Category: Visitors Guide

Practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.

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Amsterdam: City of Bikes

Amsterdam is the City of Bikes — the Bicycle Capital of the World. Tourists marvel at the number of bikes they see, and the way people use them.

Bicycles have in fact become one of Amsterdam’s tourist attractions. There is at least one bike for every one of the 837,000 Amsterdammers.

Currently, 68% of traffic to and from work or school is by bike, and bikes account for 36 percent of all traffic movements in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam weather in September

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.

Amsterdam Weather in July

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).

The month starts of cloudy but predominantly dry.

Long term: High chance of slightly changeable weather with quite a few clouds and occasionally some rain.

Amsterdam Central Station

Amsterdam Central Station is the hub of city. It faces the center of town, and all the top attractions are within easy reach by public transport — bus, tram, and metro. Some sights are actually within walking distance

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.