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

  • 70%


    I liked Amsterdam

    Arrived in Amsterdam for the Buiten Westen music festival. Amsterdam is very convenient to get around. Lots of trams, buses and night buses. Very safe! I found the people polite. Many instances of being very helpful, some instances where it was better not to ask. If you don't speak Dutch, many ND's speak English. But do your homework and know where you want to go. Google maps was not up to date and the bus references were not correct. Over-all, I want to return for a longer stay.

    Insider Tip:Like London or Paris, its not important to stay in the center of town. The transport is that good, (tram, buses, intercity train, night buses) moreover the suburbs are calming. Downtown can be very packed and its nice to stay in lodgings out of the way. Its easier to get form one tourist spot to the next than London or Paris.

  • 100%


    Amsterdam! The best city!

    Amsterdam is incredible. There is so much to take in between the sites, culture, history, nightlife. 2 days wasn't enough so make sure to stay longer than you think you need.


  • 100%


    lazy monkeys #1

    I have been to the dam many times, wish I had found this place earlier. Everything is within walking distance, and the staff (owner) is very helpful and pleasant.

    Insider Tip:Go and enjoy yourself and make sure you stay here ideal for couples or groups

  • 90%


    Fun city

    The city is fun, there is more things to do than we thought there would be. Definitely go out and explore, need at least 3 days there or more. Kinda dirty in the morning time, but they do take time and clean up the streets from the nights before.

    Insider Tip:Rent a bike, but not at night time, go to the heineken experience, and take the canal boats

  • 60%


    good atmosphere but expensive public transportation

    A very nice area called Noordwijk Aan zee an hour away from downtown. People come to this clean beach for a walk etc. However, their public transportation will cost you a lot more than whatever city you are from. They don't even have a return/one day ticket unless you're two people.

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