Category: Visitors Guide
Practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.
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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at DutchAmsterdam is this one: Where is Amsterdam?
We’re glad you asked.
Often September in Holland has many days of summer-like weather.
This is a good month in which to visit Amsterdam. But mind you: as always, the weather here is rather changeable. You could just as easily encounter (much) wind and rain.
On average Amsterdam is the sunniest of the three summer months. It is also the rainiest, but showers tend to be brief.
Expect lots of blue skies, dotted with white cumulus clouds.
People visiting Amsterdam for the first time sometimes have trouble telling time, since we use the 24-hour clock. We’ll show you how it works.
And yes, you can also check the current date and time.
Ordering a beer is simple enough, of course, but knowing the Amsterdam lingo for doing so can certainly help foreigners get exactly what they want.
What will it be: Pilsje? Vaasje? Biertje?
Amsterdam’s July weather can be precarious: it’s the warmest month of the year, but you can also encounter wet and cool days (or weeks, even). Right now we’ve been having a long hot (and dry) spell. Spell? It’s been dry nearly six weeks now. And we’re having ‘Code Orange’ heatwave weather.
The Noord/Zuidlijn is a fact. After countless delays and huge cost overruns, the controversial metro line is finally in service.
However, it remains controversial. To ‘encourage’ use of the new line the city’s public transport network has been drastically overhauled. Many Amsterdammers will have to transfer more often, but — says the transportation company — will save time in the process.
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 victims end up in the water.
Updated to include the latest statistics.
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.
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.