Amsterdam Travel Guide
Plan Your Amsterdam Vacation
If we often take stereotypes with a grain of salt, in the case of Amsterdam, believe them; but at the same time, we need to remember that there's so much more. To find the "more," one must be deliberate in planning explorations; otherwise some visitors may find themselves looping back—as have sailors for centuries—to the city's gravitational center, the Red Light District. After all, as a visitor you are hopefully here, at least partly, to unburden yourself of some misconceptions. Certainly this town is endearing because of its kinder, gentler nature—but a reputation for championing sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll cannot alone account for Amsterdam's being the fourth most popular destination in Europe (after London, Paris, and Rome).
For those who view hotels as an integral part of their travel experience—and not simply as somewhere to spend the... read more
Her sons and daughters having ranged the four corners of the earth for several centuries, the Netherlands have long offered... read more
Things To Do in Amsterdam
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Welcome to Amsterdam! Built on a latticework of concentric canals like an aquatic rainbow, this remains the City of Canals—but... Read more
According to 19th-century French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans, Amsterdam is "a dream, an orgy of houses and water." More than 100 years... Read more
Though given relatively little marquee space, this is one of the best museums in which to invest your time and attention. Amsterdam's... Read more
For each racy adult attraction Amsterdam offers, there's another dozen that deserve a PG (Pure Goodness) mark to entice the entire family.... Read more
Regardless of the fluctuating dollar-to-euro exchange rate, the Netherlands is an expensive country to visit. Besides flowers, cheese, and... Read more
Stand at any intersection in any Dutch city and you're guaranteed to see bicycles. Getting around on two wheels has long made sense for... Read more
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