Discover Amsterdam: Tourist Information & Travel Guide

A collection of ‘home pages’ with Amsterdam Tourist Information on a variety of topics.

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.

Amsterdam guide

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Amsterdam: Some Basics

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 on a bridge, 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

Rent a Car

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

No booking fees
No credit card fees
Best price guaranteed
24/7 phone support

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 information on how to save money on entrance fees
    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.

Tours, Excursions, Skip-the-Line Tickets

  • DutchAmsterdam recommends GetYourGuide to easily discover and book tours and activities in Amsterdam and throughout the world

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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 Photos & Videos

Greetings from DutchAmsterdam — The Amsterdam Experts