Amsterdam visitors never run out of things to do – this lovely old city has a city center that’s quiet and perfect for walking and biking – with over 1200 bridges and more than 150 canals located in Amsterdam, the beauty is breathtaking.
Quick Guide To Amsterdam
Take a ride in a glass top boat, enjoy a stroll through the 9 streets, tour the Van Gogh Museum or simply enjoy a sunny afternoon in the country to see windmills and fields blooming with gorgeous tulips.
You will probably be arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which is one of the busiest airports in the world. Although that doesn’t sound like the best way to start a holiday, the good thing about it is that it’s easy to find cheap flights to Amsterdam, with low cost carriers such as Transavia, EasyJet and Jet2 all catering the city.
Finding cheap hotels in Amsterdam, however, is more difficult, but in this city location is everything – and few places beat Crowne Plaza when it comes to this. It has received raving reviews, especially for location because it is situated in the heart of the city.
For something more budget conscious, a new hotel concept with beds starting from €40 per night.
Of course you’re going to want to eat, and Amsterdam has some great local restaurants. Stop in at the Grand Cafe, a comfortable restaurant for the weary traveler or the Supperclub for a more trendy style that is popular in Amsterdam.
An Amsterdam Brown Pub has food and drink and you may enjoy listening to live folk music while you’re here.
The Anne Frank Museum and the Van Gogh Museum are also favorites. Learn about Anne Frank and her family as they hid from the German Nazis during World War II and enjoy viewing the famous Vincent Van Gogh paintings while visiting Amsterdam.
Shop at antique stores, specialty shops and a flea market as well while visiting Amsterdam.
The Spiegelstraat Antique Store is filled with quaint furniture and relics from the past, and The Oude is a specialty shop that you must visit. The 9th Street shops await you as well.
Exploring The Nature
Enjoy Amsterdams folk music, take in the beauty of the windmills and tulips, see the canals and bridges from a glass top boat or just stroll along 9th street to window shop while visiting Amsterdam.
(photo credit: 1)