Amsterdam Travel Guide
Amsterdam Travel Guide
The Venice of the North, Amsterdam, is one of the most quintessentially beautiful cities in Europe. Gorgeous architecture, quaint buildings, the canal snaking its way through the buildings, the strong culture supporting freedom, the hundreds of sensory delights and the accessibility all make it a top notch destination to visit.
The contrasting houses with the beautiful streets, the happy people, the gorgeous picturesque plazas – everything in Amsterdam is just postcard worthy. There is ground-breaking architecture, but also compactness, there are tulips and windmills, and dozens of things to do. You can visit on a weekend trip or for a week, and you will still love it!
Visit the Jordaan neighborhood for the absolute best experience of wandering around. The streets are gorgeous and for once, you will actually love getting lost in maze-like streets. It’s actually where Anne Frank wrote her famous diaries in. You’ll find courtyards, cafes, art galleries, markets and so much more, and you will love the hustle, bustle and energy in this neighborhood. Check out the different flea markets that happen every weekend, visit the houseboat and the fluorescent light museum or even participate in a sing along!
Amsterdam is blessed with gorgeous green spaces and the most popular of them all is definitely Vondelpark. It’s the ultimate place for people-watching, riding your bike, reading a book or having a drink.
Amsterdam is blessed with the contrast of green spaces and incredible museums, so I urge you to visit Museumplein – a museum-oriented quarter!
There you can get cultured and learn about the art and culture of Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Visit the Rijskmuseum – one of the most famous museums in the world – and watch art by Rembrandt and Vermeer, or visit the Van Gogh Museum – a museum solely dedicated to the beauty of the Van Gogh’s art.
Take a canal tour
Your trip to Amsterdam would not be complete without a cruise down the Canal. Explore the gorgeous city as you float through the waters, and revel in the utmost splendor of doing so.
Anne Frank House Museum
This is where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis, and you will learn a lot about Anne Frank, her life, her diary, the persecution of the Jews, the Holocaust and more. It’s an incredibly interesting place to be at.
Where to stay
Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam – Five stars
This five-star hotel is one of the best in Amsterdam. Think large archways, cheeky designs, gorgeous interiors and wonderful views of the canals. You really can’t go wrong with Pulitzer!
Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre – Four stars
This hotel is walking distance from the old Amsterdam and has spectacular views over the city. There is a Silk Bar, a Lifestyle studio, and meeting rooms just for you!
ibis Styles Amsterdam Central Station – Three stars,
in the center of Amsterdam lies this incredible hotel that is loved and recommended by many. It has an incredibly modern, sleek style and has a great steak house as well!
Where to eat
De Kas, translating to greenhouse, is a restaurant located inside a glasshouse. It’s beautiful as you are in the same place where fruit and vegetable is grown – fruit and vegetable that you actually end up eating! The food is healthy, fresh and organic!
For a little bit of good old Dutch food, go to Restaurant Greetje where you can try meat-flecked goose fat, or the Dutch stamppot.
For more of a French or Mediterranean feel, visit Razmataz where the food is diverse and the service is incredible.