Amsterdam City Center
Take a stroll along Damrak, filled with curio stores 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 has waxy fun for the family, and Kalverstraat is a shopping extravaganza.
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1.4 miles from downtown
The "Old South" is Amsterdam’s most elegant neighborhood, with a mix of commercial and residential areas. The luxurious PC Hooftstraat features designer-label clothing and accessories, and a stroll along the Northern Amstel Canal will take you to one of the many parks in the area.
Places to stay from $12 a night
1.1 miles from downtown
There’s an urban feel in this hugely multicultural area in the streets between Overtoom and Kinkerstraat. With numerous ethnic stores and restaurants, the area is a smorgasbord for food lovers. Ten Katemarkt street market is in the center of the district, known for its Turkish food vendors selling delicious treats.
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Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has been a rich cultural hub for centuries thanks to travelers and traders. Located in North Holland, the city is famous for its iconic canal system, distinctive row houses, and eclectic range of museums, including the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Rijksmuseum.
Great public transit options include buses and streetcars, but bicycles are the quintessential mode of transportation in Amsterdam. The 250 miles of bike paths and 8,000 bike parking spaces make exploring the city on two wheels easy and fun.
The city's medieval center, or "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 during tulip season, stop by Keukenhof's botanical garden in mid-April for its vibrant collection of blooming flowers.
A variety of accommodations can be found across the city, from high-end hotels to cozy homestays and hostels. Schiphol—Amsterdam’s main airport—is just 9 miles southwest of the city and is connected by regular train services from the city center to the main terminal.
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|Most popular time to visit||July-September|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.17|
|Average weekend price||$132 per night|
|Average weekday price||$132 per night|
|Average 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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