At last I landed at the Schiphol airport on a cool evening. The airport is 22 kilometres south-west of the capital city Amsterdam. Having landed, I took a train towards Amsterdam’s central station, a grandiose building operating since 1889. My journey in Dutch land begins… Welcome to the land of bicycles. Why? I shall come… Read the full article
Amsterdam Travel Guide You Need At Every Step
The city of canals and the bicycling capital is best discovered from its waterways via a boat or on its cobbled pathways on a bicycle. With an illustrious history spanning more than 800 years Amsterdam brims over with attractions… right from the art masterpieces at Rijksmuseum to the famous House of Anne Frank to the Foam photography museum to the chilling Amsterdam Dungeon.
Explore Jordaan with its curio shops, bright imagery and narrow streets and lose yourself in the charms of the 9 Street zone that’s east of the Prisengracht area. The lovely Eastern Island neighbourhood with its windmill cum microbrewery and the world’s only floating market Biomenmarket are famous attractions.
But there are lesser known facets of Amsterdam which are equally fascinating. For example did you know that Amsterdam is a city for cat lovers or that it has a street (zevenlandenhuizen) with adjacent seven houses that represent the architectural style of 7 countries of Europe?
Also know about the Amsterdam city card, the canal cruise e-ticket, Amsterdam nightlife ticket and its benefits. It will definitely intrigue you to know that this is the birth-city of Heineken and the brewing process can be studied in detail in the brewery near Central station.
Sip on Lucas Bol (the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage) and bite into Uitsmijter (bread with sunny side up eggs and ham and melted cheese) and then go on a gourmet journey in the Alkmaar cheese market. Our detailed Amsterdam guide will help you experience all this and more…
Here is a great place to start: Get deep insights into Amsterdam tourism.
Alternatively scroll through the articles below and dig deeper to know everything the city offers including the top attractions, hotels & dining, shopping & nightlife, transports, weather and lot more…
Getting to the City Centre Schiphol international airport, Amsterdam is well connected with rest of the world. This busy airport has direct flight connections with most of the countries of Africa, America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The flight time from Heathrow (London) to Schiphol is around one and half hours over a distance of… Read the full article
There are several wonderful places around Amsterdam which are excellent for half or full day trips. I recommend you to take these trips by public transport especially by train since it’s convenient, less time taking and budget friendly. For some destinations, cycling is also a great option. Zaanse Schans How was Holland during 17th and… Read the full article
Kids are often ignored when a city designs its theme around tourist attractions & activities. And this can apparently seem to be true in Amsterdam which has a lot of adult activities like Red light area, boozing in pubs & bars and taking soft drugs. But fortunately there are plenty of scopes for kids as… Read the full article