Discover some of Amsterdam's stranger tourist attractions

By Paul Read (Moderator), a Travel Enthusiast

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Overall rating:4.0 out of 5 (based on 3 votes)
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Useful
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Recommended for:
Adventure, Cultural, Budget, Mid-range

Fancy exploring a museum or attraction that’s a little bit different? Paul Read discovers that travellers looking for a wacky time are spoilt for choice in Amsterdam

My review has been withdrawn as Simonseeks has closed down and monthly payments no longer made.

Unfortunately I cannot completely remove my piece, so I have to substitute my review with 200 words of nonsense.

I always questioned the logic of simonseeks – given that travel is such a crowded spot on the web it seemed they either needed to focus upon a specific niche, beaches or do the tripadvisor approach and “pile it high sell it cheap”.

Instead Simonseeks seemed to want a restricted number of articles with a fairly strict quality control, and sometimes a month would elapse between the user writing and submitting a piece and it being approved.

That was no way to build up the numbers of reviews and loyal contributors needed to make an impact on the search engines. Still, I quite enjoyed hanging around and making a little bit of beer money.

Apparently a group of former employees may yet purchase simonseeks, but in its usual style, we the contributors have been told very little – after waiting patiently for news between May and August 2011, I’m now withdrawing my work while I am still able.

I certainly hope any new Simonseeks team learn from the lessons of the failed first version. However, given my recent experience of “no news” I’m not hopeful.
 

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More information on Discover some of Amsterdam's stranger tourist attractions:

Author:
Paul Read (Moderator)
Traveller type:
Travel Enthusiast
Guide rating:
4
Average: 4 (3 votes)
Total views:
180
First uploaded:
7 February 2011
Last updated:
2 years 49 weeks 6 days 23 hours 7 min 34 sec ago
Destinations featured:
Trip types:
Adventure, Cultural
Budget level:
Budget, Mid-range
Free tags / Keywords:
handbags, unusual museums, bols cocktails, cats

Paul recommends

Hotels

Price from Rating
(out of 5)
1. Qbic Hotel Amsterdam Wtc
£37
3.6
2. Hotel Sebastian's
N/A

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0 of 0 people found the following comment helpful.

Thank you for your encourgaing words - pleased you found the review helpful :o)

Paul

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1 of 1 people found the following comment helpful.

A quirky and enjoyable guide to a side of Amsterdam I would never have known about. The Cat Cabinet sounds surreal.

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1 of 1 people found the following comment helpful.

Great idea for a guide! You could easily do a whole series of guides highlighting “stranger visitor attractions” in various cities.

I like the personal observations that run through the guide- the place where cats do their business and the guy who brought back rocks in a suitcase for Electric Ladyland!

The guide is rounded off nicely with a couple of good cheaper hotel recommendations

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1 of 1 people found the following comment helpful.

Good introduction to the Fluorescent Art Museum - this extraordinary Museum actively encourages visitors to become part of the displays and installations.