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Amsterdam

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Formerly known as a party town for stag-dos/bachelor parties, Amsterdam is shaking off its stereotype and coming into its own - emerging as a thriving cultural capital with a flair for all things unique. The curated collection of Amsterdam tours and tickets lets you explore this cycling city that fuses age-old history with contemporary urban chic flawlessly. Explore Amsterdam’s top attractions like Windmills, Van Gogh Museum, and Red Light District while you stroll around its boasting rambling streets and slender townhouses, windy canals, and curly bridges. With local food markets and leafy green spaces aplenty; whatever your travel vices, you’ll find your fix in Amsterdam.
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Our tips for Amsterdam

  • Let’s go ride a bike. Don’t be shy, Amsterdam is the city for cycling. Careful though, the brakes on these bikes are pedal rather than hand brakes and can confuse when you first saddle up.
  • Rock the boat. Make your trip extra special and stay on a moored-up houseboat, there’s plenty to choose from.
  • Feline fine. A houseboat-come-cat shelter, De Poezenboat is one of the city’s weirder attractions that brings hundreds of tourists to its helms each year. Cat lovers, you’re welcome.
  • There is a big difference between a coffee shop and a café. One sells coffee, the other sells brownies. Note the distinction.
  • Cruise around. Cruising the canals is a must when in the city. Tours often include a canal cruise, or you can board the free ferries behind Central station for a trip to remember.

Good to know

From the glorious Van Gogh Museum to the Vermeer and Rembrandt works hanging in the Rijksmuseum, treasure troves of Holland’s Golden Age find their place in the city, alongside more modern dedications. The ‘Venice of the North’, Amsterdam was founded at the Amstel and that’s how the city derives its name as well.
Over 45% of its population comprises people from various ethnicities and religions. People in Amsterdam are big on cycling with over 63% of people biking every day. Even tourists can opt for a backie to travel holistically. Two of the most useful Dutch phrases you can learn are Hallo (hahlow or Hello) and Doei (dooey or Goodbye).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Amsterdam?
    A:

    Like most European cities, this city is most popular during the summer months, with Amsterdam sightseeing frenzy reaching its peak in late July to early August. The best time to visit would be during the tulip season when budding blooms take center stage and plenty of local festivities are underway. You can expect to catch the floral fever as early as March, with blossoming lasting all the way through to May.

  • Q: How do I get around the city?
    A:

    Amsterdam is one of the world’s leading cycling cities, with most locals opting to ride on a daily basis. Designated cycle paths and easy pick-up and drop-off bike stations make hopping on this bandwagon easy as pie. Many Amsterdam day tours use bicycles as the main form of transport too. Holland’s capital is relatively compact so if you’re staying in central Amsterdam, using your own two feet will be your best bet. If walking doesn’t appeal, tourist passes on public transport systems including trams, metros and buses provide easy access to the city sights.

  • Q: What are the top things to do in Amsterdam?
    A:

    To make the most of your Amsterdam sightseeing tour, make sure to visit the famed Van Gogh Museum, take an evening Canal Cruise, book a guided tour of the Heineken Experience, watch tulips in full bloom at Keukenhof Gardens, and indulge in local cuisine.

  • Q: What is the nightlife like in Amsterdam?
    A:

    Amsterdam is known for its vibrant and lively nightlife. If you love to party, it is the best place to be. With a range of pubs, cafés, bars and speakeasies, you will definitely be spoiled for choice.

  • Q: What are the best activities to do in Amsterdam?
    A:

    There are plenty of activities to do in Amsterdam. To narrow it down, you can visit Zaanse Schans and Brussels for a day trip, book a Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour, attend an ongoing festival, take a walking tour of the city, or indulge in beer tastings to make the most of your trip.

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