Amsterdam Travel Guide | Top Attractions, Travel Essentials, Tips & More

Why Visit Amsterdam?

Amsterdam- often dubbed as the “Venice of the north” for its elaborate canal networks is a historic attraction dotted with museums, great collections of art and architecture. Apart from picturesque locations within the city, the general vibe of the city is that of freedom and tolerance.

Amsterdam travel essentials

Travel Essentials in Amsterdam

  • Language: Dutch Language
  • Currency: The Euro | €
  • Time Zone: Central European Standard Time | CET
  • Country Code: +31
  • Socket Type: Type C & F
  • Emergency Numbers: 112 for all emergency services

Top 10 Things to Do in Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank Tours
This is Holland Amsterdam theme park
Madurodam Amsterdam
Efteling Amsterdam
Moco Museum Amsterdam
Amsterdam Dungeon
Heineken Experience Amsterdam

Top 5 Amsterdam Travel Tips

  1. Rent A Bicycle

Amsterdam is a bicycle friendly city. It has wide bike lanes and spaces for parking your bikes. While it costs €7 for a couple of hours and €9.50 for a 24 hours at most bike rentals, it get really cheap if you rent it for multiple days. 

  1. Buy The I Amsterdam Card

The I Amsterdam card includes free transport- bus, tram and metro. It is perfect if you want to spend your time sight-seeing. The card comes in multiple variants- 24h, 48h, 72h, 96h and 120h.

  1. Choose The Train

The train network in Amsterdam is efficient and cheap compared to any other means of transport. It is the best bet to get around to nearby suburbs like Harlem, Utrecht and Leiden.

  1. Take The Train From The Airport

Trains from the airport to the city cost you only €5.50 for a single ticket. It only takes you 15 to 20 minutes to get to the city. To get to other areas or to your hotel room you can take the tram or metro. 

  1. Don’t Rent A Car

Renting a car can be a good idea in most cities. But in Amsterdam, the public transport almost covers all parts of the city. It is comfortable and cheap. However renting a bicycle can be a good idea. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Traveling To Amsterdam

What are the best things to do and see in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is known for many things. But the best thing about Amsterdam is its canal networks, Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum and the Tulip Garden.

How much does it cost to visit Amsterdam?

Like other European cities, Amsterdam is expensive. However, the cost of a visit to Amsterdam depends on your choice of stay, your preferred transport methods and visits to restaurants.

What are the must-visit places in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam has numerous museums and art galleries. We recommend Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Efteling, This is Holland and Keukenhof Tulip Garden.

What is the best time to visit Amsterdam?

The spring season- between April and May is the best time to visit Amsterdam in terms of weather. But that being said, Amsterdam is picturesque in all seasons.

What should I avoid in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam has cheap and efficient public transport. Avoid renting a car during your stay here.