Making the Best Out of Your Trip to Amsterdam


Amsterdam is full of historic sights, cobbled pathways, museums, parks and canals and the feasibility of getting around the city in a boat or on a cycle. Pace yourself and enjoy the innumerable and varied sights that Amsterdam offers.

And when you’ve done Amsterdam minutely, take a tour out of the city and take in the differently-coloured tulips all along your way.

Things to Do in Amsterdam

From the Van Gogh Art Museum to the art and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam city has it all for art lovers while history buffs will enjoy the trip to Dam Square and Ann Frank’s House. Amsterdam offers the Keukenhof Park, the botanical gardens, Vondelpark and the floating flower market for nature lovers. Besides, there are many things here you can do for free.

Finding the Right Accommodation in Amsterdam

There’s a wide variety of accommodation available in Amsterdam ranging from luxury hotels to budget and boutique hotels that overlook the canal. If you’re holidaying here in a group, you’d be best to book yourselves in a serviced apartment or bed and breakfast. For budget travellers, there are several hostels and cheap hotels.

Dining Options in Amsterdam

On the restaurant front, Amsterdam certainly doesn’t hold back either in quantity, local or international quality or style. In fact, it is a culinary melting pot, just like the city is. Restaurants here serve local fare, Asian and Mediterranean delicacies. So, irrespective of your budget, meal choice, or any other preference, you can find it all here and take home delicious memories too. 

Amsterdam Night Life

There are dance festivals, night clubs and music centres where there’s something happening every day. Famous among these cultural and dance centres are Paradiso, Sugar Factory and Melkweg where you can listen to your kind of music – rap, rock, pop, world music – you name it.

Shopping in Amsterdam

Perhaps you like to do street shopping or go to the large chain of fashion stores that dot the city. Take your pick and enjoy the retail therapy this city throws up. But remember, you can’t leave Amsterdam without buying a chunk of Gouda cheese, its signature blue Delft porcelain or Dutch clogs and wooden shoes.