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Sightseeing and entertainment attractions in the Netherlands often offer senior discounts, but some places offer these reductions only to Dutch citizens. Be sure to bring along your passport or other identity document when you want to sign up for reduced-rate fares on public transportation, and other senior benefits. A group of local seniors run so-called Mee in Mokum guided tours on foot through the city -- "Mokum" is the name Amsterdam's once-thriving Jewish community used for the city, and it's still used informally by the populace. The name means something like Going With Amsterdam. People of any age can go on the tours, which are not exclusively for seniors, but are more likely to be run at a slower pace than standard tours. The guides speak English and know their beloved city inside out, as you might expect from people who have lived there for decades. Tours depart Tuesday to Sunday from the David & Goliath restaurant, Kalverstraat 92 (at the Amsterdams Historisch Museum); they last 2 to 3 hours and cost 5€. Call tel. 020/625-4450 or visit www.gildeamsterdam.nl for info.

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