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Your guide to Amsterdam
All About Amsterdam
Whether you’re snacking on sweet stroopwafels and browsing the antiques at Noordermarkt or taking in a boundary-pushing dance performance at a local theater, Amsterdam combines old and new at every turn. You’ll find world-class museums, including the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum, 17th-century canal houses, stunning industrial architecture, and vibrant cafes overlooking the city’s famous canals — where the water can turn into makeshift ice rinks in the winter. The canal district of Nine Streets showcases independent boutiques, while the city’s major squares, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein, are brimming with nightlife. If you’re looking for some greenery, Hortus Botanicus is one of the world’s oldest botanical gardens.
For a bird’s eye view of the city, head to the panoramic observation deck of the multi-use space A’dam Lookout where you can also ride on Europe’s highest swing, Over the Edge, more than 325 feet above ground.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Amsterdam
For a kaleidoscopic show of famous Dutch tulips, head to your Amsterdam rental in the spring. This is also when you’re less likely to encounter rain, although the city’s weather is famously hard to predict — an umbrella and waterproof jacket are musts here. Summer brings everyone outside, whether they’re biking into the surrounding countryside, soaking up some sun on a canal boat, or chilling at a waterfront café. Koningsdag (King’s Day) on April 27 is a national celebration of epic proportions. Join the locals by dressing in orange — the color of the Netherlands — and soaking up the festive atmosphere as people line the canals and set up stalls outside their homes. Later in the year, June gathers international artists and musicians all month long for the Holland Festival. During winter time, Amsterdam’s oceanic climate brings cold, blustery weather.
Top things to do in Amsterdam
Tucked away behind the Anne Frank House and beneath an art gallery, Electric Ladyland claims to be the first museum dedicated to fluorescence. Head here for in depth insight into the science behind phosphorescence, from small-scale minerals to all-encompassing experiences where you become part of the art. Just be sure to book ahead, as appointments are the only way to visit.
This 2,500-acre forest is one of Europe’s largest city parks. Here you’ll find miles of walking and cycling paths, pretty bridges to stroll across, as well as areas for hockey, tennis, cricket, football, and swimming. Plus there are a number of spots here for refueling and relaxing, including cafes, restaurants, and a spa.
This vibrant East Amsterdam district strikes a balance between historic and hip. Sandwiched between the Amstel Canal and the historic Jewish Quarter, you’ll find galleries featuring work by Dutch creatives, a stunning concert hall, and restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world. You could easily spend a day here wandering past the grand fountains in Oosterpark, going shopping at the area’s vintage and design-focused stores, browsing the 100-year-old street market known as Dappermarkt, grabbing a coffee at a canal cafe, and checking out the quirky bars and breweries.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the weather in Amsterdam?
Amsterdam has a temperate maritime climate, with temperatures ranging from mild summers around 70°F (21°C) to cool winters around 34°F (1°C). Rain is common throughout the year, but winter can include occasional snowfall, making local parks a delight for snowball fights or building snowmen.
What are some of the best things to do in Amsterdam?
Amsterdam is frequently suggested for its rich history and culture. Visitors often explore the historic Anne Frank House, cruise along the city's famous canals, or cycle around the city's well-paved bike paths. The Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are also popular for art enthusiasts.
What is the best time of year to visit Amsterdam?
Spring and early summer are the most popular times to visit Amsterdam, especially during April and May when the tulip fields are in full bloom. The King's Day celebration in late April is also a popular local event with flea markets, and music performances.
What are the best places to stay in Amsterdam?
Visitors often stay in the Canal Ring for its historic charm and proximity to major attractions. Jordaan is popular for its trendy boutiques and hip cafes, whereas Museum Quarter is frequently suggested for its close access to the city's renowned museums.
What are the best places to visit in Amsterdam?
Amsterdam is rich in historic sites and cultural venues. Visitors often explore the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Royal Palace. The city's famous canals and the vibrant Flower Market are also frequently visited.
What are some hiking trails in Amsterdam?
While Amsterdam is best known for its urban attractions, there are scenic walks around the city. The Amsterdamse Bos, a large city park, has numerous walking trails. The paths around the Botanical Garden and along the Amstel River are also popular with hikers.
What are some family activities to do in Amsterdam?
Amsterdam has various family-friendly activities. Children often enjoy the NEMO Science Museum, Artis Royal Zoo, and the Vondelpark's playgrounds. Families also frequently take part in canal cruises or rent bikes to explore the city together.
What are some of the best day trip ideas in Amsterdam?
From Amsterdam, day trips to the tulip fields in Keukenhof, the historic windmills in Zaanse Schans, or the cheese markets in Gouda are often recommended. The medieval city of Utrecht, with its lovely canals and Dom Tower, is also a popular choice for a day trip.
Are there apartment rentals with a dedicated workspace in Amsterdam?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 2,040 apartment rentals in Amsterdam featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
How much does it cost to stay in serviced apartment rentals in Amsterdam?
Experience the best of Amsterdam with our serviced apartment rentals, starting at about $130 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.