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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

You want to experience the enchanting canals, bridges, many bicycles, rich history, and vibrant culture that the iconic Dutch Capital has to offer!

Discover the stories behind Anne Frank House, marvel at art in the Van Gogh Museum, and enjoy the vibrant nightlife!

Suitable for travellers of all types (solo, couples, families, or groups), perfect for a 3-5 Day Trip, ideally between April-September.

Suggested Activities

The picturesque canals and bridges are what Amsterdam is famous for, and they make for interesting days exploring the city!

Either walk along or book a boat tour.

The famous WWII diary author’s hiding place, and a moving experience for visitors to this tragic part of 20th Century history.

Reserve your tickets online and well in advance, as spots fill up quickly.

Booking Link: (Click Here).

This flower-filled park with cafes and an open-air theatre offers a great escape from the urban buildings. 

During spring and summer the lush greenery and vibrant flowers are great for a relaxing stroll.

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Explore the richly decorated rooms and learn about Dutch Royal history while admiring the stunning architecture at the Royal Palace Amsterdam.

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Aside from its canals, Amsterdam is also famous for being a European Nightlife hotspot.

With a variety of bars, clubs and restaurants, experience the bustling nightlife that Amsterdam has to offer.

The bustling areas Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein, as well as the clubs Melkweg or Paradiso, are popular.

To begin to experience the city like a local, renting a bike is key!

There are in fact MORE BIKES THAN PEOPLE in the city, and you can explore more of the streets, parks, and canals by renting your own for one or multiple days!

Top Tips

We love Free Walking tours at Tripfindr!

This is because they are the BEST WAY to Learn about and Explore a city!

Book one and ask your Guide all the Questions you may have, as well as seeing all the Hidden Gems that Amsterdam has to offer!

For Solo travellers, these offer a perfect opportunity to make friends!

Exploring neighbourhoods like Oost will give you a more local experience, and may show you a completely different side to Amsterdam than the more touristy areas.

This is also great if you are budget conscious, as the less touristy restaurants often have lower prices.

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For the popular attractions like Anne Frank House it is a good idea to book tickets in advance, to avoid long lines and ensure that you will be able to visit them.

Make it Unique

Live Jazz music at a cozy canal-side cafe is an awesome way to spend an evening.

There are several cafes with live music in the evenings.

Bourbon Street Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Discover a unique side of Amsterdam and see many of the vibrant and fascinating hidden urban masterpieces on a tour like this.

Formerly a shipyard, now a creative hotspot, and very cool to explore.

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Amsterdam is by flying into the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), which has flights from major International cities, located 9km southwest of the City. 

Other: You can take a Train, Bus, or Drive from other parts of Amsterdam or neighbouring countries (Germany and Belgium).

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Buses, Metro, Trams, Taxis, Ubers, and of course Bike Rentals are available.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Amsterdam is by flying into the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), which has flights from major International cities, located 9km southwest of the City. 

Other: You can take a Train, Bus, or Drive from other parts of Amsterdam or neighbouring countries (Germany and Belgium).

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Buses, Metro, Trams, Taxis, Ubers, and of course Bike Rentals are available.

Safety Concerns

Amsterdam is Generally Safe for Tourists.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Where to Stay?

We recommend you stay in areas like Grachtengordel South, The Museum Quarter (best area for culture), or The Old Centre (best area for budget travellers).

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds.
    This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers. A Highly Recommended Hostel is the ClinkNOORD Hostel, which is centrally located.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for maximum comfort.