Things to do in

Amsterdam

Broad canals crisscross a city famous for its world class art, tolerance, and happy cyclists.

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Frequently asked questions about Amsterdam

What top attractions are a must-see in Amsterdam?

Planning Your Visit

  • How many days should you spend in Amsterdam?

    There’s no right answer, but you can get a real feel for the city if you allocate three full days. That will give you enough time to hit the big sights, see the canals, and explore your way through some neighborhoods.

  • Getting around town

    Amsterdam is an easy city to navigate. While the public transport is first class, most visitors find that the city is compact enough to be 100% walkable, save for the train to-and-from Schiphol Airport. Plus, you can easily rent a bicycle when the weather's nice.

  • How expensive is Amsterdam?

    While there are a couple big activities you will have to pay for (like the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum), Amsterdam is full of street markets and small independent galleries. And the city is so walkable that you won’t need to spend a lot on public transportation.

Good to know

  • Language
    Dutch and lots of English
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +31
  • Best time to visit
    There’s never a promise of good weather in Amsterdam, but you can expect milder temperatures and longer days between April and September. April is especially lovely -- those famous tulips will be blooming, and you can celebrate Holland’s biggest holiday of the year, King’s Day.

Sightseeing in Amsterdam

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What people are saying about Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 108,371 reviews

Experienced a Zoo, with very kind employees. The living spaces of the animals seems a little small. Other visitors tend to tick on windows and cages. Artis must change the behaviour of there visitors. Overall, it is a nice place to walk, no long distances. A walk through in 3 hours.

It was a lovely experience!We have been transferred for a while in the way of living of Anna's Frank family during the second war! Also,we have been informed what was happening during German's occupation in Netherlands! Thank you Julliet!

It was really enjoyable tour with our guide Stan. All information was spot on and detailed. Recommend it to the people visit Amsterdam. Hearing details which you can't find on the web sites of the city. Liked every minute of it.

Me and my friends had the best time on this boat tour. Our guides were extremely friendly and even suggested other activities we should do. Our guide Ingrid was very helpful.

Очень легкий и интересный тур. Гид очень приятная женщина, старалась учесть все пожелания группы