Amsterdam Pocket Guide

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Known as the 'Venice of the North', Amsterdam is a city built on a cobweb of canals that boasts one of the most picturesque settings in the world. Sometimes known for all the wrong reasons, there is much more to the Dutch capital than hookers and hash. It boasts world-class museums, great architecture and a buzzing nightlife making it the perfect city for a few days break. Find out the best restaurants, bars and more in our free pocket guide.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what the Dutch put on top of their French fries, and where to go for Dutch cuisine and more.
  • Don't Miss The best museums, the best canal trip and more.
  • Budget Tips When you can catch free concerts in the Dutch capital.
  • A Day in Amsterdam... We give you our ideal day in the Dutch capital.

Amsterdam City Reviews

  • 80%



    A great place to be, even if you're not looking to party. There's quite a bit to do outside the Red Light district and lots to see at the museums. Even just walking around is quite pleasant, especially around all the canals.

    Insider Tip:Don't bother wasting your money on transit tickets or site seeing tours. The whole city is easily walkable, and you can hope on a ferry for free from right behind Centraal Station.

  • 90%



    Although the city is known for other stuff, there nice museums and the city is lovely, although I found it really expensive!

  • 80%


    Amsterdam Tips

    I absolutely love Amsterdam. This is now my fourth time to the city and each time its a new and different experience.

    Insider Tip:Try to not get stuck in the Red Light district for too long, yes it is fun and worth checking out but there is much more to the city than just that area. Make sure to go to the vodnelpark, rijksmuseum and van gogh if it is your first time.I also enjoy taking the canal tour by boat. you can get on by the centraal station and take an hr long tour of the city. really pretty by boat. Lastly, I would highly recommend checking out the Jordaan neighborhood. Very authentic and non-commercialized.

  • 100%


    My favorite city top1

    They have everything. The museums, the tulip, the muffin, the Netherlands waffles, cheese....everything!

    Insider Tip:Do not go to Keukenhof on April 3rd. The tulips on the field haven't blossomed yet.

  • 90%



    Its Amsterdam.I don't need to sell it. The architecture is beautiful. Streets are full of character. Try and go for things OTHER than the red light district and coffee shops. Multi cultural. Food as well.

    Insider Tip:Ques into museums are crazy. Get the online passes or those with time slots. Rijksmuseum is a must. So is the Van Gogh Museum. Don't forget to get tickets online. Anne Frank House will have ques no matter what, so bring a friend, a foldable chair and enjoy the ques. If you can live without going to museums, then head to Albert C Market and the 9 streets instead, and admire the architecture. Get the tram/metro tickets for 3 days, 2 days or 24 hours. Worth it. Get them at the station.

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