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Off the Beaten Path in Amsterdam

If its your first time in Amsterdam, its always safe to take the classic tours: a stroll around the outdoor flower market, the canal rides, and a visit to all of the citys popular museums. However, if this is your fourth or fifth time in Amsterdam, you might want to try something new-and there are a lot of other attractions you should see. Theyre just not as widely commercialized.

Below are the best offbeat Amsterdam destinations you shouldnt miss out on.

Accommodations

Off the Beaten Path in Amsterdam

You might want to steer clear of popular hotels especially if youre visiting Amsterdam during the peak season. Alternative accommodations include houseboats, hotels, hostels, and renovated houses located along the canals. One hotel in the city, though, offers an offbeat enough experience. The Ambassade Hotel comprises 10 seventeenth century houses built along the canal. This means that youll be living at the citys historical center.

Just off the center, though, near the Van Gogh museum, the Hilton hotel offers the same suite the Yoko and John Lennon took for their “Bed-in” for peace back in 1969. The room was redesigned to capture how it was when the couple stayed in the hotel, under the guidance of Yoko Ono herself. Lyrics and other Lennon memorabilia were also added to the room.

A word of warning, though: the Yoko Ono and Lennon suite is off the beaten path but a stay there is far from cheap. If you just want to view the hotel room, the staff will let you provided that its vacant. You just need to ask them.

Feasting on History

Off the Beaten Path in Amsterdam

To enjoy the best of history in Amsterdam, you have to go beyond the classic canal rides. For an overview of the city, you should give the Amsterdam Historical Museum a visit. This currently resides in Amsterdams old city orphanage building.

Youll get to glimpse the highs and lows of the city when you visit this museum. Included in their collection are archeological finds, paintings, furniture and even special exhibitions.

If you happen to be in Amsterdam in August, youll get to see The Hoerengracht. This is an art-installation made in the 1980s by Nancy Reddin Keinholz and Edward Keinholz. The installation offers a glimpse of Amsterdams infamous red light district.

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