Amsterdam Travel Guide

TRAVEL GUIDE, AMSTERDAM

OVERVIEW

Amsterdam is one of those destinations that is there in the wishlist of every passionate traveller who dream to visit every part of the world at some point of their lives. Thanks to the colourful buildings along the canals, the historical spots, the cultural richness, the artistic flair presented by an enormous collection including that of Van Gogh’s and a host of other things, Amsterdam is one of the sought after travel destinations in the world now. Besides, the capital of Netherlands is home to 60 miles of canals and nearly 7,000 buildings that date back to the 18th century. A city that hasn’t changed a bit since Rembrandt's time, Amsterdam is one of the best preserved cities in Europe.

FAST FACTS

  • Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Best Time to Visit Amsterdam: April to May and September to November
  • Currency: Euro
  • Languages: Dutch , English

Since Amsterdam is considered to be one of the most popular destinations in Europe, it has been attracting travellers from all parts of the world for years now. Quite naturally, this city is home to some of the most amazing hotels. The best part about the hotels in this city is that all of them offer optimum comfort and offer rooms that cater to the budgets of all kinds of travellers, be it the ones seeking luxury at higher prices to the ones who don’t want to spend much on staying. Some of the best hotels in Amsterdam include Inter Continental Amstel Amsterdam, Wyndham Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, citizenM Hotel, and Hilton Amsterdam among others.

In a city like Amsterdam which attracts travellers from all parts of the world, there are enough options for those who like to eat. Thanks to the presence of enough restaurants in the city, travellers from all parts of the world having all kinds of palates love their respective culinary journeys in the city. Right from the chic fine dining restaurants to the multi-cuisine to Indonesia to French, the restaurants in this city serve cuisines belonging to most parts of the world. Some of the finest restaurants in Amsterdam include Restaurant Zaza’s, Blue Pepper, Vinkeles, Ciel Bleu Restaurant, and Yamazato among a lot of others.

There’s not just one reason why Amsterdam is considered to be one of the most amazing travel destinations in Europe. The place is home to some of the most interesting historical, social and cultural tourist attractions. While on one hand, there are museums, heritage houses, and cultural hubs, on the other there are beautiful corners of the city a traveller can explore. Some of the best places to visit in Amsterdam include Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Madame Tussauds, Hermitage Amsterdam, National Maritime Museum, and Amsterdam Cheese Museum among others.

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    While enough has been said about the historical and cultural background, and the customary places to visit in Amsterdam, a quick trip to its cultural hubs and parks is what you need to know it all. Other than some impressive insights, these are the best places to hobnob with the locals here. If you have been scouring for a comprehensive guide to Amsterdam’s star attractions, this is for you!

When you are in Amsterdam, one of the most popular destinations in Europe, there are more than just a few things that you can do here as a traveller. In fact, when you are done admiring the length and breadth of the city’s canals, there will be quite a number of things that you can do to learn about this city. You can start your day with a visit to a museum or two, head for a hearty lunch in the afternoon and then check out the social, cultural and natural beauty of the city before partying the night away in one of the fine bars in the city. This city has all the good things that most European cities are known for, thus leading to the fact that a traveller will always have enough things to do in Amsterdam.

What makes Amsterdam one of the most happening shopping destinations in the world is the kind of variety that its markets collectively offer to the travellers. One is ought to get amused that on one hand, there are markets that are dedicated to certain kinds of things, and on the other there are general markets as well that are home to all kinds of products, right from pillows to prawns. Right from the textiles, flowers and food to boutiques, antiques, books and music, there’s everything on sale at great bargains in the markets and shopping streets of Amsterdam. Some of the most popular shopping hubs in Amsterdam include Albert Cuyp Markt, The Nine Streets (De Negen Straatjes), Concerto, Spiegelkwartier, and Oudemanhuispoort Book Market among others.

Being a part of Europe has its own advantages as some of the most popular travel destinations are either an easy flight away or are at easy driving distances. As far as weekend getaways from Amsterdam are concerned, Germany, Britain, Ireland and Belgium are some of the places you can easily head to. And Amsterdam being one of the most popular destinations in Europe, a traveller can take the liberty to explore these surrounding destinations as well. Some of the best weekend getaways from Amsterdam include Frankfurt, Bruges, London, Berlin, Antwerp, Dublin, and Ghent among other places.

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  • 36 hours in Amsterdam

    Most visitors to Amsterdam rarely wander beyond the arched bridges, watery passageways and crooked canal houses of the enchanting city center. But equally fascinating is the development boom around the harbor and in the once gritty areas that lie between the historic center and the surrounding ring road (A10). These pockets of innovation – pioneered Brooklyn-style by young designers and entrepreneurs who cannot afford the rents on the Keizersgracht – are worth a detour.

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