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%


    Yes I would recommend it! Great city and so much more to see then just the red light district. The Heineken experience is a must do along with the VanGogh Museum

    Insider Tip:buy your tickets online! For everything and buy weeks in advance for the Anne Frank house especially.

  • 80%


    Amsterdam - the city of canals and crepes

    Amsterdam is a fascinating and multicultural city. Steeped in history, but at the same time, showing of its new modern day personality, Amsterdam is the place to be seen.

    Insider Tip:taking a river boat provides the chance to see the city in a new light. museums are a must

  • 80%


    Great city, a bit touristy.

    We cycled around Netherlands for 8 days. In comparison, Amsterdam is a big city that is busy all day long. There are bikes, cars, scooters everywhere. Be careful when cycling around the city. Green light doesn't always mean its your right of way.

    Insider Tip:Rent you bicycles from scooterplanet.nl. They have very reasonable rates with good condition bikes.

  • 80%



    Quite chaotic! There is drugs everywhere, many moving vehicles to dodge, bikes, many tourists, art, culture, canals and the red light district of course. If thats your thing then you will love this place!!

    Insider Tip:Bike will take you everywhere, ann frank house will be very full

  • 70%


    Fun city!

    By a total coincidence, we ended up in Amsterdam on King's Day - basically a huge party day that includes everyone wearing silly bright orange outfits and drinking and dancing in the streets (all ages). It was so much fun and I recommend everyone try to get here on King's Day at least once.

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