Amsterdam Travel Guide
If you have not been to Amsterdam yet, I recommend you to make a short trip soon. This city has a lot to offer. What are you waiting for?
To help you making the most of your time in this city, also called “the Venice of the North” for its infinite number of channels, I have prepared a “Amsterdam travel guide” with recommendations.
When is the best time to visit Amsterdam?
The city is beautiful in any season and I can say that I have visited it in all of them, but I have to say that Autumn is the best time to visit the Netherlands.
Yes, in spring you see the tulips blooming in all the fields of the country, and it is beautiful. But in Autumn, Amsterdam is dyed beige, brown, yellow and acquires truly spectacular hues.
You can’t miss
- Stroll around Jordaan, one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Amsterdam.
- The Rijksmuseum
- Van Gogh Museum
- Take a tour on one of the boats along its canals.
- Flower market or Bloemenmarkt
- Anne Frank House
- Red Light District It is worth strolling around there.
- The Seven Bridges. The place is at the confluence of the Keizersgracht channels with Reguliersgracht.
- The Amsterdam Light Festival is held once a year in winter. If you visit the city during its celebration, do not hesitate to take the boat that makes the cruise “Water Colors”, which will take you through the canals where you can see the facilities, sculptures of lights and projections.
- “De Foodhallen” a food market that has opened just a year ago and is like the “San Miguel Market” in Madrid, “the Chelsea Market” in New York or “the Borough Market” in London. You can find Korean food, Italian food, Japanese, Mexican, American food etc. I think it is one of the places to visit while in Amsterdam and where to make a stop to eat or rest for a while and have a drink. They also have a Gin Tonics stall. It is a large industrial building that has been renovated and rebuilt not only with the market, but there is also a cinema and several design stores and showrooms. The address is: Bellamyplein 51 in the western part of the city. You have to walk for a while because it is a bit far from the tourist area but it is totally worth it.
- Kalverstraat, a pedestrian street full of shops
- Nine streets It is an area with boutique shops, art galleries and lots of cafes and restaurants very cute. A very picturesque area that is becoming one of the hot spots in recent years, with many boutiques and designer shops, where to find different clothes and accessories. It is full of cute cafes and restaurants with great atmosphere and full of local people(at least for now).
- Stella Maris In the Nine Streets area. I love it. You can buy facial, body care products. You can even have a drink in their small cafeteria inside the store and buy their own mineral water.
- Blue Amsterdam 360 degrees. Located on the top floors of a shopping center on Kalverstraat Street and also accessed by Singel Street (next to the canal of the same name) it has panoramic and 360 degree views of all of Amsterdam. Perfect to have a quick snack or drink while enjoying the view.
- Any of the Damstraat restaurants. There are a lot along the entire street, from Mexican restaurants, Italians, Greeks , etc.
- Van Rijn Kitchen & Bar. Located in Rembrandtplein. I loved this restaurant! It’s super cute! Very modern decorated and with a very good food and delicious cocktails. I will definitely go back!
- For cocktails, go to Pulitzer´s Bar or Botanique Bar.
- Bam Boa
- Mama Kelly
- For the best shakes, go to Ree7.
- The best chocolate strawberries, Polaberry.
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