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Amsterdam
Travel Guide

Amsterdam which includes street scenes, heritage architecture and a city

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.

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Where to stay in Amsterdam

Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 5, Amsterdam
The price is SG$191 per night from 2 Jul to 2 Jul
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Amsterdam hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of The Old Church (Oude Kerk), Anne Frank House and Westerkerk. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (995 reviews)
"Excellent location very central to everything. Clean hotel with friendly staff."

Reviewed on 11 Dec,2020

Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam, an IHG Hotel
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
4 out of 5
Schiphol Boulevard 701, Schiphol
The price is SG$200 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from World Trade Center Schiphol Airport, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Van Gogh Museum and RAI ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)
Great Hotel
"Super Great Option!!!!"

Reviewed on 20 Mar,2021

Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
5 out of 5
Kattengat 1, Amsterdam
The price is SG$238 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Herengracht Canal, Royal Palace, and Dam Square. Madame Tussauds and Body Worlds ...
4.2/5Very Good! (994 reviews)
Good - would stay here again
"Stayed here for one night on a weekend trip! Initially they gave us a double bed room on an executive floor, but we were not a couple and so went back down to exchange to a room with twin bed! The hotel was not as new, but clean and room was spacious!"

Reviewed on 11 Jul,2020

Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cityden Up Amsterdam South
Cityden Up Amsterdam South
4 out of 5
Professor J.H. Bavincklaan 3, Amstelveen
The price is SG$110 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Amsterdamse Bos, Wagener Stadium and Amstelpark. Vondelpark and RAI Exhibition and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (685 reviews)
"Excellent reception staff. Good location for us. Spacious room."

Reviewed on 6 May,2021

Cityden Up Amsterdam South
Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
4 out of 5
Stroombaan 1, Amstelveen
The price is SG$116 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Stadshart, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Amsterdamse Bos, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Johan Cruyff Arena and Van Gogh Museum. Rijksmuseum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (294 reviews)
"The hotel was very clean and stuff very attentive. We had a great time. We were using the bikes to get around that you can rent directly at the front desk. It takes about 30min to get to the city center by bike. Very pleasant ride.The hotel is a €20 Uber ride from the airport. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 24 Apr,2021

Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
Plantage Hortus Apartments
Plantage Hortus Apartments
4 out of 5
Plantage Muidergracht, Amsterdam
The price is SG$144 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Hortus Botanicus, Artis and Hermitage Amsterdam. Rembrandt Square and ...
3.5/5Good! (147 reviews)
"This place is very unique and bigger than I anticipated. The one thing I wasn’t happy about was the shower drain, it was extremely slow draining, and when you have a group of guys who have been traveling all day it makes it a pretty big inconvenience. Thank being said it was a nice stay overall."

Reviewed on 14 Mar,2020

Plantage Hortus Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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