About Amsterdam

Travelling from the Airport

The main airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, is located 15km away from the city centre. 

  • It takes 15 minutes to travel by train to the city centre with the train departing, on average, 5 times an hour. 
  • If you intend to drive, please click here for parking.

 

Things to See & Do

There are not enough hours in the day to celebrate the vibrant city of Amsterdam. The city divided into different districts (Museum district, Art district etc.) is also filled with secret courtyards, which are perfect for spending the afternoon relaxing in and watching the world go by. Therefore, before you get swept along the winding canals, we have put together a list of the most visited attractions, to help you plan your time there. 

 

Attractions

Here is a selection of the most visited attractions:

 

The Rijksmuseum

Founded in 1809, the museum is home to the country's collection of rare art and antiquities. With more than seven million works of art, spread across 250 rooms, plus a library boasting more than 35,000 books one could easily spend a day here. The museum has a variety of guided tours on offer.

Dam Square

If you like being amongst the action, then the place to be is Dam Square. The Square is one of the busiest places in Amsterdam, mainly because it situates the Royal Palace and tourist attractions such as Madame Tussauds and the National Memorial Statue (World War II).

 

The Botanical Gardens and Zoo

The botanical garden in Amsterdam is one of the oldest in the world. It is home to incredibly rare plants and trees, housing exotic flowers and large hothouses for tropical fauna. The Zoo is a five-minute walk from the botanical gardens and includes, an aquarium, zoological museum, planetarium and Butterfly Pavillion. 

 



The Anne Frank Muesum

It would be hard not to mention Anne Frank when visiting Amsterdam. The museum is dedicated to one of the world's best-known Holocaust victims and is an insightful look at how life would have been for the little girl. The museum is in fact, the actual home where the Frank family hid in the attic and much of the house has been kept as it was during their time there. 

 

 

 

The Jordaan Neighbourhood

The Jordaan Neighbourhood is a great place to take a leisurely stroll. If you do so, you will be greeted with picturesque streets, blooming courtyards, lively markets, upscale boutiques and houseboats that serve as market stools or museums. The streets are also lined with cafes and restaurants, perfect for catching your breath and seeing the city.

 

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