Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands or Holland and is only a short hop away by plane or car and great for a weekend away as a group of lads or girls.
Amsterdam is a favourite hop for everyone on stag and hen weekends. It's extremely easy to get to and offers lively entertainment, cheap beer in a friendly city. For any tourist, you'll have loads to do in Amsterdam.
There are many cafes, bars and clubs around town that are suitable for anyone.
Being a tourist in Amsterdam is easy because it has a vast tram network that all the locals use. You need to buy tickets before you board and stamp them in the tram itself. Conductors are friendly and there are maps on each tram stop. It's very cheap also. But don't get caught or else you'll receive a fine.
Once in the city you can always walk. If arriving by air get the train into town. It's cheap, clean and gets you in quickly. Central station is a five minute walk from the lively central city and you'll pass many pubs and clubs on the way.
Most hotels in Amsterdam are cheap, clean and central. You won't go wrong whichever you choose.
Here are some famous pictures of life in Amsterdam
There are many places to see, here are a few of our favourites:
Almost without exception, you're able to converse in English, especially in hotels, restaurants, and the main attractions. However, if you want to try your hand at Dutch speaking, here are a few common phrases.
|Thank you||Dank je|
|How are you?||Hoe gaat het met je?|
|Very well||Erg goed|
|Glass of red wine||Glas rode wijn|
|Two beers please||Twee biertjes alstublieft|
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