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Visit historic fishing villages windmills and traditional houses. Explore the many museums that keep age-old traditions such as cheesemaking and clog-making alive.

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DURATION: 2-3 HOURS PER VILLAGE

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Travel back in time to sleepy coastal towns that have remained virtually unchanged for centuries. In Zaanse Schans, Volendam or Marken, you can admire the scenic landscapes, towering

Amsterdam comes alive in spring, bursting with blooms in

Hit the shops in Haarlem

every colour of the rainbow. This is the time of year to

Haarlem is Amsterdam’s

cycle through the brightly striped region where 70% of the

best-kept secret when it

world’s flowers are grown. Don’t miss a visit to Keukenhof

comes to independent

in Lisse: a gigantic 32-hectare park dedicated to the

boutiques and specialty

national flower and other blooms.

design stores. Of course, the

DURATION: 4 HOURS

Read more about our suggested itineraries on our website: iamsterdam.com/ itineraries

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Take in the tulips

city boasts all the household names, too. Spend the day perusing the racks and then head to nearby Bloemendaal or Zandvoort for a glass of wine on a heated beach club terrace to celebrate your purchases. DURATION: 2 HOURS

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I amsterdam Magazine spring 2018  
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