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%



    I enjoyed the city. The weather in June was nice. Whether it's checking out the pretty parks, cafés or museums I think it's quite a good time. The city is quite walkable and public transportation is good. Just be careful with bike riders and their lanes.

  • 80%


    Worth the trip for a few days

    Great city to party in that's for sure. Although, after leaving the city, I felt like I was enclosed in a drunken-male-only town. The Netherlands have so much more to offer, don't just stay in Amsterdam! The Vondelpark is a must-see, and the Triposo app can be pretty handy for suggestions on where to go/what to do.

  • 70%


    Very interesting city not unlike any other European cities I have visited. Didn't love it, but worth a visit.

    Insider Tip:Eat stroopwafles at the Albert Cuyp Market.

  • 80%


    Great vibe!

    I loved Amsterdam! It has a great chilled out vibe and people are super friendly. Combined with lots of world famous attractions this is a great place for spending a holiday.

    Insider Tip:Don't plan too much sightseeing per day and suck up the great atmosphere...

  • 90%


    Must-see city!

    Amsterdam is amazing! From the canals, to the multitude of museums, to the old funky buildings everything is so fascinating and beautiful. I spent three days there and I already want to go back. The party scene is great of course but the city is also very interesting for people who are more into the historic and sightseeing aspects. It's a very liberal and green city, and walking or biking through the city is very relaxing. The only downside is the cost but if you're careful it can be reasonable

    Insider Tip:Buy tickets to anything you know you are going to visit far in advance as lines for certain attractions can be hours long. Also, definitely take public transport whenever you can instead of cabs, especially to and from the airport. The public transport system is incredibly easy to understand and use and cabs are very, very expensive. The trip to the airport only takes 20 minutes from central station and costs 5€ instead of 60€ by cab.

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