Things to do in
Amsterdam

Broad canals crisscross a city famous for its world class art, tolerance, and happy cyclists.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days should you spend in Amsterdam?

    There’s no right answer, but you can get a real feel for the city if you allocate three full days. That will give you enough time to hit the big sights, see the canals, and explore your way through some neighborhoods.

  • Getting around town

    Amsterdam is an easy city to navigate. While the public transport is first class, most visitors find that the city is compact enough to be 100% walkable, save for the train to-and-from Schiphol Airport. Plus, you can easily rent a bicycle when the weather's nice.

  • How expensive is Amsterdam?

    While there are a couple big activities you will have to pay for (like the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum), Amsterdam is full of street markets and small independent galleries. And the city is so walkable that you won’t need to spend a lot on public transportation.

Good to know

  • Language
    Dutch and lots of English
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +31
  • Best time to visit
    There’s never a promise of good weather in Amsterdam, but you can expect milder temperatures and longer days between April and September. April is especially lovely -- those famous tulips will be blooming, and you can celebrate Holland’s biggest holiday of the year, King’s Day.

Other Sightseeing Options in Amsterdam

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What people are saying about Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 139,904 reviews

Our guide, Claudette was engaging and interesting. The route was mostly quiet, and the bikes were comfortable. A great way to see such a, large part of the city!

The bike tour was great. It lasted about 3.5 hours and was scenic the whole ride. We got great exercise as well. The sites were beautiful!

Nice atmosphere 2 young ladies explain about the buildings the history and the chees and wine were fine

Book this before you travel as it includes train tickets from airport to the city included

Guide Rick was very cool. He told very interesting stories.