A Day in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the capital city of Holland. An amazing city with an abundance of museums and attractions. Besides all the cultural activities you can enjoy one of the many bars, café’s and restaurants. Almost all of them have a creative concept and are very uniquely styled. The city exists of roughly four boroughs: North, East, South, West and Center.

Amsterdam North is known for its industrial look and spacious design. Here you find creative initiatives, restaurants and Amsterdam’s newest watchtower with panoramic view: A’dam Lookout. East is known as a multicultural district that has become more and more popular over the last few years. Typical for Amsterdam South is expensive houses, restaurants and extravagant cars. South is where rich people spend their days. In West you will find a lot of creative companies and a variety of markets. The city center is known to most. Here you find the large shoppingstreets of which the Kalverstraat is the most well known. In the city center you will also find all the large museums like the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum.

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The Skinny Bridge on the Amstel Amsterdam
Brouwersgracht Canal in Amsterdam with bikes
A nice lunch place in Amsterdam called Pluk

Café’s, Restaurants and Other Amazing Hotspots

When you are looking for a hip and stylish restaurant, lunchroom or coffee café, you have come to the right place! Because of the vast amount of entrepreneurs that opened their doors here this city offers a great variety of food venues. Think of Ethiopian, Japanese, French, Dutch or American food. In addition to the different styles of food you can also pick your hotspot by dietary restriction. Are you a vegetarian? Then you have different options such as Bar James in the Javastraat, Betty’s in the Rijnstraat or De Bolhoed at the Prinsengracht. The later even offers vegan options in their menu.

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Public Transport

In Amsterdam you can make use of the tram, bus and subway in order to get around town. In order to make use of public transport you need to have an OV-chipcard. This card allows you to check in and out at the entrance of the tram, bus or subway. Are you traveling within the historic center of the city, then the tram is the most effective way of transportation.
The OV-chipcard can be recharged with an amount of your choosing. This means that you can use the card as long as you like. Click on the button below to order your own public transport card!

Up-to-date Travel Information
For information on the fastest routes and delays you can take a look at the 9292 website or download the app. The websites offer you the possibility of planning your door to door trip and offers you alternative routes in case of delays.

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Tram at Dam Square, Bijenkorf in the Background

Good to Know

  Currency

In Amsterdam we use Euro’s (€). On the street Rokin you will find different currency exchange offices where you can exchange your foreign currency for Euro’s.

  Best time to visit

Amsterdam is most quiet during autumn and winter. Are you visiting in the summer? Just make sure that you plan your visits of the most popular attractions in the morning.

  Phone

The Dutch prefix is +31. Make sure that this prefix is in front of the Dutch number that you are trying to reach.

  Time Zone

When visiting Amsterdam you are in Central European Time (UTC +1).

  Language

In Amsterdam people speak Dutch. However, almost 90% of the Dutch also speak English.

  Inhabitants

In 2016 Amsterdam counted 834.713 inhabitants, which makes it the largest city in Holland.