Category: Visitors Guide
Practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.
Be sure to check this Basic Information Guide
In terms of weather, June is a good month to visit Amsterdam.
Lots of sun and blue skies, with the usual clouds and/or (brief) rain showers every now and then. Check your Amsterdam weather forecast here.
Comprehensive, up-to-date information about public transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You can travel by train, bus, taxi, Uber, hotel-shuttle, private transfer, and more.
Includes cruise ship terminal transfer information.
Note: It remains necessary to alert travelers regarding rogue taxi services. Don’t fall for their tricks.
We’ve got a Google map of Amsterdam with links to various tourist sights, museums, and other attractions.
You can also download an Amsterdam map — either to print, to share, or to use as a PDF.
Also handy: book your hotel by location.
Plus: find out what Amsterdam’s street names mean.
The good news is that May in Holland often is the sunniest month of the year, with on average up to 15 hours of sunshine a day.
However, this month tends to have as many cold days as it has warm days — and there can even still be night frost, especially during the first half of the month.
Mind you, weather pros say that May 2018 may well end up being the warmest in 300 years!
One quarter of Amsterdam — ‘the Venice of the North — consists of water, including 100 kilometers (60 miles) of canals.
So it is not surprising that the city sees a number of drowning incidents each year.
What may come as a surprise, though, is the reason many of these victims end up in the water.
Updated to include the latest statistics.
April weather in Amsterdam is a study in contrasts. Sunny and warm one day; rainy and stormy the next.
There will be days with summer-like temperatures and days that remind you of fall.
March in Amsterdam is characterized by erratic weather. But the old joke that Holland has four seasons a day is more likely to make sense in March than in any other month.
Public transport in Amsterdam requires the use of an OV-Chipkaart (OV-Chipcard) — a paper or plastic credit card-size ticket with en embedded memory chip designed to be read by ticket readers on board public transport vehicles.
For most tourists, day- or multiple day tickets are the best deal. They entitle you to unlimited travel through Amsterdam – day and night – by tram, bus and metro. Ferries across the river IJ are always free.
Update: 2018 prices + all buses and trams are now cash-free. Buy your Public Transport Day- or Multiple Day Passes online right here.
The I amsterdam City Card provides lots of free and discounted goodies.
See Amsterdam museums for free, use public transport for free, get a free canal cruise
Customers overwhelmingly agree that the pass provides good value for the money.
New for 2018: the Rijksmuseum is included in the list of ‘Free Entrance’ museums.
Weather information, including average temperatures and rainfall in Amsterdam. Current weather, and month by month overviews