Amsterdam travel guide

Updated by Clara 2 days ago

 

Before You Travel

Bookings needed & things you can prepare in advance to make most of your time once in Amsterdam

Tickets & activities you NEED to book in advance


The huge majority of travelers visit the following attractions. They need ...

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Pick your Transfers & Transport Cards


Amsterdam Schiphol airport is an extremely busy airport and there ...

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Top Things To Do

Top things to do in Amsterdam for someone who comes for the first time

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Amsterdam Centraal Station

The Centraal Station is the main train station in the city and the biggest transfer spot in the city with a...

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Amsterdam Museum

Museum in which you will learn about the history of Amsterdam through a large number of exhibitions, s...

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St. Nicholas Basilica

The St. Nicholas Basilica is located opposite to the Amsterdam Centraal Station in the city center. It...

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Begijnhof

The Begijnhof is an enclosed courtyard that dates from the 14th century. It was originally built ...

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Red Lights District

The Red Lights District is part of the De Wallen neighbourhood, the medieval center of the city. With canal...

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Het Rembrandthuis

With a 17th Century inventory as a guide, the house has been meticulously refurbished with furniture, art a...

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Amsterdam Itineraries

Free itineraries to help you plan your days in Amsterdam

Love Your Trip

Our selection of Services & Activites to make your trip even better

Food & Drink

Our selection of Services & Activites to make your trip even better

Tailored Travel Planning

Plan your trip with a Local Hero that will create tailored daily itineraries based on your budget, dates, age, interests or anything you're dreaming to experience

Nightlife

Top things to do and places to go to party in Amsterdam with your friends

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Rembrandtplein Nightlife

The area surrounding the Rembrandtplein has a variety of venues, like dance clubs, cafés and bars. I...

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Leidseplein Nightlife

In the Leidseplein neighbourhood you'll find lots of venues with live music events and many Irish pubs....

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Red Lights District - Nightlife

With canals and narrow alleys full of traditional bars, it became famous worldwide not only because of its ...

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De Jordaan Nightlife

De Jordaan is well known for its picture-perfect streets with canals, but there are also some good places t...

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Club Air

Air is a nightclub that has a diverse programme of electronic music.

Opening hours: Friday and Saturd...

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The Waterhole

The Waterhole is a bar that offers live music shows of all popular music genres.

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Families

Top things to do in Amsterdam with kids: Activities and places for the whole family

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Artis Zoo Amsterdam

The Artis Zoo in Amsterdam is a Zoo that has over 550 species of animals, like zebras, monkeys, lions and g...

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MadameTussauds

The Madame Tussauds is a wax museum located in the Dam Square. It has an exhibition of famous characters fr...

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NEMO Science Museum

The NEMO Science Museum has exhibitions of science and technology which visitors can see, hear and experien...

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Vondelpark

The Vondelpark is the largest park of Amsterdam. It opened in 1865 under the name of New Park, but it ...

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Muiderslot Castle

The Muiderslot castle is one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Holland. It has a long history behin...

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Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt)

This Flower Market is unique because it's the only floating flower market in the world. It started in 1...

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Need To Know

Practical information & general advice to prepare your trip

Introduction


Amsterdam is the perfect city for a small break! I ...

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Dangers & precautions


Amsterdam is a very safe city, you don't have to ...

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Local opening times


Business hours are from Monday to Friday from 9 am ...

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How to Move around


The best way to move around the city is by ...

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Events

Shows, festivals, traditions, markets, concerts or cultural exhibitions

Tailored Travel Planning

Plan your trip with a Local hero that will create tailored daily itineraries based on interests and needs

Uniq Guides

Squeeze your time, discover hidden gems, eat & drink where locals do

About the author

Clara

Curious girl who explores the corners of her cities, now Amsterdam, in search of hidden spots, great cafés and better food

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Reviews

jchuertas85

Great recomendations to visit and take pictures. Maybe just a bit of improvement in the order of visiting and maybe the best hour to get there.


Sharri

Clara was awesome. She prepared an excellent guide for us. She updated the plan to personalize activities for me. She was very responsive. I had never used a service like ... (More) Clara was awesome. She prepared an excellent guide for us. She updated the plan to personalize activities for me. She was very responsive. I had never used a service like this before but if all of the local heros are like Clara, I will. Thank you Clara! Sharri Hamelin (Less)



Robert

Great trip! Clara was very easy to work with. She understood our interests and planned a great trip for us. This made it easy for us to enjoy Amsterdam. I ... (More) Great trip! Clara was very easy to work with. She understood our interests and planned a great trip for us. This made it easy for us to enjoy Amsterdam. I will highly recommend her to any friends that travel out there. Great service! (Less)


Paula

The guide map was excellent, thank you Clara, I recommend it 100%, the only thing is that I tried several times to download the off line map and I couldn't, ... (More) The guide map was excellent, thank you Clara, I recommend it 100%, the only thing is that I tried several times to download the off line map and I couldn't, even with wi-fi. But every else was very good. (Less)



Caridad

Nos encantó lo bien organizado y distribuido todo el recorrido que nos preparó para los tres dias y nos sorprendió positivamente los restaurantes y los bares que nos recomendó. Muchas ... (More) Nos encantó lo bien organizado y distribuido todo el recorrido que nos preparó para los tres dias y nos sorprendió positivamente los restaurantes y los bares que nos recomendó. Muchas gracias Clara. (Less)


Thomas

Your Guide is very handy and it has helped me a lot, especially the foodhallen place, it was fabulous. Thank you very much.



corina

Hola! Muy linda experiencia en nuestro viaje a la ciudad de Amsterdam con la ayuda de nuestra Heroe y guia alli lo pasamos super caminamos y disfrutamos sus canales museos ... (More) Hola! Muy linda experiencia en nuestro viaje a la ciudad de Amsterdam con la ayuda de nuestra Heroe y guia alli lo pasamos super caminamos y disfrutamos sus canales museos y gastronomia pensamos repetir por que quedamos encantados ! (Less)


Sabin Stefan

Very helpfull local hero. She recommanded a lot of great places to visit.



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