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AmsterdamNetherlands

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

Top hotels in Amsterdam

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
4 out of 5
Damrak 1-5, Amsterdam
The price is SG$207 per night from 14 Feb to 15 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Nicholas Church, National Monument and Madame Tussauds. Amsterdam ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,377 reviews)
Qulity stay

"Great food, great service. Highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep,2020

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Hotel Estheréa
Hotel Estheréa
4 out of 5
Singel 303-309, Amsterdam
The price is SG$132 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Madame Tussauds, Dam Square and Anne Frank House. Leidseplein and Vondelpark ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (1,283 reviews)

"Staff and service was excellent even during COVID restrictions."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec,2020

Hotel Estheréa
Leonardo Boutique Museumhotel
Leonardo Boutique Museumhotel
3 out of 5
Pieter Cornelisz. Hooftstraat 2, Amsterdam
The price is SG$69 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Museum Quarter, this hotel is steps away from Paradiso, Vondelpark and Rijksmuseum. Diamond Museum Amsterdam and Museum Square are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)

"lovely :)"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct,2020

Leonardo Boutique Museumhotel
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.

Holiday Rentals in Amsterdam

PREMIER SUITES PLUS Amsterdam
PREMIER SUITES PLUS Amsterdam
3.5 out of 5
Parnassusweg 376, Amsterdam
The price is SG$158 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Amsterdam South, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of VU University of Amsterdam and World Trade Center. Vondelpark and RAI Exhibition and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Happy stay

"wonderful"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct,2020

PREMIER SUITES PLUS Amsterdam
Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
4 out of 5
Stroombaan 1, Amstelveen
The price is SG$89 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
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! (288 reviews)

"Country, Town, Hotel- places to return and enjoy. Staff ready to advice and help."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug,2020

Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
De Jonker Urban Studio's & Suites
De Jonker Urban Studio's & Suites
4 out of 5
Plantage Middenlaan 40, Amsterdam
The price is SG$94 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Artis and Hortus Botanicus. Waterlooplein and Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) ...

4.1/5Very Good! (47 reviews)
Easy to find, well equipped and accessible.

"QR codes as keys take some getting used to so make sure you have you phone charged, carpets need a clean and in our apartment the walls are painted silk so touch ups are very obvious. The beds are comfy, bathroom is lush, very modern and contemporary, iron, tea and coffee, complementary toiletries. ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct,2019

De Jonker Urban Studio's & Suites
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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Reviews of Amsterdam

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5/5 - Excellent

Sam

7 Jun 2020

Would recommend for all ages

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Mar 2020

Amsterdam is a beautiful country and can’t wait to visit agen

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.