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Amsterdam

A city rich in history and culture. Visit all year round and experience each season’s unique highlights and special atmosphere.

Amsterdam will enchant you as much with its beautiful historic cityscape, as with its vibrant and laid-back atmosphere. The city has earned its reputation as the Venice of the North due to its network of semi-circular canals spanned by hundreds of bridges. In fact it has more canals and bridges than Venice. Enjoy the fascinating museums and café culture during the day, and join the crowds in the many bars and clubs at night. You’ll always feel welcome in this multicultural capital, where anything goes.

Amsterdam’s compact city centre is best explored on foot, by bike or on public transport. The lack of parking and the narrow cobbled streets make it difficult to navigate by car. The waterways of the 17th century canal district offer a perfect way to explore the sights. A canal cruise is the perfect introduction to the city’s fascinating history and iconic waterfront architecture, as well as many monuments, including Anne Frank’s House. In fact, the Canal Ring has been listed as a World Heritage site.

Head to Dam Square in the centre of the city where you’ll find the beautiful old Royal Palace, as well as the stunning wax statues of Madame Tussauds. Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District is just a short walk away, where the streets are lined with adult entertainment venues. For a more family-friendly experience, make your way to Nieumarkt, bustling square surrounded by cafés and restaurants.

Catch a tour of the Museum Quarter, just outside the Canal Ring and discover collections of Dutch Old Master paintings in the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Close by, the Vondelpark is a lovely open space, perfect for spending some time relaxing on the grass. If you are in this area at night, make your way over to the Leidesplein known for great live music and a busy nightlife.

The city’s many coffee shops are great places to hang out for a while enjoying the relaxed pace of life. Sit for a while and use the opportunity for a spot of people watching. If you’re in the mood for a nice cool beer, stop off in one of the city’s numerous bars where you can sample a range of delicious local beers. Beer connoisseurs should head to the old brewery to join theHeineken Experience. This attraction includes its own tasting bar.

Amsterdam is a city full of surprises at each turn. It has legendary nightlife and a party atmosphere as well as a rich cultural heritage and beautifully preserved architecture. This is the perfect mix, which makes it an appealing destination for old and young alike.

Amsterdam Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Amsterdam

Canal Ring which includes a marina, a river or creek and a city

Canal Ring

4.5/5Wonderful!(971 area reviews)

Canal Ring
Amsterdam North

Amsterdam North

4/5Very Good!(88 area reviews)

Amsterdam North
Amsterdam Southeast showing boating and a river or creek

Zuidoost

4/5Very Good!(205 area reviews)

Zuidoost
De Pijp showing heritage architecture

De Pijp

4.5/5Wonderful!(133 area reviews)

De Pijp

Top hotels in Amsterdam

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam
Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam
4 out of 5
Schipholweg 275, Badhoevedorp
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
SG$104
per night
31 Mar-1 Apr

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from De Meervaart Theater and within 6 miles (10 km) of Vondelpark and Van Gogh Museum. World Trade ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,616 reviews)

"Really nice hotel convenient to the airport . Has a shuttle bus service every 30 mins to the airport"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar,2020

Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam
citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
Jan Plezierweg 2, Schiphol
SG$108
per night
30 Mar-31 Mar

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Van Gogh Museum and RAI Exhibition and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (5,761 reviews)

"Great hotel to spend a night during a long layover, or just to have a meal between flights."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar,2020

citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport
4 out of 5
Rijnlanderweg 800, Hoofddorp
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
SG$119
per night
31 Mar-1 Apr

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from World Trade Center Schiphol Airport and within 6 miles (10 km) of Rijksmuseum Amsterdam ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (3,618 reviews)

"Staff were genuinely nice and informative, the shuttle bus driver at night was so polite and caring. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar,2020

Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport

Popular things to do in Amsterdam

Anne Frank House
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Anne Frank House

4.5/5(778 reviews)

See where this courageous Jewish teenager and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II, and where she penned her famous diary.

Van Gogh Museum
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Van Gogh Museum

4.5/5(723 reviews)

Delve into the life of this legendary troubled artist with this unique collection of works and mementos.

Rijksmuseum
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Rijksmuseum

4.5/5(901 reviews)

Explore The Netherlands’ largest publicly-funded museum, full of world-famous masterpieces.

Dam Square
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Dam Square

4/5(2,088 reviews)

Visit Amsterdam’s lively central square, a venue that’s seen both protests and celebrations.

Heineken Experience
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Heineken Experience

4.5/5(478 reviews)

Love beer? Sample one of Holland’s most famous beers and learn about how it’s brewed in this interesting multimedia exhibition.

Leidseplein
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Leidseplein

4/5(892 reviews)

This lively square is an entertainment hub bursting with lively bars and restaurants, theatres and music venues, as well as engaging street performers.

Top activities in Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum Tickets
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Van Gogh Museum Tickets

88% of travellers recommend
SG$33
Per adult
Skip-the-Line Rijksmuseum Tickets
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Skip-the-Line Rijksmuseum Tickets

90% of travellers recommend
SG$33
Per adult
I amsterdam City Card
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I amsterdam City Card

86% of travellers recommend
SG$103
Per adult
Blue Boat Company Evening Cruise
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Blue Boat Company Evening Cruise

86% of travellers recommend
SG$31
Per adult
Heineken Experience Admission Ticket
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Heineken Experience Admission Ticket

88% of travellers recommend
SG$28
Per adult
Private Transfer to Cluj Napoca from Bucharest
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Private Transfer to Cluj Napoca from Bucharest

SG$194
Per adult

Reviews of Amsterdam

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 70.60544677020032%
4 - Good
1161
4 - Good 26.13099257258609%
3 - Okay
116
3 - Okay 2.6108485257708756%
2 - Disappointing
14
2 - Disappointing 0.31510240828269187%
1 - Terrible
15
1 - Terrible 0.337609723160027%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Mar 2020

I do like Amsterdam. It is a unique city and worth seeing. Full of history and things to see & do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

This place has so much to do, transport is easily accessible and easy to use. I hope to go back one day!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Mar 2020

Unfortunately for us the bars and museums were closed due to the coronavirus. we had a good time all the same.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Mar 2020

I enjoyed a canal trip very much. I would have gone to the Rijksmuseum but government museums were closed because of the coronavirus. Damm Inn Square was noisy, double glazing would be a great improvement.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

watch the birds in dam square they land on your head

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

We love it, the culture everything!! Kids loved doing science museum and Ripley’s. Enough to do for a long weekend with or without the family

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