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Amsterdam experience - Part 2 - Orlando / Florida Guide

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Cheese, the Dutch are really into their cheese. Archaeological digs have proven that cheese was already being made on Dutch soil thousands of years ago. Gouda cheese and other Dutch cheeses are famous for their delicious salty taste and their firm texture.

Wooden shoes or clogs are typically Dutch, you can bring them home as a souvenir or visit a traditional clog maker. Delft blue is the world-famous earthenware that has been produced in the city of Delft since the 16th century. Canals are throughout and provide a way to discover Holland from a different perspective by taking a cruise through the canals.

Some of the places to put on your sightseeing list are:

Amsterdam Arena

The Amsterdam Arena, is home of the football club Ajax. The stadium is also used by the Dutch international team for international matches. On a regular basis, the events calendar includes concerts and dance festivals.

Artis

A visit to the House of Bols, Cocktail & Genever Experience on the Museum-Plein square in Amsterdam, is a unique adventure and an unforgettable interactive experience of the glamorous world of cocktails, liqueurs, bartending and the Dutch spirit Genever. At the house of Bols you will find all about Lucas Bols, the worlds oldest distilled spirit brand which has been making liqueurs in Amsterdam since 1575. You will also discover Bols Genever, Holland’s rediscovered cocktail spirit, which dates back to 1820.

Blue boat Company

Their luxurious boats are 365 days a year ready to guide you through Amsterdam’s many canals. The canals have been awarded UNESCO’s World Heritage status and taking this 75-minute City canal cruise will reveal why. Passing all of the city’s highlights, this is simply the most relaxing and fun way to see the city. In the summer they open their roofs so you can enjoy the sun and a little breeze goes through the boat. In winter they close the roof and turn on the heating for you.

Coster diamonds

This is the oldest diamond polishing factory in the world. Located in the heart of Amsterdam between the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum they welcome more than 400, 000 visitors each year. The largest selection of unset diamonds, the finest diamond jewelry and tax free shopping make this a must see hot spot for anybody visiting Amsterdam.

Hollandsche schouwburg

The Hollandsche schouwburg was built as a theatre in 1892, but during the Second World War it was a deportation centre for Jews. Today, the building is a monument to the memory of those victims.

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