Though Amsterdam is a relatively small city, it has many distinctive neighborhoods, each with their own look, character, and pace.
Most tourists remain in the center of town, though many also visit a section of the Old South neighborhood, where the Vondelpark and the Museum Quarter are located.
Savvy tourists also explore the other parts of Amsterdam.
Plus: while prostitution is a legal profession in the Netherlands, human trafficking also takes place. There is a hotline where you can report crime anonymously.
With 2.26 million visitors in 2017, it is not only Amsterdam’s most popular museum — but also the most visited museum in the Netherlands.
We provide details about the collection, along with information about the current temporary exhibition: Van Gogh Dreams
And you’ll find our how the Dutch pronounce ‘Vincent van Gogh’.
2018: No ticket sales at the door. You can only visit the museum after buying timed-entry tickets online. We show you how and where.
The popularity of the small museum has made it necessary to introduce a new , online tickets only system, complete with timed entry slots.
While it can be quite a challenge to secure tickets online, there are benefits as well. Earlier, waiting times in the line to the box office could easily top 2 hours.
Though the palace is at the disposal of the Royal House, most of days of the year it is open to visitors.
Even taking into account the effects of mass tourism, the Begijnhof remains for the most part a haven of peace and tranquility in the busy center of medieval Amsterdam.
The taxi rank is at the back of the station. Upstairs — on the same level as the train tracks — is a bus terminal that provides fantastic panoramic views of the river IJ. The blue and white ferries you see there will ferry you across the river for free.
Situated in front of the Old Church, the oldest building in the city, it is the first and only such monument anywhere.