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Sandeman FREE Walking Tours

Reader Contribution… Check out the following website for specific cities:  http://www.neweuropetours.eu/ Sandeman offers free, English-speaking walking tours in major cities around Europe.  My father and I took their tour of Amsterdam, and it was incredibly informative and entertaining!  Our guide was veryengaging and was a wealth of information on the history and culture of Amsterdam.  […]

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Amsterdam: Lodging

Contributed by JJ We stayed at a great hotel in Amsterdam. The A-Train Hotel has a family room that is perfect for a small group traveling with children. It’s located right across from the main train/bus station and the starting point of two canal tour groups. The very spacious room with 5 single beds & […]

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The Chocolate Factory – Amsterdam

Alas, it’s still too early for us now, but if you’re just arriving here, keep your eyes out for this – a chocolate amusement park/experience opening in the spring of 2011. http://www.dechocoladefabriek.nl

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Amsterdam – Attractions

Invaluable Stuff: The iamsterdamcard is like the Museum pass of Paris giving you discounts and free entrance to most of what you would want to see. It also includes free park and ride (the best parking option out there) and a free canal boat tour.http://www.iamsterdamcard.com/ Fun Stuff Madame Tussauds- a huge wax museum located on […]

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Hard Rock Cafes

For the fans out there, there are 23 Hard Rock Cafes in Europe and three of those are in Germany! For the complete list go to: http://www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/locator.aspx Here are the 3 closest in order of driving time from the GK area: Hard Rock Cafe CologneGürzenichstr. 850667 Köln0049-(0)221-27 26 88-0 Hours: Restaurant: Sun – Thu 12:00PM […]

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Amsterdam

I know that many of you have been to Amsterdam a lot and probably know a lot… please pass it along. I haven’t been to enough of this city yet – but it’s worth going back to! My #1 recommendation for Amsterdam: Comfortable walking shoes and the DK Eyewitness Amsterdam guide. Just two short hours […]

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