Amsterdam Tourist Information

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 information

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.

Amsterdam tourist travel

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.

Pictures and photographs in Amsterdam

Here are some famous pictures of life in Amsterdam

Bikes in Amsterdam Holland is the capital of cheese Amsterdam's famous cafes and coffee shops

Sight-seeing in Amsterdam

There are many places to see, here are a few of our favourites:

  • Red light district - You must simply walk around this at night. It's a safe place to be. It's just off Dam Square - just follow the crowds and enjoy.
  • Bars/ clubs/ Restaurants - There are so many to chose from. Most are good. Perhaps ask at your hotel or just walk around. Everything is close together so you won't have to go very far.
  • Van Gough Museum - If you are into your paintings you should pay a visit. The famous Sunflowers hangs here and hundreds of other paintings. It can get busy but worth a look.
  • Ride the Canals - The city is famous for its vast network of canals. You can take one of the many cruises, walks along the towpaths, or hire a horse and cart to explore all the different areas.
  • Anne Frank's House - Visit the small but inviting house where Anne Frank wrote her diaries during WW2. You'll need a ticket to gain entry by buying them online or at the house itself.
  • Rijksmuseum - This museum houses works of art telling the story of The Netherlands through the ages. Famous paintings by the artists works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Frans Hals are on display here. The most famous piece is Rembrandt's "The Night Watch".
  • Queen's Day - If you're lucky enough to be in Amsterdam at the end of April, then immerse yourself into a day-long carnival. There are pop-up bars and cooking stations all around the city centre and a Carnival atmosphere. All drinks get served in plastic cups, and you just throw these on the floor. Towards the end of the day, you're walking on broken plastic! Don't worry because the next morning everything is completely cleared up.

Useful Phrases

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.

Good morningGoedemorgen
Good eveningGoedenavond
Thank youDank je
How are you?Hoe gaat het met je?
Very wellErg goed
Glass of red wineGlas rode wijn
Two beers pleaseTwee biertjes alstublieft

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