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Dam Square Tours

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Dam Square
Dam Square is the main city square in Amsterdam and is one of the most well-known locations in all of the Netherlands. Located in the historical center of the city and just 750 meters south of Amsterdam Centraal Station, Dam Square is home to an array of notable buildings and frequently hosts events of national importance.

The square sits over the original location of the dam in the Amstel River and has been surrounded by land on all sides since the mouth of the river was filled in the 19th century. On the west end of the square you will see the Royal Palace, which was the city hall from 1655 until its conversion to a royal residence in 1808. Next to the palace are the Gothic Nieuwe Kirk (New Church) and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. On the east end of the square is the National Monument, a stone pillar erected in 1956 to memorialize the Dutch victims of World War II. 

Dam Square is also home to the Amsterdam Diamond center, the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and thupscale department store De Bijenkorf, which has stood on the square since 1914. Behind the De Bijenkorf building is the Beurs van Berlage, the old Stock Exchange building that is now used as a concert hall and exhibition space.

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Dam Square is just a five minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station along the Damrak, Amsterdam’s main drag. You can also get there by taking trams 4, 9, 16, 24 or 25 and exiting at the stop across from the Bijenkorf warehouse.  
 
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Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

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This small-group walking tour, limited to just 12 people, gives you an intimate and insider’s view of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. An informative guide leads your group around Amsterdam’s historical center and past top attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, Nieuwmarkt, and the infamous Red Light District. During this morning stroll, learn intriguing historical background and snap photos of the UNESCO-listed canals and 17th-century gabled houses.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat OptionBus Tours

City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

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See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of a hop-on hop-off tour by boat. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus, you pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

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Discover the delights of Amsterdam on a private half-day walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights. With a your personal guide, go to the Museum Square where the Van Gogh Museum is located; delve into the city’s renowned houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum; and pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch snacks at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Then, absorb the verdant beauty of Vondelpark and learn the poignant history of Anne Frank’s House on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local GuideCity Packages

Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide

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Discover the buzzing nightlife and racy reputation of Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District on this walking tour. Wind your way through the streets of Amsterdam’s most iconic neighborhood and embrace the weird, wonderful and wacky! Along the way, see oddities like the world’s first condom shop and the Museum of Prostitution; weave through colorful Chinatown, and snap photos of Amsterdam’s scenic canal ways.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Jewish Quarter Anne Frank Small-Group Walking Tour in AmsterdamCity Packages

Jewish Quarter Anne Frank Small-Group Walking Tour in Amsterdam

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Discover Amsterdam’s WWII history and follow in the footsteps of Anne Frank on this walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. See the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, and the Auschwitz Monument; learn about events such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger, and end the tour outside the Anne Frank House (entrance not included).
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  • 2 hours
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food TourCity Packages

Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

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Discover the truth behind the famous Amsterdam Red Light District on a private 2-hour tour, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves in the Netherlands’ capital. As you stroll along the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring, you’ll pass Oude Kerk (Old Church) and explore Chinatown. Plus, stop to sample three Dutch specialities, including cheese, kroket (croquette), and stroopwafel (thin waffles).
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Canal Cruise and Walking Tour Layover - AmsterdamDay Cruises

Canal Cruise and Walking Tour Layover - Amsterdam

When your flight lands in Amsterdam, avoiding wasting layover time and head out to explore the city on this tour. Take to the canals on a sightseeing cruise and enjoy sweeping views from your vantage point on the water. Have time for an informative city walking tour. With round-trip travel from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol plus hand luggage storage included, you can relax and explore Amsterdam with ease.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems™: Safe & PRIVATE Tour with a Local ExpertHalf-day Tours

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems™: Safe & PRIVATE Tour with a Local Expert

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See Amsterdam in a unique light on this private tour of the port city’s most notable landmarks, plus tucked-away treasures that most visitors miss. Join up with a local guide to learn the fascinating history behind highlights like the Flower Market, Red Light District, and Rembrandt’s house, and discover hidden gems that lie off the beaten tourist track for an eye-opening exploration.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Introduction to Amsterdam 90-Minute Private Walking Tour with a LocalCity Packages

Introduction to Amsterdam 90-Minute Private Walking Tour with a Local

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Kickstart your visit to Amsterdam on this private sightseeing tour of the city’s hotspots, culture, and can’t-miss attractions. Stroll through some of the most interesting areas, like Dam Square and the Red Light District, while a friendly guide shares insight and tips on the best places to shop, dine and explore like a local.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Anne Frank & Jewish Quarter TourHalf-day Tours

Private Anne Frank & Jewish Quarter Tour

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Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and a dedicated guide on this private half-day tour of Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter. Your guide's commentary will focus on the story of Anne Frank and the role of the Netherlands in World War II. You'll visit the Portuguese Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, and other important Jewish landmarks. Booking a private tour means you'll have plenty of time for questions and discussion.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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Amsterdam customizable private tour with Hotel or Airport Pick-UpDay Trips

Amsterdam customizable private tour with Hotel or Airport Pick-Up

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Escape the city and create your own itinerary on a private full-day custom tour from Amsterdam. With just your guide and private party, explore the Dutch countryside, replete with windmills and waterways, in order to learn of the Netherlands’ history. Opt to discover the picturesque villages of Marken and Volendam; or snap photos of the windmills in Zaanse Schans; or see the 'garden of Europe' at Keukenhof. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.  
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Amsterdam walking tour (small groups)City Packages

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Amsterdam walking tour (small groups)

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Start your journey with the best introduction to Amsterdam. A unique vision of the city which has a unique style of combining history with pure entertainment. This 2.5-hour* walking tour covers the main sights of the inner city. On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. After the tour, you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Ripley's Believe It or Not & 1-Hour Canal CruiseCity Packages

Amsterdam Super Saver: Ripley's Believe It or Not & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Secure advance tickets to two of Amsterdam’s most popular attractions, and save more than a quarter on admission costs when you book simultaneously. Hop aboard a canal boat and cruise along the city’s UNESCO-listed waterways. See landmarks like the Anne Frank House and Westerkerk, and learn more about the sights from your audio guide. Then, discover the kooky attractions at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Amsterdam, where you’ll have priority access, plus free time to explore at your leisure.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Secret Food Tours Amsterdam JordaanHalf-day Tours

Secret Food Tours Amsterdam Jordaan

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Skip the impersonal large-group tours and gain a rare perspective on this food and culture tour through Amsterdam’s Jordaan district. Going with a guide ensures you hear little-known anecdotes about top landmarks and get a behind-the-scenes look at hidden gem eateries loved by locals. Break up the walking tour with food and drink tastings along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (4 hours)Half-day Tours

Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (4 hours)

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Learn about Amsterdam's Jewish history on this private tour. Visit what was once the Jewish Quarter, with its old Synagogue and former Jewish theater (Hollandse Schouwburg) before heading to the Anne Frank House via tram. Here you have the option of going inside to see where the famous diarist hid until she was finally captured during WWII. Tickets are not included, but we can advise you on the best way to visit after the tour.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Amsterdam: World War II and Jewish Quarter TourFull-day Tours

Amsterdam: World War II and Jewish Quarter Tour

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Discover Amsterdam’s tumultuous history during the Second World War during this walking tour. Learn about the Netherlands’ role during the war, the Nazi occupation, the Dutch resistance, and the Hunger Winter while walking through the old Jewish Quarter and memorials. See the Shadow Wall, Holocaust Memorial Walk, the Jewish Historical Museum and more throughout your journey.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Alternative Amsterdam 2-Hour Walking Tour With MoCo Museum Admission Full-day Tours

Alternative Amsterdam 2-Hour Walking Tour With MoCo Museum Admission

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See an alternative side of Amsterdam on a walking tour of the Dutch capital, ideal for travelers seeking an unconventional sightseeing experience. In a small group limited to nine, you wander beside the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring, and discuss cultural topics such as drugs and marriage equality.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Amsterdam Walking TourCity Packages

Amsterdam Walking Tour

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See the HIGHLIGHTS of AMSTERDAM in a 2,5 HOUR Walking tour and be photographed at the same time? Shoot Me! Photography takes you to the most epic places in Amsterdam with a professional PHOTOGRAPHER. Tourists turn into models on this tour which takes you to all the famous places Amsterdam is known for. From a personal photoshoot with the Amsterdam skyline in the background, to a family portret near the canals in the city center. A perfect shot with your friends at Damsquare and a fun playful one of you on the Amstel. Its a guarantee you will go home with amazing pictures! The Red light district, Anne Frank House and of course the Jordaan are also part of this tour. The photographer takes amazing photos of you when and wherever you like. AND Yes! ALL PHOTOS are INCLUDED. You do not want to miss this…
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Walking Tour with Cheese TastingCity Packages

Amsterdam Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

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The best combination! Discover the secrets of Amsterdam with a professional guide and complete your visit with a cheese tasting On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. After the tour, you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers. For the cheese lovers, this is the perfect combination to enjoy Amsterdam. Start your trip with our walking tour through the streets of downtown Amsterdam. And complete your visit to the city with a cheese tasting in one of the most emblematic cheese factory in the city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Amsterdam walking tour with canal cruise (unlimited drinks)City Packages

Amsterdam walking tour with canal cruise (unlimited drinks)

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The perfect combination to know the Venice of the North. Starting with a walking tour through the city center combined with a 1h canal cruise with all drinks included (beer, wine or soft drinks). A unique vision of the city which has a unique style of combining history with pure entertainment. The walking tour covers the main sights of the inner city. and the canal cruise route takes us through the principal canals, Amstel River and seven bridges, some of Amsterdam’s most notable locations. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways! On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Amsterdam Small Group Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Amsterdam Small Group Walking Tour

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Get local insight into the bustling city of Amsterdam on this small-group, comprehensive walking tour, which typically covers several popular attractions such as Anne Frank House, Royal Palace, and the Jordaan district. Ideal for travelers new to Amsterdam or those short on time, this tour takes the guesswork out of seeing the top sights and offers a more intimate experience than other overcrowded tour groups.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Private City Highlights Walking TourPorts of Call Tours

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

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When your cruise ship docks in Amsterdam, set off from port with your very own guide to discover the city like a local. On this private, 4-hour shore excursion, you'll explore Albert Cuyp street market, the Museum District and the Jordaan district, whose jumbled streets are laced with cafes, galleries and quirky shops. Learn about life in the liberal capital; try a typical Dutch snack in Leidseplein and visit the Houseboat Museum to learn about the city’s houseboat culture.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Black Heritage and Colonial History Boat Tour (Spring schedule)City Packages

Black Heritage and Colonial History Boat Tour (Spring schedule)

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Explore Amsterdam through Holland’s 17th-century colonial history on this walking and sightseeing tour. Follow your guide through Dam Square and the historic De Wallen neighborhood, and hear the hidden stories behind many of Amsterdam’s oldest streets and buildings. Along the way, gain insight into Holland’s role in the slave trade, and see traces of it among the canal houses, monuments, and museums.
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  • 2 hours
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The ultimate Christmas in Amsterdam with a localChristmas

The ultimate Christmas in Amsterdam with a local

Celebrate the holiday season in true Dutch fashion with a private Christmas tour of Amsterdam led by a spirited local. On a customized itinerary made just for your group, join in the fun at ice rinks, sip mulled wine and hot chocolate, shop for unique gifts at a Christmas market, nibble seasonal treats, and soak up the charm of canals illuminated by the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. It's a personalized way to create your own holiday traditions in one of Europe's most festive capitals.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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