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Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum – the legal life

The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum, opened and founded by Ben Dronkers in 1985, is the first museum in Europe to chart the history of marihuana (hemp). Located in central Amsterdam, it offers numerous information regarding the plant, its history, ...

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The Windmill van Sloten and the Sloten Coopery Museum

On the outskirts of Amsterdam lies the village of Sloten, and in that village you can find the Windmill van Sloten (Sloten Windmill). Despite the fact that windmills are a prolific symbol of the Netherlands, this is the only example ...

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Henri Willig Cheese Farm – Enjoy a day in the countryside

Henri Willig has been making cheese on a farm just north of Amsterdam for nearly 40 years, and he has been promoting his main cheese farm as a major tourist attraction for almost as long. Set in beautiful panoramic landscapes, ...

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The Royal Concertgebouw

The Royal Concertgebouw is the building used by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, an Amsterdam based orchestra, rated by many industry experts as the best symphony orchestra, not just in the Netherlands, but on the face of the earth as well.  It ...

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Aalsmeer Historical Gardens

Although Aalsmeer in North Holland is most famous for its large flower auction, the flower auction is not the only horticultural attraction that the town has to offer. For those visitors who are more interested in the history of flower ...

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The IJ Brewery (Brouwerij ‘t IJ) – A taste of tradition and history

The IJ Brewery (in Dutch: Brouwerij ‘t IJ) in Amsterdam is a small microbrewery producing organic beer, housed in an old windmill called De Gooyer, a national monument and the tallest wooden mill in the Netherlands. The original structure was ...

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The Medieval Torture Museum – experience medieval Amsterdam

The Medieval Torture Museum is located on the Damark Street in the heart of Amsterdam. It is a small building featuring small and dark rooms that bring you back in time. Amsterdam includes various locations that visually describe the medieval ...

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Holland Casino Amsterdam

In the heart of the most visited entertainment district in Amsterdam we find Holland Casino Amsterdam for those who like to enjoy the gaming and gambling experience. It is not a 24 hour a day casino, opening at around noon ...

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Den Hem Castle – A Medieval Marvel in Modern-Day Utrecht

Den Hem Castle is known locally as Hamtoren (Ham Tower) or Ridderhofstad den Ham. The castle sits in the village of Vleuten in the Utrecht province, just north of the Utrecht-Rotterdam railway. Although the tower has had a tumultuous history, ...

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Montfort Castle – Explore More than 750 Years of History

Montfort Castle is a 13th century castle located just outside Montfort’s city center in the Limburg province. It was built by Hendrik III van Gelre around 1260 on the site of a former fortification. Today, the castle stands in ruins, ...

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