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Testbirds Holiday Apps: Amsterdam

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Are you ready for a holiday? In our new series Testbirds Holiday Apps our employees from all over the world present the must-have mobile apps that you shouldn’t miss when travelling throughout their country. This week, André shares his favourite apps for the city that's commonly known for AFC Ajax, canals and bicycles everywhere you look. You've guessed it, we're going to Amsterdam! Give it up for André from the Benelux-office.André WilderdijkAlthough I have never lived in Amsterdam, I think that, due to work, I have spent more time there than in my current home town Hilversum. The Dutch Testbirds-office is located at the Keizersgracht in the middle of this lively city. Especially in summer, Amsterdam is a fun place to be. Check the Museum Square, walk over a few of the 1200 bridges (!), or rent a bike and mingle between the other nearly million bikes. Amsterdam is famous for its canals, Amsterdammertjes (the little poles with the three crosses that should separate cars and bikers from pedestrians, but do more harm than good; once there were), Anne Frank and museums. For this blog, I'd like to present you two apps that can make your stay even better.

Museum App
Museum App
When checking the Museum Square, a visit to one of the world’s most famous museums is a must. You can visit the Van Gogh or the Stedelijk Museum for example. But the app will also guide you to all the other Amsterdam museums, big and small. One of my personal favourites is the Scheepvaartmuseum. The interactive city guide has a lot of fun stories and facts and is fun to use. So, for those into culture, this is the app to have.Download: Google Play (2020: App is not available anymore)
Buienradar
Buienradar
As in all countries, it is good to know the weather forecast in Amsterdam also. But especially in The Netherlands, it is nice to have someone or something that can help you decide to plan a visit either to the Noordermarkt or the Van Gogh museum. The Buienradar app is the perfect app to use when you are in doubt. It predicts where the rain will fall the next few minutes, hours and even days. I use it a lot! Download: App Store | Google Play | Windows Phone

Testbirds specialises in the testing of software such as apps, websites and Internet of Things applications by using innovative technologies and solutions. Under the slogan, “Testing Reality”, the company offers various testing methods to its clients looking to optimise the user-friendliness and functionality of their digital products. With over 250,000 registered testers located in 193 countries, Testbirds is one of the world’s leading crowdtesting providers. In addition, the IT service provider utilises cloud based technologies to support customers in the optimisation of their digital products. The combination of the two testing methods delivers a unique and extensive portfolio that takes the quality of software to the next level. Testbirds was founded in 2011 by Philipp Benkler, Georg Hansbauer and Markus Steinhauser. Today, the company has over 100 employees. Other than its headquarters in Munich, there are now offices in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm, franchises in Hungary and Russia and sales partners in Italy.

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