Category: Visitors Guide

We have lots of practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.

Be sure to check this Basic Information GuideIt will show you where to find information about public transport in Amsterdam, how to get to and from Schiphol airport, as well as suggestions on what to see and do in this fine city.

Many updates in this section have to do with the ever-changing weather in Amsterdam. Each monthly forecast also has tips on what to pack for your trip.

 

Where is Amsterdam?

Everyone has heard of it, but where is Amsterdam?

And is Amsterdam in Holland or in the Netherlands? Yes.

Plus: we’ll tell you why the Dutch government has ditched the ‘Holland’ moniker and rebranded the country as ‘Netherlands.’

Amsterdam North-South Metro Line 52 – Noord/Zuidlijn

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.