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The city of canals, coffee shops, and the Red-Light district, there’s no time of year when an Amsterdam holiday isn’t worthwhile, whether it’s parading as a winter wonderland or a springtime surprise. Despite the laissez faire attitude to pastimes that other countries have traditionally looked down upon, it’s fair to say the most rebellious thing about Amsterdam is more than just not looking both ways when crossing a bike lane. The aforementioned bicycles seem to make up the lifeblood of the city, and it doesn’t make much sense to get around between the historical sights, parks, and bars any other way (unless, of course, you’ve indulged in a little too much fun, at which point a brisk walk or a taxi ride is the best option).

Dutch culture is famous for compromise, which is why Amsterdam is such an interesting hodge-podge of things to do and see. Although a very Dutch environment, it has enough of an international vibe to make it a truly global city; no matter where you’re from or what you’re interested in, you’ll find it here. Like all major cities, it can be a bit daunting to plan a trip to the capital of the Netherlands, which is why we’re here to get you on the right path for your Amsterdam adventure.

Amsterdam

The city of canals, coffee shops, and the Red-Light district, there’s no time of year when an Amsterdam holiday isn’t worthwhile, whether it’s parading as a winter wonderland or a springtime surprise. Despite the laissez faire attitude to pastimes that other countries have traditionally looked down upon, it’s fair to say the most rebellious thing about Amsterdam is more than just not looking both ways when crossing a bike lane. The aforementioned bicycles seem to make up the lifeblood of the city, and it doesn’t make much sense to get around between the historical sights, parks, and bars any other way (unless, of course, you’ve indulged in a little too much fun, at which point a brisk walk or a taxi ride is the best option).

Dutch culture is famous for compromise, which is why Amsterdam is such an interesting hodge-podge of things to do and see. Although a very Dutch environment, it has enough of an international vibe to make it a truly global city; no matter where you’re from or what you’re interested in, you’ll find it here. Like all major cities, it can be a bit daunting to plan a trip to the capital of the Netherlands, which is why we’re here to get you on the right path for your Amsterdam adventure.

   
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Soundtrack of the city

Visiting the Venice of the North

  • Food

    3 course meal for 2: £68

  • Coffee

    A regular cappuccino: £4.50

  • Beer

    A medium beer: £3

  • Taxi

    One-way (Local Transport): £2.90

Visiting the Venice of the North

  • Food

    3 course meal for 2: £68

  • Coffee

    A regular cappuccino: £4.50

  • Beer

    A medium beer: £3

  • Taxi

    One-way (Local Transport): £2.90

Soundtrack of the city

Weather

The weather in Amsterdam is similar to most Northern European cities: mostly temperate, but during winter and summer you may see some extremes. Winter can be especially cold near the canals, because the biting wind winds along the water. Even if you’re heading over in the warmer months, you might get caught in a rainstorm or three, so pack with this in mind.

Discover the real Amsterdam

It’s no surprise that Amsterdam has an excellent food scene. It’s an international city and a popular holiday destination, and despite the appeal of eating Stroopwafel for every meal, you’d be missing out if you didn’t explore the culinary delights of the city. From Michelin starred dining rooms to vending machine fast food, Amsterdam has all your culinary needs covered.

The most popular attractions in Amsterdam can draw big enough crowds to make anyone feel a little lost, but it’s not all tourist hotspots and over friendly tour guides. We’re ready to show you how to squeeze the best out of your trip, no matter what you’re looking for.

Art galleries? Museums? Coffee shops? And what on Earth is going on in Amsterdam Noord? The sheer number of things to see in the Dutch capital can feel a little overwhelming, but we’re here to separate the seeds from the buds so you don’t waste a minute of your Dutch adventure, whether you’re more into Van Gogh or Vondelpark.

Food & Drink

It’s no surprise that Amsterdam has an excellent food scene. It’s an international city and a popular holiday destination, and despite the appeal of eating Stroopwafel for every meal, you’d be missing out if you didn’t explore the culinary delights of the city. From Michelin starred dining rooms to vending machine fast food, Amsterdam has all your culinary needs covered.

Guides & Tips

The most popular attractions in Amsterdam can draw big enough crowds to make anyone feel a little lost, but it’s not all tourist hotspots and over friendly tour guides. We’re ready to show you how to squeeze the best out of your trip, no matter what you’re looking for.

See & do

Art galleries? Museums? Coffee shops? And what on Earth is going on in Amsterdam Noord? The sheer number of things to see in the Dutch capital can feel a little overwhelming, but we’re here to separate the seeds from the buds so you don’t waste a minute of your Dutch adventure, whether you’re more into Van Gogh or Vondelpark.

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