Schiphol is the Netherlands' main international airport. Schiphol is also an important European airport. It ranks as the world's 6th busiest by international passenger traffic (2011).
KLM is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM operates worldwide scheduled passenger services to more than 90 destinations.
Travelling by train with a Eurail Pass is a convenient and comfortable way to travel between Europe's top cities.
There's a train station situated directly below Schiphol airport. From this station there are direct connections with Amsterdam CS and other train stations in the Netherlands.
Avis Car Rental locations in Amsterdam.
You'll find Hertz at the Arrival Hall 3 of Schiphol Amsterdam Airport.
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App for iOS and Android. Book your taxi simply, easily and free! Get real-time information about the driver, the best route and the estimated time of arrival.
The Connexxion Schiphol Hotel Shuttle serves over 100 city centre hotels, with 8-seater shared van departures about every 30 minutes between 6 AM and 9 PM.
Planner for all public transport in the Netherlands. The planner is also available as a free iOS/Android App. More info on the website.
Amsterdam is made for cycling! MacBike offers bike rental, bike tours and routes. MacBike also offers a free multi-lingual leaflet on how to cycle safely through Amsterdam.
StarBikes Rental Amsterdam offers visitors the classic Dutch Granny bike. You will fit in with the locals as you cruise the miles of dedicated bicycle paths within Amsterdam, or head out into the countryside.
Direct link to a map with all Burger King® Restaurants in Amsterdam.
Direct link to a map with all McDonald's Restaurants in Amsterdam.
Bagels & Beans serves excellent coffee and nice bagels.
Gary's Deli has been serving delicious American-style food in a warm atmosphere for almost 10 years on the Kinkerstraat.
L'invite le Restaurant is located on one of the most beautiful canals in the Jordaan. A classic French restaurant where you can enjoy a culinary lunch or dinner for a fair price.
Very small restaurant, so maybe you have to pick up your meal and eat outside. However, the quality is excellent!
Small and cozy restaurant (French cuisine) near the Sarphati Park. Book well in advance!
The Leidseplein is a square in central Amsterdam. It's one of the busiest centres for nightlife in the city.
Pathé is the largest chain of cinemas in the Netherlands, with 22 locations all over the country. Four are located in Amsterdam.
The Tuschinski is considered one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world. The interior and exterior are a spectacular mix of styles: Amsterdam School, Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
The Music Theatre is the principal opera house of Amsterdam and houses The Dutch Opera (DNO), the Dutch National Ballet and Holland Symfonia.
The Concertgebouw is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world. It serves as the home base of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and features performances by the world's best orchestras, conductors and soloists.
Every Summer Comedytrain organises the Comedytrain International Summer Festival, where some of the best international comedians will perform in Comedy Club Toomler, next to the Amsterdam Hilton.
This hostel is located in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, a 5-minute walk from Dam Square and Amsterdam Central Station. Each room has a special movie theme.
Stayokay Amsterdam is located in the heart of the Vondelpark and offers a view on the green surroundings. The Van Gogh Museum is an 8-minute walk away.
Bema Hotel offers budget accommodation opposite the Concert Hall and just a 2-minute walk from Museumplein with the Van Gogh Museum.
Central Guest Rooms offers your own private floor in a lovely 17th century Dutch house in the heart of Amsterdam. The rooms have either shared facilities or a private bathroom.
This ecological-minded Hotel La Bohème is housed in an historic building in Amsterdam city centre, only 150 metres from Leidseplein. It features a bar with board games and free Wi-Fi.
This houseboat is located on an Amsterdam canal, besides a Dutch windmill. Westergasfabriek culture park is a 5-minute walk away.
Located in the historic Jordaan district, this unique houseboat offers 3 elegant studios, each with a small terrace. It includes views of the canal and traditional Amsterdam townhouses.
Set in a typical Amsterdam town house in the Jordaan district, B&B 180 graden is a private apartment with a well-equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV and a small terrace.
Breitner House is a luxurious B&B located in a characteristic Amsterdam townhouse overlooking the Oosterpark.
This Bed and Breakfast is situated in a historic building in the famous Canal Belt. Lively Rembrandtplein is a 1-minute walk.
Situated along Amsterdam's canal belt, Juul's Apartment offers a colourful furnished apartment with a view of the city.
Park Mansion Centre offers a luxurious apartment with opulent period-style décor and free Wi-Fi, overlooking Vondelpark and 5 minutes' walk from Leidseplein.
This 5-star hotel is located on the best spot in town: the famous Dam Square, across the Royal Palace.
De L'Europe Amsterdam offers luxurious rooms along the Amstel River, in the heart of the city.
This 5-star hotel in the heart of Amsterdam offers luxurious rooms and facilities only 5 minutes from Dam Square.
The Anne Frank House located on the Prinsengracht canal, is a museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, who hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the building.
Amsterdam has been called the 'Venice of the North' for its more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010.
The Royal Palace Amsterdam is one of three palaces used by the Royal House. Most of the year, the Palace is open to the public. Visitors are welcome to discover the buildings rich interior.
Amsterdam City Tours offers original guided walking, bike, boat and bus tours, excursions and accommodation in Amsterdam for individuals and groups.
The best guides and the most fun tours through the most beautiful parts of Holland; Holland tour guides offers you the most beautiful city tours and arrangements.
This canal cruise takes you through the canals and past famous museums of Amsterdam, like the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House. You can hop and and off at one of the 18 stops whenever you like.
Luxury canal cruises in Amsterdam. Reserve your private table and enjoy an exclusive dinner cruise or a romantic candlelight cruise through the Amsterdam canals on an antique boat.
Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on the banks of the Amstel river in Amsterdam.
The Rijksmuseum is located on the Museumplein. The museum has a large collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, among which the famous Night Watch by Rembrandt.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is a museum for modern art, contemporary art and design. It is located at the Museumplein, close to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. The Stedelijk features artists such as Karel Appel, Marc Chagall, Gilbert & George, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol.
The Van Gogh Museum is located at the Museumplein, near the Rijksmuseum. Its permanent collection includes more than 200 paintings by Vincent van Gogh.
Artis Royal Zoo is Nature's oasis in the midst of the bustling city, with more than 200 species of trees and more than 900 species of animals. Admire the gardens with their flowering bulbs in spring and study their rich vegetation in summer and autumn.
NEMO is the largest science centre in the Netherlands. With five floors full of exciting things to do and discover, it is the perfect place for anyone with an inquiring mind.
The Concertgebouw is one of the best concert halls in the world. It holds a free lunch concert every wednesday at 12:30.
As soon as you enter the stately premises of Coster Diamonds in Amsterdam South, you enter a different world: the world of diamonds. During the free guided tour, the process of cutting and polishing diamonds will be explained in detail, from rough diamond to enthralling end product.
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The Kalverstraat is the busiest shopping street of Amsterdam. The street begins at Dam Square and ends roughly 750 meters down near the Munttoren tower at Muntplein square.
In the last decade the P.C. Hooftstraat has developed to become one of the most expensive shopping streets in the Netherlands. Several international and exclusive brand stores are visited here, such as Cartier, Chanel, Diesel (brand), Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Hermès, Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton. [dutch site]
There's no place like the Albert Cuyp street market to find your typical Amsterdam sense of humour and laid back atmosphere. The Albert Cuyp street market is situated in the heart of the 19th century quarter De Pijp, Amsterdam's "Quartier Latin".
Waterlooplein is a square in the centre of Amsterdam, near the Amstel river. The daily flea market on the square is popular with tourists.
The Apple Store Amsterdam is located in the iconic Hirsh Building, once an exclusive fashion store for the elite.
De Bijenkorf is a chain of high-end department stores in the Netherlands with its flagship store on Dam Square, Amsterdam.
The Amsterdam-based diamond cutting and trading company Gassan Diamonds is located in a historic diamond factory. Here you can watch our diamond cutters at work, while a guide tells you all about diamond cutting process.
The I amsterdam City Card is your key to the city. Valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, this card includes a detailed city map, unlimited use of the public transport system, free entrance to Amsterdam's best museums and attractions, plus great discounts and free surprises.
The Grachtenfestival is a 10 day festival of Classical Music. The highlight is the free and open-air Prinsengracht concert.
The Holland Festival is The Netherlands' oldest and largest performing arts festival, and takes place every June in Amsterdam. It comprises theater, music, opera and modern dance.
The Uitmarkt rings in the start of the new cultural season each year, inspiring, entertaining and astounding theatre, music, book and film lovers alike in the last weekend of August. Amsterdam's Museumplein, Leidseplein and the surrounding area provide the setting for the festival's performances, events, stands and stalls.
Sail is one of the largest maritime manifestations in the world, held every five years in Amsterdam. Tall ships from all over the world visit the city to moor in its Eastern harbour, and people can then visit the ships for four days (free of charge).
Gay Pride Amsterdam is one of the best and most fun prides in the world. Amsterdam will have street parties all weekend long, the best club circuit parties and of course the famous Canal Parade on Saturday.
On the first Saturday in November every year, about 50 museums in Amsterdam open their doors from 19:00 to 02:00 and organise special events including workshops, concerts, special tours and performances.
Every year in the third weekend of June the Amsterdam Open Garden Days are held. Some thirty canal gardens will be open to the public.
King's Day (Koninginnedag) is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, celebrated on April 30th. Koninginnedag is known for its nationwide Vrijmarkt ('free market'), at which many Dutch sell their secondhand items.
Official portal website of the City of Amsterdam. Info on festivals, attractions, museums, nightlife, hotels, events for tourists, business, expats in Amsterdam.
Wikipedia article on Amsterdam.
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