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Why do people say Amsterdam can be seen best by foot?

United Kingdom Jeffrey, United Kingdom

30 days ago

A small city to get around and something to see around every corner. However using the trams and the hop on / hop off canal boats can also help seeing more.
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The Toren Wonderful 9.3 Loved it all. Beautiful hotel with a quirky style.Would recommend to everyone who wants a splash of luxury for a night.
Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American Very good 8.2 Comfortable, clean, pleasant and helpful staff, relaxed trip!
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre Very good 8.2 The staff were all friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The location was fantastic, right in the heart of the city. The rooms were clean and well equipped.
Hotel Okura Amsterdam Excellent 8.8 High class hotel, not much more to say, everything was just perfect: the service, the room, the location, the stuff. Everything.
New West Inn Amsterdam Good 7.3 easy to find , free car parking nice staff really good value
Amstel Botel Good 7.2 Such a cool spot! location was awesome! easy to get to and from downtown, staff were great! and the price was awesome! Would definitely recommend to everyone!
The College Hotel Good 7.8 Beautiful hotel. Walked to restaurants, Van Gogh Museum, Reiks Museum, symphony. Room was gorgeous! Staff fantastic.
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre Very good 8.4 Friendly front office staff and concierge staff; good location; drinks; great harbor view. The hotel caters our request for the room we wish for. It provides shuttle to Amsterdam central and close to tram station too.
WestCord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam Excellent 8.6 Great location to being out of the city and quiet, but convenient to be in the city within 20minutes! Staff were helpful and the bar has a great atmosphere, rooms are cofortable and there was a separate step in shower which was great for older members in the party! i would definately stay again!
Hotel CC Good 7.7 The hotel petit, stylish, comfortable thought... and all you need for a few days city trip. Central, safe area, beautiful dam/canal view, everything within walking distance. Perfect room.
MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West Good 7.9 very clean and spacious room Nice toilet and shower
The Flying Pig Downtown Very good 8.2 Just about everything. The atmosphere of the hostel, location, staff, facilities, everything! Such a great hostel! One of the best
St Christophers Inn at The Winston Very good 8 Comfy bed, great location, safe place to stay. I've only stayed in single ensuite rooms so cannot comment on dormitories but I cannot fault the single rooms. Great locker sizes for cases should you arrive early and want to explore, or leave your bags between check out and flight time. I can't recommend a better place to lay your head whilst in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Houseboats Good 7 everything about it being a boat
Volkshotel Very good 8 Excellent! Perfect for groups of four to stay!

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    From the charming canal belt (grachtengordel) to the lively Red Light District, and from busy Rembrandtplein to the more peaceful suburbs of the Oud Zuid – Amsterdam has a district and a pace to suit every traveler.

    The Best Culture and Nightlife this Side of a Canal

    Jump on your city bike or hop on a canal boat and admire Amsterdam, the Venice of the North! The beautiful city houses, romantic bridges, iconic canals and street cafés create its unique atmosphere and give you an ultimate taste of its fascinating past.

    Famous for its museums, most important of which are located in the Museumplein, Amsterdam offers you a chance to see unforgettable masterpieces by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Mondriaan and more. The Anne Frank House is a sobering reminder of the city’s more recent history. After a lot of walking, the Rijksmuseum is a great place to rest and get some extra culture before visiting Amsterdam’s lovely Vondelpark.

    The medieval Old Center with the always busy Dam Square and the tempting Red Lights District is the most visited part of Amsterdam. Make sure to stop at Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein, homes to the best nightlife venues.

    Shop till you drop at Amsterdam’s most luxury shopping street, PC Hooftstraat, the most popular street market at Albert Cuyp or in the fancy design shops of the Jordaan district. Famous pancakes and frites with mayonnaise are a must-try! The more adventurous traveler might want to try the pickled herring, followed closely by a local beer.

    All these attractions are just a short train ride from the Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Whether you want to stay at a cozy hotel on a canal, a modern apartment in a quiet part of the city or a room in the center of everything, Booking.com has a perfect accommodation for your Amsterdam vacation.

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