Amsterdam is the most popular city in Holland and also in Europe. The diversity of the city will amaze you. You certainly do not get bored in the world-famous 17th century Capital of Holland because there is always something to do for young and old. Of course there are many attractions in Amsterdam and even more hotels in Amsterdam.
If you are going to visit Amsterdam, it is useful to prepare yourself for your transport inside and outside the city. There is also so much to do that good planning helps you get the most out of your visit to Amsterdam. Below we give you some tips that can help you to experience Amsterdam and Holland optimally.
Amsterdam has the world’s highest museum density and it’s home to cultural treasures like the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, and Rijksmuseum with its world-famous “The Night Watch’’ by Rembrandt the painter. Are you visiting Amsterdam with children? Micropia near Artis and Science Center NEMO and This is Holland are must-see attractions!
Amsterdam Canal Cruise
The name of the city dates from the 12th century, when a dam was built in the Amstel river. Today the water is still a defining element of Amsterdam. You should definitely go on a boat tour in Amsterdam and discover the historic canal ring, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
Wanna hear the story of the dutch national symbol the tulip? You can travel to the Bollenstreek area (flower region). In spring you will be amazed by the bright colors of the blooming flower fields. The Bollenstreek is just a 30 minutes drive from the city centre of Amsterdam. Keukenhof Gardens is also located in the Bollenstreek.
- Currency | Euro (€)
- Language | Dutch
- Visa |Generally not required for stays of up to three months
- Money | Creditcard are accepted in most hotels, museums and attractions. Some restaurants do not accept creditcard
- Time | Central European Time (GMT/UTC plus one hour)
- Tipping | Between 5% to 10% for restaurants, taxi driver etc.
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Are you planning to visit the best (flower) activities in Holland? Make sure to check out the most populair activities:
- Everything you want to know about Keukenhof Gardens
- Check out our information about the Flower Parade in Holland
- Our top 5 sightseeing tours for exploring the flower fields
- Stay informed about the blooming of the flowers in Holland with our free Flower Forecast
- Want to experience the real thing? Visit a tulip farm in Holland
- See the best flower events during your visit to Holland? Check it out in our events calendar
- Our tips for the most populair tours in Amsterdam during your stay in Holland
- Get the most out of your visit with our tips for visiting Amsterdam
- The countryside of Holland: all about Dutch cheese, clogs and windmills