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AmsterdamNetherlands

A city rich in history and culture. Visit all year round and experience each season’s unique highlights and special atmosphere.

Amsterdam will enchant you as much with its beautiful historic cityscape, as with its vibrant and laid-back atmosphere. The city has earned its reputation as the Venice of the North due to its network of semi-circular canals spanned by hundreds of bridges. In fact it has more canals and bridges than Venice. Enjoy the fascinating museums and café culture during the day, and join the crowds in the many bars and clubs at night. You’ll always feel welcome in this multicultural capital, where anything goes.

Amsterdam’s compact city centre is best explored on foot, by bike or on public transport. The lack of parking and the narrow cobbled streets make it difficult to navigate by car. The waterways of the 17th century canal district offer a perfect way to explore the sights. A canal cruise is the perfect introduction to the city’s fascinating history and iconic waterfront architecture, as well as many monuments, including Anne Frank’s House. In fact, the Canal Ring has been listed as a World Heritage site.

Head to Dam Square in the centre of the city where you’ll find the beautiful old Royal Palace, as well as the stunning wax statues of Madame Tussauds. Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District is just a short walk away, where the streets are lined with adult entertainment venues. For a more family-friendly experience, make your way to Nieumarkt, bustling square surrounded by cafés and restaurants.

Catch a tour of the Museum Quarter, just outside the Canal Ring and discover collections of Dutch Old Master paintings in the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Close by, the Vondelpark is a lovely open space, perfect for spending some time relaxing on the grass. If you are in this area at night, make your way over to the Leidesplein known for great live music and a busy nightlife.

The city’s many coffee shops are great places to hang out for a while enjoying the relaxed pace of life. Sit for a while and use the opportunity for a spot of people watching. If you’re in the mood for a nice cool beer, stop off in one of the city’s numerous bars where you can sample a range of delicious local beers. Beer connoisseurs should head to the old brewery to join theHeineken Experience. This attraction includes its own tasting bar.

Amsterdam is a city full of surprises at each turn. It has legendary nightlife and a party atmosphere as well as a rich cultural heritage and beautifully preserved architecture. This is the perfect mix, which makes it an appealing destination for old and young alike.

Where to stay in Amsterdam

Flower Market showing markets, a city and a river or creek

Amsterdam City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,168 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, charming cafes and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Amsterdam City Centre. Top attractions like Madame Tussauds and Dam Square are major draws. Catch the metro at Nieuwmarkt Station or Waterlooplein Station to see more of the city.

Amsterdam City Centre
Red Light District featuring a river or creek, a church or cathedral and street scenes

Red Light District

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

The fascinating museums, popular shops and acclaimed art galleries are notable features of Red Light District. Make a stop by National Monument or Body Worlds while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Amsterdam Central Metro Station to get around town.

Red Light District
Amsterdam West, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Amsterdam West

4.5/5Wonderful!(365 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and charming cafes, there's plenty to explore in Amsterdam West. You can visit top attractions like Vondelpark and Westergasfabriek Culture Park, and jump on the metro at Jan van Galenstraat Stop (19) or Hugo de Grootplein Stop to see more of the city.

Amsterdam West
Amsterdam showing a city, a river or creek and boating

Canal Ring

4.5/5Wonderful!(972 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Canal Ring. Check out top attractions like Flower Market and Rembrandt Square, and jump on the metro at Rembrandtplein Stop or Koningsplein Stop to see more of the city.

Canal Ring
Amsterdam

Jordaan

Get to know Jordaan and its many features like its breweries and churches. You might want to explore sights like The 9 Streets and Electric Ladyland, and you can jump on the metro at Bloemgracht Stop or Marnixplein Stop to get around the city.

Jordaan
World Trade Center showing city views and a city

Amsterdam South

4/5Very Good!(159 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Amsterdam South. Spend some time visiting top spots like Vondelpark, and catch the metro at Amsterdam Zuid Tram Station or Prinses Irenestraat Stop to see more of the area.

Amsterdam South

Top hotels in Amsterdam

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
4 out of 5
Damrak 1-5, Amsterdam
The price is Rs10,971 per night

Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Nicholas Church, National Monument and Madame Tussauds. Amsterdam ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,341 reviews)
Good location but need some new carpeting

"Location is terrific. Staff are extremely helpful and courteous. We got an upgraded room but room is huge but there is a strange stench from the carpet in the sitting area."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Citiez Hotel Amsterdam
Citiez Hotel Amsterdam
3 out of 5
Osdorpplein 372A, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
The price is Rs4,213 per night

Located in Nieuw-West, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of De Meervaart Theater and Sloterpark and Sloterplas. World Fashion Centre and Van Gogh Museum are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"30 minute tram ride into the centre of Amsterdam. Rooms extremely small but very clean and comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Citiez Hotel Amsterdam
The Alfred Hotel
The Alfred Hotel
3 out of 5
Cornelis Schuytstraat 58-60, Amsterdam
The price is Rs3,469 per night

Located in Museum Quarter, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Concertgebouw, Vondelpark and Museum Square. Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (1,655 reviews)

"Enjoyed my experience staying at the Alfred Hotel."…"

Reviewed on 25 May 2020

The Alfred Hotel

Popular places to visit in Amsterdam

Anne Frank House
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Anne Frank House

4.5/5(778 reviews)

See where this courageous Jewish teenager and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II, and where she penned her famous diary.

Van Gogh Museum
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Van Gogh Museum

4.5/5(723 reviews)

Delve into the life of this legendary troubled artist with this unique collection of works and mementos.

Dam Square
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Dam Square

4/5(2,088 reviews)

Visit Amsterdam’s lively central square, a venue that’s seen both protests and celebrations.

Rijksmuseum
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Rijksmuseum

4.5/5(901 reviews)

Explore The Netherlands’ largest publicly-funded museum, full of world-famous masterpieces.

Johan Cruyff Arena
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Johan Cruyff Arena

4.5/5(280 reviews)

Catch an event at Johan Cruyff Arena and enjoy other activities in Amsterdam such as cycling.Experience the acclaimed theatre scene and great live music in this vibrant area.

Heineken Experience
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Heineken Experience

4.5/5(478 reviews)

Love beer? Sample one of Holland’s most famous beers and learn about how it’s brewed in this interesting multimedia exhibition.

Reviews of Amsterdam

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Sam

7 Jun 2020

Would recommend for all ages

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Mar 2020

Amsterdam is a beautiful country and can’t wait to visit agen

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Mar 2020

I do like Amsterdam. It is a unique city and worth seeing. Full of history and things to see & do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

This place has so much to do, transport is easily accessible and easy to use. I hope to go back one day!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Mar 2020

Unfortunately for us the bars and museums were closed due to the coronavirus. we had a good time all the same.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Mar 2020

I enjoyed a canal trip very much. I would have gone to the Rijksmuseum but government museums were closed because of the coronavirus. Damm Inn Square was noisy, double glazing would be a great improvement.

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