Amsterdam tourist information and travel guide

Amsterdam tourist guide for tips and tickets

It has all the advantages of a big city like rich culture, interesting architecture, lively nightlife and good shops but your destination is never far away with its good public transport.

Tips for your visit

Canal cruises are a popular way to see the city from the perspective of its canals and our suggested itineraries will guide you to city attractions.

Visiting Amsterdam is easier and cheaper with a "City Pass". With one card you can go to most tourist destinations without other tickets.
Comparison of Amsterdam city passes and discount cards.

Amsterdam tourist attractions

It is interesting how Amsterdam has so many things that it is famous for. Some of the most popular museums in the world. Or infrastructure like canals and windmills.

And of course its beautiful parks and historical buildings go with its prestige.

Amsterdam Red Light District

Contrary to what a lot of people might think, the Amsterdam Red Light District has a very friendly atmosphere. And the rush of adventure does not involve any more danger than other activities.

Amsterdam coffeeshops

Coffeeshops in Holland are allowed to sell small amounts of cannabis and are strictly regulated. Just as with the Red Light District is is a safe way to have an adventure.

Longer visit to Amsterdam

And if you are staying for longer, consider a daytrip from Amsterdam to see also the surrounding towns and villages. They are full of attractions.

Or even a guided tour inside the city.

Accommodation in Amsterdam

Read our pages about important information about hotels, hostels, apartments and even houseboats in the city of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam tolerance

Amsterdam prides itself on its liberal and tolerant attitude. Embracing the fact that people may be into prostitution, soft drugs and pornography. And that it is only human. So instead of criminalizing everything, they enjoy the honesty of it.

Visit our gay Amsterdam pages to learn about the homosexual community of this city.