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%


    Narrow Streets, Open Minds

    Amsterdam is beautiful, what's not to love: feels very European, bicycles and "coffee shops" are EVERYWHERE. The narrow streets are really neat, and the surfaced activities (prostitution, marijuana, public drinking, mushrooms) make the city much more happier and carefree. A great place to relax, and see beauty. I didn't find a lot of tourist attractions other than Anne Frank house, torture museum, but it is one of my favourite cities, if not my favourite. Absolutely beautiful.

    Insider Tip:For those wanting to "see" the Red Light District, check out "Parak 118", instead. The torture museum is not that great, also, a waste of 10 Euros I would say, but the Anne Frank museum is incredible.

  • 80%



    Very beautiful city, and there is a lot to do there even if you don't smoke weed, which I don't. Kind of expensive, but, so are most touristy places.

  • 90%



    Came to visit in July and the weather was fantastic!! Lovely city although on the expensive side of course. Super easy and cheap to get to Germany or Belgium.

    Insider Tip:I love the place but would stay there no more than 3 days.

  • 90%


    My favorite place EVER

    So much to do in this city. Before my vacation, I joked with my friends that I would enjoy "the architecture" in Amsterdam. Little did I know that this city is breathtaking in every way. The beautiful buildings, the romantic canals. So much to see and so much to do. Truly the land of the free. I spent three days straight walking the streets of Amsterdam and I wasn't bored for a single second. I will be back as soon as I can and I cant wait! Go here and have the time of your life.

  • 50%


    Had a blast in Amsterdam, there is so much to see! Although definitely rent a bike. They were so cheap and this city is so bike friendly its almost silly. They have the right of way and bike lanes are larger than roadways and it seems everyone bikes.

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