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National Monument (Nationaal Monument op de Dam) Tours

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National Monument (Nationaal Monument op de Dam)
Standing high in the center of Amsterdam’s Dam Square, the National Monument (Nationaal Monument op de Dam) is the Netherlands’ most important World War II memorial. In 1945, shortly after the end of the war, a liberty pole was erected in Dam Square; it evolved into the present-day 72-feet tall monument, which was unveiled on May 4 1956 by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. Every May 4 since then, the Dutch royal family and local residents participate in National Remembrance Day and pay their respects to fallen soldiers from both WWII and subsequent armed conflicts involving the Netherlands.

Dutch architect J.J.P. Oud created the travertine stone monument, while John Rädecker and his sons designed the monument's sculptures. One of the most striking features is the Peace relief, which depicts four chained male figures demonstrating the misery endured during the war. The conical pillar is inscribed with a Latin message meaning, "Here, where the heart of the fatherland is, may this monument, which citizens carry in their heart, gaze at God's stars."

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Due to its central location on Dam Square, the National Monument is easily accessible on foot or by public transit, including trams (4, 9, 14, 16, 24).
Address: Dam Square, Amsterdam, North Holland 1012, Netherlands
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Small Group Tour by Captain Jack 90 min. All-InclusiveWine Tastings

Small Group Tour by Captain Jack 90 min. All-Inclusive

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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Private Amsterdam World War II Tour: Anne Frank & Auschwitz monumentHalf-day Tours

Private Amsterdam World War II Tour: Anne Frank & Auschwitz monument

Head back in time and make a historical journey through WWII. Together with your local insider you'll discover the most important sights, hear captivating stories and see memorials throughout the city of Amsterdam. Visit the Dam Square, Verzetsmuseum and Auschwitz monument
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Amsterdam Tourist Scavenger HuntPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Amsterdam Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for things to do in Amsterdam? The Amsterdam scavenger hunt takes you through the heart of the city to see all the sights! You will walk from Centraal Station to the Rembrandt House Museum while taking a few side trips and taking on challenges. All the while, you will learn some local history get valuable local tips. It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
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NEW! Authentic Amsterdam Evening Cruise on a cosy & comfortable boat!Wine Tastings

NEW! Authentic Amsterdam Evening Cruise on a cosy & comfortable boat!

We will go on the most relaxing, cosy and beautiful nightly open boat ride through the canals of Amsterdam. But not just any boat ride. You will be indulged with food, drinks (Juices for the youngest) , stories, history and humor. You will get to know and see the rich history of Amsterdam and so much more. . And you will also meet with guests from all over the world who all speak English. So not only get to know Holand but also France, India, Spain, Andorra, Italy , US and so much more while your at it. And because I'm your host for the whole tour, I will entertain you with amazing facts, funny and exciting stories.
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Personal Private Canal Cruise, all inclusivePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Personal Private Canal Cruise, all inclusive

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The best private canal tour on the famous canals of Amsterdam! The cruise is private for 1,5 hours and inclusive local skipper/guide and inclusive beer, wines, soda's and snacks (due the Corona virus, snacks are not available at this time). The luxe boat is equipped with pillows and in case of rain a roof top. Anamazing experience to enjoy with friends and family. You will see the famous hotspots of Amsterdam. The starting location is at the famous Rijksmuseum, the biggest museum of Amsterdam.
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PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited DrinksDay Cruises

PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming. Escape the crowds with this private canal tour. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a chilled drink while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of the city.
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