When to Visit
April, May, September, October
With more than 300 festivals hosted in Amsterdam every year, you’ll never be bored in The Netherlands’ capital city. From June through August, you can expect mostly sunny skies and millions of tourists. To enjoy a slightly less crowded city, I recommend visiting in spring for tulips or fall for foliage. If you’re in the city on April 27, be sure to pack your orange for the biggest party in town– it’s King’s Day! Prepare for dancing, drinking, and an epic canal parade.
Home to one of the busiest airports in Europe, Amsterdam is the perfect destination for a long layover or a week-long trip. Look beyond the Red Light District and the coffee shops to see the real Amsterdam. Try a stroopwafel at the Albert Cuyp Market, learn to bike like a local on a countryside path (watch out for lambs!), and stroll along the canal with views of Dancing Houses.
Amsterdam Travel Advice
Amsterdam Travel Guides
This is a must-read for anyone visiting Amsterdam for a week. It has a full 7-day itinerary of things to do in and around Amsterdam!
Visiting Amsterdam is a great idea! Saving money is a great idea! So…doing both is a perfect idea. Am I right? I’ve created this 3-day I amsterdam card itinerary specifically so you can make the most of this Amsterdam city pass. Whenever I
There are so many amazing things to do in Amsterdam any time of the year so the big question is…what to wear in Amsterdam? Consider this post your packing list for Amsterdam. We’ll cover all seasons and what kind of weather you can
Here is your airport transit guide for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It includes 4 ways to get from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the city center, including Amsterdam Centraal Station.
If you only have one day in Amsterdam, this is the 24 hour itinerary for you!
Let me show you my favorite spots in my adopted home of Amsterdam. I’ll take you on a food tour just for those with a sweet tooth, show you lesser known spots, and share with you which foods you have to try before leaving the city! Oh, and if you want to see me walking on a canal and Amsterdam in the snow, this is the playlist for you.
Best Amsterdam Food
Indulge your inner foodie in Amsterdam with a bunch of interesting and tasty food experiences throughout the city. Prepare for a foodie trip to Amsterdam!
Advice from a local: Where to find the best brunches in Amsterdam. Including bottomless bubbles, vegan options, and unique settings.
Discover Amsterdam Neighborhoods
Buckle up and get ready for a ride! This is your guide to the ever-growing epic neighborhood of Amsterdam West. This includes a lot of neighborhoods within this area, so there’s a ton of variety with interesting architecture, amazing food, tons of green
This is your friendly Amsterdam neighborhood guide! As a resident of this incredible city, I want you to fall in love with it as I have…and that means getting off the tourist path a bit. The Eastern Docklands (Eastern Islands) or Oostelijke Eilanden
There are different kinds of travelers, the kind that need to check off the to-dos and must-sees, and the kind that wander around to see what they can get into. To be honest, we do a bit of both. Getting off the tourist
I friggin’ love Amsterdam but we are getting so many tourists nowadays! My biggest tip when visiting Amsterdam is to get out of the center. There is so much to this incredible city, but you have to get away from the crowds to
If you’re in Amsterdam in the winter, the Amsterdam Light Festival is a must-see. It’s definitely an event that boosts tourism–and for good reason. It’s an enjoyable experience when it’s so dark and chilly outside. So bundle up and join me for
What could be better than over 100 food trucks in one place so close to home? I can’t think of a thing! This is why we love living near Westergasfabriek, there is always something awesome going on, and sometimes that something is incredibly
Light can invoke many emotions based on color, brightness, shape, size, placement and many other elements. Think of the difference between strobe lights, Christmas lights, red lights, steady lights and flickering lights. The Amsterdam Light Festival happens throughout the winter and has dozens