If you are going to visit the capital city of the Netherlands, this post might be of use to you. We decided to write it after returning from “the Venice of the North” and full of tips for traveling to Amsterdam (and not pooping).
To get to Amsterdam city center from the airport, we recommend the train, although there is also the option of taking a bus or tram. We tell you everything in this article about how to get to Amsterdam from Schiphol Airport.
After checking in at the accommodation, there is nothing better than making friends with the city. Register for a free tour that will take you to know the main corners of Amsterdam city center and it will reveal some curiosity. Free, yes, but with a tip!
Everyone recommends renting a bicycle to travel to the city, but we will tell you to do it only if you are used to moving on two wheels: traffic, though a little, is quite crazy and if you travel through the center there are narrow streets that are almost better go walking! A good plan is to rent a bicycle one day, to visit the Vondelpark park and the most remote areas. You can also find a number of casinos but our recommendations are already playing on online platforms such as www.onlinecasinodeutschland.com.de.
If you have to travel longer distances and do not use bicycles, public transportation works very well in Amsterdam. We caught most of the trams. To find out which one to take, we always use Google Maps, you know that roaming has been removed in Europe and you will be able to use your data connection! Travel in spring or summer: autumn and especially winter Amsterdam is very cold (I first in March and falls do not stop rain). Our second trip was in July and we had some wonderful days.
Do you think that in Amsterdam you eat badly and cheaply? You don’t know anything, Jon Snow. If you like the cuisine, see this post where we recommend several restaurants where you can eat tasty and cheap in Amsterdam.
Even though Amsterdam is Heineken’s home, there are other beers that are far better. We tried two types of Brouwerij ‘t IJ and we loved it! By the way, you can visit both factories.
Do some quick calculations and see if you can take the Amsterdam City Card I. If you use it well … You can save a little money! This includes:
– Unlimited public transportation (except parts between airports and cities)
– Tickets to museums such as Van Gogh or the Rijksmuseum
– Cruise through city canals.
– Details of everything included
Do you want to explore the channel without removing the euro? You can! Just take the ferry that departs behind the central train station and is connected to the northern part of the city. There are three routes: to IJplein, to Buiksloterweg, and to NDSM Werf, which takes a longer route to the north and is the best for enjoying the view from the water.
And we continue with free things. Concertgebouw offers free concerts on Wednesday at 12 or 12:30 (be careful, except for July and August). You can check your ticket at the box office, which opens at 11:30. Here you have more info. And it’s not the only place, at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet a free concert is held on Tuesday (also from September to June).
Hopefully our experience can help you!