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Travel Guide: Things to Do in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Let's travel to: Amsterdam, Netherland

Amsterdam is the capital city of Netherlands. It is a beautiful city known for its elaborate canal system, tall, narrow houses, and large population of cyclists.

Useful Information

  • Visa not required by Canadians
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Airport:
    • Amsterdam Airport Schipol (AMS)
    • 20-min drive from central Amsterdam
  • Train Station (4-hour train ride from Pairs):
    • Amsterdam Centraal Station
    • Located in the city centre
    • Central point to catch a tram, bus, or metro
  • Getting around:
    • Walking
      • Everything in central Amsterdam is about 20 mins walk from each other
    • By Bike
      • EVERYONE bikes in Amsterdam
      • You can rent a bike about 10 euro/day
    • Public Transport:
      • Tram
      • GVB day/multi-day card gives you access to the tram for 24-, 48-, 72-hrs, etc. for up to 7 days
      • It’s a tap-on-tap-off system, so you tap when you get on and you tap again when you get off
    • Bus
    • Metro
  • There’s a fee to use public bathrooms (about 1 – 2 euro)
  • Accommodations:
  • Hotels
  • AirBnB
  • Local Specialties
    • Dutch waffles

What to do

  • Westerpark
    • Tons of cool restaurants and bars
  • Veondelpark
  • Go to a “coffeeshop”

What to eat

  • Mossel & Gin
    • Great place for seafood and gin based cocktails
    • Located within Westerpark with chill patio vibes
  • Rainaraii
    • Casual & intimate
    • Has a really cool patio
  • Food Hallen
    • Hip, indoor food market, with live music in the evenings
  • Kade West
  • Coffee Room
  • Dapper
  • Lot Sixty One
  • Wurst & Schnitzelhaus

Where to shop

  • De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets) - Lots of boutiques

Where to go out

  • Club: Sugarfactory

List by: Thanh Ho

Thanh enjoys making new friends, trying new foods, being outdoors, and remaining active. She has travelled to many parts of North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and South Africa. Instagram: @thanhho_

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