Amsterdam City Centre
In the city centre
Take a stroll along Damrak, filled with curio shops and restaurants geared up for tourism. Reach the square to see the Royal Palace and New Church standing side-by-side in their majestic glory. Madame Tussauds offers waxy fun for the family, while Kalverstraat is a high street shopping extravaganza.
Places to stay from US$13 per night
1.4 miles from city centre
The ‘Old South’ is Amsterdam’s most elegant neighborhood and contains a mix of commercial and residential areas. Luxurious PC Hooftstraat features designer label clothing and accessories, while a stroll along the Northern Amstel Canal will bring you to one of the many parks in the area.
Places to stay from US$12 per night
1.1 miles from city centre
There’s an urban feel in this hugely multi-cultural area in the streets between Overtoom and Kinkerstraat. With numerous ethnic shops and restaurants, the area is a smorgasbord for food lovers. Ten Katemarkt street market is in the centre of the district, known for its Turkish food vendors selling delicious treats.
Places to stay from US$17 per night
As the Netherlands' culture-packed capital, Amsterdam has always been a hotspot for holidaymakers. This enticing slice of North Holland is renowned for its iconic criss-crossing canals, distinctive narrow houses and an eclectic range of museums including the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.
Main public transport options include buses and trams, but bicycles rule when it comes to getting around. With around 400 km of bike paths and almost 8,000 parking spaces, exploring on two wheels makes taking in the main sights a breeze.
The city's medieval centre, known as Centrum, showcases many points of interest synonymous with Amsterdam tourism, including canals, traditional architecture and the famous nightlife of the Red Light District. If you're visiting in tulip season, a stopover at nearby Keukenhof's botanical garden in mid-April provides sweeping views of multicoloured flowers in bloom.
A variety of accommodation can be found all over the city, from high-end hotels to cosy hostels and homestays. The main airport of Schiphol is 15 km southwest of the city and offers regular train services between the main terminal and city centre.
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|Most popular time to visit||July–September|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = US$1.17|
|Average weekend price||US$132 per night|
|Average weekday price||US$132 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
We walked( 14 miles one day) we rented bikes, we used our Eurail pass and took day trips. Amsterdam is a perfect destination and starting point to see some of Belgium and The Netherlands. Everyone speaks English. You can eat every type of food and it’s often very good. Not an inexpensive city but worth the cost overall
a beautiful city with a lot to offer despite the cold rain. sunny canal walks, thousands of restaurants/bars/desert shops/coffee shps are just waiting for you with an energetic vibe and different tastes and smells. you just have to go out of the hotel and you'll be electrified.
Great museums. City is beautiful during the day before the tourists and city workers take over every seat at every cafe, bar and restaurant. City was very busy with tourists despite Covid. Skip the canal cruises. Don't see much, just meandering through the canals.
Nice city with loads of things to do, good to book the boat trip which shows you most of the sightseeing, the 1 hour trip is ca 12€ p.p., you can also try all kind of cheese in the cheese houses in their show rooms, all museums are reachable in short walk distance tickets to buy in the same adventure centrum, train station close as well, you can also rent a bike and make a bike tour, I will definitely come back - and if you love pancakes, try one at the original Dutch pancake company, they´re amazing!
The people of Amsterdam complain too much about tourists. They should realise these tourists are keeping their local taxes relatively low. Tourists should respect the Dutch/Amsterdam habits more. If you don't know how to use a bicycle or how to stay in the cycling lanes; don't rent one. This is not the place to learn how to use these things and annoy the native inhabitants of Amsterdam. Try your backyard to learn
Great for solo travelers, but also great for couples, friends... it's fun city no matter the circumstances. I traveled in 7/2021, so the COVID precautions were still in place - I recommend reserving your activities (museum entry, for example) prior to arriving. I can't wait to go back - I only had a few days and wish I did more!
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