If you have special interests besides history during your visit to Amsterdam, don't hesitate to ask. The best advisor is a local.
And it's free :-)
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On the border of the old Jewish Quarter you will find Hôtel Droog. The hotel is conspicuously housed in a sublime 17th century building with a rich historical past in the heart of Amsterdam.
Located in the Staalstraat, The Hôtel is the cultural home of Droog featuring over 700m2 in shopping, culinary and event adventures.
Tucked away on the first floor, Café Droog is elegant and airy. Overlooking the gorgeous Groenburgwal canal and our Fairy Tale Garden, the café offers an escape in a truly unique location. Our chef serves homemade recipes based on one philosophy—fresh and delicious.
Almost all the designs in our Café are available for purchase so, please do…try before you buy!
Café Droog is open daily from 9am-7pm for drinks, breakfast, lunch, high tea or an anytime dinner.
Each product in our specially selected collection enhances daily life and has its’ own story to tell.
From small items along with limited edition pieces and Droog classics, the shopping experience at Hôtel Droog features the latest greatest talents in design, high-end fashion, pop-up shopping and tres cool cosmetics.
For other hotels, please look here : Tripadvisor
If you need a doctor: here
For books: here
If you need food, clothes or forgot your razor or bike : here
If your glasses are broken: http://www.vroomennobbe.nl (they are ready the next day!)
I recommend that you book your Anne Frank tickets online here.
Some other history ideas in Amsterdam:
And if you have enough of history:
On Saturday morning there is a organic farmers market on Noordermarkt.
On Wednesday there is a is a organic farmers market on Haarlemmerplein.
On week days (and on Saturday), there is a big street market on the Albert Cuypstraat.
There is a lot to see/eat/drink!
If you want a complete different experience, far away from war, do visit the mouse mansion shop / a studio in the Jordan Area, a peaceful fairytale in this brutal world....created by the Schaapman family :http://www.themousemansion.com/visit-us/Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11- 18