories you will burn on the route! If you click on the ‘Toon routebeschrijving’ link it will give you a printable description of the route. If you tick the box next to where it says ‘en/of met kaartjes’ it will give you the maps of the route. You can also select which scale to have and how many maps to have.

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EXCURSIONS | EXCURSIES

Amsterdam Excursions
Durant Imboden’s Europe for Visitors.

Amsterdam Hotspots: Sights
A succinct and handsomely illustrated roundup of major sights with maps to help you get your bearings.

Audio Tourist
See Amsterdam by your ears. A personal guide through Amsterdam, diguised as a cassette player with tourist information. @ Bekijk Amsterdam eens met je oren. Een persoonlijke gids door Amsterdam (vermomd als cassette-speler) die je kunt afztten wanneer je maar wilt.

HollandTheRideWay
Tours throughout Holland, especially out of Amsterdam. Specialized in visits to the masterpieces of Dutch hydraulic engineering and the cultural-historical sites like World Heritage Monuments ans fortifications. The educational experience is an important aspect of the excursions. As a rule you will have no more than three fellow passengers in a comfortable people carrier. @ Excursies door heel Nederland, vooral vanuit Amsterdam. Gespecialiseerd in het bezoek van de meesterwerken van de waterbouw en de cultureel-historische plekken zoals historische monumenten en fortificaties. In de regel ga je met niet meer dan die andere personen op excursie in een minibus.
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HOTELS, APARTMENTS & HOME EXCHANGE | HOTELS, APPARTEMENTEN & WONINGRUIL

Amsterdam Hotel Guide
Provides information on over 290 city hotels in Amsterdam. For every listed Amsterdam hotel you get telephone, fax and e-mail, and you can make reservation request directly to chosen Amsterdam hotel. @@ Informatie over meer dan 290 Amsterdamse hotels. Van elk geregistreerd hotel krijg je adres, telefoonnummer, fax en email. Je kunt ook direct reserveren bij het hotel van eigen keuze.

Amsterdam Hotel Guide
The Amsterdam section of the Hotel Guide on the Web.

Amsterdam Hotels Network
Offer a selection of hotels and appartments in Amsterdam. Include descriptions, maps and pictures. @@ Een selectie van hotels en appartementen in Amsterdam, met beschrijvingen, kaarten en foto's.

A site to book your hotel in The Netherlands. Direct and easy access to a range of Dutch hotels, with up-to-date availability information. @ Een site waar je direct een hotelkamer kunt reserveren in Nederland.

Amsterdam Hotel Service (AHS)
A last minute hotel reservations company in Amsterdam.

Camping Spaarnwoude (Houtrak & Weltevreden)

France Hotel
Oudezijds Kolk 11.

Gay Amsterdam Hotel Guide
Description of all gay hotels in the Nederlands, including detailed maps of their location.

Golden Tulip Hotels
A five-star hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. They say their mission is “experience total care”. If have earned enough money yesterday, you might enjoy this care tomorrow.

Hans Brinker Budget Hotal Amsterdam
Get the look and feel of the accomodation for the small purses. I you do like the rooms you can use the online booking service. @ Je krijgt een duidelijk idee van de accomodatie voor mensen met een kleine beurs. Bevallen de kamers je, dan kun je gebruik maken van de online booking service.

Holland Hotels
Offers you cheap hotels in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. A free of charge hotel reservation service. All hotels with pictures and online hotel brochures.

Hotel Amsterdam
Located in the very heart of the business- and shopping-district of Amsterdam (only steps from famous Dam square). The restaurant is known for specialising in traditional Dutch food. @ Sinds 1911 een gereputeerd hotel en restaurant aan het Damrak in Amsterdam.

Hotel Brouwer
Located on the Singel canal in the heart of old Amsterdam. “Those poor people at the Hilton.”

Hotel Kap
A (gay-)friendly **hotel in the centre of Amsterdam.

HotelNet Nederland
Hotel guide for the Netherlands. Onlife reservation and everything hotels and surroundings. @ Hotelgids voor alle hotels in Nederland.

IHEN - International Home Exchange

Koopermoolen
Warmoesstraat 5. A three-star hotel in the heart of Amsterdam with 23 rooms.

Meas B&B - Bread and Breakfast in Amsterdam
The first B&B in the city that has become famous for its hospitality and home ambience. Located in the centre of Amsterdam.

Stay4Free
A home exchange community that includes a database with people offering free hospitality to travellers. Here you can find addresses of people offering free accomodation to travellers all over the world.

Stayokay
Hostels have been built in many different types of building and all offer a wide variety of rooms. Guests sleep in bunk beds or double beds, in two, four or six-person rooms or dormitories. Most rooms have their own washing facilities. Bed linen is supplied to guests on arrival, but it is expected that guests bring their own towels. Breakfast is always included in the price of a night’s accommodation.

World Ecutive - Five Star Hotels of Amsterdam
You have to spent some euros, but you will be treated as a queen or king. @ Vijfsterren-hotels in Amsterdam. Het kost een paar centen, maar je wordt wel in de watten gelegd.

World Hotel Guide
A large database with worldwide information on hotels. The database contains more than 145,000 hotels and is searchable on place, name, class, location, facilities, price and kind of creditcard. Use the prepared faxform to mare your reservations or to ask for further information. @ Hotels van overal op de wereld. De database bevat er meer dan 145.000 en kan doorzocht worden op plaats, hotelnaam, klasse, ligging, faciliteiten, prijs en welke creditcard wordt geaccepteerd. Voor het maken van een reservering of voor het vragen van nadere inlichtingen is er een voorbereid faxformulier te vinden.
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POSTCARD | ANSICHTKAARTEN

Amsterdam Postcard
Art Unlimited maintains an extensive collection of images on postcards with over 700 keywords to allow easy acces on an iconographical level. The vast database of over 500.000 data allows you to surf for days the collection.

Postcards from Amsterdam
RAT Productions is een distributor van Holland Tourist Cards, gespecialiseerd op de 'funny, freaky' thing of Holland. @ Een distributeur van Holland Tourist Cards, gespecialiseerd op de gekke en uitzonderlijke eigenschappen van Nederland(ers).

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