It may not be the canals but Amsterdam has one thing that makes it exceptional between all the European cities: Bikes! Amsterdam is probably the most bike friendly city I have ever seen! All the roads are designed to have a special line for bicycles and the wide sidewalk with bike parking racks in every few meters make it possible to park your bike wherever you need.
Amsterdam has something to offer to everyone, wether you want to go rebel and head to the red light district or cafes that offer you all sorts of drugs, or you’re there to enjoy the amazing Dutch art, culture and street performances you’ll find loads to do and see here.
On the down side I found Amsterdam to be fairly expensive comparing to other cities. Entrance fees to museums and other attractions are mostly above 10€ and there’s almost no discounts for anyone! But here’s a video to find out 5 free things you can do in the capital of fun!
Holland is a country full of culture, art and history. There’s all sorts of memorials and museums to keep these memories alive and to remind the Dutch people of the sacrifices that were made to bring this country to stage it’s in now.
By making a purchase here at the factory you will be given a certificate that verifies the originality of your purchase, as there are so many Chinese ones in the market!
The two main ways of traveling to Amsterdam are either by plane or train. If you’re traveling with the train you’ll eventually arrive at Amsterdam Central Station which is right in downtown. If you’re catching a plane, you’ll probably be arriving at Schiphol airport which is around 18km from Amsterdam. From Schiphol there are trains to all over holland and even other cities in Europe. You can buy your tickets directly at the airport from either the machines or the office. A one way ticket from Schiphol to Amsterdam central station will cost you 4.40€. Here is a link where you can find more information about these trains.Public Transportation:
The best way to get around Amsterdam is either to rent a bike or to take the tram. You can rent a bike either at your hotel or other bike rental places which are easy to find.
Tram tickets cost 2.50€ that you can reuse within one hour which is quite expensive I guess! However you can also buy 24h tickets for 7.50€ or 48h tickets for 12€ and save yourself some money. These tickets can be used on all public transportation, including the bus and the metro.
There are also other options which you can check out here!where to get your info:
Here are a few links where you’ll find all the necessary information you need to know before you head off to this beautiful country:
- http://www.amsterdam.info : Where you’ll find everything about Amsterdam
- Official tourism website of Holland
- Here’s the link to the most famous tour company in Amsterdam. They offer all kinds of tours within Amsterdam or even to the Dutch countryside. They also offer some discounts on entrance fees to many attractions.
- Netherlands Tram Information
- Here’s where to be informed about the routes and prices if you’re planning to visit other cities from Amsterdam