About the City of AmsterdamAmsterdam is an amazing city of canals, known as "The Venice of the North," a city that is calm, ancient, relaxed, modernized, and always up to date. There are many contrasts in the city. On one hand there are many canals, pretty floating houses and cute bridges, and on the other hand the city is modern and new, a lively and vibrant capital. It is a crowded metropolis, an ancient city, picturesque and pastoral, with architecture that hasn't changes since the Renaissance. The city of Anne Frank, impressive churches and artists like Rembrandt, a pluralistic and patient city, with red lights and some light drugs.
As a rule, the graceful tolerance shown by the Dutch towards the minorities and the different is one of the things that make Amsterdam so loved and appreciated. "Live and let live" exemplified here! Waves of immigration and the many cultures not mixed here have made the city into a liberal heaven that naturally accepts different populations and lifestyles.
This is not a big city. Many of the sites are located in the center, and many of the tours can be done by walking or by bikes. In general, Amsterdam loved bikers, and is full of biking lanes. Everything starts, more or less, in Dam Square, which is a meeting point for the pedestrian walkways Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk, two main roads. From here you can reach the outer circle, to the circular canals around, and to the 15 districts formed between them.
ToursGetting to know the city's canals?
Click on the tag Amsterdam Canals.
Culture and general knowledge?
Click on the tag Museumplein.
A tour around the picturesque city
Click on the tag Tour of Jordaan.
Fun city attractions?
Click on the tag Amsterdam pleasure tour.
About the Red Lights
Click on the tag Red Light District.
Must See Sights
With ChildrenA trip for the whole family? Click on the tag Attractions for children in Amsterdam.
TipsIn most European countries service fees are already included in the check, so it is customary to give a 2 euro tip, regardless of the price of the check itself.
InterestsInterested in certain things? - Click on the tag Interests.
Holland Country Code+31
SavingsPublic Transportation - Buy a OV-chipkaart ticket, reloadable for more rides.
Supermarket - Chains like Aldi and Albert Heijn are very cheap and easy to located. Aldi is very economical but sells mainly basic products, the second store is a bit more expensive but you can find everything there.
Free events - On the website 'I Amsterdam' you can find all the city's functions that have free entrance.
Regular Bus - A great way to see Amsterdam, you can used this app and discover sites close to you wherever you are and listen to the voice recordings.
Discounts in Various Spots - Use a student card, not accepted everywhere.
Museum and Attraction Lovers - if you are thinking about visiting many spots, the iAmsterdam card is for you.
Picnics - Vondelpark is the place to go, or any other amazing park in this city, a picnic after a museum tour is fun and saves a lot.
ShoppingFirst and foremost there is a Primark, on the shopping street Kalverstraat. Also see the link below for more recommendations.
EntertainmentThe well-known clubs are Club Roses, for the rich and famous that is located in a space that was a gas factory, the Bij Jansen, that is for students and requires a student card to get in, and the renovated Odeon, the Sugar Factory with hip hop music, Bitterzoet, alternative, and Escape Lounge that is the largest in Amsterdam.
Electric OutletsThe possible types of plugs are Type C, Type E and Type F.