Amsterdam Central Library (Centrale OBA) Visitors Guide

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The Centrale OBA (Amsterdam's Central Library) is located in the eastern docklands area not far from Central Station. OBA stands for Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, a network of 26 public libraries around the city. At 28,000m² spread over 9 levels, Amsterdam Central Library is the 2nd largest public library in Europe* and currently attracts around 1.5 million visitors per year. It...

Cheap Haircuts in Amsterdam

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Looking for a cheap haircut in Amsterdam? As you may know, hair salons in Amsterdam are not particularly well-renowned for offering really cheap haircut deals - unlike many places around the world. What you will find is many high-end barbers, hairdressers and hair stylists that can charge a significant sum for a cut! As an example, well known Dutch hairdresser...

Cheap NS Train Day Tickets from Blokker and other Dutch Stores

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A number of Dutch retail stores occasionally offer deals on day tickets for unlimited travel on NS trains. In this article we will keep up-to-date on the latest rail offers available over-the-counter from various Dutch stores. Here is a summary of the NS train day tickets (NS dagkaartjes) regularly on offer. Bear in mind that sales periods are short and...

Is there a Primark in Amsterdam?

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Primark's new flagship store in Amsterdam opened on 1st December 2016, after about 3 years of building work in the former C&A complex. The location of Primark Amsterdam is at Damrak 77, opposite Beursplein and very close to Dam Square. It is a 5-10 minute walk from Amsterdam Central station. Primark is a discount clothes store from Ireland which has become...

Schiphol Behind the Scenes Tour at Amsterdam Airport

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Amsterdam airport offers a "Schiphol Behind the Scenes" tour for visitors which gives a glimpse into the working life of the airport. This is our independent review of the Schiphol tour... The Behind The Scenes tour (run by Lovers) is made by a specially customised coach and takes about 1 hour - you are transported around the perimeter of the...

IJ-Hallen Flea Market in Amsterdam

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IJ-Hallen is a flea market which takes place monthly over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at NDSM wharf in the north of Amsterdam. With around 750 stalls (500 in winter) it is the largest regular flea market in the Netherlands and one of the biggest in Europe. NDSM wharf can be easily reached from the back of Amsterdam Central station...