The Netherlands sees millions of tourists every year from all over the world visiting their capital city, Amsterdam. The famous city is known for its lenient laws on drugs as well as some of western world’s most valued historical heritage and art.
We’ve put together some handy tips for you travellers who are looking for a city break in Amsterdam.
When Shall We Go?
Our first tip is probably an essential one of all; when’s the best time to visit Amsterdam?. Rule of thumb: avoid national holidays and school half-terms to find cheaper flights. It’s always handy to look on websites like Skyscanner, but you could always catch a coach over via Megabus.
If money isn’t an issue, then we suggest to either visit in the summer, June-September or at Christmas break from November-January.
Where Shall We Stay?
Amsterdam is a reasonable place to visit if you look in the right places. The city is full of hostels, hotels and luxury apartments that are spread out across the city.
Depending on your reason to visit, you have good selections to choose from, for example, the Flying Pig hostel offers beds in their Uptown and Downtown establishments; the uptown being next to the Red Light District while downtown is near the Van Gogh Museum.
What Shall We Visit?
Again, it’s down to your preferences. But no matter who you are we still feel that you should visit the Anne Frank Museum, Van Gogh Museum, and, of course, the famous Sex Museum – three activities that capture the city’s culture.
How Shall We Travel Around?
Sometimes it’s useful to hire a car while travelling over Europe but it’s an unnecessary expense that takes away from the overall experience in Amsterdam. The public transport system will be able to take you to and from the airport and your hotel while costing near to nothing. Taxis cost more but are still easily assessable around the city too.
If you want to get around the city fast and want to sightsee, then hire bicycles and ride through the cobbled streets and historic parks like one of the locals.
Why Shall We Visit Amsterdam?
Amsterdam, like many other European cities, is unique. It’s rare to see a city with some much history pride themselves on their progressive approach to social issues – drugs, the sex trade, etc. The streets are clean and for the majority, it’s safe too. It’s a place where you can learn, express yourself and relax in a cosmopolitan atmosphere while not travelling too far from home.
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