Amsterdam Travel Guide

In Amsterdam, history, art, and culture intertwine with a vibrant, modern spirit. As you explore the Netherlands' capital, you'll find its iconic canals, charming gabled houses, and world-class art museums are just the start of a fun adventure here.

Embrace local life by getting to know the city from the saddle and taking a leisurely bike ride with a guide to show you the highlights (and rules of the road). Cruise the canals and get a sense of the city's rich maritime past. Visit the Anne Frank House, a poignant reminder of the city's wartime history, and see the masterpieces of its most prominent artists at the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum — all must-visits. Amsterdam's smaller and more contemporary galleries, like the Stedelijk Museum, should also feature on art lovers' itineraries; you'll see how local artists are breathing new life into the city's creative legacy.

When hunger strikes, dive into Amsterdam's culinary scene. From traditional bitterballen and pancakes to Dutch-Indonesian rijsttafel, a legacy of the colonial past, you'll find a world of flavors to explore. Amsterdam's food markets, like the Albert Cuyp Market, are a feast for the senses and a testament to the city's multicultural spirit.

This guide will keep you on the right track during your Amsterdam adventure.

The best places to visit in Amsterdam: top attractions you don't want to miss


In a city so full oh history and culture as Amsterdam, it’s unlikely you’ll see everything on a short trip, so choosing the best places to visit is an essential part of planning a trip. From outstanding museums to incredible landmarks, the Dutch capital is a sightseeing dream.

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