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

  • 60%


    Slightly disappointing

    I stayed in the city for 2 days with a mate. The canals really add to the beauty of the city and overall it is definitely one of the prettier in Europe. In the day, apart from exploring by bike, the rijksmuseum and Van Gogh are worth a visit but there isn't loads of culture of offer. What's more, the red light district was underwhelming and the mid-week nightlife was virtually non existent.

    Insider Tip:Go on a weekend and don't take pictures in the red light district...you may get a surprise!

  • 80%


    Heart of the RLD

    We stayed in the heart of the Red Light District, which was interesting and fun. Not sketchy at all, which was a relief.

    Insider Tip:We felt safe walking around everywhere, especially the Red Light District, since it is always so packed with people. Do a free walking tour!! Research the best coffeeshops, they're not all created equally. Watch out for bikes.

  • 90%



    AMAZING city, one of my favourites in the world. Picturesque, beautiful and so laid back, everyone is really friendly and they all speak English which really help! Great night life too.

    Insider Tip:The streets around the West church and Anne Frank house are the better ones, less touristy and more traditional food and boutique shopping.

  • 90%


    A very special city

    The museums are very good, especially Van Gogh Museum. Food there are very delicious. Better to go there in spring

  • 90%


    General Review

    Amsterdam is very good city when I compare other European cities. It is very independent city. You can find so many facilities in Amsterdam.

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