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Little Secrets of Amsterdam

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Calling all those who love to seek new cool spots and escape the throngs of tourists in Amsterdam! Here’s a selection of some intriguing spots that most of the general public don’t know about one of the world’s most picturesque cities! So hop on that train and go on a scavenger hunt in the Venice of the North!

1) The Smallest House in Amsterdam

That’s right! This house is located in Oude Hoogstraat 22 and is just a tad bit more than 2 meters wide. A pretty tight fit but try and see how this “mini” building is sandwiched between two much larger ones.

2) Picasso in the Park

In the southern part of the Vondelpark, lies a sculpture that perhaps most wouldn’t know of its significance. It’s sculpted by Picasso himself and is known as “The Bird”. So if you ever take a stroll around the Vondelpark, make sure to find this hidden gem!

3) Panorama of Amsterdam

Another cool find in Amsterdam? Blue Amsterdam. Blue Amsterdam is a restaurant offering arguably the best 360-panoramic view of the city. You can find it atop of the Kalvertoren shopping complex. So, want stunning views and great food? Then head on over here!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]4) The Bench from the Fault in our Stars

This special bench was stolen after the movie was shown, but thankfully it has been returned for everyone to see the meaningful spot that Hazel and Gus were at. The bench has numerous locks latched onto it with the scribbling of names of couples and quotes from the movie. You can find this bench on Leidsegracht 6HS.

5) The Bar and the Horse

In Amsterdam, lies the oldest riding school within the Netherlands. Not many people however, know that upstairs of De Hollandsche Manege, you can have coffee in the 19th century posh ambiance and watch the riding classes proceed.

If you ever want to find more interesting and detailed information about Amsterdam, anywhere ranging from directions to cool pubs or bars, make sure to visit http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/. They have comprehensive guides on how to live and enjoy Amsterdam.

So there you have it! Next time when you find yourself in Amsterdam, after taking a stroll by the canals and indulging yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, check out some of these places and have fun seeking spots where most wouldn’t conventionally go to.


Hey everyone! So it’s the holiday season! If you’re staying somewhere colder, then don’t forget to check out the Christmas markets! For those who are traveling to somewhere warmer, enjoy the sun! Happy Holidays from us at ISR – your international family.


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