Amsterdam Travel Guide


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Plan Your Amsterdam Vacation

Perhaps Amsterdam's greatest charm is also its greatest enigma: How can such a gracious cultural center with an incomparable romance also multitask as the most offbeat metropolis in the world?


Amsterdam Hotels

For those who view hotels as an integral part of their travel experience—and not simply as somewhere to spend the night—it can be thrilling to stay in more


Amsterdam Restaurants

Her sons and daughters having ranged the four corners of the earth for several centuries, the Netherlands have long offered visitors a vast variety of more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Amsterdam

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Amsterdam Experiences

  • Amsterdam & the Netherlands Today

    Welcome to Amsterdam! Built on a latticework of concentric canals like an aquatic rainbow, this remains the City of Canals—but Amsterdam is no... Read more

  • Quintessential Amsterdam

    According to 19th-century French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans, Amsterdam is "a dream, an orgy of houses and water." More than 100 years later... Read more

  • Top Things to Do in Amsterdam

    Though given relatively little marquee space, this is one of the best museums in which to invest your time and attention. Amsterdam's history... Read more

  • Amsterdam with Kids

    For each racy adult attraction Amsterdam offers, there's another dozen that deserve a PG (Pure Goodness) mark to entice the entire family. It's... Read more

  • Cheap Things to Do in Amsterdam

    Regardless of the fluctuating dollar-to-euro exchange rate, the Netherlands is an expensive country to visit. Besides flowers, cheese, and wine... Read more

  • Bicycling in Amsterdam

    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 Lowlanders... Read more

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    We are spending three days in Amsterdam, five in Rome, two in Florence and three days in Venice the first 2 weeks of May. Read more

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