Discover Amsterdam: Tourist Information & Travel Guide

This is a collection of ‘home pages’ with Amsterdam Tourist Information on a variety of topics of interest to visitors.

Everything is presented the Dutch Amsterdam way: basic information along with our unique, local perspective. And, where necessary, a generous serving of opinion — provided by locals.

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Two girls consult a map of Amsterdam while standing on a bridge in the medieval city center. Photo by

Amsterdam: Some Basic Information

Amsterdam: Accessibility

Amsterdam: Hotels

  • Hotels Guide
    Amsterdam has a huge variety of hotels ranging from traditional to quirky. Pay top rates for a five star hotel downtown, or spend the night at the top of a crane. Stay at someone’s private home (which, more often than not, is bound to be gezellig), or in a capsule hotel. Wake up on the water — staying on a houseboat, a yacht, or a converted river cruise ship — or in a former bridge-operator house. Whether you’re in Amsterdam as a business traveler or a backpacker, a family, group, or a single tourist — there’s a hotel, bed and breakfast, or apartment for you.

Amsterdam Public Transport

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Central Station — Amsterdam’s central public transport hub
    You may not need to travel to and from this station, but sooner or late you’ll end up here anyway.
  • Public Transport Tickets
    Getting your tickets ahead of time — and getting the right ones — can save you lots money and hassle.
  • Taxis
    Amsterdam taxis are among the most expensive you’ll find — and that’s when they charge you the official, legal rates.

Rent a Car

You can rent a car at Schiphol airport, or in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Canals

  • What your should know about the canals of Amsterdam
  • Number 1 tourist attraction: Take a canal cruise
    Many types of cruises available, including candlelight cruise, dinner cruise, beer & pizza cruise, and more.

Cruise Ships

Amsterdam: Streets & Squares

  • Damrak: Part of the so-called Red Carpet into Amsterdam
  • Dam Square: The heart of the city
  • Rokin: the next section of Amsterdam’s ‘Red Carpet’ leading you further into the city
  • Leidseplein is one of Amsterdam’s premier nightlife and entertainment spots
  • Muntplein: Busy junction to the floating Bloemenmarkt (Flower market), the popular Kalverstraat shopping street, the Rembrandtplein nightlife hub and more

Amsterdam: Museums

  • Museums: list of museums, plus skip-the-line entry tickets
    Amsterdam is home to more museums per square kilometer than any other city in the world.

Where and When to See the Tulips

  • The best time to see the tulips at Keukenhof is from the middle of April through the first week of May. Whether or not you’ll see Holland’s famous tulips depends on the time of year you visit (and a bit on the unpredictable weather).

Cafés and Restaurants

Discount Cards

  • I amsterdam City Card: See Amsterdam museums for free, use public transport for free, get a free canal cruise, a free bike rental, and much more

Tours, Excursions, Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • What you should know before considering one of those free walking tours

Amsterdam News & Media

  • News From Amsterdam, in English: One way you can get a real ‘feel’ of life Amsterdam is by checking the local news. So that’s what we provide for tourists, business travelers, convention visitors, students, expats, and so on. Plus some background about the media scene in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Webcams

See Amsterdam via various live webcams. Including Dam Square, Damrak, the River IJ and Amsterdam Central Station, Singel Canal, and more.

Need More Information About Amsterdam?

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Greetings from DutchAmsterdam — The Amsterdam Experts