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Need updated info for visiting Amsterdam - in the rain

Hi EFers,

I am looking for some good updated recommendations for visiting Amsterdam - in the rain. Hubby and I have booked a trip this Wednesday - Sunday. Turns out it will be raining the whole time we are there. We are not the type of people who like tours, but rather like to visit and enjoy places like those who live there. Any suggestions? Offbeat ideas are also appreciated.

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I can recommend this, was entertaining enough..
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Re: Need updated info for visiting Amsterdam - in the rain

Hi there, I am from Amsterdam. lived there all my live. What not to do:
- Touristic things like Madame Tussauds, Bike rental (traffic and rain and you can walk everything anyway) and stay longer than 30mins in the Red Light District
To do:
Walk along the 4 major canals, beautiful architecture, and in the little streets between the canals a lot of small shops, lunchrooms and cafe's Thats where the locals hang out.
Museums: Dont do Rijksmuseum or Stedelijk Museum, they are both closed. New is the Hermitage Depandance from Russia and intersting the Van Gogh Museum.
Just renovated and reopened: the Scheepvaartmuseum (about the history of ships and colonies)
Anne Frank: Extremely busy, go early in the moring or skip it. Its just an inside of a canal house and we all still live in those these days.
Shopping: Bijenkorf or the little streets between de canals
Main street shops: Kalverstraat-Nieuwendijk near Dam Sq.
Nice to do: Museumboat at the Central Stn, hop on and off at the museums and you can see the city really nice from the water.
Do not do: go out in the red light district, its overpriced and only tourists. Go for nightlife to the pubs and restaurants in the canal area / streets between and disco, clubs etc to Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. Enjoy!
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Hi EFers,

I am looking for some good updated recommendations for visiting Amsterdam - in the rain. Hubby and I have booked a trip this Wednesday - Sunday. Turns out it will be raining the whole time we are there. We are not the type of people who like tours, but rather like to visit and enjoy places like those who live there. Any suggestions? Offbeat ideas are also appreciated.

Thanks!
Gaebigirl
Buy an umbrella and carry on as before?
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