Travelling in Amsterdam
With more canals than Venice, this 17th century capital city of Holland is famous for its laid back atmosphere, amazing culture, beautiful buildings, gorgeous green spaces, eclectic markets and much more.
So, whether you’re visiting to party, to chill, to soak up some museum culture, take in the sights or eat your way around the city’s brunch spots, here are a few little tips from Skyscanner to help you on your way…
Become a music tourist
Whether you fancy one of the city’s weekend-long festivals, seeing your favourite artist at the iconic Paradiso venue or discovering new music at Melkweg, Amsterdam is a city that loves music and does it oh so well.
Do coffee and brunch in De Pijp
Revolving around Amsterdam’s largest and most famous market, Albert Cuyp Markt, uber-hip De Pijp is well known for incredible brunch spots such as Little Collins, Bakers & Roasters and the Scandinavian Embassy.
Cruise the canals in style
If you want to see the city from a fresh perspective and soak up some history and insider knowledge as you go, a boat tour is a brilliant idea. Fancy an upgrade? Book a VIP tour with drinks and snacks included.
Know before you go
Visit in April
Amsterdam is a great place to visit in all seasons, but if you want to experience the city at its boldest and brightest, go for the Kings Day bank holiday. Think street parties galore, markets and lots of fancy dress.
Travel hack: pack comfy shoes
Amsterdam is a highly walkable city so the best way to explore is most certainly on foot. Need to go a little further? Hop on a tram or rent a bike to get to most places in the city.
Stay in Amsterdam Centrum
If you’re a first timer it’s a good idea to stay in Amsterdam Centrum. Surrounded by the canal belt you’ll be close to attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, Red Light District and Anne Frank’s House.