Her Go-Alone Amsterdam...
in Northern Holland...
to the North of Holland? Look out for a "fun" collection of
prams and other child-related objects. Housed in an old "Oldambster"
farm from 1905 the Perambulator Museum is unique, both in Holland
and in Western Europe. The collection is made up of over 350
prams, doll's prams, cradles and bedsteads, all constructed
between 1830 and 1970. In addition to the unique collection
of prams there's a wide range of christening dresses, baby clothes,
clothes for adults and baby articles to be admired. Address:
Hoofdweg West 25, 9944 EA Nieuwolda (Groningen), Tel: +31 596
(Source: Holland website, www.holland.com )
Cute Dutch men ...
in Holland writes: In the heart of Amsterdam, just opposite
the central train station you will find Vic's Terrace. It is
located on the Damrak, on the way to the stock exchange building.
On the glassed-in terrace you can watch the delicious "Dutch
business suits" (i.e. great looking Dutch men) passing
by. And, you have a perfect view of one of the liveliest streets
of Amsterdam (while enjoying a 'koffie verkeerd', the best coffee
Touch of Louisiana...
in Holland writes: Cajun is the name of a very nice Louisiana
style restaurant in the middle of the "De Pijp" area in Amsterdam.
Always busy and bustling "De Pijp" is close to the well known
"Albert Cuyp" market. Their blackened catfish and lovely corn
bread is absolutely perfect. Take note that If you're visiting
on the weekend, you will definitely need reservations. (Ceintuurbaan
Fish in Amsterdam...
in Holland writes: Looking for an impressive selection of fish
dishes? Then go to Sluizer, a busy and very well known mecca for
fish lovers in Amsterdam. The restaurant has an intimate atmosphere,
and draws a diverse crowd. It's located close to the Rembrandtplein
and is perfect for dinner after a long day of shopping. P.S. This
is actually one of two adjoining restaurants of the same name.
Go to the one called the "Visrestaurant". Reservation recommended.
Not too romantic
for solo travellers...
Dimon of Toronto, Canada writes: Don't avoid a dinner cruise just
because it sounds too romantic for someone travelling solo. I
visited Amsterdam in January and found Holland International's
guided evening canal cruise an ideal way to soak in the sites
and learn the city's history while enjoying dinner in a glassed-in
canal boat. The tour takes you up and down narrow canals; under
bridges lit with hundreds of tiny lights; past snug rows of canal
houses, the infamous Red Light District and a significant number
of historical monuments. The live narration during the tour was
informal and very informative. Food was decent, too. Canal cruise
boats are lined up outside Central Station just a short walk from
Central Dam Square.