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Amsterdam (English /ˈæmstərdæm/; Dutch: [ˌʔɑmstərˈdɑm]) is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its status as the Dutch capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands[7] though it is not the seat of the Dutch government, which is The Hague.[8] Amsterdam has a population of 813,562 within the city proper, 1,112,165 in the urban region and 1,575,263 in the greater metropolitan area.[9] The city region has a population of 2,332,773.[10] The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million.[11] Amsterdam's name derives from Amstelredamme,[12] indicative of the city's origin as a dam of the river Amstel. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, is located in the city center. §History[edit] §Etymology[edit] A woodcut depicting Amsterdam as of 1544.

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Visiting Paris on a Budget: Tips and Tricks Paris can be an incredibly expensive city-- it is, after all, a world center for luxury goods, gourmet restaurants, opulent palace hotels and the like. As a result, you may (logically) assume that seeing Paris on a budget isn't realistic, or would amount to a miserable, pauper-like experience. Luckily, a visit to Paris doesn't have to break the bank. It's entirely possible to eat well, find clean and decent accommodations, and enjoy discounted and free attractions while still having the sense that you're living it up in one of the world's most gorgeous cities. A (fun) budget Paris vacation doesn't have to belong to the realm of fairy tales, after all: read on to find out why.

Barney's Barney’s, the renowned winner of multiple “High Times Cup” awards, is now Amsterdam’s most original and futuristic coffeeshop. We’re back at the 500-year-old landmark building on Haarlemmerstraat where it all started 23 years ago, and after extensive renovations, our re-designed interior is more comfortable than ever. What hasn’t changed is the friendly, knowledgeable service that’s made Barney’s famous among travelers and locals alike. And it’s still convenient; only a few minutes walking distance from the Amsterdam Central Station and open every morning at 7:00 AM so you can start your day the right way.

Museummolen - During a day out in Kinderdijk, a visit to the Museum Windmill Nederwaard is not to be missed. At this unique location, you can personally experience how a windmill works. At the Museum Windmill, you will meet a full-blooded miller and you will be able to explore the mill, which has been preserved in its original state, from the inside and from the outside. List of parks and gardens in Paris List of parks and gardens in Paris From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search The following is a list of parks and gardens in Paris, France:

10 of the best bistros in Paris Josephine "Chez Dumonet" For a delicious sepia-toned experience of pre-war Paris, this beautiful art-nouveau bistro on a chic street in Saint Germain is worth the wound to your wallet. The fact is that old-fashioned bistro cooking in Paris has become almost as expensive as it is rare – thank France's 35-hour working week for making slow cooking so pricey. But if you're craving old-school dishes like morel mushrooms stuffed with foie gras, truffles and country ham; millefeuille of boned pigeon; and bœuf bourguignon, you won't do better than this 1880 vintage dining room. Note that many dishes are served in half portions, the boeuf bourguignon is so ample it feeds two, and the reasonably priced house Bordeaux is what all the regulars drink. • 117 rue du Cherche Midi, 6th, +33 1 4548 5240.

My Top Five Best Value Bistros in Paris inspired by Le Fooding When looking for luxury options to wine, dine and impress the City of Love delivers in spades. But there is another side of Parisian dining that I sought out, one a bit kinder on the hip pocket. Over a decade ago, two Parisian journalists, Alexandre Cammas and Emmanuel Rubin, were fed up with the conservative, traditional and more often than not, expensive Parisian dining model favoured by guidebooks like Michelin and created their alternative food and festival guide book, Le Fooding – a contraction of the words “food” and “feeling”. Le Fooding celebrates stellar contemporary eateries, mostly in and around Paris and founder Cammas describes, a typical eatery that would feature in Le Fooding as “a place that makes you want to go back to almost immediately“.

Oodnadatta Track The Oodnadatta Track, Australia is an unsealed 620 km (385 mi) outback road between Marree and Marla via Oodnadatta in South Australia. Along the way, the track passes the southern lake of the Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park, and the outback settlements of William Creek and Oodnadatta. Mound Springs on the Oodnadatta Track. Railway Cottage at Coward Springs-Oodnadatta Track. Krak des Chevaliers Krak des Chevaliers (French pronunciation: ​[kʁak de ʃəvaˈlje]) (Arabic: قلعة الحصن‎), also Crac des Chevaliers, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurds; as a result it was known as Hisn al Akrad, meaning the "Castle of the Kurds". In 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the Knights Hospitaller. It remained in their possession until it fell in 1271.

Jet Fighter Rides Sydney and Melbourne Air combat is Australia’s longest running and most experienced provider of the jet fighter ride experience providing more than 15500 jet fighter rides to extremely satisfied customers. We operate from Sydney’s, Camden Airport (NSW) and Melbournes, Wangaratta Airport (VIC). So strap into our L-39 Albatros for the ride of a lifetime! Wewak Wewak is the capital of the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea. It is located on the northern coast of the island of New Guinea. It is the largest town between Madang and Jayapura. It is the see city (seat) of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wewak. History[edit]

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