Anne Frank House – one of Amsterdam’s top 3 museums

The Anne Frank House museum is one of Amsterdam’s most popular tourist attractions.

A new ticket & entry system has significantly reduced the legendary ‘eternal’ queues . However, visiting the museum takes some planning.

We explain the ticket & entry system, alert you to the busiest times, and have a serious warning about where not to get tickets. Important: Due to renewal work, from Monday, October 16, 2017 through mid-January 2018, all visitors must purchase an online ticket (with a time slot) in advance.

Free Amsterdam Walking Tour

Amsterdam is a walkable city. It’s small enough to easily walk to many of its tourist sights and attractions. While most visitors explore the city on their own, many book a Free Amsterdam Walking Tour.

But are those tours really free? If so, what’s the catch?

More importantly: which free tours company may you want to avoid?

How to find and rent a room in Amsterdam

Housing in Amsterdam is at a premium, so students and interns tend to have a hard time finding a room. We list several services and advertisers that list rooms for rent.

We also give details on how to avoid scams.

Also: is your room legal or illegal? Are you allowed to register?

Plus: What to do if you are being charged too much rent.

Latest update: with demand outstripping supply, you need to stand out from the crowd when you respond to ads. We provide tips on how to sell yourself.

Swimming in Amsterdam

It’s the end of May, but we’re already having a stretch of summer-like weather. Fortunately there are plenty of places to swim in Amsterdam — from official swimming pools and nature areas to wild swimming holes.

Plus: a look at the legality (and dangers) of swimming in the canals, rivers and channels. Updated!